Thursday, August 7, 2014

Review: Obsidian By: Jennifer L. Armentrout

Series: The Lux series #1
Average Rating on Goodreads: 4.29
Published: May 8th 2012 by: Entangled Teen
Pages: 335
Favorite Quote: “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.”  
 
 
"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."
 
So this was a reread for me. I wanted to read this again since the final book came out this week, so I needed to refresh my memory. I have to say I loved this book even more the second time around! You will have so much fun reading this book. Obsidian is fast paced, blistering hot, unique, and hilarious. I can count on one hand how many alien books I have read. It seems like authors stay away from this concept. why they do I have no clue, because aliens are one concept that if done right could make you truly believe that aliens are walking among us. Armentrout does a brilliant job with her own concept of these extra terrestrial beings living a normal life on earth. Who knows maybe your sexy next door neighbor is really an alien! It's no surprise that Armentrout is one of my favorite authors and I have not read a book of hers that has let me down. So if you are wondering if I recommend this book then here is my answer DUH WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?!!!
Lets start of with Katy. She is the kind of girl that any book lover would want to be insta best friends with. She loves books and is just as crazy obsessed with them like we all are. She gets excited over getting new books, her house has books in every nook and cranny, she falls inlove and swoons over book boyfriends, and oh yeah one other thing, she has a book blog! Are you sold yet? Katy speaks her mind, is independent, self-sufficient, and strong. She is not only a strong female character that you can easily connect with, but also she's so sassy that she will have you laughing to the point that you may not be able to read this in public without embarrassing yourself.
Now I know what you are thinking by this point well what about Daemon? Well here is my definition of Daemon... SEXY point blank. Daemon has a mouth like a sailor, sexy body and he knows it, and that bad boy angst attitude that pushes Katy to her limits. Their banter from the start is hilarious. Armentrout is known for her funny banter between characters and this book is no exception. Want to know what else Armentrout is known for? Sexy scene that will have you blushing from head to toe and sitting in front of a fan trying to cool yourself down. Katy and Daemon may hate one another, but boy do they have chemistry, and fighting it only makes it hotter. I don't want to give too much away so I hope that this short review gives you enough encouragement to go and get this book, because I promise you won't be disappointed. If you have read this book then leave a comment letting me know what you thought, don't be shy ya'll know I love talking to you guys =)