Review: Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Posted 15 July, 2012 by Gabbie in Review / 2 Comments

Review: Obsidian by Jennifer L. ArmentroutObsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Series: Lux #1
Publisher: Entangled Teen on May 8, 2012
Source: Purchased
Pages: 361
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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.

Here Are My Thoughts
Check out my review of Shadows (Lux #0.5)

Favorite Quote(s): 

“My lips pressed into a hard line. ‘You’re such an ass. Has…anyone ever told you that?’ He flashed a genuinely amused smile. ‘Oh, Kitten, every single day of my blessed life.'”

“‘We aren’t weak. And you’re on our planet. How about a little respect, buddy.'”

Favorite Character: I’m going to have to go with Daemon as my favorite character. Although he was a total douchebag most of the book, he had this certain vulnerability that pulled you in. Like Katy, I totally fell for him by the second chapter. His sarcasm and teasing is witty and there were a lot of laugh aloud moments for me. There was never a dull moment with Daemon in the picture!

First Line: 

“I stared at the pile of boxes in my new bedroom, wishing the Internet had been hooked up.”

My Musings: Oh gosh…This book absolutely blew me away. I’m pretty certain that it just bumped Sing me to Sleep out of its first place spot on my favorite books list. At first I had a few doubts about the book–who really wants to read about aliens? I have to say though, I am extremely glad that I bought this book. Armentrout’s idea of writing about aliens was brilliant–and the fact that Daemon was not hard on the eyes was a complete bonus!

So, Katy has just moved to an uncharted, tiny town in West Virginia. She’s expecting a boring senior year, complete with thick accents. However, when she meets her hot new neighbor, she thought things were going to look up. That is, until he opened his mouth. Daemon had the uncanny ability to get under Katy’s skin, but she couldn’t help but me lured in by his charm. Katy also meets Dee, Daemons bubbly, hyperactive twin sister. I loved Katy and Dee’s relationship. Dee’s hyperness was balanced by Katy’s sort of calmness, and I felt that they made each other better people overall. I’m glad Daemon wasn’t able to scare Katy away!

So lo-and-behold, Katy discovers the big secret about why the Blacks are so weird. They’re aliens. Always thought that aliens were shrivel-y green little creatures? Wrong. They’re gorgeous. Like a certain wavy haired boy. Needless to say, I wish I had my own Daemon-esque neighbor!

Armentrout’s writing was invigorating. There was never a dull moment, and I was always racing through the pages to learn what would happen next. Then I would go back and reread some of my favorite parts: featuring daemon and Katy of course! Their chemistry was absolutely off the charts. I was sooo mad at Daemon for waiting for so long to admit his feelings! But anyways…for more about them, you have to read the book…and trust me, they’re incentive enough!

“Daemon’s stare was so concentrated I took an uninterested step back, but we didn’t break eye contact. A craving unfurled deep in my stomach, shooting through me like heated lightning and that– that was the kind of feeling you couldn’t force, couldn’t even replicate if you wanted.”

I cannot wait until the next book comes out…I’m serious, i’m about to crawl up in my bed an cry about how far the release date is (even though it’s only a month from now). I’ll be that person who goes as soon as the book store opens, the series is that addicting. I’m anxiously awaiting to see what happens between Daemon and Katy, and more importantly, if they can survive the DOD!

But overall, Obsidian will knock your socks off and keep you wanting more. If you haven’t read this yet, drop everything that you’re doing and go buy it. Now.

5 Stars
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About Jennifer L. Armentrout

# 1 NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY Bestselling author Jennifer lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing. she spends her time reading, working out, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell Loki.
Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance.
She is published with Spencer Hill Press, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen.
She also writes adult and New Adult romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.


2 Responses to “Review: Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout”

  1. […] Onyx by Jennifer L. Armentrout Series: Lux #2 Publisher: Entangled Teen on August 14, 2012 Source: Purchased Pages: 416 Amazon • B&N • The Book Depository • Goodreads Being connected to Daemon Black sucks…… Thanks to his alien mojo, Daemon’s determined to prove what he feels for me is more than a product of our bizarro connection. So I’ve sworn him off, even though he’s running more hot than cold these days. But we’ve got bigger problems. Something worse than the Arum has come to town…. The Department of Defense are here. If they ever find out what Daemon can do and that we're linked, I’m a goner. So is he. And there's this new boy in school who’s got a secret of his own. He knows what’s happened to me and he can help, but to do so, I have to lie to Daemon and stay away from him. Like that's possible. Against all common sense, I'm falling for Daemon. Hard. But then everything changes…. I’ve seen someone who shouldn’t be alive. And I have to tell Daemon, even though I know he’s never going to stop searching until he gets the truth. What happened to his brother? Who betrayed him? And what does the DOD want from them—from me? No one is who they seem. And not everyone will survive the lies…. Check out my review of Shadows (Lux #0.5) Check out my review of Obsidian (Lux #1) […]

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