Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Obsidian (Lux, #1)

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 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.

What I Liked

Holy alien babies. I think I have a new book boyfriend and his name is Daemon Black: sexy, funny, with a few moments reining dickdom he’s definitely got a softer side as well. 

I adored this book. Not only did it have a gorgeous cover model (don’t lie, you’re all thinking it – his name is Pepe Toth, and sorry guys, he’s engaged – but with a face like that, how could he not be?) but it also had an amazingly compelling storyline. I loved the down-to-earth feel of this book, and how Katy Swartz seemed like one of us – a book lover, blogger, generally normal teenager. Which gives me hope that I’ll conveniently move in with my own Daemon. Not only is she totally normal, but she can hold her own against Daemon: sarcastic, snarky, and completely able to stand up for herself, despite the obvious attraction to him.

Generally, I’m not one for aliens – E.T. just doesn’t do it for me. But this combined the traditional sci-fi feel with a distinctly young adult vibe that had me hooked from page one. And Armentrout did what we all pray for: she added a few chapters from Daemon’s point of view. One word: yum. And, of course, the angst didn’t hurt.

What I Didn’t Like

The fact that it ended. I literally could read Obsidian for days on end, over and over again, and not get sick of it.Admittedly I’ve already read the next two books in the series and I’ll get a review up for them soon, but now I have to get my hands on a copy of book 4 and ~gulp~ wait for book 5 to be released.

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