Monday, 27 February 2012

My review of Obsidian

Obsidian (Lux #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout 
Release Date: December 6th, 2011
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One of my most favourite reads. EVER.

Obsidian (Lux, #1)
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.

Wow. This book was is so frickin' awesome. Extremely hard to put down! Obsidian is a fun and action-packed book. It's full of wonderfully charming characters that you will love and care for. As for the cover? Who wouldn't drool over that?

You know what made me so crazy about reading this book in the first place? It was the blurb. More specifically, ".....I spotted my hot neighbor, with his looming height and eerie green eyes. Things were looking up. And then he opened his mouth." I'd heard many great things about Jennifer L. Armentrout and I just knew Obsidian would be good! Read it!

I loved the characters! They were fun! They were exciting! Katy, I found that I could really relate to her, like REALLY relate to her. She is a book blogger! A girl who is totally obsessed over books, like me! Katy is courageous and brave. She's always willing to risk her life for others. I don't think she realises how beautiful she really is, like many girls I know! But there's one thing I absolutely hate about her. She lives next door to a hottie. Damn, many girls would loose an arm and a leg to live where she does! Daemon Black. The untouchable boy with amazing green eyes and a tanned chest. *Drooool* Okay, so maybe Daemon isn't the nicest of guys, but he does try. He's not very good with words, his eyes and actions give his emotions away. When you read Obsidian, please read it slowly and savour every single scene with Daemon in it! Onyx, the sequel, isn't going to be out for another few months (August 2012, BOOOO).

Obsidian will leave you breathless and pratically BEGGING for more. The action and steamy romance will hook you in like no other. As pages turn and days past, you will slowly see friendships blossom and relationships begin. You see Katy slowly get over her father's death, eventhough he died 3 years earlier she still feels the loss and emptiness. The fact that her mother works most hours a day does not make those feelings dissappear. I really felt for Katy, she's had a tough life and I don't think she deserved to be treated like the plague when she moved!

Having the whole paranormal twist made it so much more interesting. I don't want to give away toooo much information! But let's just say that Daemon is one fit alien and damn, he lights up my world. <3 Cheesy? Yes, I know.

Overall, Obsidian is a brilliant book and a great start to the Lux series. It has an ending that will have you wondering what will happen next, it will also leave you in a state of desperation. I can not wait until Onyx is released. There has been so many teasers! It's so....teasing! I NEED ONYX! And so will all of you when you get this book! Don't borrow this from the library. You need to buy it, I promise you won't regret it. This book is nothing like Twilight, in case your worried. If you borrow this from the library you will not want to give it back.

Rating
- A special thanks to Jena at Shortie Says!

34 comments:

  1. I really need to read this one. I can't wait.

    Great review. :D

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  2. I love this book! Definitely one of my all time favorites.

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  3. *sigh* Your review has made me want to rush out and grab a copy of this book. While Obsidian was on my wish list, it wasn't very high up on the list. Now it's been bumped up a few places. Thank you for this great review:)

    Sarah Bibi Setar

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  4. Yes, yes, definitely going to read it. It's on my TBR pile and I think I should find some room... I mean some time for Daemon next month!

    Agnieszka @ Nook of Books

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  5. I really need to read this book especially with the next one coming out this year!!!

    Rachel

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  6. I'm going to start reading this series very soon. Thank you for the great review! And I love that Katy is a book blogger! :)

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  7. I have this book in my book wish list I will definitely buy it on my next book shopping spree & thanks for the fab review.

    Juana

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  8. Wow, great review!!! I'm adding this to my next shopping trip

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  9. Love your review! And this book is sooo goood... I can't wait to read more about Daemon.

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  10. I have been hearing nothing but good things about this series... Its already on my TBR but when will I be able to get my hands on it?

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  11. I'm totaly looking forward to read this book after reading HalfBlood & Pure -they are AWSOME! So, now, with the Alien Mojo & everything, I'm geting ready.

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  12. I LOVE Jennifer Armentrout and I'm sure this more sci fi book will be awesome!

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  13. +JMJ+

    I hadn't known that Katy was a book blogger! How interesting! I know I always pay attention to what characters are reading and love it when authors "title drop"--so this just doubles the fun.

    The SF twist to what would otherwise have been just another Paranormal Romance seems promising. I hope it's not just a gimmick!

    Thanks for the review. =)

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  14. Okay. Now I'm drooling over that guy and I don't even know him!
    Such a great review! Thanks! :D

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  15. After seeing nothing but 5 star reviews all over the place for this book, I just had to get my hands on it! And the result is that I too am swooning all over Daemon Black...

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  16. I love this book so much! I read it recently and am currently in torture while waiting for Onyx to be released x-x

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  17. I LOVE Obsidian so much! This is one of my favorite series. Great review! If I didn't already love Obsidian, I would run out and buy it based on your review! :D

    Amber @ Fall Into Books

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  18. I absolutely love your review! I'm super excited to read this book, I still need to buy it sometime extremely soon. Jennifer L. Armentrout is an amazing author! ♥

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  19. I finished reading this book yesterday! maybe it's cheese, but I have the whole book (and Deamon *.*) in my mind ever since! Yes, it was that awesome! After i read the synopsis, I was a bit wary, aliens and all, but I was so wrong! it was my best decision to keep reading!

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  20. I have never read a book about aliens. And I have been great stuff about this from absolutely EVERYBODY. So I'm guessing I would like it. Have finally added it to my TBR! Thanks to you for the great review!

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  21. Oh well, it is frustrating to know that ONYX is not out until August. I think it was supposed to be earlier but then it was moved again. I have read a lot of teasers and it just makes me want get hold of it. Oh, dang..

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  22. I don't know why I haven't jumped on the Armentrout train yet. I think there may be something wrong with me, because I read reviews on all of her books and so very many people absolutely adore her and her writing. Obsidian seems like the one to start with. Your review made me even more excited to give this book a shot. Thanks so much for another great review!

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  23. I like action/romance novel! I can't see why I won't pick this up. Not a fan of the cover though~

    -wni

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  24. I want to read this book. Many said this book is a great reading. Reading your review, makes me sure that it is. Must have a copy of it.

    Thanks for the review. Great review :)

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  25. I haven't read this book, but it already listed on my to-read books and on my Adobe Digital Editions. Have you read Shadows? It's about Dawson, Daemon's other twin.

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  26. OMG you totally made me wanna read this book! >w<

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  27. i haven't read this books,,but iam interest for reading,,your riview make me cant wait to read,,i love the cover ^^

    thanks

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  28. Loved this book great review!

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  29. Great review! I also enjoyed reading Obsidean!!!!!

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  30. thanks for review, good review. I have Obsidian but I haven't read yet

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  31. I love the review!! Obsidian is also one of my favorite books ever!!

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