Book Review: Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Posted September 27, 2012 by Debby in Book Reviews

Book Review: Obsidian by Jennifer L. ArmentroutObsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Series: Lux #1
Published by Entangled Teen on November 29th, 2011
Genres: Paranormal, Romance, Science Fiction, Young Adult
Pages: 361
Format: Paperback
Source: Won

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.

5 Stars

The simplest way to describe this book is “Twilight done right”. Now I feel your eyes rolling and your opinion of me falling, but let me be clear, I hate Twilight with pretty much every bone in my body. But this was perfect. My review is a bundle of emotions and squees, so if you want a more objective opinion of why this is so good, what “Twilight done right” really means, check out Stephanie Sinclair’s review.

If I were to look at the novel critically it wouldn’t deserve the five stars. I mean, I found grammatical errors, sometimes the writing style was awful, it was rather predictable, but I enjoyed it with every fiber of my being.

First off, getting rid of vampires and putting in aliens is like the coolest thing ever. Thank you so freaking much. I’m so ridiculously tired of stupid vampires, can only stand them in The Vampire Diaries, so it was a relief. And making them aliens really just makes me less biased against it, since I don’t really get along with the Paranormal Romance genre.

Katy is one of the best main characters I’ve ever read. It’s ridiculous. Her point of view is a unique delight in YA. I don’t think I’ve ever related to a character more. She’s a book blogger. She is sarcastic. She’s stubborn. She doesn’t take any bullshit, isn’t afraid to call Daemon out on being a giant ass. And the best part was the ending, she didn’t fall all head over heels and is making Daemon WORK FOR IT.

Cheering for your awesomeness, Katy.

Daemon is just UNF OMG. This is the best, most droolworthy, tortured hero, badass character I’ve read so far. Seriously. This is how you do it. YA authors, take a note. Please. He seriously brings chills to my spine. You sexy, sexy fool.

Pretty much how I imagine Daemon.

And their romance is flawless. I love love-hate relationships. They’re the absolute best to read. The make out scene… Omg. I don’t even remember the last time I read something that hot. Seriously. This seriously had me squealing, gasping, flailing, pretty much EVERY EMOTION IMAGINABLE. It’s irresistable. It’s…

^ Me

The story doesn’t disappoint either. This is just on all fronts SO MUCH BETTER than Twilight. So much better. I want a movie. Like yesterday. I need to continue the series, but I sadly have new releases to read. Sigh. I can’t wait though, I’m so excited to continue this.

And now, more emotional flailing, through more gifs. Basically, all these emotions were felt at one point or another.

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6 responses to “Book Review: Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout

  1. meg

    Browsing through your reviews like the blog stalker I am, I can across Obsidian and decided to give it a try. I have been entirely sucked into this series and am now dying a slow and painful airborn onyx-covered death waiting for Origin. Thanks for that. 😀

  2. Clarisa Ramirez

    Wow, thanks for this I was not sheer if I should read but my friend told me about but after reading I am checking it out. Thanks.