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

Name: Obsidian
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Publisher: Entangled Teen Publishing
Release Date: May 8th, 2012
Format: Purchased
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335 pages

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.-Goodreads

My Review:
So for the past few months I have been hearing awesome things about Obsidian, so I finally decided to give and go buy this one. Boy, am I glad that I did!! This was the the book that I stayed up wayyy too late to read, and when I wasn't reading it I was thinking about the characters throughout my day. Obsidian was a roller coaster ride of emotions, action packed, and had loads of suspense! Definitely one of my favorite reads of this year!

I absolutely love the main character, Katy (otherwise known as Kitten by Daemon). For starters, she is a book blogger, and has various references to the book blogging community throughout the story! I really felt that this made her very relatable to the reader, especially since I am a book blogger! Another thing that I liked about Katy was that she was willing to stand up for herself, and is able to speak her mind. As the story progresses I felt that she becomes a much more stronger female lead and figures out who she really is. I'm also glad that when she found out Daemon and Dee were aliens she doesn't freak out, instead she accepts it pretty easily and promises not to tell. I think because she is a book blogger and she reads about different paranormal creatures she is able to understand who they are a lot more.

The romance in this book is AWESOME. Okay so who doesn't love Daemon Black?! He is so swoon worthy, and gorgeous of course! What I love the most about him is that sometimes he can be a bad boy, but deep down he is a softie at heart and cares about his family and Katy so much. He will do anything to protect Katy which is so sweet. The plot of Obsidian really is fantastic. It definitely wasn't predictable at all and I found myself clamoring for more after a cliffhanger. I think the world that Jennifer L. Armentrout creates is very very realistic and I can imagine story happening anywhere..maybe in my town?! :) I also loved how different this book was from other paranormal romances that I have read. This is actually the first book I have ever read about Aliens so it was so refreshing to read something different than witches, or vampires.

Overall, I LOVED Obsidian and I can't wait to dive into the next book! I am already a huge Jennifer L. Armentrout fan so this book makes me love her work even more. If your skeptical of this book because of the hype PLEASE don't be..you must read this book..you won't regret it!

My Rating: Five out of Five Stars

13 comments:

Liesel K Hill said...

You know, the premise on this didn't really inspire me, but if you loved it so much, I guess it's going on my list! :D Thanks for the review! :D

Mrs. Jones said...

Agree 110%!!!
I held off on this book for a while because... well its about aliens of all things!
BUT OH MAN!
It was soo good!
You should read the little prequel- novella Shadows!
And Onyx is coming out soon!!! :)
Great Review

Jaime said...

Wow I definitely have to read this book!!! Glad you liked it :)

Juliette said...

I absolutely agree with you!I started it this morning and...I've just finished it!Obviously I loved it!This book is one of the best read of the year!Can't wait to read Onyx!!

Valerie StuckInBooks said...

Oh I love this series so much. I'm glad you like it too.

Valerie
StuckInBooks.com

Jamie Hanna said...

I have this one on my E-reader. I just haven't gotten to it yet. After reading your review it's moving up in the pile :)

Found your blog via the Saturday Situation :)

http://viewfromthehillbookreviews.blogspot.com

Kapri (Book Fanatics) said...

I started this one recently and I'm really liking it so far. I love how Katy is a book blogger; that automatically gets her brownie points with me!

Kapri
Book Fanatics

Born Bookish said...

I really need to read this, like RIGHT NOW! Have you ever heard of the show Roswell? It was based off a series of books and is about a group of teenage aliens living in Roswell, New Mexico. It's my favorite show in the world! Aliens in YA aren't really popular so I'm SUPER excited to see this!

missbookreviews said...

Yay yet another person that has LOVED Obsidian! I've bought it recently but I haven't gotten around to reading it because I need to get through a stack of library books that need to be returned soon, I can't wait to!

Jordon @ Miss Book Reviews

Tabitha said...

I love this book so much... and Daemon Black! I'm glad you liked it.

FABR Steph said...

I am glad that you liked this so much. It was a pleasant surprise for me when I read it. I was unsure about reading an alien book, but loved it! I can't wait to read the next. Great review.

Sarah (saz101) said...

"As the story progresses I felt that she becomes a much more stronger female lead and figures out who she really is."

YES YES YES! Honestly, in the beginning of this I was LONGING for Katy to become... more. Stronger, more 'action chick', more assertive and then... she did!

And the romance. THE ROMANCE. Oh my goodness, I wanted to EFFING SCREAM. Katy and Daemon are SO. HOT. And the constant arguing I LOVED, but Katy's thing of 'he doesn't *LIKE* me" irritated me towards the end, because, well... duh :P

BUT EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE! SARAH! YOUR REVIEW! IT'S PERFECT! AND PERFECTLY SAID! AND... !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! *HUGS YOU* I actually jsut read this on the weekend, so I'm still super excited, and LOVE LOVE LOVE! I am DYING for Onyx!

Kara x said...

I'm glad you enjoyed! Thanks for the review! I'm close to the end & yes, I skimmed (I feel guilty) !

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