‘Obsidian’ (Lux #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout – Book Review

Blurb from Goodreads

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.

My Review

I am trash for the whole Lux series by Jennifer L. Armentrout so what follows here are my reactions to reading the book on two occasions…

Yes there will be incoherent fangirling. You have been warned!!!

FIRST READING: February 2016

Gaaaaah!!!

So Obsidian… wow this book,

THIS BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So it was basically like the book version of crack!!!!!!!!!!! Or at least a caffeine fix (let’s try not to be too dramatic for once Emer…)

Anyway ADDICTIVE!!!! YES!!!!…

I am tooooooootally hooked on this book and these characters….

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaand… I WANT MORE!!!!

It’s all this super-addictive teen drama of hot aliens, dangerous moody, cough swoony cough cough boys and lust and excitement and… like I said before…
I WANT MORE!!!
GIMME GIMME GIMME!!!!!

WANT WANT WANT!!!!

Good gosh do I HATE myself for saying this because… well it means I am a walking, talking cliché but Daemon… I love you….

*swooning heart eyes*

DAMN IT!!! I fell for the moody, mysterious boy who treats the lead girl, Katy, like crap…… I mean he’s basically an utter tosser!!!WHAT IS WRONG WITH ME????? Grrrrrrrr!!!! I just need to read ALL the books in this series like right this minute. If I could do some weird alien juju and absorb them into my own brain just immediately or something…..

AHHHHHHH THIS WAS JUST TOO GOOD!!!!

Ok breathe, calm down…think logically. Well it’s a four star book for the thrills and spills and for turning my girlish head like that! There aren’t any amazingly quotable passages, the writing doesn’t exactly knock my socks off, there are clichés aplenty, predictable storylines and plot development…. but Daemon makes up for all of that!!! Oh I’d like to have been Katy and move next door to a hot bunch of aliens like that.

This TOTALLY reminded me of the original Roswell High… you remember that series???? Max and Liz making googly eyes at each other and being all connected… *teenage sigh*

I love that show… I love this even more!!!!

So guess what……….. I loved this!!!!!!!!!

*nods enthusiastically*

It was a fun, flirty and very easy read. I read it in hospital while waiting to be called down to theatre for surgery so any book that can completely distract someone from an event like that deserves some praising!!!

Four VERY HAPPY stars

Roll on the rest of the Lux series!!!

SECOND READING: October 2017

Yup. This is still insanely addictive.
Daemon is still insanely hot.
It is still insanely ridiculous.
Also insanely written!
But most importantly I am still insanely in love with this book.

#SorryNotSorry

It is utterly trashtastic but it’s hilarious. Like I legit burst out laughing at so much stuff when reading this. It’s filled with innuendo and low key digs at Twilight. I mean it’s basically a homage at times. BTW I love Twilight… IT IS FABULOUS FIGHT ME lol!!!!!
But where this truly kicks Twilight’s butt is the MC Katy…

Katy is a fabulous main character. She is sassy, spunky, feisty, vulnerable, fierce… I mean don’t get me wrong we are still talking about a trashtastic book so she’s not entirely without a dusting of snowflakes of the spechul variety. But she’s not a character that will make you want to shoot yourself to spare you from her repeated idiocy unlike a bazillion other YA spechul snowflakes. So thumbs up for Katy.

Daemon is the king of emotional fuckwits but he’s such a pretty king that you won’t care. I mean you might think you have standards and are above all this abs stuff but well no. Gimme my trash lol!!!
Am I smug for recommending this to my book group and for having pretty much all of them fall desperately in love with my Daemon….
YOU BETCHA I AM SMUG!!!!!!!!

Btw ladies, I saw Daemon first so he’s ALL mine

Anyway this is fast paced and filled with bonkers action to keep you wanting to turn those pages. Okay it’s got TERRIBLE scientific explanations that will make you cry with laughter when anything regarding the science behind the alien “stuff” is mentioned but honestly I didn’t read this book for a science lesson. I mean I can recommend some great science books to you if you want but certainly not this…

But the best part of this book is the relationship between Katy and Daemon. The chemistry between them is off the charts smokin’ hot! I mean obvs they hate each other IMMEDIATELY but we all know not really and truly…

Confession! The ‘hate-each-other-at-first-sight-even-though-you’re-insanely-attracted-to-the-other-person’ is probably my absolute FAV romance trope. I just love it and can never get enough of it BUT only if it’s done well.

And it is done sooooooo well here. Like you will practically scream at this book waiting for them to either punch each other or make out. It’s FAB-U-LOUS

So after a second reading has my four star rating changed to something lower??

HELL TO THE NO!!!!!

YOU KEEP ALL THOSE FOUR STARS DAEMON BABY!!!! And you can have an extra half one for the LOLs

four and a half I-have-never-been-so-easily-or-highly-entertained stars

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30 thoughts on “‘Obsidian’ (Lux #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout – Book Review

  1. Months ago I read all the books in a couple days period even the stand alones. (Hunter. Yummm, wish he had another) Reread them all recently in prep for the one that released this week. (Havent read it yet) Cant wait for your review on the new one! 😍❤

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    1. I think I read them all in a week lol!!! I’m somewhat nervous about the new spinoff. Because so much of what I loved about Lux was the relationship between Daemon and Katy. So I’ve been putting that book on the long finger for a while now oops! :))))))

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        1. Oh this whole series is a great pick me up. I read the first book when I was in hospital Amanda. And I wasn’t in great form as you can imagine and this book totally lifted my spirits. Sending you all the hugs my friend <333333

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