|Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout, 1st paperback edition book cover|
by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Series: Lux #1
Genre: YA, paranormal
Editions available: Paperback, ebook, Kindle
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.
I read a lot of 5, 4-star reviews about this book and saying it was awesome, that made me read this.
This is not your average paranormal story. Not vampires, wolves, angels, nor fairies. Aliens. ALIENS! How are they become so cooool and hot in this book? (1) they're not the big black-eyed, huge-headed aliens we usually see in the movies or televisions; (2) they're Luxen. An aliens made out of light and used to live in a planet called Lux (Latin for light); (3) once landed and chose to live in Earth, they copied the first person they saw, and Daemon, the male alien protagonist, is soo hot. He chose the right bod. *winks*, and; (4) they never hurt humans.
So, let me spell the thoughts that I had while reading this book. The story is really cool, but some scenes are not entirely new. Daemon's character has been told so many times--good-looking hot jerk, but eventually will softens inside.
On the first few chapters, I almost compared it to Twilight. Don't freak out! Honestly, it was just like a deja vu. A girl moved in, met a mysterious hot jerk but falls to him eventually. Some scenes are also like the same, like, when Katy was attacked by a psycho (turned out to be a rival of Luxens) and then out of the blue, there's Daemon, saving her. And the revelation part. But in Obsidian, the revelation part was amazing--my impression about the book changes on that part, onwards.
The four reasons why aliens in this book is so cool I listed above is one of the reasons I liked this book. I also love the way how they are 'alienated'. Surely, Jennifer L. Armentrout created her fantastic version of aliens. I really liked the book, enjoyed reading it and experienced heart-stopping moments--like on the action part and Katy and Daemon's moments.
Katy, the female human protagonist is cool also. I love how the book started. It's also like a deja vu--not in Twilight--but about her being a blogger and a book lover. It's so ironic, I know what's she's talking about. I wonder what will be the not-bloggers will think about that part. Reading and blogging is really obsessive and a comfort. I liked her also because even though she's not fearless, she's a fighter. She speaks her mind and I just cheered over the spaghetti scene (you'll know when you read)!
I really liked this book! Can't wait to read Onyx!
Paranormal lovers. Who wants to try aliens for a change? I promise, you'll love it too!
Book cover comment/s:
Oh, yeah. That's Daemon looking oh-so hot with his gorgeous green eyes and Katy. And then there's the background sky, green as his eyes. Awesome! You wouldn't thought this book would be about aliens!
Let me also feature the book trailer because I have a few comments about it.
Now, the trailer has a lot of kissing, and I first thought this was an erotic contemporary and it made me worried. But the trailer doesn't give that justice about how great the book is. It has a scene like that on the book, yes, BUT there's not really a lot of kissing throughout the book--heck, they're even trying to avoid each other! So you shouldn't be worried that maybe that's the reason it was so popular.