Title: Obsidian (Lux #1)
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Synopsis: 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.
Rating: 4 stars
Review: DAEMON BLACK!!!!
Okay, now I’ve got that out of my system for now, I can review this awesome book. First of all, I have to send a huge thank you to Sasha from A Book Utopia on Youtube for getting me interested in this. She talks a lot about this author’s books, and now I’m officially in love with them, so thank you!!!
This book is the first in the Lux series, and it’s as if Twilight met Roswell or Star-Crossed. Katy moves to the arse-end of nowhere with her mum, and finds herself living next to the lovely Dee and her brother Daemon – the douchebag. Katy hits it off with Dee, despite Daemon trying to dissuade Dee from being friends with Katy, but then weird things start happening.
First of all, let’s talk about Katy. She’s a little like Bella from Twilight, but ten times more badass. Every time Daemon sasses her, she sasses right back. Also, if you’ve read it, you’ll know what I’m talking about, but the spaghetti scene? AWESOME! Also, we find out that Katy is a freaking book blogger! I was squealing so much at that, because where in books do you get book bloggers? Exactly.
Then we get to Daemon. How do I even begin to explain Daemon Black? Ever since watching Christine’s video on Obsidian, I now picture Tyler Hoechlin playing Daemon, and I can’t think of anyone more perfect. He’s very Edward-esque, but not in the Christian Grey way. He’s bitchy, and sassy, but he’s just looking out for his sister and the others of his kind. I want more Daemon!!!
Going into it, I was expecting it to be basically a copy of Twilight, but it turned out to be more like Star-Crossed (if you haven’t seen this amazing show, look it up – it’s got sexy aliens and Matt Lanter in it) or maybe even Roswell (the older equivalent to Star-Crossed.) I wasn’t expecting it to be as good as the hype said, because often books don’t live up to the hype, but this one did.
The characters were fresh, and exciting – I loved all the scenes with Dee and Katy in particular – and the writing kept me on my toes the whole while through. I loved how it wasn’t insta-love as well. At the end of the book, it’s just about ‘like’ rather than love. It’s set up the relationship nicely for future books, and I can’t wait to read on.