by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Series: Lux #1
Published: 08 May 2012
Entangled Teen, Paperback, 361 pages
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.
Can I just start by saying that if Daemon was not a fictional character, everywhere he walk, ovaries will explode from his crazy hotness? Now that I’ve got that out of the way… Obsidian was utterly marvelous. Funny, touching, romantic and oh-so-good, I can’t help but be hooked on the Lux series. Ms. Armentrout has a tremendous plot going on – hot aliens – that’s really irresistible. Moreover, although the series is based on paranormal stuff, I loved that the characters, the situations and how said characters reacted to said situations were so realistic and as relatable as a book about aliens could get.
Firstly, the characters. I find it so coincidental and cool that Katy’s a book blogger! She starts out as a normal girl with interests who didn’t really had any good friends. However, she did make some new friends in the end (obviously). I’ve got to (shamefully) admit that Katy’s a much more selfless person than I am and although she gives off a damsel-in-distress vibe, she’s actually a pretty feisty and brave girl, also the kind of protagonist I would love to know in real life. As for Daemon… I quote,’the holy trinity of hot boys’. Throughout the book he teases Katy and drives her crazy, quite middle school-esque but it unbelievably worked to get me drooling over him too. Maybe that’s why girls like Katy who knows how to resist (at least temporarily) these sort of guys get them. But undeniably, the sparks between the two protagonists could burn a city to ashes – I think this is an understatement, really.
Next, the plot. Compelling, action-packed and emotive. I delighted over every single bit of the plot. It was not predictable nor boring and there was a good balance between funny moments and those that give you that twisty feeling on the inside. Both Katy and Daemon are deeper than they seem with their own secrets, ups and downs and everything else a real life person would probably have. However, Obsidian was missing the little spark that makes good books into breath-taking books. In a nutshell, Obsidian‘s a really diverse novel that’s both fun and touching, I cannot wait to read the other books in the series!