Monday, July 23, 2012

Review: Obsidian

Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Publisher: Entangled Teen
Publication Date: November 29th 2011
Pages: 335
Genre: Paranormal/Science Fiction, Romance
Source: Library

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.
For the longest time I was seeing and hearing so many amazing things about this book and  how much bloggers everywhere loved it. Obsidian is a very intense, emotional, and action packed story about friendship, romance, and aliens. Seriously, aliens. I am a big fan of Armentrout's other series, The Covenant series but I really didn't like this one as much as I had been hoping.

My absolute favorite thing about this story was that the main character, Katy was a book blogger! Offline it seems like no one knows what a book blogger is and what they do and I really like that Armentrout added that to the story! What really bugged me about this book was the guy, Daemon. Daemon is a complete jerk and a control freak. For pretty much the entire book I thought it was pretty obvious that he really liked Katy in a relationship building sort of way, but when they finally did kiss he was a complete jerk about it afterward and there was chapter after chapter where he did similar things that were just super inexcusable.

Other than my obvious issues with Daemon, I really enjoyed the writing and the story about the aliens and why they are here on earth. Their story reminded me a lot of I am Number Four, another story about aliens coming to earth when there world was destroyed.

Overall I liked the story but Daemon, the love interest was just a huge jerk and I really couldn't stand him.


  1. Ooh the main character is a book blogger? That's kind of awesome! I've heard so many things about this book, but I'm not sure it's really my thing... I'll probably check it out at some point though, just so I can see if it lives up to all the hype it's been getting.

  2. This one as been getting some MAJOR hype lately. I'm kind of on the fence about reading it, actually. But the main character being a book blogger sounds awesome. I think that's so cool that the author decided to do that!! Daemon sounds super infuriating... which is strange, because he has some major fans! Strange. I'm pretty sure I wouldn't like him either.

    Fabulous review, Erika! I'm sorry that you didn't love it, but am glad that you at least liked it. <3

    -Aneeqah @ My Not So Real Life

    1. Also: sorry I haven't visited your blog in like forever!! I have gone back and commented on the posts that I missed. ;) <3

  3. You've been nominated for the Versatile Blogger Award! Congrats! See here for info: