Review: Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout

SYNOPSIS (via 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.”


As I continue to make my way through Jennifer L. Armentrout’s novels, I decided that the Lux series was going to be my next read through. I don’t read that many books involving aliens, so this seemed interesting. Like all Armentrout’s novels so far, I got sucked in pretty much right away and couldn’t put the book down.

Katy is an incredibly relatable heroine. She’s an every woman who doesn’t realize how great she actually is. She’s smart, headstrong and doesn’t back down from a challenge. I enjoyed that she was using the opportunity of being the new girl in town to her advantage, to branch out more. Daemon drove me insane! You could tell he obviously had a thing for Katy, but then he would say the absolute meanest things to her. I understand the justification of, he is protecting his family but there has to be something else you could do besides destroy a teenage girl’s feelings. It also just felt like a loop, Daemon and Katy would get closer then Daemon would say something completely horrible and destroy Katy’s feelings. It became frustrating at times. That being said I liked seeing Katy’s confidence grow, and I think this book leaves off in an exciting spot.

Overall, I enjoyed this book. It felt different then some of the other Young Adult I have read and I think that’s because of the subject material. It is an interesting world and I’me excited to see where the series goes.

RATING: 3.5/5

Here’s my review of the next book in the series, Onyx!

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