Tuesday, 21 February 2012

REVIEW - Obsidian (Lux #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Title: Obsidian
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Series: Lux #1
Publisher: Entangled Publishing
Release date: December 6th 2011
Genres: YA Sci-fi Romance
Links: Goodreads / Amazon
Source: Bought paperback

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.


Have you ever come across a book that you were so excited to read that you kept building it up in your mind to something amazing? Only to be disappointed? Well this is not that book. This book lived up to all my expectations and beyond. It is one of those rare books that suck you in to its world and refuse to let you go. You forget about the real world and all that you can think about is this book. I loved every second of this thrilling story with it's heart-pounding action and sizzling romance.

The story of Obsidian is very unique. I haven't come across many alien YA books and this one immediately caught my eye. The cover drew me in and the summary sealed the deal. I was intrigued straight away. When I began reading it, I fell in love. The way the author wrote this story amazed me. The humor and the dialogue had me hooked. The words just flowed and I found myself entranced.

The characters were the main reason I loved this book so much. They were the funniest and most incredible bunch of people I have ever come across. First there is Katy. The story is told in 1st person from her POV. I love books told in 1st person as I feel like I can connect to the character more as I'm able to hear what's in their head. There are two main reason why I loved Katy. 1) She is hilarious. The inner monologue that she has running in her head sometimes was the funniest thing ever. The stuff she comes out with is brilliant. 2) She's a book blogger! How awesome is that! This girl is my new best friend lol! She has just as big a passion for books as I do and I loved that. If I ever met her in real life I think I would become friends with her instantly. She is such a passionate and caring person, sticking up for herself and never turning her back on her friends.

Next we have Dee, Daemon's sister. She was such a cute character. She has so much energy and such a bubbly personality. I just wanted to hug her she is so adorable.
Finally we have Daemon. Ah Daemon *fans self*. That boy is hot! I think I'm in love. Like seriously, if I ever came across a Daemon in real life I think I would faint. He is just yum! (Ok I'll stop now).
He is arrogant, cocky, sarcastic, and completely drool worthy. The chemistry between him and Katy was fantastic. I loved their scenes together, just the banter between them had me laughing out loud. 
Their is no insta-love in this story, but there is definitely insta-lust. I liked that about the book, it made it more real and believable (aliens aside). 
The story of the aliens was fascinating. I loved hearing about Daemon's life and how they ended up on Earth. Some bits were slightly confusing but I was able to follow it after a while. I found myself wanting to know more about their life and all the things they could do.

The ending was perfect. It wasn't a major cliffhanger but it left me dying to find out what happens next. Can't believe I have to wait until August :( (I'm very impatient when it comes to waiting for books to come out)

So if you haven't read this yet then em can I ask why?? You are seriously missing out!

I have so many quotes that I loved but here are some of my absolute favourites

"Where have you been?" I asked in a voice that sounded shrill to my own ears. 

"Well hello, honey, I've been out boozing and whoring. I know, my priorities are pretty off." 
 My lips thinned at his sarcastic response. "Dick", I muttered. 

“Because this is absolutely insane - the craziest thing I'd ever done. Worse than giving a one-star review, scarier than asking for an interview with an author I'd give my firstborn to eat lunch with, more stupid than kissing Daemon.” 

“Beautiful face. Beautiful body. Horrible attitude. It was the holy trinity of hot boys.”

1 comment :

  1. I'm dying for the next book! I devoured this book, and it was as yummy as it was intense! I haven't found a series stalk-worthy since Twilight and Vampire Academy, but this is it! I loved Daemon and Kat's tug-a-war relationship. The conversations were witty and intense. I laughed out loud most of the book and was tensely griping my Kindle the rest of the time. I am green with envy at Armentrout's amazing writing skills. I loved how Armentrout blended the plot and the characters. And what amazing characters they are! Okay, so I can't say enough about this book, but a huge thank you to my friend for insisting I buy this one. It is going on my shelf to read over and over again.


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