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August 21, 2012

Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Obsidian (Lux, #1)

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.
After loving Jennifer L. Aremntrout's Covenant series I knew I Obsidian would be a win for me. Obsidian was an entertaining read for sure, but there were some errors in editing that really annoyed me. Besides that there was so much to love about this book, and JLA's writing always pleases.

Obsidian is this crazy sci-fi experience of a novel. You have your aliens, who by the way are drop dead gorgeous, then you got your antagonist who is out to get rid of the aliens, and lastly your protagonist who saves the day. This book is built on the simple steps of creating a book, but JLA's writing is what made it a story.

Jennifer L. Armentrout has the amazing ability to formulate jaw dropping stories. Even with flaws in editing, her story telling abilities really made up for the flaws. The book starts off with the generic "girl moves to a new town" scenario, so nothing unique there. That is basically the end of anything generic in Obsidian. Every move Katie makes, her thought process, and her involvement is so different compared to the hundreds of heroines in YA today. JLA showed her mastery in story telling through this book; she knew how to capture her readership and keep them hooked. There were no periods where you started to drowse off. By creating a fast paced plot, and unique characters you won't be able to put Obsidian down.

The characters of Obsidian are all so different. Each one has a different personality that enhances the book. Our protagonist, Katy, is a strong, opinionated, sorta shy teen. She has just moved into town, and well she doesn't know anyone. One of the coolest things about Juliet has to be the fact she is a book blogger! That seriously was the cherry in top, JLA created a character to whom any reader could connect to. Then there was the dashing Daemon. Total jerk, bad ass, and total heartthrob, Daemon Black will make any girl swoon. The chemistry between Daemon's Kitten aka Katy and Daemon is well like an explosion (this reference makes sense once you read the book).

Obsidian was a well composed novel that paid attention to minor details. All sub characters were well thought out, and had unique, and some humorous, inputs throughout the novel. Probably one of the most entertaining novels of this year, Jennifer L. Armentrout's Obsidian will make sure the reader is engaged. Overall the story line, characters, and unique story creating a winning novel...though the few editing errors did bug me, and for this reason I give Obsidian a 4/5.

1 comment:

  1. Ahh! So glad to hear that this is a good one. I have it on my shelf but I haven't had the chance to read it yet. I love the Covenant series so I think I will have to pick this one up soon. Great review!