Book Review: Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Published January 29, 2012 by LS Murphy

 Synopsis from GoodreadsStarting 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.

The Cover: What I really like about this cover is that you know the story is science fiction by the way the title is shown. And you know it’s Young Adult by the models. I love the use of green and black as well. Very striking.

The First Line: “I stared at the pile of boxes in my new bedroom, wishing the Internet had been hooked up.” Immediately, I knew a lot about the character and I liked her. Naturally, I wanted to know more.

The Good: Do I really have to narrow it down? There isn’t enough room here… The plot is smooth. The characters are believable and likable. The setting is well planned. So, pretty much the entire book is good. I couldn’t put it down.

Katy is well-rounded. Readers will have no problem relating to her personality or to how her life is changing. Daemon is… arrogant, awesome, and will have readers falling in love with him. Dee is adorable. Who doesn’t want a friend like Dee?

The sci-fi plays more like paranormal romances that are so hot right now. It adds a new twist to the genre that has seen its share of hot vampires and cuddly werewolves.

The Bad: Um…nothing. There were a couple of typos in the Kindle version, but that’s about it.

Recommendation: Read it. Now. And reread it tomorrow, because you won’t want to put it down.


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