Thursday, July 12, 2012

Book Review: Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout

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
Source: own

Summary (Goodreads):

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.


My Thoughts:

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!

Alternate cover:

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.


  1. I just read and reviewed this on my blog. Small world. I'm a new follower from Book Blogs. I hope you'll check out my blog and consider following me back.

    1. Hi, thanks for following!
      I dropped by yours and followed back.

  2. Thanks, Michelle. I commented back to you on my blog but just in case you don't see it I wanted to let you know that yes, you can request an ARC of Touch of Death (my YA novel). Go to the reviewers page on Spencer Hill Press's website Fill out the form and you'll be put on the list. :)

    1. Thank you, Kelly!
      I'm so excited to read your book!
      I hope they'll approve. :)

  3. Hi,
    Found the link to your blog in the Book Bloggers group. I'm following through GFC. My blog is at:

    I really liked Obsidian and I'm looking forward to Onyx. If you like the whole aliens thing, there's an aliens dystopian type book that's coming out soon. The ARC is available on Netgalley. I'm a new blogger, too, so I was surprised that I was approved. If you do NetGalley, the book is called "Midnight City" and the author is J. Barton Mitchell.

    1. Thanks for following! Followed yours. :)
      Left a comment on your Meh III post.

  4. I have heard great things about this book(: Nice Review!


    New follower via GFC, Networked blogs, Youtube, Goodreads, facebook, and twitter. I would love it if you could stop by my blog sometime.

    Katie @

    1. Hi Katie!
      Thanks a loot for following my blog and other sites! followed yours back. :)

  5. Amazing review! I actually really want to read this book asap. I heard nothing but good stuff about it :) But I'm glad you liked :) Thanks for sharing <3

    New Follower!!
    xoxo, Mariam @Book-A-Holic

    1. You're welcome! Hope you read it soon and see what you think about it.

      Thanks for following! Followed yours back! :))

  6. Awesome review. I nominated you for The Liebster Blog Award!
    Follow link for info:

    1. Wow. Thank you!
      I'm gonna post mine soon here. Gotta hunt other awesome new blogs! Hope you drop by and read my answer to your questions.

      Have a great day! :)

  7. Great review. I really liked this book; but I haven't finished the rest of this series yet. :)


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