Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Review: Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Obsidian (Lux, #1)
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


Holy-Crap!! Really!!! This is what I was missing???
This book ignited into flames, and is still smoldering my kindle!!
Thank You Jennifer, for writing a book that actually had my heart skip a few beats....


Never, in my wildest dreams would I imagine that I would love to read a book about Aliens.
Little green men do nothing for me, but boy, oh boy, Daemon can sure curl my toes...

Katy just moved into a new town with her mom and next door to a hot guy, Daemon and his friendly sister, Dee.
Dee and Katy become fast friends but Daemon and Katy's relationship is like oil and water.
Daemon comes across as a snarky, arrogant ass, but his reasons behind his attitude toward Katy is warranted, as he only wants to protect his sister, and others like him. Secrets about these two slowly unravel as we learn who and what they are, you'll feel totally different about aliens and you just might fall for this story, and a certain alien!

Of course, there is alot more going on with this story than these two, as we learn about Daemon and his enemies, who are constantly after his kind and are ready to destroy them.
This book is full of secrets, and Daemon's coldness toward Kat at first throws you off, but slowly we learn why.
The tension from these two feels like a combustion about to explode.
He saves Katy on many occasions, but, Katy is definitely not a character who just sits around waiting to be saved. She is strong, loyal, brave, and she does her own saving of lives and kicks butt toward the end!

This book was a great YA read. Loved it.
Read it, it will not disappoint!
Twilight fans will adore this.


“Daemon: I checked out your blog.
Katy: Stalking me again, I see. Do I need to get a restraining order?
Daemon: In your dreams, Kitten. Oh wait, I'm already starring in those, aren't I?
Katy: Nightmares, Daemon. Nightmares.”

“Remind me," he paused, drawing in a stuttered gasp, "to never piss you off again. Christ, are you secretly a ninja?”

“And this is why you don’t want me to be friends with Dee, because you were afraid that I’d find out the truth?”
“That, and you’re a human. Humans are weak. They bring us nothing but trouble.”
My eyes narrowed. “We aren’t weak. And you’re on our planet. How about a little respect, buddy.”
Amusement flickered in his emerald eyes. “Point taken.”

“You look like you're twelve. No. Maybe thirteen, but my sister has this doll that kinda reminds me of you. All big-eyed and vacant

Swimming was the last thing I wanted to do. Drowning him? Maybe.”

Aliens—if they exist—are little green men with big eyes and spindly arms or…or giant insects or something like a lumpy
little creature.”

Daemon let out a loud laugh. “ET?”
“Yes! Like ET, asshole. I’m so glad you find this funny.”

“Because this 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.”

Teaser's from the upcoming trailer    more here: http://jenniferarmentrout.blogspot.com/


  1. I LOVED THIS BOOK!! Well...anything Jennifer writes actually. So looking forward to the next book! I can't wait to see the trailers too! It was definitely a 5 star book for me too :-)

  2. I finally read this a few weeks back and thought the same thing...why did I wait so long?? At least we don't have a very long wait for round two of the Katy/Daemon show!!

  3. Eep..this is in my tbr pile *frantically searches piles and bookshelves for my copy* Awesome review..i will read this in July for sure now!

  4. This one goes on the TBR list. Wow. Sounds AMAZING!

  5. I keep hearing about this one, must get my hands on a copy now! Great review - thanks!

  6. I seriously need to read this book SOON so I can get on the Daemon train! Katy sounds awesome as well--I loved those quotes you included! Lovely review!! =D