Monday, January 23, 2012

Review: Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout

(Lux # 1)
By: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Pub. Date: December 6, 2011
Publisher: Entangled
Pages: 268
Source: Bought
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.
Everybody kept talking about how amazing this book was, so I couldn't wait to get my hands on a copy. While I didn't love it as much as other people did, I did enjoy it and I plan on reading the second book, Onyx when it comes out.

My favorite part of this book was Katy. How awesome was she? Not only was she a book blogger, which instantly made her relatable, but she could hold her own against Daemon, who was a total ass.

Actually, I think Daemon was the reason for me not loving this book. He was such an ass to Katy, that the few moments he was being sweet, I didn't believe it. I felt their relationship, or whatever you want to call it was fake, and I didn't see the attraction. I did like how protective Daemon was of his sister, as well as the other members of his alien "family". I thought that was very sweet. He was a great brother, and you could tell they loved each other. In some aspects, I do understand why he acted the way he did, but I think some of it was uncalled for.

The secondary characters were pretty great. Dee was a lot of fun and Katy's mom was hilarious. I loved her. Daemon and Dee's other alien friends were also interesting and I am looking forward to learning more about them in the upcoming books.

Another issue I had with the book was the way Katy became involved with the aliens. Daemon wanted her to stay away not only for the aliens protection, but for hers. But it was Daemon and Dee's fault she kept getting close. If they would have just left her alone, she wouldn't of been in danger. I feel that Dee was so desperate for a friend, she didn't care who it was or what complications it caused.

I guess that is just me being over critical, because overall I did enjoy Obsidian. I thought it was very original and fun.  I also love the cover, that Daemon might be an asshole, but he is hot!  


  1. Great review Kristina, I know what youmean about Daemon, there times I really hated him, but he could be hot when he wanted to. :)


  2. I agree with everything you said. I had such a hard time even liking Daemon because of how he acted like a jerk 95% of the time. I was surprised that Daemon and Dee didn't try harder to keep away from Katy.

    Great review, Kristina! :)

  3. Nice review! I keep thinking about this one and look to reviews to aid in my decision. Kinda sounding a little like the show Roswell, except Max wasn't an ass and he liked Liz and wanted to be friends with her. So might not be the exact same, yet the overall it's too dangerous vibe is the same!

  4. word long past the end of the book. True to every review I have read, Obsidian is one incredible and amazing book! The characters are beyond unforgettable, the storyline is engaging and the romance is gripping and heart pounding.


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