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Friday, November 4, 2011

Review: Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Pages: 266
Publisher: Entangled Publishing
Genre: YA Sci-fi/Paranormal Romance

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 was a part of the big cover reveal for Obsidian in early September, and the moment I saw the cover and read the summary, I knew I would love this book. And boy was I right!

Don't be discouraged if you're not a sci-fi fan, because this book really isn't heavy on the sci-fi at all. I've read very few science fiction books in total, mostly because I think it's too complicated to really enjoy a lot, but Obsidian was more paranormal if anything. There just happen to be aliens instead of werewolves or witches. And then aliens in Obsidian were really cool. I won't tell you what exactly they were, but trust me, when you read it and you get that image in your mind of what they look like, you'll see how amazing it is. These aren't your ordinary aliens, guys.

Katy, our protagonist, is spunky and sharp-tongued, unafraid to say exactly what's on her mind and put people in their place. She's not just some damsel in distress who is constantly swooning over the hot guy (and let me tell, you Daemon is hot, but we'll get to that later). Katy takes what's happening to her in stride and, even though she freaks out a little bit, doesn't let it cloud her judgment or the new friendships that she's made. And the piece de resistance (I probably spelled that terribly), she's a book blogger! Every time she made a reference to her blog, I couldn't help but smile! She made Waiting on Wednesday posts, and she did In My Mailbox, and it was just the coolest thing to read that and completely relate to it.

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.

Katy's extra-terrestrial neighbors, Dee and Daemon, were out of this world. (Ha! Pun!) They had to be, along with Katy, the most vivid characters in the book. Dee was one of those girls that just kept talking, but you don't get annoyed at her. She's adorable, and several times I wanted her to come out of the book she she could me my best friend.

And then there's Daemon.... oh, Daemon.

I honestly don't even know how to explain him. He runs hot and cold for the first part of the novel, but from the get go, he is unbelievably and undeniably sexy. And even while he's telling Katy she needs to stay away, everything else about him is like a giant magnet pulling Katy (AND ME!) to him. When he's first introduced, he's the biggest douche bag on the planet, and that never actually goes away, even right up to the last page. But he was HOT. I'm talking so hot that the sun is jealous of the heat he's putting out. And there is this one scene that just... oh my stars and comets, that was a good scene.

I have yet to read Half-Blood, Jennifer's debut novel, so I wasn't sure what to expect from her when I dove into Obsidian, but I can already tell that Jennifer is going to be on my list of top favorite authors. I need more Daemon in my life, so I can't wait for the sequel! Obsidian gets 5 stars.


  1. Wow, after reading your review I am even more anxious to get hold of Obsidian! Daemon sounds interesting ;)

    A great review!

    Sharon @ Obsession with Books


    So. Um. I need this freaking book ASAP!! I LOVE the fact that Katy is a book blogger, I'm so excited to see all these familiar blogging references <3 And daaamn. Everyone is swooning of Daemon. How do the bad boys always seem to lure us in? This sounds amazing. I am so ridiculously excited to read it, even more so now! Love your review!

  3. Great review. You don't have to tell me twice how hottest Daemon is lol. I NEED this book like now. Lol.

  4. I'm so glad you liked it! I wasn't sure about this one but now that I've heard you liked it this much I really want to read it.

  5. Hi... I am recently reading Obsidian... It's a good book, but it's like "Twilight"... and that's so irritating...
    I follow you on goodreads, and I think you didn't read Twilight. If you don't, read it... I hope you like Twilight more...


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