Review * Obsidian by Jennifer Armentrout

August 4, 2014 Reviews 2 ★★★★

Review * Obsidian by Jennifer ArmentroutObsidian by Jennifer L Armentrout
Series: Lux #1
Published by Entangled Teen on November 23, 2011
Genres: Science Fiction, Young Adult
Pages: 355
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
Also in this series: Onyx, Origin, Opposition
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four-stars
When we moved to West Virginia right before my senior year, I'd pretty much resigned myself to thick accents, dodgy internet access, and a whole lot of boring... until I spotted my hot neighbor, with his looming height and eerie green eyes. Things were looking up.

And then he opened his mouth.

Daemon is infuriating. Arrogant. Stab-worthy. We do not get along. At all. But when a stranger attacks me and Daemon literally freezes time with a wave of his hand, well, something... unexpected happens.

The hot alien living next door marks me.

You heard me. Alien. Turns out Daemon and his sister have a galaxy of enemies wanting to steal their abilities, and Daemon's touch has me lit up like the Vegas Strip. The only way I'm getting out of this alive is by sticking close to Daemon until my alien mojo fades.

If I don't kill him first, that is.

What I Thought…

• Aliens. Not really my thing. They are usually gross and creepy and the ones that are “just like humans” I’ve always thought was a bit of a cop out so I pretty much avoid all things alien. Books and movies. But lately I’ve been feeling like Jennifer L Armentrout has been all up in my face so I decided to take a chance and read Obsidian, and I am so glad I did!

• Katy is a book blogger and that alone makes her awesome. It was awesome to see a little bit of that thrown in there. I also really liked her. She was funny, a little snarky, and had lots of feelings.

• Daemon is your typical hot guy suffering from “I’m a jerk” syndrome, for which he kind of has a reason as he really shouldn’t be associating with “the others.” His brashness towards Katy made me like him more as I know that he has a good reason for pushing her away. Plus I loved watching them argue.

• Dee is Daemon’s twin and my favorite character in the book. She was a ball of energy, constantly in motion and talking and would sometimes make my head spin, but that just made me like her more because she just wanted to have a real friend.

• Katy takes the whole alien thing pretty well. I would have been freaking out.

• Katy has a tendency to act before thinking, which causes some issues, but she’s not some weak human who will just bow down to all things alien.

• There are two kinds of aliens, the good and the bad. It was a little weird for me, especially at the ending when the alieness was in full force, but I really did enjoy the story.

Overall I’m glad I took the plunge and read an alien book, it was well worth it!

Kimberly

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