Wednesday, May 8, 2013

4 stars: Obsidian (Lux series, #1) by Jennifer Armentrout

"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."

Published May 8th 2012 by Entangled Teen.

You could not pay me enough to watch or read something about aliens. Wait, this is about aliens! 

 It's a good thing that my friend Sarah kept recommending it. I didn't want to stop reading, and I wanted there to be a way to read it at the reference desk at work. 

The chemistry between Katy and Daemon was the main reason why I wanted to keep reading. That said, it was really the main story line of the book, because there wasn't too much that happened. I think part of that is due to the fact that it's a series. While not much happens, it's still a fun read and is kind of reminiscent of the Sookie Stackhouse books, but mainly centered around what would be equivalent to an Eric/Sookie relationship. And this is what makes the story so fun and enjoyable! I would say that this book was at least as light and fluffy as that series so far.

The character development was what you would expect from a light love story. Though I have to say that Katy was pretty darn awesome because of her love of YA books and her excitement over her book blog and ARCs/newly published books (Confession time! The blog you're reading right now was kind of sort of maybe inspired by Katy). Her character was frustrating though, because of her constant refusal to accept the fact that she liked Daemon and that he liked her, but if you keep in mind that she's a teenager who is best friends with his sister, I guess it makes it not as annoying. I think I remember acting like that as a teen too (as did my friends). Daemon's character made a lot more sense after reading the bonus scenes at the end of the book that were from his perspective; I think those were also my favorite scenes! Hubba hubba. It definitely helped with understanding his motivation for his actions throughout much of the book.

Click here for my review of Onyx, the second book in the series.


  1. WOO! I was so lonely in Lux-love. It's nice to have company!

    1. :)! And you will probably have company in Arum-love land too!