Saturday, 14 April 2012

Review: Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout (Lux #1)

Title: Obsidian
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Publication date: November 9th 2011
Publisher: Entangled Publishing
Age group: Young Adult
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Cover rating: 4/5
Content rating: 5/5
Buy: Amazon


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.

My thoughts:
I've been excited about reading Obsidian since it was first published. Nearly every review I've seen for it has been gushing. I purchased this a few months back and I wish I had gotten around to it sooner! It was absolutely amazing and it definitely didn't disappoint me. I'm always a bit wary of hyped up books but this one lived up to the hype and exceeded all my expectations. I truly loved it and annoyingly, I always find it hard to review books I adored.

Obsidian's protagonist is Katy, a young girl who has just moved to a new town with her mom to try to make a fresh start and move on from her father's death. Katy moves next door to two people her age- the bubbly and friendly Dee and her brother, the arrogant and mysterious Daemon. From the first encounter, I was completely captivated by all these characters! I just loved their interactions and how they dealt with each other. They provided endless amusement throughout the whole novel and I just couldn't get enough of this gang! There certainly wasn't a dull moment when they were around each other.

Katy was definitely my favourite character. She's so feisty and strong. She knows how to stand up for herself and she doesn't take crap from anyone! She's not afraid to speak up and lets nobody push her around. I also loved that she was a book blogger! It was just so funny and a nice touch to the book. It was really cool seeing her talk about her ''In My Mailbox'' or ''Waiting on Wednesday'' posts. I do wonder how much sense all of it made to non-bloggers reading it but I was able to enjoy that aspect anyway.

If I could have read Obsidian in one sitting, I would have! It was really hard to set this book down for a second as I couldn't wait to find out more about these aliens and to see what was going to happen between Daemon and Katy. Daemon was a frustrating character for most of the book but it's still hard not to smile at him! Waiting for book two is going to be painful. I would recommend Obsidian to any YA paranormal romance fans. It certainly impressed me!


  1. Great review, I can't wait to read this! :)
    Thanks for sharing, and thanks for stopping by!

    Monaliz @ Mind Reading?

  2. Great review, Nicola! I'm so glad you enjoyed this - it's one of my favourite books. I know what you mean about being nervous to read hyped up books as there's always a risk you may have set your expectations too high. I loved the fact Katy was a blogger too! :)

  3. Oh I want to read this one too. As you say, all the reviews are so positive. Great review.

    I have a giveaway on my blog today for a great book. Its for UK and Ireland only and there's 5 ebook prizes.

  4. I love those books that make you want to tune everything else out and read it in one sitting! Like you, I've heard tons of great things about this one, and I'm glad to hear you enjoyed it as well. I'll have to jump on the bandwagon and read this one at some point.

  5. I love Jennifer L. Armentrout, so I'm very happy to hear that you loved this book, Nicola! It definitely has a lot of appealing things going on, including some hot aliens. ;) I didn't really like this book, unfortunately, but I know a lot of people did. I hope you love book two just as much! :) <3

  6. I really like Katy too! I was really frustrated with Daemon too, it seems like everyone LOVES him and it was like, okay?? for me. I can't wait for the second book too. Great review. :D

  7. So glad you've enjoyed it!! I.Love.This.Book. !! It has become my personal bible!! And I totally love Daemon!! <3 <3 Great Review ;) ;)

    And your Captcha is off ;) ;)

  8. I keep hearing great things about this book, unfortunately the cover has put me off! I know that's horrible. OK - adding it to my TBR list - I guess if I get the eBook I won't even notice the cover!

    - Jessica @ Book Sake

  9. Great review!! It's nice to know that this book lived up to all of its hype. The characters sound so fantastic, and I'm really intrigued by the fact that Katy is a book blogger--that's awesome! =)

  10. Loved this book! AM DYING to read Onyx! DYING

    Krazyyme @ Young Readers

  11. I think I'd read this book just because there's a book blogger in it. I think it'd be a lot of fun to read about In My Mailbox & Waiting on Wednesday, and feel a bit like I was part of the book since I participate as well.

  12. I've enjoyed Armentrout's Covenant series so I'm looking forward to giving this one a try soon. I really like it when characters are strong, and the fact that the MC is a book blogger is something that'll allow me to connect with her even more.

  13. oh wow, I'm REALLY dying to read this! been pushing it off because of the amount of review books, ugh! Awesome review!!!

    - juhina

  14. I absolutely loved that Katy was a book blogger. Every time she made a reference to blogging I couldn't help but smile because I could totally relate. But beside that, she was still a great character. What I loved best about her was how she had a mind of her own and had a tendency towards stubbornness. And I loved that it wasn't instant love between her and Daemon. It was more like she wanted to bite his head off. And Daemon himself is kind of hard to describe. The words "hot alien" come to mind but there is more to him than just that. Yes, he can be a major jerk, but then there are moments when he sort of shows a softer side. And that's a side of him I wan to see more of.


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