Review: Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Obsidian
(Lux, #1)
By: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Publisher: Entangled
Published: May 8, 2012
Genre: YA
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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.

 

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Maybe because I read the prequel Shadows, I wasn’t surprised by anything that happened in the book. I knew Daemon was a Luxen and I understood his hatred and down right rudeness towards Katy. After all, it was a female human who was the cause of his brother’s death. So when Katy rolls into town… actually… right next door, and makes friends with Daemon’s sister Dee, he is livid. He doesn’t want his sister getting close to Katy for fear that there will be repercussions. However, it’s Daemon who ends up getting too close to Katy which poses the hugest problem of all. He’s led the Amun’s (the bad aliens) right to their door.

I really liked Katy’s character. I rarely say this about a character but I saw a lot of myself in Katy. The fact that she gets creeped out by kids, her sassiness and the fact that she’s not above proving a point… even if it is a bad choice on her part. Oh and of course every blogger is going to point this out but c’mon, she’s a book blogger for goodness sake! She talks about posting her Waiting on Wednesday post and her weekly wrap up of books that she got for the week. So of course Katy is going to connect with book bloggers universally on that aspect. I just really liked her character. That’s not saying that I didn’t like the other characters but I just really liked Katy.

Again, I’m a fan of the author’s writing style. She knows how to connect with the younger crowd. She doesn’t use outdated words or phrases that people were saying back in the 90’s. Which by the way is my hugest pet peeve about YA novels. The authors always write their characters the way they think they should behave as apposed to the way teenagers act nowadays. There is drinking in this novel, hot and heavy make out sessions and mentions of sex. And to me, keeping real to the way teens truly are, always wins major bonus points!

Like I said, the book didn’t have any mystery for me since I read Shadows. However, I still really enjoyed the story. I suggest that if you want to read Shadows that you read it after reading Obsidian. 

 

1favequote
“Sometimes being around children was the perfect abstinence program.”

 Previous reviews from the Lux series
Shadows

One Thought on “Review: Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout

  1. Wow! This seems like a really good book. I’d been thinking about reading it.. now I definitely will. Great review :)!

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