Monday, November 07, 2011

Review: Obsidian

Book: Obsidian
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Release Date: December 6, 2011
Publisher: Entangled Publishing
Pages: 266
Source: publisher
Stars: 5/5
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.

(summary taken from Goodreads)

I am now president of the Jennifer L. Armentrout fan club! This book was SO good!

After reading and loving her first novel, Half-Blood, I was ecstatic to find out that she was starting a new series about aliens and book bloggers too! Obsidian has everything an awesome book should have: a great cast, a twisting plot, and a supernatural element that was honestly unlike anything I've ever read before.

It's probably the biggest understatement ever when I say I adored Katy. She was hilarious, smart, strong, and a book blogger (which I'm sure a lot of us can relate to!). But she was also such a real character that it made it impossible not to connect with her.

And Daemon well, he's definitely my newest book boy crush! He was infuriating and arrogant and snarky and holy-hot, but he also had those sweet moments that would steal your breath away. I loved his bubbly and sweet sister Dee, and everything about the aliens (or Luxen, as they call them) was so fascinating that I kept wanting more!

Hilarious, witty, and one-hundred percent entertaining, Obsidian was an fast-paced book that left me breathless and craving for more! If you haven't added this one to your To Be Read pile yet, I wholeheartedly recommend that you do because this is one original novel you don't want to miss!

BUY or BORROW?: Definitely a book you want to have on your shelf! Buy it for sure! :)



  1. Why haven't I heard about this book before?? Guys with green eyes immediately get my pulse going and a book blogger! Sounds like the author knows what we want :)

  2. I kinda wasn't interested in the blurb, but after reading your review I might have to check this out :)

  3. I want to read this one! Love the Alien concept!

  4. OMG Mimi! Daemon sounds totally crush-worthy!! I havent read Half-Blood. Crap! When this one comes out I really need to read it asap! I have never read a bad review about it O_O. THanks so much for sharing my dear!
    About eggs...well... that didnt make any sense but I do get it XDDDDDDDDDDDDDD LOL!

    muah! ^.^

  5. oh and About Ethan Sullivan!! HOLY MOLLY YES HE IS!! HE is UP THERE with Dimitri Belikov, Jerico Barrons and Jace Wayland!!!OMG!! THough in the first book he is not there as much as in the others. It is just the first book that you long for him btut you dont get enough...after that... OMG!!!!! totally addictive! =D

  6. Who is Ethan Sullivan? And Jerico Barrons? I must be missing out!

  7. YAY!!!! I will so join your fan club, I love Jennifer and her books something fierce! I can't wait to read this one, I love antagonistic relationships and this one seems like it will be rather epic:) Always a good start when you consider someone "stab-worthy". So glad you loved this one Mimi!

  8. I haven't heard of this one either. I'm really intrigued. I'll have to add it to my wish list. Great review!

  9. I love that Katy is a book blogger-wonder if we'll be getting more books with MCs like that? Everything you described about this book sounds like a major win so thanks for bringing it to my attention!

  10. Yay I'm so glad you liked it! I was a fan of Half-Blood too and it's great to hear this book didn't disappoint. Can't wait to read it when it comes out!

  11. YAY!! I get excited every time I see a good review on this one. I agree with everything you said and Daemon has a LOT of new girlfriends it seems. But, he's MY husband so.. Pfft!

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  12. Dooood! Sign me up for a lifetime membership of that fanclub. Bloggers and aliens...this book should totally be a movie!

    Fantastic review, Mimi. I'll definitely have to check this one out, along with half blood.

  13. I've seen this one everywhere, but I've never gotten the chance read it. After this review, I have to! It sounds just amazing!
    Great review!

  14. Great review! I can't wait to read this!!! It makes me think of Roswell, which is my ALL time favorite TV show.

  15. OMG!!! I am totally DYING to read this one! Even though aliens aren't my thing- I think I will LOVE this super hard!

  16. I couldn't agree with you more! Fabulous book. So if you're president of her fan club, I'd like to volunteer to be vice-pres!


  17. The voice in the blurb is fantastic! I'd read it just for that. But your review .... well, of course now I HAVE to read it!

  18. I skipped over this one after reading the blurb awhile back, but might have to check it out after all - I'm curious about the blogger bit! Too funny, and rather brilliant - what better way to make a character relatable?

  19. My life is so sad. I've been DYING to read this book! I've seen it everywhere. Gaaah!

    -Asher (from Paranormal Indulgence)

    (I love your blog layout, by the way)

  20. This book became my Bible. And Daemon my dream guy. GOD I LOVE THIS BOOK!! <3 <3 <3 I could talk about it forever! ;)


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