Review: Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Posted March 6, 2014 in 4 Star Ratings / Leave a comment!

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About

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 (taken from goodreads.com)

Initial Thoughts

If you haven’t read the book yet and you don’t want it to be ruined for you like it did to me, then I suggest you skip this part. Before I started reading this book I had seen a review somewhere, I can’t remember where though. They reviewed this book with a high rating and I was really excited to read it until they said the only reason it didn’t get 5 stars was because it reminded them of Twilight. So as I’m starting the book I can’t help but pick out all the similarities and I think it ruined it for me.

My New Best Friend

I loved Dee. She was bubbly and funny and didn’t care what people thought of her, mostly. She was just such a great character! She made friends with a human because she liked her and not because she wasn’t allowed to. She really just wanted a normal friend. I loved that she never backed down from anything either. She stood up for herself which is really admirable. If she were a guy she’d be in the my crush section for sure.

My Crush

Obviously my crush is Daemon. You can’t read this book and not fall in love with him. Aside from him being perfect, he’s a smartass and I loved that. He wasn’t a typical guy that you read about where they’re gorgeous and play sports and whatever. He had an attitude sometimes and it was pretty funny.I loved his relationships with his sister, Dee and Katy. I especially loved that him and the main character didn’t get together in this book. The author wasn’t trying to rush their relationship and it made me really happy.  He also is really sure of himself. He knows the effect he has on Katy and uses that to his advantage. He’s pretty funny.

Writing Style

The writing wasn’t perfect for me but I loved the story so much I overlooked it. It wasn’t all bad but I just thought that some parts could have been written a little better. Nothing about the writing ruined the book. Most of it was really good.

Closing Thoughts

The only reason this book didn’t get 5 stars was because of the thing I mentioned in the initial section. And it wasn’t in a bad way because this book was really good. It was just the reminder that killed it for me.  I just loved the story line. There was a clear definition between the good guys and the bad guys, and then the humans stuck in the middle. The characters were all very well done and the fight at the end was great. The author didn’t chicken out on fights but they were all fun to read. When I finished the book, I decided that I really did enjoy and was looking forward to the next one.

Bonus

Daemon. That it all.

Quote

“Why are you such an ass?” The words came out before I could think twice.
“Everyone has to excel at something, right?”
“Well, you’re doing a great job.”

4 out of 5

chelsea

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4 responses to “Review: Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout

  1. […] Obsidian is a great book with tons of similarities to Twilight. Girl moves, makes friends with a bubbly girl who has a hot moody brother, turns out he’s an alien, possibility for romance, some super crazy bad guys. Sound familiar? What makes this series better for me is the romance. It’s not an instant fall in love sort of romance. It takes them forever to actually admit it but they tease and fight a lot so it’s very entertaining. Warning: if you read this book prepare to have unrealistic expectations towards men. […]

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