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Tuesday, 29 May 2012

30 Days of Daemon: Review of Obsidian - Jennifer L. Armentrout

Obsidian (Lux, #1)
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Release Date: May 15th 2012 (re-release)
Publisher: Entangled
Pages: 446
Source: Bought 
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.

Most of you probably already know my obsession with this Lux series (or any of Jennifer's books for that matter) and if not, have you been living under a rock?? I think EVERYONE have heard of this AMAZING (uh yeah that's an understatement) series. If not, go and look at the 30 Days of Daemon blog tour and WHAT ABOUT THIS THING THAT HAS EVERYONE THROWING FOOD AT EACH OTHER? Oh, YEAH it's the Daemon Invasion.

I read this back in December, and obviously it's nearly June so forgive me if I miss really important teeny tiny bits :P I had such a hard time to actually start this review (surprise surprise) so I thought WHY NOT START WITH THE MEGA HOT DAEMON? You've ALL heard of Mr. Black. The sexy, douchebag and swoon-worthy asshole. Who you just can't help but love. *Sigh*. If only there were guys like Daemon in my school. I could write a whole fucking page about him, but that seriously would take FOREVER. So, if you enjoy bad buys and guys poking you in the back with a damn pen, then no doubt you'll fall in love as much as I did with Daemon. *Fans self* Oh god, now I REALLY want to re-read that laptop scene ;)

If I can describe this whole book in one word? Sexy. Yup, you heard me. This book is brimming with sexual tension so thick you can cut it with a knife. No, seriously. The fighting and the bickering seriously added SOME very humorous laughs, and the witty dialogue had me laughing and giggling like a silly schoolgirl. Uh, yeah I AM a schoolgirl. (Well, until this week hehe.)

Ya'll know that I basically despise half of the female YA protagonists and heroines out there. So, you can understand why I was a bit wary and skeptical about Kat at first. Think she's the whiny, needy type? Think again you loser. Kat is seriously right at the top with Celaena (Throne of Glass - Sarah J. Maas) and Tris (Divergent - Veronica Roth) being as my Top Three Favourite Girls.And you know how I'm so picky with the girls and how I'm going to seriously stab someone if they WHINE WHINE AND MORE WHINE AND if their lives SUDDENLY revolve around their sparkly boyfriend. Meh. 
I'm BIG on character development, and I personally prefer to have very engaging and interesting characters rather than a complex plot, so I was more than thrilled when Obsidian, being the first book of the series (first out of five books) was focused more on Katy and Daemon's relationship, and all about setting up the story arc and the plot for the rest of the series. Now, that doesn't mean it's full of boring descriptions and histories and whatnot. It's equally addicting, compelling and breathtaking. And it's all down to Jennifer's writing. SO FREAKING JEALOUS. I love her really.

So. Have I convinced you to buy and read Obsidian? Yes? I love you. No? Well, I think you're crazy.


  1. This tour has been pure torture for me! I NEED to read this book, like, ASAP. And I'm working on getting it, I really am, but waiting KILLS.


  2. No, I haven't read any of the books. But they sound amazing!

  3. OMG THEY'RE ALSO MY TOP 3 FAV GIRLS! Tris is my ultimate favourite out of all of them, because she is totally awesome and really knows how to kick some ass.


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