02 February, 2012

Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout.

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

Pages: 266.

Publication: December 6th 2011/Entangled Publishing.
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"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."

If you've been on my blog before you all know, I love Jennifer L. Armentrout's YA series, Covenant (find my Half-Blood review here) and now she has grabbed my attention once again with her Lux series. Seriously though, Armentrout is taking the paranormal genre by storm in the last few months!

In Obsidian, we meet Katy. An average seventeen year old girl who has just moved to a small boring town in West Virginia from Flordia. Now moving and knowing no-one is hard and what  makes it harder is finding out your new next door neighbor is a huge douche yet is ridiculously good looking. And what makes it even harder is when your douchey, good looking neighbor does not want you to be friends with his sister, despite her enthusiasm to be friends.

The story is told from Katy's point of view. Katy is a timid girl who enjoys spending her time, like me, reading and blogging and sometimes, doing fits of gardening, which is not like me at all. What makes Obsidian so credible is the fact that Katy is relatable. She has lost father to illness three years previous, which has created a strain on Katy and on Katy's mom, who works two jobs, so parents are barely heard about throughout the story. Not only is Katy relatable but she is brave, loyal, independent and stands up for herself. She also has some very good comebacks for her neighbor, Daemon. 

Katy is quite introverted and when she meets Dee who is very excitable and bubbly yet tinged with loneliness due to Daemon over-protectiveness, Katy finds a new friend and confidant. Dee is a sweet character and her infectious personality permeates through book and into your soul!

And what about Daemon you ask? Well, Daemon is my favorite character. I LOVE sarcastic, witty, knowingly arrogant characters yet you cannot not love them characters. Put him with his 'kitten', Katy and you have some brilliantly written matches of insults and retorts. The chemistry between these two is electrifying. 

Obsidian is a fast paced, funny and action filled exciting debut to the Lux series that has me and will all of you waiting for the second book, Onyx

Rating: 5/5.

Here is the cover for the second novel in the series, Onyx, out in May 2012:
Onyx (Lux, #2)

1 comment:

  1. I loved every minute of this book. The dialogue, romantic tension & action were great. Loved all the characters. Love the focus on Katy & Dee's relationship, and of course, the guy--Daemon Black. Smokin hot & obnoxious as hell. Sigh. Absolutely can't wait for the next book in this series.