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Thursday, 2 August 2012

Obsidian (#1) By Jennifer L. Armentrout

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.

Sam's Review:

I have never heard of this author, but I can tell you now that this will be a name on everyone’s lips very soon. I have officially fallen in love with Jennifer. L. Armentrout and her LUX series. This is a brilliant author and I'm so glad that I picked this book up (after hesitations I might add) because I was absolutely floored by this book and its awesomeness’.

For a first novel in a series, OBSIDIAN is fantastic, brilliant and completely thrilling with so much promise of what is to come in this science fiction series. I don’t really know what I was expecting when I picked up OBSIDIAN, considering this was technically my first Alien novel I was a little bit apprehensive but this book just did everything right. It kept me turning and turning and getting on the edge of my seat, losing sleep because I didn’t want to do anything but keep reading.

So why was this YA about Aliens so bloody fantastic? Well firstly the heroine is a blogger! How cool is that?! A true book nerd being the center of this book just makes my inner book work glow with joy. Katy’s character was just really easy to love. She wasn’t unrealistic, she had her head screwed on straight and she was easily relatable.

Then we move on to the new man in my life – Daemon. This is a hero to make you swoon like an 18th century light weight. When you read the book, you are going to think ‘’ Sam, what the hell! This guy is an asswipe!” and o-m-g he comes off as the biggest dick in the world, but as you read you will see that all his jerkwadness is all for a reason. But at the same time he is flirty and sexy and does this thing will his eyes that in my head makes me crumble.

As for the Alien aspect of the novel, I was really enthralled by this. I don’t usually go for the sci fi books out there. Aliens just don’t interest me at all. But this wasn’t freak out crazy alien mumbo jumbo. What there was of alien talk was good but not over the top. You only get to learn a little about the Lux and where there from etc. There are the bad guys too (The Arum) which adds a little fear to the novel which make is that more engaging to read. There are a few fighting/action scenes that were written in really well and not to lengthy which I find in some novels.

I cannot wait for the second book to be released and thankfully I only have to wait another two weeks. I don’t recommend books to everyone all the time but this is one YA that I will promote to the death. So please read this book and give them cute, kick ass Aliens a go!


Loupe Duffy said...

Hey! I don't do Aliens either, but for you guys, I might just give it a shot, this sounds very interesting.

Thessamari said...

I LOVE everything by this author, especially this Lux series. Daemon is just so yumtastic. lol. Book 2 comes out next week and let me tell you, that was AWESOME!

Fallen Angels said...

Hi sweetie. It is Wickedly Delicious. I started a YA book blog. Following you know from this too. Great review. I was planning on buying this today. Look forward to reading it. I have heard all good things about this book.

Have a great weekend
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