Aug 18, 2012

DeeJay Reviews: Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout


Publication Date: May 8, 2012 by Entangled Publishing
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance
Series: Lux #1
Source: Bought

DeeJay's Rating
Great start to a series!

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.

Trust me, I really tried not to like this book. I mean, I REALLY tried not to. First impressions were that it took a while for the book to get moving and that it was too much like Twilight. Here are several reasons why:

-Edward Daemon likes the way Katy blushes.
-When Daemon saves her from the mugging, he was just...there. Of course, Daemon tells her she’s crazy and that she can’t believe her own eyes and ears. Okay, Edward.
-Daemon saves Katy from becoming road kill by freeze-framing a truck on a back woods road. (Could’ve easily been a van in a school parking lot)
-Daemon moves fast (Kind of like a vampire)
-Katy trips over every damn thing (Kind of like Bella Swan)
-All the “others” sit at a lunch table together while the rest of the school stares at them. (Ash is as much a bee-yotch to Katy as Rosalie was to Bella. And how cute. Ash used to date Daemon. Rosalie was initially made for Edward.)

Don’t think I missed that quote reference to Twilight either. “Will you show me what you really look like? You don’t sparkle, do you?” Yeah, Jennifer went there. In fact, she went there all over this entire book.

Nevertheless, I was entertained. I mean, I pretty much laughed my ass off this entire book. Daemon Black is a prick. He pissed me off as much as any guy could, yet, I was completely intrigued by him. He was HOT. Dude could have me sneaking out of my bedroom window for a late night make-out session and I’m freaking twenty-seven years old. ‘Nuff said.

I loved Katy. She was awesome and a BOOK FANATIC AND BLOGGER. Can’t get no better than that. She wasn’t an annoying teenager like most female characters are in YA novels nowadays, even though she had a few whiny moments. But overall, she was a riot. Katy and Daemon have a fiery chemistry and I believed in them from the jump. Basically, there was no insta-love crap, only insta-hate and that in itself was great. Made for some hilarious interactions between the two of them that had me laughing out loud in the middle of the night.

There really weren’t any characters I didn’t like. Well, there was Ash, but only because she is a bee-yotch. But she’s supposed to be and I like her for it. Dee was great and sweet and a perfect friend for Katy, though they did take on the “best friend” titles rather quickly. Who the hell cares, it was still a great book.

Overall, this book earned its four stars with its witty dialogue, fantastic characters, freaky cool action Onyx and can’t wait to find out just what will happen between Katy and Daemon.
scenes and Daemon Black’s filthy alien mind. I’m excited for

(P.S. The guy on the cover is NOT HOT. #JustSaying)


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