Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Posted June 8, 2016 by Minx

Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Series: Lux #1
Also by this author: The Problem with Forever
Genres: Fantasy, Paranormal Romance
Release Date: May 8, 2012
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Format: E-book
Source: Library
Pages: 299
ISBN: 1620610078
ASIN: B00K48GW96
Purchase at: Amazon
Minx's Rating:

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.


Well I thought I would give this book a try because it’s from Jennifer L. Armentrout and because it had aliens in it. I had a hard time reading this book because the male protagonist, Daemon, is the biggest asshat ever! Honestly I get that the main female protagonist is taken in by his smashing good looks and that she really has no experience in life so a hot guy would be alluring but he written as the biggest jerk ever.

What I liked:

The alien aspect: They are beings of light and how they were written was interesting.

Katy: Leading lady and she is funny, does not roll over and take Daemon’s crap and does what she thinks is right. You go girl!

Dee: Daemon’s twin sister. She might be an alien but I really like her spunk. I like that she wants to have a life and make her own choices and that she is true to Katy.

What I did not like:

Twilight was, oh wait this was Obsidian. This novel reminded me so much of another book, cough cough twilight, but I just can’t think of the name, sneeze twilight, hmmm, not sure. I guess it will come to me later.

This book follows a typical formula. Bookish girl meets hot guy, drools over him but she does “want” him, liar, but she just cannot seem to keep her eyes, or hands off of him, and he is broody and full on angst. Somehow he is truly drawn to her because she is somehow hot and she never knew but that doesn’t mean he can be sweet or respectful in public but in the end he just can’t help himself, he has to protect her….because you know that somehow she is in danger. Mega eye-rolls on this.

Overall, I enjoyed the story with the beings of light. That was a different twist with them and the Arums. For those reasons I gave this story a three star rating. Daemon alone took away two stars. Sorry, men who are verbally abusive are never, ever, ever, ok in my book and this is end of my rant.

About Jennifer L. Armentrout

Author Jennifer L. Armentrout

# 1 New York Times and # 1 International Bestselling author Jennifer lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing. she spends her time reading, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell Loki.

Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She is published with Spencer Hill Press, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen. Her book Obsidian has been optioned for a major motion picture and her Covenant Series has been optioned for TV. Jennifer has won numerous awards, including the 2013 Reviewers Choice Award for Wait for You, the 2015 Editor’s Pick for Fall With Me, and the 2014/2015 Moerser-Jugendbuch- Jury award for Obsidian. Her young adult romantic suspense novel DON’T LOOK BACK was a 2014 nominated Best in Young Adult Fiction by YALSA.

She also writes Adult and New Adult contemporary and paranormal romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.

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