Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Review: Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Title: Obsidian
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Series: Lux, #1
Publisher: Entangled Publishing
Publication Date: November 29, 2011

Synopsis: 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.

Verdict: Obsidian has totally changed my view of aliens. Now when I picture one, I'm going to see a gorgeous black-haired, green-eyed guy that can light up like the Fourth of July! Jennifer L. Armentrout is a genius for thinking this up! When I started reading Obsidian I didn't stop until I reached the very last page. The story and the characters had me hooked. Katy might be one of my favorite heroines so far; she's sweet, tough, selfless, and did I mention that she reviews books for her blog? (She is awesome!) Then there is her best friend Dee, who is drop-dead gorgeous. This girl is a ball of fun energy bundled up in a wrapping of sweetness, fierce loyalty, and protectiveness. And then there is her twin brother Daemon. (He's the hot, green-eyed one.) I loved how for Daemon and Katy it wasn't love at first sight..... or second sight, or third, and so on and so forth! I mean, these two bickered like cats and dogs! Which I find rather endearing. Last, and most certainly least, I must mention the bad guys. They are called Arums and are seriously scary. They are basically these shadow creatures that you can't see and can kill you without breaking a sweat. But as bad as they are, the Luxens totally make up for it, because they are light. (And I mean that literally!) The bottom line is I am in love with this new series and can't wait for the sequel to be released and find out what is going to happen next! It is definitely being added to my favorites shelf! <3

Rating: 5/5 Stars

-Kristen ♥


  1. I can't wait to read this! Sounds awesome!

  2. Obsidian has everything a reader could want in a book- action, suspense, romance, and good world building, not to mention humor and intriguing characters. Katy is an all-around awesome heroine. She's got a great sense of humor, AND she's a book blogger, which makes me love her even more. I admire her stubbornness, and her loyalty to the people she cares about. She's an amazing friend to Dee, but one of the things I like most about her is her bravery. Kat's a human surrounded by Luxen, yet she isn't afraid to stand up to them. I'm not saying she's a perfect character-because she's not- but then, a perfect heroine would be boring.


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