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September 3, 2014

If Only... (21)

If Only Obsidian were a movie.

Haven't read or heard of the book yet? Here's a taste:

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.

I know I may be cheating a little since the rights to a film adaptation of Obsidian have already been obtained by some major studio, but since there hasn't been any official word yet, I'm going for it anyway.

 I think it's fairly common knowledge that I've loved JLA's books since the very first time I read Half-Blood, the first book in her Covenant series. Naturally, when Obsidian released, I was just as excited but for slightly different reasons. For one, Katy Swartz and Daemon Black are impossible not to love. No matter how good a movie's plot is, I don't think it could have much success without likable main characters, and these two are simply perfect. They're both equal parts witty and softhearted, stubborn and protective.

Story wise, this novel is very marketable at the moment because of the sci-fi trend predominating Hollywood. At the same time, I think JLA's interpretation of aliens is unique and fresh enough to keep audiences intrigued and entertained. There's a little something for everyone--action, angst, romance, comedy, lightheartedness, and incredible depth. 

Casting no doubt would be important because all fans of the book(s), myself included, have our own personal visions for the characters (Daemon especially). However, as long as the author is allowed some involvement in the potential production, I'm sure it'll be handled accordingly.

That's all for me this week! Feel free to comment on my choice down below. :)