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Obsidian by Jennifer Armentrout

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Obsidian
by Jennifer Armentrout

Obsidian (Lux 1)

By: Jennifer Armentrout

Release Date: November 29, 2011

Rating: 5 stars

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: OMG, I did NOT want this book to end! I think this was hands down my favorite book in months. Please excuse me while I jump up and down and bury my face in a pillow and scream. AGAIN! LOL.

Where to start? Hmmm, this book had me grinning like a fool pretty much the entire time… well, when I wasn’t ready to punch out a wall (not a bad thing though). This book had me sucked in. I laughed; I really got into the heated banter; and there were even a few parts that I cried because I felt my heart was yanked out of my chest.

The first chapter and the first scene with Daemon had me laughing so hard. Maybe I’m crazy, but I knew I was going to love with Daemon right then and there. Sweethearts have their time and place, but sometimes I like it when a guy picks on a girl because he likes her – even though he didn’t like her at the time, his buttheadedness had a sort of charm to it. Call it juvenile, but I knew I was going to like the book if it was going to be full of this type of banter.“Make an effort,” Mom had said. That’s what happens when you make an effort. I was hooked.

The only complaint I had was that it was halfway through the book that we learned Daemon and Dee were aliens. But it’s okay because the summary told us right off the bat, so it wasn’t a matter of finding out what they were rather than just anticipating WHEN we were supposed to know. I thought the concept of aliens was pretty cool, and I liked the theory around the concept. I’m not sure how original it is because it’s not everyday that I read about aliens, but I personally thought it was different. And Armentrout does a good job explaining their world without overloading us on details.

Like I said, I can’t believe this book is over. And of course it had to go out with another bickering session, but not one that doesn’t give us hope. Sigh. Swoon. Eeeek! Can March come any sooner?!?

P.S. I was looking through Armentrout’s list of books, and I noticed this series had a Daemon and her Covenant series had a Daimon. She must really like the name. I hope that series is just as good.

Go to Katy’s review on Goodreads.

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