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Short Description for Obsidian 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 ...
- Published: 06 December 2011
- Format: Paperback 292 pages
- ISBN 13: 9781937044237 ISBN 10: 1937044238
- Sales rank: 81,115
Reviews for Obsidian
Another captivating page-turner by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Katy is a book blogger - a first for a character in a book. She has just moved to the middle of nowhere in Virginia. Her father died three years ago, but for Katy and her mother the pain of the lost still feels recent. Her mother hopes the move will give them a new start and help them move on. Despite how boring she thought the town would be, she's about to learn nothing could be farther from the truth.
Daemon and Dee are Katy's neighbours. Dee and her become fast friends, but Daemon just annoys her to no end or at least she wished that was the only feelings she felt near him. Daemon's feelings and reactions are very unpredictable, making him hard to read and a realistic character.
I was already a loyal fan after reading Daimon and Half-Blood. There are a lot of paranormal reads, but the Covenant series stood out for me, just like Obsidian does as well. It's YA meets Roswell, but much more interesting then the TV series ever was.
Obsidian is another captivating page-turner by Jennifer that will no doubt be throwing many curve balls in the future. I can't wait to find out how the series continues. by Safari Poetunder review
Obsidian makes aliens sexy!
First off, let me say hell yeah to the shout out to bloggers. I absolutely LOVE that the main character is a book blogger, and that its authentic. I haven't seen that in any other book, and it rocks.
The writing is awesome, as I've come to know from Half Blood, the first in Jennifer's other series (I also have a copy of Pure screaming at me to be read... I just seriously need to find more time to read, but with the three year old and the newborn, its not as often as I like, but I digress).
As most of you probably know, I am a character person. They make or break books for me, and Jennifer sure nailed it. I love Katy's voice and character, she was so easy to connect with and to be in her head. It was natural and flowed so well. She's kinda shy but she fights to overcome it, which I admire greatly. I love how bold she is with Daemon sometimes, and the way the way that she handles him... well, it couldn't be done any better. Her internal voice, especially the running commentary about his lack of wearing a shirt is great.
And oh hot Daemon. Who knew that aliens could be sexy. But he totally makes it work. He has the bad ass vibe, and he really is an ass sometimes. By about half way through, I understand why, but still. And I really think that the jerkiness is mostly because he wants to protect her and his sister. He doesn't want her to be drawn into a dangerous world. But does that excuse it? I appreciate how Katy questions it, and doesn't just let the attraction totally drive things. She doesn't let his sexy overpower what she wants and what she knows she deserves. And there really is some tender beneath the jerk, even though it isn't the easiest to see or remember when he's being a jerk. I really appreciate Jennifer's genius in writing his character where I can totally see the appeal, but then again, I don't want anything to do with him, then the next minute I wish I were the one kissing him, and then I am totally questioning it again the next.
And I don't want to spoil anything, but just let me say, sweet baby jesus--the lake scene. Yeah. That's all.
Dee is pretty amazing too. She is the sort of female character that I wish were one of my best friends. She is perceptive, talkative, and understanding.
As for pacing and that good stuff... I was never bored, and always wanting to know what would happen next, and yearning to be reading when life and other books that I had a short window of time to read got in the way of that that is Obsidian awesomeness. by Brandi Kosiner
A compelling story, you won't be able to put down!
From the moment I started reading this book, I became totally obsessed with it. Like seriously obsessed. I couldn't stop thinking about it. I read it in one sitting - no food, no sleep, lots of coffe ;) And then I re-read the best parts (there are lots of them) again and again. I lost the count ;)
So, if you're a young adult or adult reader, you'll love this book! I've been thinking about it a lot in the past 2 weeks, if I should write a review about it and what is the best way to describe why is this book so amazing.
If all YA books were like this, I would never need to read an adult Paranormal Romance again. BELIEVE ME! ;)
Because, oh my, there is PASSION. And sexual tension. And our damn hot Daemon!! And Katy's will of not giving in and the damn great old sarcasm. It's priceless!!
And yet another thing. This book got me with the first chapter! Which is kind of rare. ;)
So, if you haven't read the book yet, I seriously dare you to do it ASAP! Because it's totally f***ing worth it! by Nea Barabea
- Top review
Well written, fast paced, exciting and fun!
Jennifer Armentrout is quickly becoming known as a hot writer in the YA/paranormal/urban fantasy market and with good reason. Her novels are very exciting and highly entertaining. Obsidian is no different.
I am a character driven reader so I will talk about the story a little and the characters a lot. While Obsidian is science fiction, it is light on the sci-fi and heavy on the romance and action. I have not read a lot of YA paranormal romance that involves aliens so Obsidian provided a nice change for me. Armentrout gives you just enough back story on Dee and Daemon to answer basic questions but I am hoping the next book will give us more history on them.
The story is told from Katy's perspective and she is a very likable character. Katy is a quiet girl who likes to read, blog (yes guys, she has a book review blog!) and garden. She is also, loyal, brave, spunky and fights back when someone tries to put her down (love that). Her father's death from cancer three years before left her sad and lonely and created distance between her and her mom. The family dynamics in this book are interesting. While the main characters are all teenagers, parents or guardians of any sort are rarely around. Katy spends a lot of time by herself so when she meets Dee, Daemon's twin sister who seems just as lonely as she is, the two form an instant bond, much to Daemon's chagrin.
Katy and Daemon have an immediate physical attraction to each other, but thankfully, no insta-love. As a matter of fact, these two are at each other throats (and not in a good way) throughout most of the book. Daemon is very attractive but such a jerk! Normally, I not a huge fan of this type of male lead but Daemon is, well, complicated. While he never mistreats Katy, he is very rude and mean to her verbally. Hot or not, no girl should put up with a guy like Daemon but to Katy's credit, she does not stick around because of him but because she values her friendship with Dee.
Daemon attempts to push Katy away from him and his family are understandable under the circumstances but I will admit that I did not fall for him right away. Katy is no pushover and matches his insults with her own. The snarky verbal tennis match between these two is one of my favorite aspects of the novel. In the hands of another writer, I would have hated Daemon but somehow, Ms. Amentrout worked him under my skin and I'm happy to say that he has grown on me.
While Katy, Daemon and Dee and well rounded characters, there are secondary characters that I would love know more about in upcoming novels. Obsidian is a fast paced, exciting, sexy and fun read and I am really looking forward to the other books in the Lux series.
Content: Sexual situations, heavy profanity, violence and underage drinking. Obsidian is one of those books that walks the fine line between YA and adult urban fantasy. There is a ton of sexual tension between Katy and Daemon and their steamy scenes are definitely more appropriate for older teens and adults.
My Rating: Really Good! by Novia Changunder review