Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Series: Lux #1
Published by: Entangled Teen on (first published) November 23rd, 2011
Genre: Paranormal, Science Fiction, Aliens, Young Adult
Source: Bought- Paperback
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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.
Katy, our main character, is just like us book bloggers. She reads and reviews books!! I thought this was really awesome!
Her father had passed away 3 years ago from cancer and her mother decided it was time to start over. They move away from Florida and move to a little town in West Virginia. Katy isn’t sure of all towns they could have chosen, why they would choose this little town. After getting things unpacked from the move, Katy wants to add a garden in the front yard but she has no clue where anything is. She goes next door to ask for directions and we met our main male character, Daemon. He’s very rude, arrogant, and stubborn. Things start to get a little crazy and Katy is wondering why the whole town is freaking out about Daemon and his twin sister, Dee. They either love them or they hate them.
Katy and Daemon argue constantly and are always butting heads. One night they get into a heated argument and Katy runs off extremely mad. Something happens and she begins to understand why everyone is acting so weird in town and why the twins act the way they do. So, this means that they are aliens. No, they aren’t like ET. No, they don’t have huge bulgy eyes and are green. They look just like normal human beings.
I POWERED through this book so quickly! At times I had to force myself to put the book down.. The book ended on a huge cliff hanger and it’s driving me crazy that I don’t have a copy of the second book! I NEED to know what happens next!
I’m just warning you for those that haven’t read this, don’t have anything else planned because I can promise you this is the only thing your gonna want to do for however long it takes you to read it. :) In my case, 5 days (technically 3).
Katy was such an awesome main character! The fact that she’s a book blogger and just the way she acts… She’s just awesome! She’s so much like how my mom is, but a younger version obviously. The sexual tension between Katy and Daemon is crazy powerful! Jennifer Armentrout did an A-M-A-Z-I-N-G job with the two of them! Of course they argue… A LOT and they “hate” each other. Neither of them will confess their feelings for each other. At times I just wanted to hit Daemon for not saying how he feels about her. It was driving me crazy! Maybe I do know how Katy feels!! … Maybe not….
I found myself at times literally laughing out loud at some of the things these two would say. The action in this was just… WOW! I was literally on the edge of my seat for the longest time!
Daemon… HOLY. COW. THAT GUY! New fictional boyfriend added to the list! As arrogant and rude as he is, he’s still extremely HOT and cute and just well, HOT!
Daemon’s twin sister, Dee is just so sweet and bubbly! When she was around when Katy and Daemon were arguing it would seem as if the atmosphere just got brighter. With Dee being in the room, it just made it brighter. If I had to choose a favorite character in the book it would definitely be Dee!
“Thanks,” I muttered and added under my breath, “Douchebag.”
He laughed, deep and throaty. “Now that’s not very ladylike, Kittycat.”
I whipped around. “Don’t ever call me that,” I snapped.
“It’s better than calling someone a douchebag, isn’t it?” He pushed out the door. “This has been a stimulating visit. I’ll cherish it for a long time to come.”
Okay. That was it. “You know, you’re right. How wrong of me to call you a douchebag. Because a douchebag is too nice of a word for you,” I said, smiling sweetly. “You’re a dickhead.”
“A dickhead?” he repeated. “How charming.”
I flipped him off.”
“Beautiful face. Beautiful body. Horrible attitude. It was the holy trinity of hot boys.”
“I’ve always found that the most beautiful people, truly beautiful inside and out, are the ones who are quietly unaware of their effect.” His eyes searched mine intently, and for a moment we stood there toe to toe. “The ones who throw their beauty around, waste what they have? Their beauty is only passing. It’s just a shell hiding nothing but shadows and emptiness.”