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Friday, June 1, 2012

A "Nobel Beehive Award" Review: Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout

A Lux Novel #1 
by Jennifer L. Armentrout 
Re-Release Date: May 8th, 2012
Format: 2nd Edition Paperback, 299 pages
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Genre: YA Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Romance   

(from Goodreads) 

"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."


Slurp! That's how much I enjoyed this book!
Yes, I am going to admit to it right now, this book really reminded me of Twilight. I'm not sure if it was Twi-inspired or anything, but since I am a huge Twi-fan, I definitely do not mind having another story that is somewhat Edward related. I know I might have just lost a few of you by saying this, but let me tell you how Obsidian is better!
The plot is very well written and flowed so easily and quickly, not a thing was missing! All the details were very well thought out, a great cast of characters and all of their personalities shined, (no pun intended for those who have already read Obsidian, lol!) making them all so memorable.

Katy is a book blogger! She just moved into town with her mom after her father's passing. She is independent, smart, fun and outspoken. Definitely a good friend to hang out with.
And then, we meet Daemon... green eyes, dark hair and all abs. Enough said.
Oh, and he's an alien.
An arrogant, self-absorbed, over-protective pain in the... yup, doesn't matter what species he is, he's just like any other hot guy, right?

But putting Katy and Daemon together and sparks fly! They're love/hate and more hate relationship was spot on. They're chemistry and continuous banters was hilarious and enjoyable to watch.
There were definitely some somber and more serious moments to their story too. Armentrout definitely knows how to balance it all and intertwine together magically.

I cannot wait to read more about Katy and Daemon!
And I look forward to following Jennifer Armentrout's other series, Convenant, too!  


Jennifer L. Armentrout lives in West Virginia. 

All the rumors you heard about her state aren’t true. 
Well, mostly. 

When she's not hard at work writing, she spends her time, reading, working out, watching zombie movies, and pretending to write.

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  1. Haha. Love the way you described Katy and Daemon's relationship. Great review! :D

    Fara @ Tumbling In Books

  2. *thud* Just added it to my TBR!

  3. You should read Half Blood! It's good!
    Obsidian is AWESOME! And your review is spot on :)

    Krazyyme @ Young Readers

  4. I have heard so many great things about this book! I need to check it out. I don't mind books that are like Twilight, especially when they are even better. Awesome Review!

  5. You made me really want to read this book! I like books like Twilight too -- and this seems waaaay better.

  6. I have read the whole series and have loved every moment of it!


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