[Review #60] Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Obsidian by Jennifer L Armentrout Review Title: Obsidian
Series: Lux
Book one
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Published: 29th November, 2011
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Young Adult
Rating: 
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Summary

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 neighbour, 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

Everyone raves about this book so much that I knew it could go either way for me. Luckily I loved it!

Obsidian had me dying to pick it back up after I had to put it down, every time. I would try and read it whenever I had time; before work, after work, a few cheeky times while during work, before bed and once as soon as I woke up. This book was addicting, steamy (As fas as a YA book can go) and exciting.

To be honest it did take me a while to get into the book. This was mainly because the first part of the book was mostly about the interactions with the main male character; Daemon and I didn’t know where the story was going. Plus there were way too obvious clues as to the fact that Daemon and Dee, his twin sister, were different yet we still hadn’t found out what was going on. Once it got to the reveal I felt like it could have come sooner. Still I enjoyed the interactions between Katy and Daemon, a few of them even had me blushing and some of them had me cringing in embarrassment.

I thought this book would be a quick, light read. I didn’t think I would get invested in the characters but I was wrong. At one point in the book I actually teared up, I think this has more to do with the way Jennifer L. Armentrout wrote the scene and how she described the event that made me tear up coupled with with the fact that it reminded me of how I never handle being humiliated very well. I loved the way Katy handled the situation though.

I love that Katy was so strong, she kept describing herself as being shy and a pushover but I never once saw her act like a pushover. I loved that she didn’t take any of Daemon’s crap and that continued throughout the whole book. That was very refreshing. Katy felt like a great main character for a YA book in my opinion. She didn’t swoon over the extremely hot bad boy, she just admitted she was attracted to him yet she still couldn’t stand him.

Daemon is definitely swoon worthy, but he is also a jackass. Usually this might piss me off. In this book it didn’t because Katy knew he was a jackass and always kept that in mind. She never forgot about it. Also because I felt like Daemon acting like a jackass had more to do with a defence mechanism that protected himself and Dee. He wasn’t just a jackass because he was arrogant or he got a thrill out of tormenting people. There were also moments where Katy (And the readers) got to see the real Daemon, the real Daemon was the Daemon I’m sure we all preferred. There were layers to him as a character. 

I admit I felt like there were a few cliché moments and reactions, I do remember rolling my eyes a couple of times and I admit that at times I had no idea what was going on around Katy because there was no description in surroundings except for what Katy was thinking. This wasn’t the most well written book, there felt like there was a lot of things missing and that at times it was perhaps focussed a little too much on the attraction between Katy and Daemon. But I still really enjoyed this book; it was entertaining, it moved me emotionally, and I connected with and really liked Katy.

Overall Obsidian was one very exciting and steamy book. I thoroughly enjoyed it and was glad that in my opinion it lived up to the hype.

I recommend reading this book if you enjoy paranormal romance! Or aliens. Or steamy YA…

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City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

Miss J

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9 thoughts on “[Review #60] Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout

    • It’s definitely entertaining! I feel like it’s one of those reads that you need to read when you feel like reading a book like this. It’s light, fun, steamy, interesting and keeps you happy!

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