Release Date: December 6, 2011
Publisher: Entangled Publishing
Series: Lux #1
Review Source: Netgalley
Synopsis: (from 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.
‘Obsidian’ was a great read, mostly because of the cool alien concept. I haven’t read a lot of books with aliens, so it made it all the more unique. It had a very cool Roswell/I Am Number 4 feel to it, what with the aliens who have powers and enemies. Loved the concept. It was a bit meta reading about Katy, because she is a book blogger. This is a pretty cool shout-out that Jennifer Armentrout put in the book, yet I didn’t really think it added much to the plot. Not that you would want to read about someone updating their blog constantly, but I like it when characters have hobbies that are relevant to the overall book or that show up all the time, not just when the author remembers to mention it.
With everyone falling in love with this book, I think I have a little bit of a different opinion. I liked it, I did, but I didn’t fall in love. The main reason because of this is Daemon. Are we supposed to like him? I mean, his loyalty to his species is commendable, but the way he treats Katy is horrible. Thankfully Katy acknowledges this and doesn’t put up with much bull from him, but still... I can’t really get behind a relationship where the guy treats the girl like crap for most of the novel. Katy was an alright main character, but it felt like she did a lot of standing around while needing to be rescued, which was a bit irritating.
Is this worth a read? I’d say so. It was interesting and pretty well written. I enjoyed it, especially because the action/adventure aspect made it hard to put down. Not a favourite, but definitely enjoyable enough.
I like the concept, but that does not look at all like what you would expect from Katy.
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