Saturday, 14 January 2012

Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Name: Obsidian
Series: Lux (#1)
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Other Books by this author: Half-Blood, Daimon, Onyx (Lux #2 15/5/12)
Release Date: 6th December 2011

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. 

Wow. Just wow. This is really a brilliant book. The author really planned out the history of Daemon and Dees' race. She explained the fact that they were aliens very well and put her own twist on alien myth, no more giant, man-eating insects from outer space any more!! This definitely earned a place on my favourites shelf. 
                                                                                     I really liked Katy. She was unlike most heroines I know. She probably couldn't throw a successful punch but, damn, did she have a mouth on her. She could easily respond to anyone taunt, jibe, remark or any thing said to her in a matter of seconds. Daemon being an ass (as he tends to be)? Sends him an insult right back and makes sure it stings but, unfortunetly for her, it never really seems to bother him all that much, at least from what we see.  Jennifer also really succeeding in letting all of us bookish, nerdy girls relate to her. Katy has a book blog and does all of the regular blog things like "Waiting on Wednesday" and "In My Mailbox". I will be the tiniest bit spoilery here (but not all that much it's just a quick thing and not really important) ******* I think it's really cute when Daemon sees one of Katy's "In My Mailbox" videos!!************ Anyway I found Katy to be a brilliant heroine who relates really well to anyone who actually reads. Katy is in awe of authors and says that she remembers asking for an interview with an author who she would give her firstborn to them just to have lunch with them. 

What I really loved was the banter between Daemon and Dee and the especially the banter between Katy and Daemon. I also think that daemon now tops the list of my "Oh why aren't you real so I could go out with you instead of what's-her-face from the book???" Not that I don't love Katy but I just love Daemon. Did you see the cover?? That's him!!!! Isn't he gorgeous??? 

Jennifer's writing was enticing. It pulled right into the book and whenever I needed to get out to, well, eat or shower she would pull me back in with the mysterious writing like it was saying "This next bit is important, you can't leave now, don't you want to know what happens next??" Yeah I read it every spare moment I had and loved it to pieces. You know when you see the hero's name on the page of a book when he's first come into the scene? Like with Jace in TMI or just the guy you want the heroine to end up with? You giggle and smile and get asked by anyone around you "Good book?" or "What are you laughing at?" and to the first question you reply "OF COURSE" and to the second you quickly say "Nothing!". Yeah that. 

Buy this book. Get from a library. Whatever, just read it!! 5/5 Brilliant book Jennifer! Or Ms. or Mrs. Armentrout, whatever you want to be called!

Here is a song that the author posted on her blog to go with Daemon's POV on a certain scene in the book:


1 comment:

  1. I was really glad to read that Katy had a good relationship with her mother. Katy's father died 3 years before the book started, but her mother was one of those really cool moms that you could basically talk about anything with and was pretty much trying to set Katy up with Daemon the whole time.