Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Title: Obsidian
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Series: Lux #1
Pages: 335
Publisher: Entangled
Published: November 29th, 2011
Buy: Amazon | Chapters

Summary: (Goodreads)

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 has been on my radar for quite a few years now. While working at Chapters I had a friend, Amanda, repeatedly tell me that I HAD to read this book! I kept telling her that paranormal books just weren’t my thing! Amanda also has her own blog (Stuck in YA Books) and frequently talks about Jennifer L. Armentrout, so after all this time I finally caved and am so happy I did!

When I think of aliens I tend to picture creepy little green men but that is so not what we are dealing with here! The way Jennifer incorporated aliens into this story was really creative and definitely wasn’t what I was expecting. Jennifer’s writing really captures your attention and gets you invested in the story. The dialogue between Katy and Daemon is smart and witty and I really liked the fact that it wasn’t an “insta-love” situation. I do think that Daemon treated Katy very poorly in the beginning and that he just went too far. So it was hard for me to understand why Katy would even give him a chance after that (I was persuaded during the second book). Throughout the first book and the rest of the series I really enjoyed the development of their relationship.

Daemon’s sister Dee was definitely one of my favourite characters in this book. She’s loyal and fun and just wants a normal friendship with Katy and doesn’t let their differences get between them. The characters and plot were all so good and just kept you so involved throughout the book (and rest of series). The emotions Jennifer made you experience and the frustration that was built between Katy and Daemon was really well done.

After finishing Obsidian I HAD to finish the rest of the series right away because I HAD to know what happened! I have now finished the entire Lux series and I’m looking forward to checking out more by Jennifer L. Armentrout.

Rating: 3.5/5

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