Title: Obsidian (Lux #1)
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Publisher: Entangled Publishing
Release Date: December 6, 2011
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 neighbour, 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.
When I read Half-Blood late last year I absolutely loved it and knew I had to read more of Jennifer L. Armentrout's books, so I proceeded to order a copy of Obsidian. When it showed up, I started reading it right away, and once again saw what all the fuss was about. But I will admit that while I really enjoyed Obsidian, I still liked Half-Blood better.
Katy was not happy about having to move to West Virginia with her mother. But things started to look up a little when she discovered she had a hot next door neighbour. Except that it turns out that Daemon is a complete jerk. But in spite of all that, Katy can't help but be a little attracted to Daemon, though all they do is fight and argue. And then things take a turn for the worse. In an effort to save Katy's life, Daemon sues his alien powers to stop a moving truck, and ends up marking Katy. Now Katy can't leave Daemon's side until the mark fades, because doing so could mean death. But spending so much time with Daemon might just mean death, just not necessarily for Katy.
The stories Jennifer L. Armentrout writes are definitely addicting. Every time I pick up one of her books I find myself unable to put it down and getting totally engrossed in the story. I just end up having this undeniable need to know what happens next and it was no different with Obsidian. It definitely didn't take too long for me to basically fall in love with this story. My only issue with it was that it took a while for the action to start happening. But once it did, it didn't really stop. And while the ending wasn't a cliffhanger, it definitely left me wanting more.
I absolutely loved that Katy was a book blogger. Every time she made a reference to blogging I couldn't help but smile because I could totally relate. But beside that, she was still a great character. What I loved best about her was how she had a mind of her own and had a tendency towards stubbornness. And I loved that it wasn't instant love between her and Daemon. It was more like she wanted to bite his head off. And Daemon himself is kind of hard to describe. The words "hot alien" come to mind but there is more to him than just that. Yes, he can be a major jerk, but then there are moments when he sort of shows a softer side. And that's a side of him I wan to see more of.
Obsidian was more than a great read. I absolutely loved reading it. I was very happy to be able to read more of Jennifer L. Armentrout's writing. And now I am waiting impatiently waiting to be able to get my hands on Onyx, the next book in this series.