Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Title: Obsidian
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Publisher: Entangled Publishing
Publication Date: December 6, 2011
Source: Bought
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Summary: 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.

Review: Obsidian will have you hooked from the first page. It's fast-paced with good characters and something we haven't seen too much in YA, aliens!

Katy, the main character, whose name is not mentioned in the summary has one heck of a voice. Katy is so spunky and so snarky that she almost jumps off the page. Katy is a very strong girl, she definitely isn't afraid to stand up to her alien buddies. She was a tad two-dimensional at times but hopefully in the next book she'll make her way to full character.  

But who is this hot Daemon guy that you've heard so much about before this review? Well, Daemon is a jerk. But you will find him being a lovable jerk who has his sweet moments where he turns into a caring alien. The tension between Katy and Daemon was so tangible and real that it makes you shift in your seat wondering when you'll see them together again. Armentrout definitely knows how to make a book steamy.

Obsidian also sports some great side characters. There's Daemon's sister, Dee, who is almost too peppy for her own good yet still manages to steal  reader's heart. Katy also meets some interesting characters at school.

The alien aspect was much more engaging and interesting than I expected. You'll definitely want to know more about the different types of aliens, yes there are more than one kind. Hopefully all those secrets will be revealed in later books. Books that have more hot covers.

Obsidian will have you absolutely yearning for the next book. I know that I absolutely can't wait for Onyx, the next book in this amazing alien series.

Rating: 4.5 stars


Lisa said...

I kept seeing reviews for this book, but I never read one before because the cover kind of turned me off to it. I'm glad I stopped by and read your review because now I want to read it.

Katy sounds like my kind of heroine. I love the strong, spunky type.

Lauren M said...

Hmm, I'm not the biggest fan of jerky love interests. But if he's lovable...then I guess I'll have to give him--ahem, Obsidian--a shot. Thanks for the review, Katie! :)

Christy @ TheReaderBee said...

Awesome, I love characters that are spunky and snarky! Daemon definitely sounds intriguing! I must check this book out. :) Great review!!

Brandileigh2003 (Blkosiner's Book Blog) said...

Characters make books for me and Jennifer nailed them.
Great review.
Brandi from Blkosiner’s Book Blog

Belgie said...

This book is intriguing and hard to put down. I have to admit that I am not a huge reader but this book captivated me and got me hooked. I read it in a day. It is easy to follow and left me wanting more page after page. It is a GREAT read and I would recommend it to everyone.

This book brought in love, intrigue, lust, friendship, and desire. A teenage girl moves to a new town and tries to befriend the neighbours. She is met by an arrogant male, who later plays hot and cold with her. One minute he is swoon worthy and the next he is arrogant and stand-offish. This appeals to and deters Kat all at the same time. His sister however becomes Kat's best friend. It is a real love/hate relationship with the kids next door. But are they really kids? You will have to read to find out all the fascinating, captivating details.

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