Title: Obsidian (Book 1 in Lux)
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Publisher: Entangled Publishing
Release Date: December 6, 2011
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.
Okay, now go back and reread that description. Now go and preorder the book!!! The book was AMAZING!! Everything about it hooked me in – the plot, the characters, the romance, the intrigue, EVERYTHING.
Katy is a stubborn, intelligent, smart girl who just happens to have a really good neighbor with a grouchy brother. Her retorts to Daemon’s jerkiness are funny, and I laughed almost constantly while I read this book. I loved the tension, and the way Katy kept stealing glances at Daemon’s body while at the same time flipping him off. Her attitude captured my attention and totally kept me reading until midnight – definitely my favorite character in the book.
The action that ensued in this book before Katy even found out about the aliens were definitely attention-grabbing. Getting mugged outside a library? Yeah, I’m going to keep reading this book! I loved how the tension between Daemon and Katy tied into the action-packed parts of the book. I also enjoyed how Dee was incorporated into the relationship as a mutual friend, and someone they both cared about. Without Dee, the entire book would be different, and probably a lot less enticing, if only because of her childish enthusiasm.
Possibly my favorite part of the book was when Katy first started school and found out some interesting information from her human friends. But the lunch scene? Priceless! I cannot wait to hear what some of you think of the book once it comes out – I have nothing but good to say about it, and I seriously am SO EXCITED to read the sequel, Onyx once it comes out!!!!!!
**There is some language in this book**