Review: Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Review: Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Review: Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Series: Lux #1
Genres: Romance, Science Fiction, Young Adult
Published by Macmillan
Publication Date: May 8th 2012
Pages: 335
Format: eBook
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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.

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I read this book about a year ago. I remember that I wanted to read a romance involving aliens a few months before I found this one and didn’t come up with a thing. I searched all over the place, but apparently aliens are not as popular as vampires and werewolves. I still remember the day I found obsidian on some romance novel website. My eyes nearly popped out of my head after I read the description!


 Obsidian is about a girl named Katy who meets a very handsome and frustrating boy named Daemon after she moves to a new town. And it’s hate at first sight! He pushes her buttons, she calls him on his crap, and eventually they find out that maybe they kind of like each other. Katy and Daemon’s sister become friends immediately after meeting one another, and Daemon is not pleased with this friendship because of the danger that it could cause for his sister and everyone that he cares about. He has moments where he can be downright obnoxious, but somehow even that’s a good look for him.He pulls off brooding and snarky very well. He and Katy have an interesting relationship. The attraction is there from day one, but he is a massive jerk to her. He isn’t cruel, but he can be very harsh and blunt if that means keeping everyone safe, including Katy.

However, Katy didn’t take his crap, and I loved it! I had more that one moment when I wanted to cheer for her because of how she stood up for herself!


The chemistry between the two nearly fried my Kindle.I enjoy it when a story is filled with tension, but not explicit details. When Katy and Daemon do finally give in to their attraction for one another, it was explosive and tasteful!

The action scenes had me holding my breath, and were completely unexpected. I thought this was going to be a romance with a slight twist, but this was like reading a movie script! There are explosions and fighting scenes and the author spreads the action throughout the entire novel!

This book was fun, funny, romantic, action packed, and a breath of fresh air! I looked  for a story like this for months, and after a lot of late night searches on Goodreads , I finally found what I had been searching for! Don’t you just love it when that happens?


I would recommend Obsidian for readers who love Young Adult romance, but would like to try something slightly different. Trust me, aliens are just as hot as all the other supernatural creatures. Actually, they might be even hotter!



Obsidian was clean, but because of language violence and a slightly steamy kissing scene, I would suggest it for ages 16 and up. 

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Author Biography

About Jennifer L. Armentrout

# 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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