Book Review: Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Originally Published November 29th, 2011
Entangled Teen
335 pages (Paperback, 2nd edition)
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. (From Goodreads)
To start, excuse me while I fan-girl over Onyx (book 2) being out TOMORROW!

I've said it before, and I will say it again.  It's like Jennifer L. Armentrout writes her books based exactly on what I like.  Obsidian has hot characters, sexual tension, drama, action, suspense and death.  All that's missing is leather pants...

Katy, our protagonist, is a book blogger.  That's right, she reads books and then rants on the internet.  Naturally, I instantly liked her.  Katy just felt like a very real character.  She's dealing with moving to a new town, trying to make friends, and hating the asshole next door.  It's impossible not to relate to Katy!

Did I mention Onyx is out tomorrow?

Armentrout described Daemon best when she wrote:
"Beautiful face.  Beautiful body.  Horrible attitude.  It was the holy trinity of hot boys."
Armentrout has this natural ability to make her characters seem so real.  Her writing mixes paranormal with real life in such a way that it seems entirely possible, and makes me question how human my neighbours are (not that any of them are 20-something guys, I wouldn't be so lucky).

I became entranced by the story instantly.  Obsidian is action packed and non-stop.  Like I said, Obisidian has it all.  Action.  Suspense.  Romance.  Even a few tear.  Okay, several tears.

I also read Shadows, the prequel novella about Daemon's brother, Dawson, and the relationship with a human girl that ultimately lead to his death.  If you love Daemon, you will love Dawson.  I promise.  It also really helps you understand why Daemon is the way he is.

If you can't tell by this point, I loved Obsidian.  A lot.  And I should likely mention that Onyx is out tomorrow!  I guarantee you will be hearing all about it in the near future!

Much love, Samantha
P.S.  I also recommend reading some of the bonus scenes written from Daemon's point of view!  They're a great addition to a great book.

1 comment:

  1. Samantha this review is hilarious! I have to say I am still suspicious of the alien aspect, but I ALSO like book bloggers (and West VA). Maybe one day!!


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