Hey Bookworms! Today I am going to be reviewing Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout. This book is my favorite book EVER and I recently decided to give it my second reread. So in total, I’ve read it three times and its been just as amazing all three of those times. All of the characters come together perfectly—mean or nice— and Jen’s writing is absolutely beautiful. She makes aliens sound like beautiful, attracting creatures, while in reality, they’re probably little green dudes with gigantic heads. So, if beautiful aliens made of light doesn’t interest you, I really don’t know what would. But all in all, I recommend this to anyone who loves the YA genre.
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Release Date: May 8, 2012
Series: Lux (1)
Publisher: Entangled Teen
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.
This book was so incredibly well written. Holy alien babies, it was a masterpiece. Obsidian is officially a masterpiece written by the best author ever. If anyone would beg to differ, please leave now. Joking. Everyone has their opinions but, I don’t think there was anything wrong with this book! Jennifer took boy next door all the way up to the next level.
I found it really funny at the beginning of this novel because Katy’s mom decided to move to West Virginia out of all places. The USA is such a big country and she picked there. But I really can’t complain because if that move didn’t happen, we would’ve never met Daemon Black. And if you haven’t met Daemon Black yet, you are totally missing out. He’s got chiseled abs, dark tousled hair and the most attracting and mysterious green eyes. Basically the epitome of everything.
Daemon is that dark, brooding jerk that everyone hates so it really made sense as to why Katy stayed mad at him. But, it’s quite difficult to stay that mad at someone when they’re so hot! And then there’s Dee, the exact opposite. She may be Daemon’s sister but she is the person who anyone would prefer to be around. She’s that person who always wears a smile brighter than the sun.
Once Katy met the two of them, I was so happy. They are the two characters that make the story what it is. If Jennifer didn’t add Daemon and Dee in as aliens, Obsidian would just be your everyday boy next door novel. But, with Dee and Daemon, everything’s better! Aside from the fact that you have to deal with a jerk, that is.
Now it isn’t always the fact that two of the characters are aliens that attract readers. It’s also the fact that Katy is a blogger, alike many of us readers. It’s so awesome reading about a character who loves reading just as much as I do! And even, she may’ve inspired me to make this blog. So with that said, if I never read Obsidian, I wouldn’t be here typing up these reviews daily for you guys.
The writing in Obsidian is amazing! It’s very fast-paced and keeps you on your toes throughout the whole novel! Jennifer has a way with words. She makes each sentence flow together perfectly. Each scene, whether it was intense or just a simple conversation had so much power in it. And not just Daemon’s Black’s power. But Jennifer created such strong characters and a beautiful storyline to piece together this masterpiece! Obsidian is a book deserving of more hype.
This book had so many intense scenes! We followed Katy as her and her mother move to the unincorporated town of West Virginia for a new beginning. But, it turns out that they move in right beside a house of aliens. Daemon and Dee, Luxen siblings are working day and night to try to stay hidden from the DOD and Arum. And now, they also have to try to hide their true selves from their new neighbors. But, as Katy becomes closer and closer friends with Dee, it becomes harder and harder for Daemon and Dee to stay hidden. And one night it all comes out. After Katy walks in front of a truck, Daemon has no other option but to tell the truth.
And the rest is for you to read about on your own! This book shouldn’t be spoiled because it’s such a good book. So, be sure to go buy a copy and give it a read.
So yes, we talked about Daemon, Dee and Katy before but, there are so many other characters living in the small town of Ketterman. First we have the Thompson triplets. They are the blonde haired, blue eyed hotties of the town. and just so happen to be a set of alien siblings like the Blacks! Then we have Mr. Matthew Garrison. He’s the alien by night and teacher by day kind of guy. Quite a busy job but he does it pretty darn well! We also get introduced to Lesa and Carissa, two best friends who have lived in Ketterman all of their lives! And last but definitely not least. We receive a little back story about the Black siblings “dead” brother Dawson and his girlfriend, Bethany. There is huge array of characters in this novel, each and everyone of them characteristically different!
So that’s it for today! I hope you enjoyed the review and are now really interested buying the book or craving a reread. Obsidian it a one-sit-read, drop the phone and ignore everyone read.
Until next time, Happy Reading!