by Jennifer L Armentrout
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 neighbour, 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 who want to steal their abilities, and Daemon's touch has lit me up like a 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.
I gave this book 5 stars. Obsidian was one of those books that I instantly fell in love with. I discovered it over on another blog, before I had my own, and instantly fell in love with the few quotes provided. Obsidian has a lot of sentimental value for me, the protagonist is the one that made me want to start a blog in the first place and this was actually the very first review I ever posted before I decided to rewrite it because my initial review sucked.
This book was such an addicting read. It spoke to the teenage girl bookworm in me that wanted to read something spicy. YA version of spicy that is, it isn't too spicy. It's like Cholula spice, not ghost pepper spice.
Katy has been one of my favorite characters for years, I felt like a could really relate to her as a character, she was an avid book reader, she was hilarious, she had a blog, she had a snarky attitude. She was sort of what I aspired to be at the time. Katy is a seemingly normal teen who is forced to move to the middle of nowhere West Virginia because her mother made her. I've always loved the premise of moving somewhere and starting over and being the new "mysterious" person that no one knows anything about. (Maybe I just don't want people to know anything about me, but I think I overshare too much for that to be the case.) Katy moves in next door to these twins, one who wants to be her best friend and the other one she has an incredible sexual tension with. If you're into that kind of thing I've probably already sold you on this book. Thanks for reading ;)
Daemon Black is a whole ass character. He is so funny and sexy and still is one of my favorite book boyfriends. However, the author did release Obsidian from his point of view, I think it was called Oblivion. You really don't need to read that one if you don't want to. You really don't learn anything new, it's just from Daemon's point of view. If you're into that then go for it. I'm just saying you could live without it if you don't want to read it. It doesn't actually contain important information.
The plot of this book itself is fairly unique. I can't think of any other YA novels with aliens that take place on earth. I don't think I've read a book quite like it yet either. While the author generally maintains her writing style throughout all of her novels, it isn't in a bad way. And of her stories, I think that this series is definitely my favorite of them.
The cast of characters is just quirky and fun-loving enough to make this book/series lighthearted enough that even though the darker moments you still feel happy to be reading it. If you love YA romances and YA sci-fi I would highly recommend giving this book a look.
"Beautiful face. Beautiful body. Horrible attitude. It was the holy trinity of hot boys."
"My hand Itched to have a close encounter of the Bitch-slap kind with his face."
"Will you show me what you really look like? You don't sparkle, do you?"
"Daemon: I checked out your blog.
Katy: Stalking me again I see. Do I need to get a restraining order?
Daemon: In your dreams, Kitten. Oh wait I'm already starring in those, aren't I?
Katy: Nightmares, Daemon. Nightmares ."