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.
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!