Friday, December 02, 2011

Review: Obsidian

Title: Obsidian
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Series: Lux #1
Release Date: December 6th, 2011
Number of Pages: 266
Publisher: Entangled
Source: NetGalley
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.
When I first saw this book on NetGalley, I hadn’t really heard anything about it. I had read a little about the author and her other series, but not about the Lux series. I requested it, and didn’t really touch it for a while. I ended up starting it one afternoon, only to get caugh in the amazingness that it is. I devoured it. I read it on my computer, and I don’t think I left my computer once while I was reading it. It was THAT addicting.

At first, I wasn’t sure. The main character, Katy, is a book blogger. That kind of threw me off. I don’t know why, it just really bugged me. Too close to home? After a while, I forgot she was, except for the few reference to it we can see though the novel, which I kind of didn’t care for. I love the way she reacted to everything that was thrown her way. She had the kind of reaction a normal human being would have. She doesn’t just want to believe the unbelievable simply because she is told. She has personality, which made her even more interesting.

I love the interaction between Dee and Katy. Dee is fun and full of life. She simply looking for a friend, even if her brother doesn’t want her to. They were both there for each other in a way even though they haven’t known each other that long. That was nice to see.

Of course, I can’t forget about Daemon. He can be conceite he can be an ass, but don’t we all love him. He is so protective of his sister, she really is his priority, which is nice to see. I love how both he and Katy intereacted together. He knew how to push her buttons. You never knew what to expect from him.

Jennifer L. Armentrout wrote an amazing novel, the beginning of an addicting series that will keep you wanting more. I’m already dying to learn what will happen in the next installment, Onyx.


  1. Sounds good. I'm not a big fan of alien type stories but maybe I'll check this one out. Great review.


  2. I was the same way! I ignored it and then once I started I totally couldn't put it down! I loved the characters in this one too. Daemon...*swoon* (followed directly by a slap to the face, which he totally deserves).

    Great review! Happy Friday! :)

  3. excellent review my dear!!! I cant wait for this one! Im glad you enjoyed! so far I have only read amazing things about this book! and btw...good Lord! are you seriously the girl is a book blogger? buahaua! I need to read this one!! XDDD LOL

    thnx for sharing ^^ muah!
    Dazzling Reads

  4. I loved the way he pushed her buttons too :P

    Nice review!

    Krazyyme @ Young Readers