Saturday, April 28, 2012

Review: Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Title: Obsidian
Series: Lux, #1 
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Category: Paranormal/ Sci-Fi/ Romance
Genre: Young Adult
Rating: 5 stars out of 5
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.


Oh sweet beautiful day :) 
Look-y look-y what I got in the mail yesterday!! The revamped version, Obsidian! 
Dear sweet alien babies everywhere! 
Now, I have already reviewed Obsidian, but what the heck, I loved this book so much, so why not!
And plus this Obsidian paperback comes with some specials :)
Like *happy giggles* Some scenes from Daemon's POV and the first 2 chapters from....ONYX!!
Oh, yes :)

Isn't it pretty??
(Ignore my frizzy hair)

Aliens living next door, not to mention "hot" aliens living next door, what more could a girl ask for.

 Okay, so honestly....
I LUSTED, PINED, DROOLED, and OBSESSED, over this book………..and no matter how many times I have read it (which has been quite a few times now) it never disappoints! And it leaves me wanting more.

My Review

Well, I'm usually not into reading books about aliens, books I have tried in the past just never cut it for me, but when I stumbled upon this little jewel at goodreads, it made me quite the curious one.
As soon as I read the first chapter, I was by far captivated, engross, and mesmerized with this book.

The author is amazing.
The story blows my mind, beyond what I expected this book to be and so much more.

The writing flowed tastefully and I was able to keep up with the author and where  she was taking the story.

 It was fast-paced, but never felt rushed.
That is a talent all in it's self. 

The characters, well, I loved them. Each one had such a distinct personality. They made you fall in love with them from the get-go.
Especially Daemon, oh boy.
I truly admired them all.
Particularly Dee. 
Her spunky, super active personality was a delight to read. 

Now, to be quite frank, at first I just though Daemon was a complete dickhead, no matter how hot he is (and boy is he hot![fans self] ), I just thought, at first, that he was pain arrogant, but the more I read, the more I was able to see into his character and see why he acts, the way he does. 
Plus the bonus chapters in his POV helped. It brought understand of the depth of Daemon's love for  his family. 
And the deepness of his heart. 
Daemon is very likely going to end up on the top of everyone's "most sexiest male character" list. (he is definitely on mine)
And Katy, oh Katy...
She's the heroine that I like! Not like how most authors write the heroine now-a-days (always needs saving, makes some of the most stupid choices.....................), she's able to use her brain! (thank you sweet baby Jesus!).
 Armentrout knows how to write strong, enjoyable, spunky, enduring females.
That is what Katy is like, she fights. She stands up for what she believes in. And she won't let other push her around, especially dear ole Daemon.
 I also really loved that she was a book infatuated girl, like myself.

Let's not forget Dee.
Oh Dee.
The breath of fresh air in this book.
I felt she brought a lightness to the story.
With her energetic personality, to her loyalty to her family.
I felt sad for her because of her want to be "normal," well as normal as she can get.
I enjoyed reading about her and getting to know her. 
A good friend I would want at my side.

Each character was created with depth and strong emotion. All with their own reasons for who they are and what they believe in.
It was amazing. 
Delightful and enjoyable.

Then there is the chemistry between Katy and Daemon.
(this is when you start fanning yourself)
 I genuinely enjoyed the tension and the arguments between these two characters.
The passion they have, well, you just have read the book to experience it for yourself.
 Their relationship is truly a love/hate one at first, but you can tell, they sincerely care for each other.
And as the story develops, you see their relationship and the affection for these two characters grow.
Even when Katy and Daemon both try to hide it, or better yet, fight it.
 (And there better not be any love triangles in the next books, oh how I loath them. Just saying)

Now, the plot was thought out interestingly and I didn't feel like I had no idea where it was going.  I was able to follow along and be surprised by each turn of event.
The author, hands down, can make a plot anyone can follow and make it oh so damn exciting! It had an original feel. And the hot steamy scenes, were well balanced out with the action and the ending was fulfilling, didn't leave you hanging too much, but made it where I wished the second book was out already................
(August is just too far away)

I Honesty can't find anything negative about this book. And I don't have any critical comments for how this book could of been better, because I feel like it was already purely amazing. 
I found it quite fulfilling and it is a  book I will definitely read again and again. 
(and again and again... get the picture??)

favorite quotes:

"The son of a bitch blew up my laptop." -katy

“My palms itched to have a close encounter of the bitch-slap kind with his face.” -katy 

“Beautiful face. Beautiful body. Horrible attitude. It was the holy trinity of hot boys.” 

“I've always found that the most beautiful people, truly beautiful inside and out, are the ones who are quietly unaware of their effect." His eyes searched mine intently, and for a moment we stood there toe to toe. "The ones who throw their beauty around, waste what they have? Their beauty is only passing. It's just a shell hiding nothing but shadows and emptiness.”  -Daemon

“Thanks,” I muttered and added under my breath, 
He laughed, deep and throaty. “Now that’s not very ladylike, Kittycat.” 
I whipped around. “Don’t ever call me that,” I snapped.  
“It’s better than calling someone a douchebag, isn’t it?” He pushed out the door. “This has been a stimulating visit. I’ll cherish it for a long time to come.” 
Okay. That was it. “You know, you’re right. How wrong of me to call you a douchebag. Because a douchebag is too nice of a word for you,” I said, smiling sweetly. “You’re a dickhead.”
“A dickhead?” he repeated. “How charming.” 
I flipped him off.” 


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