Obsidian (Lux Series book 1) Review

Obsidian
By: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Release Date: May 8, 2012
Publisher: Entangled Teen

My Rating:
star

Obsidian is book one of the Lux Series. This was the first book of hers that I read and I wasn’t disappointed. Great book with wonderful characters and overall just fun to read.

From the back cover:

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.

The Story:
This is the type of storyline you’ve seen before but that doesn’t stop it from pulling you in and not letting you put the book down. Its a quick read that engages you from start to finish and even has a few surprises thrown in. Great start to a very promising series…ok, I’m reading book three as I write this so I know it just keeps getting better.

The Characters:
My favorite part of any book are the characters. I can read any storyline if I love the people involved. Jennifer doesn’t disappoint. Her heroine is fun and like-able and rarely do I want to thump her and say, “what are you doing!?” My favorite male leads are snarky and egotistical. No clue why I’m drawn to that but I am. Daemon is one of my favorites (he’s up there with Cassandra Clare’s Jace).

The Cover:
I first read this on my iPad so I didn’t pay much attention to the cover but recently I purchased my own paperback (I wish it was available in hard copy!) and have fallen in love with the cover. Might have something to do with the fact that I got to meet Pepe Toth who is Daemon on the cover (more about that in a later post).

Final Thoughts:
If you want a fast moving, fun book with great characters and some teen appropriate romance then this book is for you.  There is a prequel called Shadows that I highly recommend. You don’t have to read it to understand the story but it sure does add a ton of back story and character development. I had read Obsidian and Onyx before I read it but think it would be best to read either first or right after Obsidian.

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