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Thursday, June 6, 2013

Obsidian (Lux #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Publisher: Entangled Teen
Source: Bought (Barnes and Noble)
Edition: Paperback
Pages: 361
Rating: B+

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 h
and, 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.

Yay! I've finally read one of the books that the blogosphere has been raving about. I can definitely understand the hype. I usually don't find a lot of time to read during my school year, but I found a way to make time for Obsidian this past semester.

First, I need to profess why I enjoyed reading Obsidian. What I loved the most about this book is the addicting quality that comes with it. I never wanted to put it down for several reasons, including: the spunky and relatable main character (Katy,) cute boy, fast paced plot, and mystery.

While I really enjoyed this book, there were a few things that it could've done without. Like mentioned above in the summary, Daemon is infuriating. Like... really infuriating. I understand why people think guys with a jerky personality can be attractive. I think it was laid on a bit heavy though. At times I was sighing out loud because I just needed him to leave his attitude at the door.

For reasons I can't remember (I read this book about a month ago, oops!) I kept comparing Obsidian to Twilight. I kept noticing a lot of unnecessary similarities that started to get on my nerves. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I can't be the only person that noticed this.

Lastly... there's something in the book that isn't a huge deal but I felt it needed to be mentioned in this review. Katy is a book blogger. Some may find this to be awesome and make her that much more relatable! However, some may feel it was a cheap way to capture the readers' attention. I'm sort of in the middle. It doesn't really matter to me either way because it isn't big part of the novel, but I still felt the need to address it and any issues that may come with it.

Overall, I would definitely recommend Obsidian to other readers. I really look forward to reading the rest of the series and seeing where Armentrout takes these characters.

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