Book Review: Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout

My palms itched to have a close encounter of the bitch-slap kind with his face

I tried to read Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout last summer. I bought the book because I had heard great things about it. But for me it did not live up to the hype.

Book Review: Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout


Title & Author: Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Genre: Science-Fiction, Romance
Release Date: November 29 2011
Series: Lux
Publisher: Entangled Publishing


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.

I gave Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout two out five stars. Not only did it not live up to the hype for me. Because by now I do not remember what people actually said about it.

I thought the characters were not very original, Katy felt like a worse Bella Swan. She is everything I hate in people. She things she knows everything and thinks herself the person in the worst situation when there is no internet and she does not know anyone in her new neighborhood! From the moment you meet Daemon, I hated him, he was rude and not very likable.

The story felt also not very interesting. I really felt like I was reading something I already read. Probably because being original is very hard. But this felt like it was just the basics of a story and never any depth.

I really have problems to figure out what to write more to describe what I think of Obsidian. I read Onyx afterwards. But I am not going to write a review of it, I just don’t care enough and think these novels are not worth my time.

Let me know what you thought of this book!
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For now, let books enrich your life!


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