Book Review: Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout

December 2, 2011 Young Adult Book Reviews 11 ★★★★½

Book Review: Obsidian by Jennifer L. ArmentroutTitle: Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Series: Lux #1
Published by: Entangled Teen on May 8, 2012
Genres: Science Fiction, Young Adult
Source: The Publisher
Format: ARC
Pages: 335
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four-half-stars

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.

I received this book for free from The Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Also in this series: Shadows
Also by this author: Half-Blood, Pure, Shadows, Sentinel, White Hot Kiss, Don't Look Back, Opposition, Stone Cold Touch, Wicked, The Return, Fall With Me, Scorched, Dream of You, Every Last Breath, Forever with You, Oblivion, The Power, The Problem with Forever

First of all, let me start by saying how I love that this book is about a book blogger. That was probably one of the highlights of the book overall. I also liked that the story is a bit different in that it deals with aliens, instead of the usual paranormal creatures we see all the time. I adore Jennifer Armentrout’s writing and she creates clever and amazing characters and after reading this book, I’m a fan of Katy, for sure.

Katy is a book blogger, and a cheeky one at that. I loved all the references to book blogging and smiled every time I came across an In My Mailbox or when she was overjoyed at receiving books to review from publishers. It hit home and would resonate well with any book blogger out there. I loved that Jen brought out some of emotions and truths about the book blogging world and it’s a good eye-opener for those who aren’t.

I enjoyed the steamy moments between Katy and Daemon, but I didn’t really like his character. Their relationship was a bit forced and unbelievable for me, and the secondary characters weren’t as developed as I would’ve liked them to be, although I loved Dee (Daemon’s sister). I enjoyed Katy as a character, being a mix of and stubborn, and there was a particular moment involving some spaghetti that I simply loved. Katy’s sarcasm and wit was definitely a plus for this one. There wasn’t a lot of action in the book, and it took me a bit to really get into it. While I enjoyed Jen’s first novel, Half-Blood, more so (one of my fav books this year), I liked this book and will definitely pick up Book 2.

About Jennifer L. Armentrout

# 1 NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY Bestselling author Jennifer lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing. she spends her time reading, working out, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell Loki. Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She is published with Spencer Hill Press, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen. Her book Obsidian has been optioned for a major motion picture and her Covenant Series has been optioned for TV. She also writes adult and New Adult romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.

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11 Responses to “Book Review: Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout”

    • Vivian

      Yes, I do love the series, but I definitely favor Jen’s Covenant Series over this one. Although, the covers are great, love those eyes.

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