2 May 2013

Blast from the Past reviews - Obsidian by Jennifer L Armentrout

Blast from the Past...! Obsidian (Lux Book 1)

What they say: 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.

What I say: I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this series! I'm reviewing the Lux books as part of my build up or impatience to read Obsession (Jennifer's next instalment in the Luxen/Arum world but with new characters)!

The reason I really like Obsidian and the entire Lux series is because we are presented with a whole cast of intriguing characters!

Katy and her Mum (sorry Mom) move in next door to the Black family. Katy's life goes from ordinary to out of this world crazy. Katy is your average teenage girl: bookish (she has her own book blog), sarcastic and at times kind of awkward. Katy is really funny and her and Daemon really bounce off each other.

Daemon Black is the ultimate book boyfriend - he even beats Jace Lightwood, the Black Dagger Brotherhood warriors, Cam Hamilton, Rush Finlay, Damon Salvator and Adrian Ivashkov (yep he's that awesome). On the surface Daemon's the rude, hot, popular guy from high school who everybody wants yet can never have. Looking past the obvious he's so much more (well he's a bad ass alien with a lot of responsibilities).

Dee (Daemon's sister) instantly befriends Katy resulting in her exposure to the Luxen (good aliens) and the Arum (bad aliens). Daemon's sort-of-ex Ash reminded me of Tess from Roswell. Ash is beautiful, powerful and a real bitch. She instantly dislikes Katy and fulfils your typical 'mean girl' role. I love how Katy deals with Ash (the lunchroom scene was brill).

I won't go into the plot too much because it really is worth discovering for yourself, but I will say Obsidian is a kind of cross between Roswell, Buffy and The Vampire Diaries (without the vampires).

There's lots of surprises in store including many mix signals, several near death experiences, interplanetary relations and a lot of arguing with the hot boy next door! There's also the ominous presence of the Department of Defence (DOD) who know about the alien races and control those living on Earth.

Oh Daemon if only you wanted to relocate to the UK...! Or maybe perhaps Pepe the lovely cover model will do!

5 Stars in my Sky!

My fav non-spoilery quotes:
  • Worse yet was the knowledge that I had wanted him to kiss me. Like and lust must not have anything in common.
  • Beautiful face. Beautiful body. Horrible attitude. It was the holy trinity of hot boys.
  • I seized the opportunity to finally have one thing to rub in his face and stepped forward. He didn't move or breathe. "You're jealous of Simon?" I lowered my voice. "Of a human? For shame, Daemon."
  • His smug grin turning wicked as his eyes met mine. "We could always have sex. I hear that uses up a lot of energy."

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