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09 July 2012

Book Review: Obsidian by Jennifer Armentrout

Obsidian (Lux, #1)

Obsidian by Jennifer Armentrout
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Pages: Paperback, 335
Young Adult
Date Published: May 8th 2012

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.

      What can I say to make the awesomeness of this book to be reflected in my words. I don't believe I can muster words strong enough to do justice to this piece of literary genius. But, I shall try, without the over use of " awesome" or  " amazing' or the oh so common " awesome sauce" . This book combines all of the things you want in a book: an amazing story, characters that you will love, and suspense that will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very end.  Mrs. Armentrout provides the reader with an experience that I haven't seen much in a book before. The idea of Obsidian is unique and breaks the mold of YA trends that are occurring these days.

      First I will talk about some of the characters that are present in Obsidian. The main character is Katy. She is the new girl in town and has no friends yet. Once she moves in she is ready to get back to her one love which is ummm...welllll...the best thing ever Book Blogging! Then she meets one of her neighbors, Daemon, who I hated for most of the book because he was a complete butthole. He lives next door with his twin sister who becomes one of Katy's best friends. Although Daemon doesn't want that to happen because he is  too overprotective of Katy. Dee is one of my favorite characters because she is so full of energy and very funny.( Also never eat her ice cream)

     Jennifer Armentrout's writing was refreshing. She presents a new idea into the YA market that wasn't a part of it before. Her characters all held unique voices. Also her writing was descriptive  but not overly descriptive  which made it an overall great story. Having the main character as a book blogger was a cool and unique part of the story. She participated in writing reviews and memes even receiving advanced copies of books.  Her attention to detail was magnificent.

     If you are looking for a book that will have you both on the edge of your seat in suspense from action and contains that splash of romance a book needs Obsidian is for you. I loved every single second of Obsidian from beginning to end.  I was so attached to Obsidian. I simply cannot wait to get my hand on the sequel Onyx.


  1. Wow, I've heard some pretty incredible things about this book and FOR SURE need to check it out! Thanks for the wicked awesome review Patrick! (:

  2. I am going to hunt down this book ASAP! Thanks for the review!