Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Obsidian (Lux #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout (Review)

*Cover and Synopsis from Goodreads


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.
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My Review: 5-Must Devour!!!!!
I admit, the idea of reading a book involving an alien, kind of had me worried. Aliens are so not my thing, but  guys with that I-don't-give-a-flying-fig about what you think or who you are is! I hate to admit it, but guys like Daemon, guys who really could care less, guys who have that attitude that you want to smack off their face, but deep down really have a softer side. That I dig!!

The minute the story began I was caught up in the Katy's story, I totally felt for her. Her pain and frustration was my pain and frustration. I love how despite Daemon being drop dead gorgeous and a total jerk Katy stood up to Daemon. She didn't let his looks or his stand off attitude sway her from being Dee's friend. To me that said a lot about the type of person Katy was.

I loved all the characters in this story, Katy with her incredible desire to see the good in people, her deep rooted trust in people, and her strong willed personality who is not afraid to stand up to the gorgeous jerks that surround her. Dee with her sweet and innocent behavior who really believes that her brother can do anything, who puts her absolute trust in her love for Daemon, and who wants nothing more than to belong and finally have a true friend. Daemon the hot and sexy boy next door, who would make any girl drool. The guy who could have any girl he wants, could be anything he wants, but wants nothing but safety for his family and his people. Daemon who doesn't trust lightly, but has a softer side, a side he doesn't show often; but when he does it takes your breathe away.

The story of this trio was completely mesmerizing and had me absolutely captivated. There was enough action to quench my thirst of excitement, enough humor to keep me interested and more than enough sexual tension to keep me thirsting for more!! This story is what every girls dreams are made of, a story not to be missed and an incredible must read!! I think I have overcome my fear of reading about aliens.

Favorite Character Moment:
"Hands clenching the edges of the plastic tray, I leaned over the table and turned my plate upside down over Daemon's and Ash's heads. Chunks of noodles and spaghetti sauce fell. Most of the red gunk hit Ash and the noodles covered Daemon's broad shoulder" (kindle, loc. 2171).

"Devouring worlds, one book and recipe at a time." 


  1. Great review! I enjoy reading your take on it. I don't think I will have a problem reading about aliens anymore either. This is definitely a must-devour book. Old follower :D Jaclyn @ JC's Book Haven

    1. Thanks! Yeah, if only every book about aliens could be this good I would have devoured them all already!