Review: Obsidian by Jennifer Armentrout

Title: Obsidian
Author: Jennifer Armentrout
Author Info: Website / Twitter / Goodreads / Facebook
Pub Date: Nov. 29, 2011 (first run), May 8, 2012 (second run)
Publisher: Entangled Teen (website)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 299
Purchase: Indie / Amazon / Barnes and Noble

"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."

Talk about a steamy YA novel; wow this book has some serious chemistry.
So we are talking aliens here and the best thing about them is the possibilities are endless. So many worlds can be out there that you can pretty much do anything and Jennifer Armentrout does a terrific job of it. Even though I knew they were aliens, I felt myself on pins and needles waiting for the big reveal. If I had time to read this book in one day, I would have, without a break. Even though I’m a sci-fi fan this is one of those books that you do not have to be to read it. The writing, the flow and the plot could entice any reader.
The characters are fantastic I love Katy our female lead. She is strong and passionate and I like how she has pep talks with herself to not be the push over. She stands up to Daemon and anyone else that tries to mess with her for that matter and it makes you admire her. She is also a book blogger which I found to be really interesting. Katy really doesn’t judge anyone. Which is something I really like about her, she has a normal freak out reactions to new information but she gives people a chance.
Daemon is that guy that you absolutely hate but want at the same time. He is so smug and arrogant that you want to get him to want you so you can break his heart. Of course you also want him to want you because you want him. I love the chemistry between Katy and him because they are constantly trying to be the one with the last word. Even though Daemon is a royal jerk, we also get to see his soft side with his sister. Now how can you not like a guy that’s protective of his family?
Dee and Katy’s friendship is cute and genuine. Dee is that side character that you want to hug and be friends with too.
It’s one of those books that you curse at yourself for not reading when it originally came out. Then realize you are grateful that you didn’t because you have no idea how you are supposed to wait for the next installments.
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About Jen S

I love books, tea/coffee(by the gallon) and sour candy. I wear my nerd badge with pride and have two children ages 5 and 3 that keep me on my toes.
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