Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Obsidian 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 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.

If you read this book you will understand why I am using the following phrase to sum it up: sexually frustrating. Someone disagree with me; I dare you.

In my own, little, world - that sums it up. I don't feel the need to go any further, though I will.

So - hi, who knew aliens could be hott? Because there are two beautiful ones Dee and Daemon - and then some of their friends - DAMN - Alright I am going to get off that.

What I liked about this book - first - our narrator is a book blogger who participates in posts that I do! I loved it, as a blogger I appreciated that and I found it relate-able for me. Our narrator also has my favorite quality - a backbone. Daemon and a select few are horribly nasty to her at times and she doesn't just lay down and take it. She stand up for herself and retaliates. I loved the spaghetti scene because I think everyone has imagined doing that so someone at some time in his/her life.

Clearly, the love relationship was done really well and the extra scenes that I have read from Daemon's point of view I think really explains why he is such an ass. I mean, I figured, but it those few pages gave me clarity.

Dee is so damn likable. I feel for the girl because she just wants a friend but for things outside of her control, she is not supposed to and people don't like her. Like being an alien is a big deal?

On to the plot - Well-rounded - no big holes - the first book is completely summed up and could be a stand-alone, if that redic challenge wasn't at the end. I thought the heritage of the aliens was explained. The bad guys were pretty bad ass. The alien powers were also bad ass.

What I didn't like about this book

Insert crickets -


Go get it. seriously get on it.

1 comment:

  1. hahahaha!! i love your review! so glad you enjoyed this one :) I loved Daemon! Can't wait for Onyx!