Review: Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout

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Review: Obsidian by Jennifer L. ArmentroutObsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Series: Lux #1
Published by Entangled Teen
Pub Date: May 8th 2012
Pages: 335
Format: eARC | Source: NetGalley
Genres: Romance, Sci-Fi, Young Adult
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3 Stars

Starting over sucks.

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.

I haven’t read many sci-fi/alien stories in YA, so Obsidian was a welcome change from the normal paranormal story. Especially since I’m a huge fan of the tv show Roswell.

Now, I can tell you I fall for fictional boys pretty easily…even the quiet, broken ones that are hard to crack…but I spent a lot of time incredibly annoyed with sexy, boy next door Daemon, the love interest in this story. He was so infuriatingly hot one minute then cold the next that my head was spinning. He was also a total jerk to Katy most of the book! I think he pushed it a bit too far and for too long for me, that I was never able to really fall for him. By the end of the book, I still just wanted to slap him.

Katy was a likable character with admirable qualities. She didn’t take Daemon’s crap, or anyone else’s for that matter. She was kind and funny and friendly though. ALSO! She was a book blogger!! How freaking cool is that?! There are mentions of Waiting on Wednesday and In My Mailbox posts in this book! Katy is totally obsessed  with books and blogging about them, just like me! It was impossible not to relate when she freaks out about seeing packages on her doorstep. I know exactly how it is! I did really love Katy’s friends, Dee, Lesa, and Carissa. They were funny, honest, and loyal, which are the qualities I expect from my friends.

Obsidian turned out to be an exciting story that falls somewhere between Superman, I Am Number Four, and Twilight. The out-of-this-world beings Jennifer L. Armentrout created are highly imaginative and unique though. Also, the fight scenes where pretty kick-ass. And the you-fried-my-laptop-this-is-so-hot make out scenes were, well, STEAMY! You’ll definitely be in for an interesting ride with this book.

 

About Jennifer L. Armentrout

# 1 NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY Bestselling author Jennifer lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing. she spends her time reading, working out, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell Loki.

Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She is published with Spencer Hill Press, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen. Her book Obsidian has been optioned for a major motion picture and her Covenant Series has been optioned for TV.

She also writes adult and New Adult romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.

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9 Responses to “Review: Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout”

  1. Annie Shaw

    Great review – I’ve been looking out for this one. Didn’t realise it was out already!

  2. Karen

    I’m starting Obsidian to day! I hope I don’t dislike Daemon too much, that can ruin a book for me.

  3. Penelope Lolohea

    I loved this one! So steamy and fun.  And when she got the packages on her doorstep, I was totally freaking out with her, thinking: this fictional character just got fictional books! So cool. :)

  4. Wonder Woman

    Awesome review friend! Adding this to my ‘to-read’ goodreads pile! You know how obsessed I was with ‘Roswell’ no way I can pass this one up! LOL As always, thanks for the recommendation friend. You seem to always know which books will appeal to me the most! <3

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