Book Review: Obsidian (Lux #1)

Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout

Genre: YA science-fiction, fantasy
Published: May 8th 2012
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Pages: 361
Source: Purchased Paperback
Available at: AmazonBarnes & Noble

Goodreads Summary:

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.

My Rating of this Book – 5 out of 5 Stars

My Review:

When a book has this much hype, I’m usually nervous about being disappointed (like Fallen and The Hunger Games). Additionally, the book trailer made me a little wary about ordering a copy, thinking this really might not be my cup of tea. Yet after reading Jenna’s review over at Making the Grade, I couldn’t help but dance when it arrived in my mailbox. And when I finally had the time to dive into Obsidian’s pages, I found that the hype does not do the novel justice.

What I first noticed with Obsidian was how easily I could slip into Katy’s skin. I don’t typically fit into a main character’s shoes, but in this case, I couldn’t help feel as if we were one in the same from the very first page. Maybe it’s the fact that her life experiences mirror some of my own, but whatever the reason, I could see everything through her eyes and adopted every one of her thoughts.

Then, there was Daemon. I’m not one to typically fall for an alien, but Daemon is the exception. Even with his arrogance and sharp tongue (which Katy easily matched), no words could describe my love for him. I had fallen hard, even harder than I had for Patch from Hush, Hush. And the extra bonus material in the back of the novel in his point of view just dragged me deeper under his spell.

Finally, there is the adventure and mystery that surround the Blacks’ world. Once you step in, there is no turning back. Obsidian is practically nonstop action! And the constant twists and turns will make you want to forget school, forget writing, forget eating or even sleeping to finish the book in one sitting. I pretty much did – well, except for the ‘forget school’ part.

I know I’m being flowery and all that, but I’m also being honest. To me, Obsidian was absolutely PHENOMENAL! A book I wish I could just slip into and get lost for the rest of my life – a book hasn’t made me feel like that since Harry Potter first came out. OBSIDIAN IS A MUST READ AND A MUST REREAD! If you haven’t bought it yet, I highly recommend that you do.

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