Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Lux Series #1
Published by Entangled Teen on May 8, 2012
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 lit me 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.
Now after I´ve read it I can say that I am very happy about it. It turned out that this story is a very promising one and that the author uses a writing style I am not used to.
So I discovered not only a new author – at least new to me – but a new series as well.
Katy moved with her mother, a widow, to a new town. Fresh from Florida, the small town in the middle of nowhere seems not only tiny but boring. And the thought to be the new girl at school isn´t something she asked for. Not to mention her new neighbor, Daemon, who seems to be an arrogant as well as great looking guy with a body to die for, she has enough on her plate to deal with. But when weird things start to happen and she has to face danger of the unexpected kind, she knows by instinct, that something with her new friends is different – very different.
From the first line, I was hooked and on a very fast reading speed. The author writes in a varied way, sets up some great and quick-witted dialogues and her figures are not from this world – literally *smile*.
There isn´t one single page where you could get bored, though I sometimes had the feeling that I´ve read some of it before in other books. The scenes between Katy and her mother sounded like some of another author´s book, without using the same words, and the destiny of her father wasn´t new either. But despite that I had a great time reading it, no doubt.
The writing style the author has is fascinating. She is soft but to the point and yet there is a power in her words and every page that is quite remarkable.
Being a teenager isn´t easy and being one who is new in town and human on top of it doesn´t make things any better. School usually is exhausting enough with all the learning, but when you are the target of a girl who hates you for no other reason than the fact that you are human, well then you really don´t need anything else.
Katy loves books and she blogs about it. A fact that made me laugh when I read that line and when I read about a certain post name, I laughed even louder. Yes, some things we have in common *smile*
Despite that, she is a teenager who knows what she wants. She is a beauty even though she wouldn´t call herself that. With big eyes, long hair and a sinuous figure she is actually the dream of some guys – though they won´t get her. Not even close. The way how she sees things, how she handles the new situation and how she reacts to some facts Dee and Daemon present her, is really remarkable. And exactly what makes her so valuable for Dee and Daemon later in the story.
Holy something on a dashboard, that was AMAZING! In the end, I was very moved, in a weird emotional stage and speechless. Never thought that a book would get me the way this one did. Highly recommended!
Jennifer L. Armentrout lives with her husband and their Jack Russell Loki in Martinsburg, West Virginia, USA. In algebra class, she spent most of her time writing short stories, which explains her dismal grades in math. When she´s not hard at work writing, she spends her time reading and watching zombie movies. The author has won numerous awards, including the 2013 Reviewers Choice Award for Wait for You, the 2015 Editor´s Pick for Fall With Me and was 2014 nominated Best in Young Adult Fiction by YALSA.