26 Sep 2012

Review: Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Obsidian (Lux #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout
May 8th, 2012 (first published November 29th, 2011)·  Entangled Teen
Source: Purchased
Format: Paperback
Page Count: 361
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.

Originally when I read Obsidian, I had been in a slight reading slump. Let’s just say, that after I had finished (even when I was only half way through), that funk of mine disappeared and fast.

I instantly connected with Katy. She’s your average teenager; smart, real and a little snarky. Oh, she also loves to read and is a dedicated blogger – how awesome is that! I’ve met plenty of book loving characters before but never a blogger and though I must admit it was weird at times, I liked this aspect, especially since it allowed me connect with Katy even more.

Daemon Black is one infuriating, yet sexy as alien. One minute you’ll want to give him a well-deserved slap and the next minute all you want to do is rip his shirt off. Or is that just the hormones talking? Katy and Daemon both have their fair share of faults and can be frustrating, but even so, I love them both.

Katy and Daemon have a love-hate relationship. They bicker and can’t stand each other but they are also drawn to each other and although they would rather do just about anything than admit they have feelings for each other, the connection and chemistry they share is undeniable. The sexual tension between the two is explosive and electric. I highly suggest you keep a fire extinguisher on standby when reading Obsidian so you can keep the flames under control – yes, it’s that hot.

After falling hard for Obsidian, I absolutely can’t wait to read the sequel. I had so much fun that as soon as I finished it, I jumped online straight away and ordered a copy of Onyx. If that’s not love, I don’t know what is.

Entertaining, fast faced, not to mention fun and flirty; Jennifer has brought the old, dated alien story back to life and it’s brimming with energy.


  1. Yay! I have this one too but, I haven't read it and I feel like I am the only one who hasn't read it yet. I am always nervous when I see books like this one because it seems like everyone and there mother loves this series and I am always afraid that I won't like it as much. So glad to see another great review of it and I hopefully will be reading it soon!

    Kristin @ Young Adult Book Haven

    1. Obsidian is FUN and personally, I think you'll love it. Don't fret too much; read it, have fun, swoon for Daemon and if you don't like it, oh well! :)

  2. I knew the romance was hot but a FIRE EXTINGUISHER? I really really REALLY need to get a move on with the Jennifer L. Armentrout books!

    Katy and Daemon sound like such great characters! I think it would be SO cool to read about a book blogger... That kind of connection is not a thing you find everywhere! And seriously, if I can connect to the characters, I'm most likely good for the book :)

    Thanks for the wonderful review, Rebecca! <3 I can't WAIT to read this one!


    1. It's soooo GOOD. The tension rises almost to the point where I'm tired and frustrated from all the waiting and drawing out but then...BOOM. *fans self* I love.

      I hope you read this soon and have lots of fun with it. Thanks for stopping by! ♥

  3. I'm so glad you had fun reading this Rebecca, I was one of the minority who had a few issues, but despite this I still picked up the second book Onyx and let me just say I certainly need that fire extinguisher for this one! I'm definitely enjoying it a lot more than Obsidian! Hope your copy arrives soon! A lovely review as usual Rebecca! :)

    1. I have Onyx on my shelf and can't wait to dig it! Aw, I'm SO glad your having a better time the sequel than with Obsidian. Thanks lovely Jasprit! ♥

  4. Haha. Isn't Daemon a jerkface? I loved it! bahaha. It was hilarious. I loved this book and the sequel is very good too but I found it a bit long winded. Like it was never going to end. I can't wait to see what you think!

    1. Daemon IS a jerkface. Eh, long winded? *hides* I'll be sure to let you know how I go. *runs off to read* ♥

  5. Woo-hoo! I'm so glad you enjoyed this one! I hated Daemon in this installment but I grew to love him in the sequel which was SO much better. Katy really is such a feisty and kick-ass heroine though and I CAN'T WAIT FOR OPAL! :D I'm looking forward to your thoughts on the sequel - fabulous review, Rebecca! :D

    Ivy Book Bindings

    1. I must read Onyx soon if y'all are looking forward to seeing what I think of Onyx! Ha, I'm interested to see how I like it as well. Will it be love or hate? Or will it be both? Can't wait to read it and I'm intrigued that you enjoyed the sequel so much more! :)

  6. Ahh. I'm so torn! On the one hand: aliens. That's like an automatic green light for me. But, on the other hand... it just sounds so... cheesy (like Roswell in a book form. Which, don't get me wrong, I LOVE that show, but I started watching it when I was 14, so, there's the nostalgia factor). But you say you really enjoyed it, so I might have to give it a try. Another minor annoyance. Daemon. I really don't like that name. It's like the alternate version of demon. Like how there's fairy and faerie. Obviously I have some strong emotions about this book already so I should probably just read it and see what I think. Hah! Thanks for the review. :)

    1. Ha, it IS a bit cheesy but it was just SO. MUCH. FUN so I didn't care. Hmm, maybe just borrow this? Your thoughts are already so mixed and muddled and your either going to like it or hate it with a passion... Which? I'm not sure but I'd like to hear what you think :)

    2. Ooooh, Kristen, basically, YES. EXACTLY. JUST LIKE ROSWELL IN BOOK FORM. But it so so SOOOOO fun.

      It's definitely worth a try <3

    I mean, I had a few issues with Obsidian, but none of them were enough to overshadow the fact that I stayed up till 5AM READING IT.

    I LOVE the chemistry between Daemon and Katy, and the bickering, and the... perfect ♥