Title: Obsidian (Book One in the Lux Series)
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction
Release Date: May 8, 2012
My Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Goodreads Summary: 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.
Obsidian was an amazing book. At first I didn’t think I liked it all that much ‘cause Dee kind of annoyed me and the banter was starting to get on my nerves too, but then it just somehow got better, and I loved that that had happened. Some events were even so enthralling that my heart started racing.
Obsidian is a really light and easy book to read, it introduced us into the world of the Luxens perfectly and I never really found myself bored while reading this book. I loved the relationship between Daemon and Katy and how it wasn’t instalove it was insta-attraction which is a way more plausible thing, especially when you’re looking at Daemon Black. I really enjoyed the whole book-blogging aspect of the book as well. When I started the book, I always looked forward to when she would talk about books, because that was the most interesting thing to me, but then the book got more exciting and I hadn’t really thought about it. I met up with a friend actually and the entire time I did all I could to just not go home and finish the book, it was unputdownable (except for the time when I actually put it down but that’s something else). The first half of the book was a little uneventful and I found it a bit slow at times. I’m really glad that it improved and that I stuck it through.
I recommend this book to everyone, especially people just looking for a light fantasy read because I thought I didn’t want to read fantasy right now but I ended up reading it anyway and I loved everything in this book. The light and shadow beings are highly intriguing and I think anyone would find this to be a very epic read.
The best part was at the end of the book when Daemon finally admitted his feelings for her, that she didn’t just give in, although she really wanted to, she made it hard for him and I really admired her decision, because, as we know, not every girl from a book would have done that.
Katy was a fantastic main character. She had strength and she didn’t freak out when she found out about the whole alien thing and she put her life on the line for them. She’s a book lover and I really found myself relating to her. I loved her relationship with Daemon, it was a nice change from all the instalove in contemporaries.