Book Review: Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout

RATING: StarStarStarStarStar

(Lux #1)

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.



Obsidian really got me all hot and bothered in those 6 hours that i read it! It has flaws, yes, but i’m willing to overlook them just for the spine-tingling, nerve-wracking, laughter-inducing moments between Katy and Daemon. Let’s just say if you are in the mood to just read, enjoy and relax, try Obsidian. Armentrout will leave you wanting, panting… for more. *ahem* (entering fangirl mode)

Katy no longer wants to be a bystander. With Daemon around, she becomes a queen b*tch that she needs to be, since Daemon is a jerk. She’s tired of being good ol’ Katy, that’s why she never backs down from him. I like her. She’s as real as any teenager can get. Feisty, angry, and has a filthy mouth (according to Daemon). Now this hot alien… WOW. How come I’m beginning to like obnoxious boys nowadays? Oh well. 🙂 Daemon kept the dialogues alive, spirited, and totally swoon worthy! Man, i believe i have a new book boyfriend, LOL! The thing i love the most about him – he never went from cold to sappy. i thought he’s just a regular guy who can’t express his true feelings that well. So i really liked the open ending. It leaves much to my imagination.

I liked the concept of light versus shadow. the plot reminded me a little of that Roswell tv series though. but Armentrout wrote in such a way that i never thought i was reading. i thought i was hanging out with a friend while she regals me this alien story that’s a little rough on the edges, but entertaining nonetheless.

Obsidian is a super fun read if you want to chillax. Smart-mouthed and heart-thumping, Katy and Daemon will surely fire up your senses. This book is HOT. (exiting fangirl mode)




.: maria :.

“giving up is the ultimate tragedy.”

9 thoughts on “Book Review: Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout

  1. Hi Maria! I’m glad you liked this book! I’ve heard people rave about this one but I’m not so sure that I’m part of that crowd. When news about Obsidian trickled in the blogosphere, I was away, busy with school. But now that I’ve read your review, I can see that there is a chance that I might like this one. I’m not all for the alien-scientific stuff going on, unless it’s related to dystopian. But like you, I’m willing to overlook this, for the story inside Obsidian. I loved the author’s first novel, Half-Blood and I might like this next book, too.

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