Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Book Review: Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout

(Lux, #1) 
by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Young Adult Paranormal Romance
Released on: December 6, 2011
Published by:
Average Goodreads Rating: 4.41
Pages: 361

Before I get into my review, here's the synopsis available on Goodreads:

Starting over sucks.

When we moved to West Virginia right before my senior year, I'd pretty much resigned myself to t
Daemon is infuriating. Arrogant. Stab-worthy. We do not get along. At all. But when a stranger attacks me and Daemon lite
rally 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.

My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars.

My Overall Thoughts/Impressions: This book was nothing like I thought it would be. I don't really know what I was expecting, but it wasn't this.

However, let me say I loved this book and am actually glad I wasn't right about how this book was going to play out. 

I had heard so many people say how wonderful this novel was and that I had to read it, so to say I went in with high expectations is an understatement. I had insanely high expectations and this novel met all of them.

I loved Daemon even though he was a punk at times and I loved Katy. Jennifer L. Armentrout did a great job with character development and plot development.

Everything seemed to flow so smoothly. There weren't any moments where I went hmmm...that would so not happen and I loved that. 

I also loved that Katy was obsessed with books, which sometimes is a huge turn-off for me. Sometimes I feel like writers try too hard to write what they know and so I'm always more critical of characters who like to read or want to be a writer, but Armentrout pulled it off beautifully. 

Now maybe I just haven't read enough alien books, but I also thought this book was really original. All the paranormal books I read are about vampires and wolves; this was a welcome surprise. 

Basically, I'm adding my approval to thousands of other people who loved this book. Go read it; you won't regret it. 

So why 4 out of 5 stars? I loved it. It was beautifully written and I'll definitely reread it, but it just lacked that extra something to be a 5. However, having said that, you should know that I absolutely loved this book and am dying to read the sequel. 

In Summary: Fans of young adult novels will love Armentrout's explosive young adult novel. The premise was intriguing, the writing was beautiful, and the characters were compelling. 

The Wrap-up: I actually had a really hard time writing this review. Sorry guys. It's just I feel like so many people have already reviewed this one and that I can't say anything original. Basically you should just read this one if you haven't already. You won't regret it.


Danica Page

Up Next: The Perfect Game by J.Sterling


  1. I really have to read this series! So many people rave about it. I'm glad you enjoyed, now you have two more to zoom through. :)

    Wendy @ The Midnight Garden

    1. I was in the same boat as you. After hearing everybody rave about it, I decided to give it a shot. I do need to go zoom through the other two. Thanks for stopping by.

  2. Obsidian is a deliciously tormenting, absolutely explosive must read with an ending that will leave readers begging for the sequel.

    Marlene Detierro (Paydirt)


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