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