Obsidian (Lux #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout review

Title: Obsidian (Lux #1)
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Publisher: Entangled Publishing
Publication Date: December 6, 2011
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ISBN: 978-1-937044-29-9
Genre: YA Science Fiction 

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 thoughts:
A few months ago I read and really enjoyed Half-Blood by Jennifer L. Armentrout. So when I came across Obsidian it was no question about reading this book. Obsidian is a 'don't want to put down' book. I was hooked from the first sentence.
Katy moves to a small town in West Virginia during the summer before her senior year. She's not too happy about the move but she loves and supports her mom's decision. Katy is also a book blogger. I must admit I was a little nervous when I read about that. However Jennifer L Armentrout pretty much nailed the blogger aspect of it. To satisfy her mom's request of not becoming antisocial,  she goes next door to meet the neighbors. What she doesn't expect is that the events that unfold after she knocks on their door will change her life forever.
The characters in the book are great. I loved each and everyone of them. Katy is the main character. She's feisty, inquisitive and stands up for herself. Dee, Daemon's sister is delightful. She's the perfect best friend. Daemon is a bit of an ass in the beginning. He's arrogant, overprotective, and drop dead gorgeous. Katy and Daemon have chemistry.  White hot chemistry. 
The story line in this book is very fast paced.  It's full of action, adventure and a little romance. There are secrets to uncover, enemies to out run and if all that's not bad enough they have to go tackle senior year. After I finished reading the last page I immediately wanted to read the next book in this series.  Jennifer L. Armentrout knows how to write a story! I want to live in her head with all these fantastic characters. I have high hopes for the next book in this series. 
My rating:

I might have to come up with a new rating, especially for Jennifer L. Armentrout's books. It was so good I burnt dinner while reading it.

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*I received a copy of this book from netgalley and Entangled Publishing for review purposes only. This in no way influenced my opinion.


  1. I've had this on my wish list for a while now. I think it's time to buy it!! You definitely convinced me with your review especially with the part about burning your dinner because you were reading. Lol!!

  2. You should definitely read it Giselle.It was worth burning dinner for. LOL

  3. I really liked this one too! I'm kind of surprised because some of the things I normally don't care for, but it worked in this one!


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