Details


Series
Book 1
The Lux Trilogy

Published
December 1, 2011

Publisher
Entangled Publishing

ISBN
9781937044237

Genre
Romance


Obsidian
by Jennifer L. Armentrout   



Summary

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.

Review

"Review from Bridget"  By The Romance Reviews 2 years ago

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I love when books take me by surprise. Aliens are not my standard fare, but I was thrilled to find that OBSIDIAN surpassed all my expectations and delivered a story with adventure and passion and intrigue that drew me in and kept me hooked until the very end.

Following the death of her father, Katy Swartz and her mother have moved to the wilds of West Virginia hoping to start a new life. But while her mom has her work to distract her, Katy is stuck in her new house, with nothing but her book review blog to keep her mind off her dad and her nerves over starting the school year as a stranger in such a small town. Nothing, that is, until her mother suggests she go over and introduce herself to their new neighbors.

Because it turns out that Katy is living next to the most impossibly good-looking guy she's ever seen. Unfortunately, Daemon also happens to be the rudest person she's ever met. From their first introduction, he is downright hostile, sending her away furious and humiliated. It is only after meeting Daemon's twin sister, Dee, that Katy agrees to have anything to do with him, because where Daemon is cold and almost vicious in his apparent dislike of her, Dee is warm and bubbly and clearly in need of a friend. But no matter how hard she tries, Katy can't seem to avoiding being drawn to something in Daemon's gaze in those few moments when he lets his guard down and shows he might actually be worth getting to know much better….

But with every passing day, things around their small town just keep getting stranger. Unexplained disappearances, Mothman sightings, and a large group that seem to hate Katy on sight for her friendship with Dee, including Daemon's off-again-on-again girlfriend; Dee and Daemon themselves certainly have a number of quirks that Katy can't rationally explain. It is only after Daemon saves her life one terrifying night that Katy finally learns that none of the oddities around her can be explained by anything in this world. Or galaxy. Because Daemon, and a number of the other locals, are aliens known as the People of Light, whose home planet was destroyed. And with her newfound knowledge comes the very real danger that Katy could become the target of Daemon's enemies, who lurk in the darkness around them. Now, Katy is not only supposed to learn her way through the confusions of high school—she might just have to save her world while she's at it.

As Katy herself notes, "aliens…don't really do it for me and a lot of readers." While I was intrigued by the concept of this book, I have to admit that I went in with a bit of trepidation. However, once I got into the plot, I found myself really reluctant to put the book down, and am really rather anxious for the next installment in the series. Jennifer Armentrout takes the story of the ‘lonely new girl who meets a tall, dark, paranormal stranger' and makes it into something that feels fresh and new and surprisingly gripping.

Katy is not your stereotypical bookish sort of girl. She is sarcastic and determined and holds her own against anyone and everyone, which I really respected. Daemon is so strong and so overpowering at times, it takes one gutsy, tough lady to go toe-to-toe with him, and Kat never shrinks into his shadow. That alone endeared her to me, but her caustic observations and sense of humor had me snickering out loud, as well.

Daemon is a perfect force of nature. It's nearly impossible while reading not to want to understand what makes him tick, even when his behavior is so repellant. Though it took a little longer for me to see past his perfect looks and arrogant attitude to the complex character beneath, but to be honest, it was refreshing to have a hero who kept his girl—and this reader—on her toes. Ultimately, there is no doubt where his heart lies, but I have a sense there is a lot more about Daemon that we have yet to learn.

The tension between two such fiery characters is absolutely sizzling. Despite the young adult nature of the book, there is no shying away from the fact that Kat and Daemon have a connection that is complicated, passionate, and as hot as a star. I appreciated that Kat's other relationships, with Dee as well as her classmates, didn't suffer as a result of her involvement with Daemon. She has a chance to really establish herself as the heroine of her story on her own terms, and to try and save the day on her own. What the full results of her final confrontation with the alien foe will be has yet to be revealed, but I have no doubt that things are only going to get more interesting for Kat—and for Daemon—from here on out.

This book was a wonderful surprise—a dynamic story with intense, three-dimensional characters and a vividly imagined paranormal world in which they existed. After a bit of a shaky start, I was fully engaged in Kat's adventures and her growing relationship with her wonderfully enigmatic neighbor. I can only hope that this series keeps its momentum, as I am now completely hooked and eager to see what comes next!

"OUT OF THIS WORLD!!!"  By Zil 1 year ago

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A fan of love hate relationship ? Look no further, Obsidian is the perfect book for you.
This story is full of heart-stopping action, swoon-worthy-romance. It seriously is that good. Obsidian is a forget-your-homework, don’t-feed-your-kids, and quit-your-job one-sit-read !! I am not kidding, I actually have forgot my homework to read it. I may have read 100’s of Teen books ( including twilight and vampire diaries ), but trust me on this. this one’s the best ⇑. This one’s the first book of Lux series.

This story is of a 17-year-old girl Katy who just moved to a new place with her mother to escape the painful memories of her father and have a new start. But she didn’t expect to start anew by getting involved in the life of his neighbor Daemon Black who is an undeniably hot arrogant jerk to whom she is very unfortunately attracted as he seems to hate her. And its not what it looks like, Daemon has got secrets of his own…. otherworldly secrets.⊗

Tags : Suspense, Paranormal Romance, Thriller, Teen-read, Sci-Fi

"Had me on the edge of my seat!"  By Shakera Blakney 1 year ago

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Katy and her mom move to West Virginia from Florida for a fresh start... and that is exactly what they got. Katy is your average teenager whose life revolves around technology. Her life is all about her blog (Book reviews... awesome!) Her mom wants her to get out of the house and make some friends... There just happens to be two teens next door around her age.

Their next door neighbors are a set of twins (of course they are both gorgeous...) and they are polar opposites. Dee is extremely sweet and affectionate. Daemon is cold and distant... like he's truly infuriating to talk to or deal with, but deep down... not a bad person... they're just a bit different.

The interaction between Daemon and Katy is hilarious and funny and sweet and sometimes you want to choke the hell out of Daemon. (Did I mention he can be infuriating?) The banter between the two completely sucked me in from the beginning and I couldn't put the book down. I looked forward to every scene with the two of them.

This book is extremely entertaining and I enjoyed every moment. There were times when I was on the edge on my seat, needing to know what happens next... and times it had my heart slightly crushed. I am looking forward to reading the rest of this series.