Author:Jennifer L Armentrout
Release Date: December 6, 2011
Publisher: Entangled Publishing
Lux Book #1
Genre: Young Adult
Review Copy Source: Netgalley
Starting over sucks.I loved HALF-BLOOD so when I saw that Jennifer had another book coming out I went to check it out. I wasn't quite sure what I would think of the book but from my previous experience with not jumping on HALF-BLOOD when it first got here then kicking myself later for not reading it sooner I knew I should read OBSIDIAN no matter what. I was not disappointing.
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.
Katy and her Mom move from Florida to West Virginia to get a new start after her father died. She wasn't very excited to be there but decided she would give the neighbor kids a shot and introduce herself. So imagine her surprise when a super hot guy answers the door and he proceeds to be a complete and udder @ss to her. Thankfully his sister Dee who she meets later is really nice and they hit it off. She doesn't understand why Daemon and his friends hate her so much but she is determined to keep Dee as her friend.
I LOVED that Katy is a blogger, I thought it was super fun to read about her blog posts and her geeking out with her in the mail videos. It made me laugh to hear her talk about her blog and how she missed it when she couldn't get one of her posts up. Katy was really easy to like. She is really independent and did a great job of sticking up for herself when all she wanted to do at some points is break down. No matter how much of a jerk Daemon was he was also a strong likable character. You get to know him even through his mood swings and get to see how protective and loving he is int he way he treats his sister. The romantic tension between Daemon and Katy made me laugh and cry at times. The emotions all around were real and high. I cant wait for more development on their relationship.
The storyline was really unique and exciting. I loved learning about Daemon and Dee and who they really were. The whole idea of them was imaginative and well explained. I'm really excited to learn more about them and their future. There was nothing about OBSIDIAN that I didn't like. I would recommend that you go buy it and read it now but be warned that you will be dying to get your hands on book 2.
I gave it 5/5 stars