- Publisher: Entangled Teen
- Format: Paperback | 400 pages
- Dimensions: 137mm x 203mm x 30mm | 386g
- Publication date: 6 September 2012
- Publication City/Country: Fort Collins
- ISBN 10: 1620610078
- ISBN 13: 9781620610077
- Sales rank: 2,525
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.
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Jennifer L. Armentrout lives in West Virginia. All the rumors you've heard about her state aren't true. Well, mostly. When she's not hard at work writing, she spends her time reading, working out, watching zombie movies, and pretending to write. She shares her home with her husband, his K-9 partner named Diesel, and her hyper Jack Russell Loki. Armentrout writes Adult and Young Adult Urban Fantasy and Romance. She can be found 'brainstorming' on Twitter or stalking Goodreads while fighting her never-ending addiction to caffeine.
By LucyMB 25 May 2014
« Obsidian » is the kind of book that once you open it, you can’t close it! I’ve been completely addicted to it; I turned the pages so fast, that two days later I had already finished this amazing first novel in the Lux trilogy. I loved reading it so much! It’s the best paranormal romance I’ve read so far…
Even if it shares some similarities with Twilight (moving to a new town, new school, and unrealistically beautiful students), the author, Jennifer L. Armentrout has created her own world and wonderful, unique characters.
There are no vampires in the book, and there is really refreshing ! Instead, there are other kinds of supernatural « monsters » !
The author has done a very good job with this book.There are a lot of twists and action scenes, but the highlight of the story is the relationship between the two main characters. I quite fell in love with Katy and Daemon’s love-hate relationship.They both have strong personalities and their conversations are so entertaining.I couldn’t help laugh whenever they talked to each other!They’re really cute…
I loved Katy from the beginning. She runs a book blog and naturally I felt close to her. She could eventually be my best friend! She’s exactly the kind of character I like because she is a little shy but strong, and she has an awesome spunky attitude!
What can I say about Daemon? He is unbelievably hot, but he also brought a new meaning to the word « jerk »! He was insulting so often that I wanted hate him and beat him most of time. But as the story progressed, he improves his behavior. I knew a good guy was hiding under his hurtful attitude! And honestly, who doesn’t love bad boys?
Dee, Daemon’s sister, is also an amazing character. She is the total opposite of her brother, she is very sweet and friendly. I really liked her friendship with Katy.
In short, I loved everything about this novel. I don’t have ANY complaints. The plot, the characters, and the writing style, they are all perfect!
So I only have one piece of advice: READ THAT BOOK as soon as possible!
By Reviews By Molly 06 Apr 2014
So, I hadn't ever read an Armentrout novel before. I'd heard amazing things about her work, but I was just, like, stuck. In the land of the dead, apparently. I just never got around to reading her before. And when I was browsing my libraries digital books, I saw Obsidian, then asked y'all if I should read it. I got a good response of yes! Read it. She's amazing, and so forth. So, I read it. And my verdict? I'm in love. I must now acquire all things Armentrout for my personal reading library! She is amazing with a capital zing!
Katie and Daemon.....oh my god. I loved them both!!! I wasn't sure I would love Daemon as much as I did when I first was introduced to him in the story. He was a bit, um, overbearing? And Katie's reaction to him was a bit a stand-off-ish. But, as I read through the story and realized the connection they would have, I could look back and understand their attitudes. Ms. Armentrout incorporated them perfectly together for the story! Daemon was tall, dark, sexy. Katie was the book blogger (yea! She totally rocked, though I will forever out do her in my love of books!). Perfect combo.
And the paranormal aspect to the story was beyond incredible! Definitely not your sappy werewolf vamp novels. The plotline that Ms. Armentrout chose was interesting and hooked me instantly. I was turning the pages long into the night....I just didn't want to put it down! And the ending.....THE ENDING!!! I was so surprised with the ending (y'all know I don't give out spoilers so don't expect me to tell you WHAT the ending was!) that I was like, really? That's it? I want more and I want more now! I thought that to myself and immediately went to the library site and checked out Onyx! Yea. I can't wait to read it!
Definitely recommending this to everyone. It's a completely, utterly addictive read that you won't be able to put down. If I could give it more than 5 stars I most definitely would. Ms. Arementrout is the best and I can't wait to read the rest in this series!
By TeeganLeigh Mudge 16 Dec 2013
This was a really fun book. Loved the sarcastic humor and the love/hate relationships. interesting take on the Blacks etc race...(don't want to spoil it for some). I found it to be a refreshing change to the oh-so-popular vampires, werewolves etc etc.
The characters all had their different, loveable qualities and I have fallen in love with them all, a few more deeply (Daemon & Katy) than others (Ash & Andrew). With more than enough sarcasm and snarky remarks coming from the main two, there were a lot of loving, gentle moments too. Even some sexy. ;) The romance was not over-powerful or anything, not really anything that seemed over to top, but it managed to come through loud and clear. I loved awaiting what was going to happen next between the involved characters.
I started and finished today and I wasn't board for a second reading this book and am eagerly awaiting my friend to lend me the second lovely novel tomorrow! I am odering them for my very own as well. ^_^
By Madison Anne Wiles 17 Jul 2013
Amazing book I freaking loved it! The love/hate relationship was crazy good, i found myself giggling all throughout. The characters were 3D and very realistic. Well done!
By Maria Guajardo (GABY) 10 Jan 2013
Obsidian has been on my radar for a while, and after so many good recommendations and a fantastic sale at Amazon, I couldn't resist.
Now I know why almost everyone liked this book. Katy, the protagonist, is a book blogger, which of course made me kind of like her from the start, but she's not the typical dumb girl (of course not, she's a reader!), and Daemon, even when he is the typical sexy mysterious boy next door, he's irresistible.
But in a way is very similar with other YA books: sexy paranormal boy, his family is also beautiful, her mom is never home and the protagonist is new at school. Also, she's pretty normal but of course the sexy boy thinks she's stunning.
Ignoring that details, I really liked the writing. It was what got me from the beginning. It was easy to read, and it turned interesting very fast. There were some hot scenes, but for me it just made the relationship more realistic. Also, the Aliens haven't been really explored yet, so it was fresh, the Lux are very interesting. I really liked their story besides Katy and Daemon's romance.
Overall, I read Obsidian very fast, it was fun and sexy, it was interesting from the beginning and I literally couldn't sleep until I finished it. Although it has many 'cliches', I still enjoyed it very much and recommend it.
Top Pick, 4 1/2 stars: "The beginning of Armentrout's new Lux series is a thrilling ride from start to finish. A cross between Roswell and Dawson's Creek, this series is guaranteed to hold your attention and have you begging for more." - RT Book Reviews "Daemon and Katy are combustible...Obsidian is an action packed ride that will leave you breathless and begging for more." - Jus Accardo, author of Touch "Daemon and Katy are combustible ... Obsidian is an action packed ride that will leave you breathless and begging for more." - Jus Accardo, author of Touch
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A USA TODAY Bestselling series. "I loved Obsidian! Get ready to devour this book in one sitting, fall hard for Daemon, and be desperate for book two!" -Deborah Cooke, bestselling author of Dragonfire and the Dragon Diaries "A riveting story that will keep you turning the pages to the end, and then say, "I want more!"" AUTHOR, Kate Kaynak "With a unique and entrancing story, Obsidian was action packed, dramatic, captivating and exciting-I Am Number Four has some SERIOUS competition! Wendy from A Cupcake and a Latte "Talk about refreshing, Obsidian will give readers a whole new take on aliens. What Jennifer did with this story is absolutely awesome! You do not need to be a sci-fi fan to enjoy it!" Mundie Moms