Monday, 26 December 2011

Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Obsidian (Lux, #1)Reviewed by Gina
Date Read: 26th December, 2011
Date Published: 6th December, 2011
Blurb: 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.

Review: If I could give this book more than five stars I would but unfortunately that isn’t possible. This book is AMAZING!! I’ve never read anything like it before and I found myself falling in love with it from the first few pages. It’s captivated me in such a way that has me breathless and wanting more. I cannot wait for Onyx to come out soon.

Three years after her dad passed away, Katy and her mother move to a small town. Her mother tries to get her to make friends so she goes next-door and things get off to a rocky start. Daemon is mysterious, hot, and handsome and she can’t help feeling attracted to him, even if he is arrogant, rude and makes her want to kill him at times. He’s a jerk but she can’t seem to stay away from him. When Katy gets in trouble Daemon comes to her rescue but when something amazing happens she realises Daemon and Dee aren’t normal. They aren’t human. They’re aliens.

Jennifer is such an amazing author. I’d never heard of her before Half-Blood but as soon as I’d read her first book I knew she was one to watch and I was proven right. I think she is one of my favourite authors ever and I cannot wait for even more of her books to be published.

This book....There are no words to describe how awesome this book is. I loved every minute of it and couldn’t get enough. I LOVED the idea and the world that Jennifer has created. that has never been done before which makes this book one of a kind which I love!! The storyline is past paced, exciting and dangerous with so many twists that I loved. Daemon is a Luxen and boy do they have awesome powers and even the bad guys do too. I wouldn’t want to get in an argument with either of them.

The characters...they had me laughing from start to finish. Katy and Daemon’s romance wasn’t exactly what I was expecting and that was amazing. I think they’re the best characters I’ve read about in a while and I love them. Their arguments made me laugh so much (‘rents staring at me like I need to be locked up) and the things they did and said to each other had me literally putting the book down so I could get the laughter out of my system. Katy was strong, determined and is one of the best heroines I’ve read about in a long time. You can’t help but like these characters. AND Katy is a BLOGGER just like us!! It was a great idea and made it seem more realistic. Because some of us do feel embarrassed about out book love and I know that when a new book arrives at my house I do exactly what she does...go all happy and insane.

Daemon. Now he needs a paragraph all to himself. He is totally swoon-worthy and I loved reading about him. You’d be crazy not to fall in love with him and I’d suggest getting some help because you can’t help but love him. But you also hate him at the same time. He’s annoying and arrogant but sweet and is like a hero the next minute. He’s so cold and then so hot and you just can’t help my love him. The banter between Daemon and Katy is amazing and their chemistry is smoking hot and it is sure to make you melt because I know I did.

I have a feeling that this is one of my favourite books of 2011. I love everything about this series and I cannot wait to get my hands on Onyx when it comes out. I need more Daemon and I need more of this story. I think I have a new book crush!! So if this review doesn’t convince you to buy it then I don’t know what will. 5 stars!!


  1. I just got an e-book copy of this one - I've heard so many great things about it that now I'm really looking forward to picking it up! :) Great review, G!

  2. I haven't seen any good YA books about so I'm definitely adding this one to my wishlist.