Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Obsidian (Lux #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Obsidian (Lux, #1)Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Oh, for the love of the god! I can't decide whether to review the book or gloat incessantly over the freaking blinding drool-worthy glory of Daemon! *sigh* I'm so not against an alien invasion right now.

In Obsidian,
When Katy was dragged to West Virginia, the last thing she expected was to have an extremely, making-you-endlessly-sigh hot Daemon Black for a neighbor.

She wouldn't have minded if he hadn't been an arrogant jerk, especailly of the extra-terrestrial kind. Oh yes, Daemon is an alien. As if that wasn't enough, he has her glowing like the fourth of July with his searing touch. He might as well had her stand on her pedestal with a huge board screaming, "The Luxens are here! With me, a human!". Now not only she has to put up with him, but also trust him to keep her safe. Kind of hard, since their conversations are never truly done without a finger from one end.
“How long have you been standing there?"
"Just long enough to see you give Daemon the middle finger."
"He deserved it.”

Jennifer L. Armentrout has presented a fresh albeit a very sexy take on aliens. Daemon Black is anything but forgettable. The moment he entered, I knew he was gonna stay, like in the depths of my fluttering heart and dirty mind ;)

Arrogant, cocky, leave-you-a-drooling-mess hot, wittingly sarcastic, charmingly uncaring and master of come-backs, Daemon Black is the ultimate of bad boy.
Listen to the Kitten

Might be the reason Katy and I can't our hands off him. Or in my case, my mind off him.

There are so many dialogues by Daemon that I want to use here but since violating copyrights is not my hobby, i'll mention my favorite non-spoilery few:
“You look like you got more of a bath than the car. I never thought washing a car would be so hard, but after watching you for the last fifteen minutes, I’m convinced it should be an Olympic sport.”
He won my heart with this line
“I bet you think things through, right? Accept candy
from strangers and get into vans with a sign that reads free Kittens?”
He's got the body and the brains. Dammit, makes me think:

This was just funny,
“Remind me," he paused, drawing in a stuttered gasp, "to never piss you off again. Christ, are you secretly a ninja?”

The chemistry between Katy and Daemon kept me on the edge of my seat most of the times. Talk about I can't keep my eyes - or hands, for that matter - off you. Sparks flew everywhere, blowing up things, intense jade eyes electrifying, tingling touches. And man, i'm talking in literal sense.
"He lowered his head until the edges of his dark curls brushed my cheek. I was caught between wanting to crawl into my locker and crawl into him."

Katy though an interesting character, couldn't actually make any kind of impact on me. Yeah, she was hilariously sarcastic, which would have been enough to call her my deity, but Katy lacked a certain luster that made her not-so-memorable. Though some her lines were dearly so.
For example:
“Beautiful face. Beautiful body. Horrible attitude. It was the holy trinity of hot boys.”
Yup, that one is a genius.
“The day my internet was hooked up was better than having a hot guy check out my butt and ask for my phone number.”
I agree. Great minds think alike B)

As for the plot, it felt a bit weak and cliched. I mean the idea was really good, the characters were fantastic and the book had its kick-ass moments but the story alone wasn't that great. It is fair to say Daemon alone made it worth it. Oh, and the chemistry between him and Katy.
Seriously, made for each other or what?

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  1. This was definitely a slow burning romance. I kind of expected there to be hints of instant love in this book (I don't know why, I just felt like I did) and there were absolutely no traces of it. I love the relationship between Katy and Daemon as it starts off rocky and turns into something more over the progress of the book. '

    The ending was pretty much amazing. It wraps things up, but with a promise that there's more in the future between our aliens and Katy. Thankfully, it doesn't end with a dreaded cliffhanger but it definitely did leave me dying for the next book!

    In all, Obsidian is a great start to what seems to be an awesome series! Despite the fact I couldn't get into this book until over halfway, I really liked it. With a refreshing take on aliens and wonderfully written, slow burning romance, I'm sure anyone who enjoys young adult paranormal books will really enjoy this as well!

    1. Oh this one was sizzling hot novel real easy. I, too, did like the way Daemon and Katy's relationship progresses. And I'm completely satified by the ending as well. I was really worried that Katy would throw herself at Daemon in the end. So I was really cheering on for what Katy did at the end.

  2. Sounds like a fun read! I haven't really read much with aliens yet. I'm glad Daemon was an awesome love interest though. I really enjoyed the quotes you shared and those pictures! Too fun!!


    1. Thanks Lauren! Daemon is a great love interest, you couldn't help but sigh even when he's being cocky.

  3. LOL!!!! I couldn't stop giggling throughout your post -- especially with the snapshot from Race to Witch Mountain, because I loved that movie almost as much as I loved this book x) I don't think anyone could look at your review and not crack a smile or want to pick up this book. You make me want to read it all over again!

    Amazing & hilarious review, Priya! Aren't you SO excited to read Onyx??? :D <3

    1. Thanks for you feedback Mimi! I really appreciate that you liked it! I'm really excited about Onyx especially since I can't wait to see how Daemon turns Katy's No to a Yes.


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