Saturday, March 19, 2016

Book Review: Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout


by Jennifer L. Armentrout

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.



I got this book last year, before I started writing reviews, before I started reading NA and Adult Romance books. I was a very loyal and avid read of YA Romance. The main reason I loved reading YAR, (even after I turned 21) was, that first love. The innocence in loving someone for the first time, when you realize that boys/girls are more than just your classmates. Before you realize that no one is perfect, you have a blind love. After that first heartbreak, you start to shield your heart. Even though there are times, where people fall in love at an early age and stay together for years that is not always the case. 

As soon as I read the first paragraph, I knew it was perfect for a review. Mainly because the main character is a review blogger, a book reviewer. I saw a lot of myself in the MC; I love books and get super excited when they come in the mail. I live online now talking and reviewing books that I read. Not to mention I now stalk authors. (Shhh, I didn't say that, you know nothing about be being a creep and stalking writers). Even my real name is similar to the MC. So not only do you get to read about aliens, a character having a frenemies (its’s a thing) relationship with the hot neighbor boy. You get to read about a book reviewer, one that ends up living a life that is straight out of the books she reads. 
While I loved this book and I thought it was great. I was not head over heels for it, so that is why it did not get 5 stars. I thought that some things were easy to guess and I wasn't surprised at the timing of the events. Maybe that has to do with all the books I read and recently it is hard for an author to catch me off guard. On the other hand, I might be out growing YA books. 

I think that if you are a teenager or a hard book YA lover, I think you would like this book. Especially if you love science fiction. I really have no complaints about this book, it was full of details and you could get lost in the pages. Definitely, a book that you would read while you are curled up in a chair, drinking tea.

Zara Lethallan

About the Author: 

# 1 New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Jennifer L. Armentrout Lives in West Virginia. 

All the rumors you heard about her state aren’t true. 

Well, mostly. When she's not hard at work writing, she spends her time, reading, working out, watching zombie movies, and pretending to write.

She is the author of the Covenant Series (Spencer Hill Press), the Lux Series (Entangled Teen), Don't Look Back (Disney/Hyperion) and a yet untitled novel (Disney/Hyperion), and new YA paranormal series with Harlequin Teen. 

Jennifer also writes New Adult and Adult romance under the pen name J. Lynn. The Gamble Brothers Series (Tempting the Best Man/Tempting the Player) and Wait for You. Under her pen name, she is published with Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins. 

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