10 May 2015

Review: Obsidian

Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout 
Publisher: Entangled, Teen
Pages: 294
Rating: 5 Stars

Synopsis: 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 by 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 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 lose to Daemon until my alien mojo fades.

If I don't kill him first, that is. 

Review: I'll start this of with complete honesty, I really did not think that I was going to enjoy a book about aliens. I had purchased this book a little while back and it was just sitting on my bookshelf. I had heard so many good things about this book which is why I had picked it up, and after reading it, turns out that aliens are definitely my thing. Especially when they're named Daemon.

There is absolutely something about Daemon's arrogance, and the fact that knows he's good looking, that just make him that much more attractive. There were times when I found myself really wanting to switch places with Katy. I would not have minded bickering with Daemon at all! Katy is actually a really likable main character. I really enjoyed being able to discover the world from her point-of-view, and it was very enjoyable and entertaining to see through Katy's eyes.

And Daemon...it is hard trying to find the right words to say to describe him. The moment that you meet him, you know that there is going to be that level of arrogance and sarcasm, but it is one of the reasons that I really enjoyed his character. It was really refreshing as well to witness his interactions with Katy and to see just exactly how  much her cares for her and how strongly he feels about her.

With this being said, all of the characters is this book were awesome, and they were really well developed. As a reader you become completely immersed in these characters lives and you never want to leave! I absolutely loved setting of this book, that at times, it really felt as though I was right there in the story right along side the characters. This story completely captivated me and I had this book finished in almost no time at all! There was just the right amount of drama, suspense and action. This book absolutely has it all!

If you are a bit hesitant about reading a book about aliens, don't be. This book was nothing that I was imaging it to be. It was so much better and so completely captivating. If you have not read this book, then you absolutely must check it out!


  1. This is such a great series! I was surprised at how much I liked it. I couldn't imagine being really invested in an alien book, but Jennifer Armentrout pulls it off like a boss! Great review.
    Suzi Q., The Book Dame

    1. These were my thoughts exactly! I was a little hesitant on picking this book up, but I LOVED it so much!

  2. So glad you enjoyed this one! I ADORE this series and Daemon of course. There is something about his arrogance that pulls you in! JLA really did make aliens interesting, that's for sure. The rest of the series gets even better.

    Lovely review!

  3. So glad you enjoyed Obsidian!!! It's one of my favorite series and wait until you get to the rest of them!!