Sunday, August 4, 2013

Review - Obsidian

Title - Obsidian
Author - Jennifer L. Armentrout
Series - Lux #1
Genre - YA Paranormal Aliens
Published - May 8th 2012
Publisher - Entangled Teen


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 decided it was time to join the rest of the world and start the Lux Series. It was a perfect fit for my words with friends challenge also bonus points. Katy is a book reviewing blogger who has moved to West Virginia three years after her father passed away. Her mother decided it was time to move on even if it is right before the start of her senior year. At least she has her books and blog to keep her busy. Her mother is dead set that she gets away from her blog and starts living her life, pushing her to meet their neighbors who happen to be a boy and girl her age.

To get her mom off her back she heads over but is confronted by the most gorgeous guy she’s ever seen, who is your typical jerk. After her confirmation with her neighbor she heads to the only grocery store in town to do some shopping but his sister finders her. Yet Dee is nothing like her brother instead she’s intent on becoming Katy’s new best friend. The duo becomes fast friends but when Dee heads out of town all the sudden she pushes her brother Daemon into being nice to Katy. Dee is determine for Daemon to also place nice with Katy and forces the two together.

Katy is conflicted over her hot neighbor because she can’t help hating him even if she does find him attractive. When Katy is attacked outside the library it’s Daemon who comes to her rescue and secrets that have long been kept a secret start to come out. Now Katy knows she’s living next door to aliens but it doesn't change her feelings about Dee and Daemon. As if almost dying once wasn't enough the they learn that three more Arum are closing in. All will be tested as they try to keep Katy alive as well as themselves without killing each other.

I love Katy she’s so easy to connect with plus all her little blogging references make me giggle. She’s a strong independent, smart character with a wit to battle Daemon. I love the she’s not swooning over, Daemon it’s a true love hate relationship.  The other characters in the book enhance the story my two favorite Dee is the best friend everyone wants, Ash the girl you can’t help disliking right from the start. I have high hopes for the future of Katy and Daemon, can’t wait to see their relationship progress.

Obsidian is a captivating story that had me right from the start refusing to let go till the last page and leaving me wanting more. An intricate story mixing action, suspense, aliens, romance, bad guys, a book reviewer and one sexy guy to create an amazing series.   I love the unique alien concept I've only read a few but alien books but this one by far is by far superior to the rest. The characters are loveable, easy to connect with and one is even swoon worthy but don’t tell him that he’s arrogant enough. I think the way the author created a character that we can relate to on a new level as a blogger is a brilliant idea. The book is a beautiful well written story that flow from start to finish. An entertaining story that teens as well as adults will fall in love with. I had a hard time putting Obsidian down; I ended up staying up late reading till I fell asleep only to finish in the morning. I just really loved Obsidian and I’m tickled that I have the next two on the shelf I need to read them before the fourth comes out. I can’t wait to read more about Katy and Daemon. A must read if you like a paranormal romance. I had to be careful while writing this review I felt like I could babble on about the book for pages, and didn't want to give too much away. 
5 out of 5 stars 

A few teasers I loved in the book. 

I stared at the pile of boxes in my new bedroom, wishing the Internet had been hooked up. Not being able to do anything with my review blog since moving here was like missing an arm or a leg. According to my mom, “Katy’s Krazy Obsession” was my whole life. Not entirely, but it was important to me. She didn't get books the way I did. (My hubby feels the same way her mom does)

“Ha. Ha, smartass.” I sighed. “I review books.”
“Do you get paid for them?”
I laughed out loud at that. “No. Not at all.”
Daemon seemed confused by that. “So you review books and you don’t get paid if someone buys a book based on your review?”
“I don’t review books to get paid or anything.” Although that would be sweet, which reminded me I needed to get a library card. “I do it because I like it. I love reading, and I enjoy talking about books.”
(Daemon reminds me of my hubby as he asks me the same thing all the time)

“You really have a thing for books.” When I didn’t respond, he closed the laptop without touching it. “It’s cute.”
My head whipped around to him. “Cute?”
“Yeah, it’s cute. Your excitement,” he said, shrugging. “It was cute.”
I think my jaw hit the carpet.
(Daemon just made my heart go pitter patter) 

1 comment:

  1. If you loved this book, you will LOVE the rest of the series! It only gets better from here (in my opinion).

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction