Obsidian (Lux #1) - Jennifer L. Armentrout | Book Review

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Pages: 335 paperback
Publication date: May 8th, 2012
Publisher: Entangled Teens
How I got the copy: Bought 
Rating:  3.5 out of 5
Series: Book 1 of the Lux series

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.

I really enjoyed this book and I will admit that I was putting this book off even though I had been hearing so much hype about it because of the cover. I know, don't judge a book by its cover... but it's just so easy too. Regardless, after reading the book or even while I was reading it, the cover started to grow on me. I haven't heard anyone say this but to me, I started liking the cover because I was attaching the characters on the cover to the story. So, now I don't mind the cover.

I should also say that even though I did give this a 3.5 stars out of 5 I will be continuing on with the series. I don't know if I was expecting a lot more from this book because of all the hype I've heard it but it wasn't mind blowing to me but I did enjoy it and it was an easy read.

I know a lot of people have been saying that this book was a bit twilight-y because of Daemon stopping a car for Katy, them shining like a light bulb and in Twilight Edwards sparkling in the sun and such, I don't want to spoil it too much for those who have not read it yet. But I for one didn't think it was the same story with different types of fantasy creatures or that the story was too alike. However, I did not read more than the first Twilight book. 

Moving on, Obsidian's characters did grow on me and it was interesting to learn about how the aliens came to be on earth and their enemies wanting to steal their powers. But Jennifer makes you wait until you get about half way into the book until you discover about the aliens and to get answers to your questions about them. I now understand why everyone picks Daemon as their fictional boyfriend, Jennifer made him super fit and attractive with the obvious attitude of superficial hot boys, he was a jerk. Daemon's mood would go back and forth from being nice to Katy, to being a total asshole. I get why but it was a back and forth brother and sister bickering. I just wanted him to pick how he wanted to be towards Katy and just stick with it! Sweet baby Jesus, is that too much to ask for? 

This was my first Jennifer L. Armentrout book and I'm not sure if she over does the "I wanted to punch him" as much as she did in Obsidian but that is something I will discover on my own. I do own Wait for you so, I shall see. I just feel there are so many different ways to explain you want to inflict pain and for both main characters, she picked to use punch. For Daemon I would have expected an Alien type of power that he would have used against Katy describing when he noticed he had pushed her buttons.

So, once again I gave this 3.5/5 stars. I really enjoyed it, it was an easy and fun read. I would recommend this book to people who like paranormal romances.


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