Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Series: Lux Series #1
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Publisher: Entangled Publishing
Date Published: December 6, 2011
Genre: YA fiction, romance, science fiction, action, supernatural)
Pages: 292 (paperback)
Age Range: 13+ (language and a few jokes about sex)
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.
I don't normally read sci-fi, because I'm not into aliens or robots, or really anything else that has to do with most sci-fi. But I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I can't wait to read the rest of the series!
The cover is cheesy, though the color is eye-catching. Green really stands out, ya know? I kind of like the title. It doesn't give away what the book is about. You don't even really understand the purpose of the title until you read the book, then it makes sense.
The writing is good; not too descriptive in detail, leaving it to your imagination. The characters are great, witty, snippy, and funny. I loved how Katy and Daemon went back and forth with witty comments and insults.
Deamon is snarky. Dee is perky and fun. Katy is witty aaaand taking to the aliens well...better than I ever would have, regardless of how smoking hot they might be (in human form, of course).
I like the relationship Daemon and Katy have. There's this jokey-insulting tension between them that continues through the book. They go back and forth, but you can tell they both care about what the other thinks, and that they like each other regardless of how much they say they don't.
I also like how these two characters just like each other (for now). They're kind of friends, but at the same time there's an attraction. Though, they still deny that there's anything happening between them. Katy knows she's attracted to him (and so does Daemon, as he likes to point out more than once) but continues to deny it. While Daemon is attracted to Katy, even admits it, but she doesn't believe it!
Like I said, I can't wait to read the sequel but I have 2 other books to read first, so keep an eye out for more reviews ;)