Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Review: Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Obsidian (Lux, #1)Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

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

This was my first Jennifer L. Armentrout book and I can say, without a doubt, it will not be my last! If you want something completely different, a much needed break from vampires and werewolves, then this is the book for you. If you want a little humor mixed with action, then this is the book for you. If you want a hot and I do mean HOT romance, then YES this is the book for you. It reminds me a little of the TV show Roswell, but infinitely better! Aliens is not a new concept, but one rarely done in the booming YA paranormal world.

Katy is a main character you will definitely like, but not love. Mostly because of her frustrating tendency to get herself in trouble. Now I really need to discuss the pulse of the book, Daemon! He is the guy you love to hate. Yes, he's a total jerk. But as the book progresses, you understand why he uses that to push Katy away (also reading the extras from Daemon's POV will help put it into perspective). It is a constant push-pull between the two, which makes for some insanely charged sexual tension, and I do mean insane (couch scene pretty much undid me). Half the time you want to punch Daemon's mouth, the other half you want to stick your tongue down it. Crude reference I know, but the dripping sexual tension between Katy and Daemon is just...AHHHHHHHH!!!! I am counting down the days for the sequel!!!

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1 comment:

  1. I have to say that I loved Katy's fiery spirit. Daemon is very antagonistic towards her but she refuses to let him get away with it. She has to battle him verbally on several occasions. Many of her encounters with Daemon are verbal exchanges that were so humorous I found myself smiling constantly as I read. I gotta say Jennifer L. Armentrout has this type of dialogue down. Though at times Katy seems unsure of herself she pushes that aside and refuses to be bullied by Daemon. Katy is such an enjoyable, believable character. She has flaws which are the reason she is so interesting and made me like her instantly. At times Katy can be a little rash trying to prove that she doesn't need to be protected, which inevitably leads to trouble. Plus she has a book blog, come on how can I not relate to that. Reading about the book blogging world was just an added bonus to an already awesome book. Katy's language also felt real and drew me into the story so much more.