Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Obsidian by Jennifer Armentrout (Review)
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.
This book has been all the talk on blogs everywhere. The Daemon craze is crazy. To be honest, when I dove into the book, I didn't like Daemon. Now coming from me, that's not a criticism. I love to dislike characters. I think if an author can make me feel any emotion strongly enough, that's a good thing. So, yes, I didn't like Daemon. He was nasty to poor Katy. Of course, as the book progresses, we learn he's acting this way for her own protection as well as for his family's protection. So, okay, I like Daemon now.
The tension between him and Katy is intense! There are some really swoon-worthy moments in this book. The divide between the alien world and the human world was portrayed really well and created plenty of conflict. And having written about aliens, I'm a fan of beings from other places, so I felt very at home in the world Jennifer created.
I read the book while sick and having the worst few days I've had in a while and really, it cheered me up. If you haven't read Obsidian yet, I'd highly recommend it.
Just for fun:
Katy and Daemon are obviously attracted to each other, yet they fight like crazy. Have you ever been in a relationship like that where one minute you wanted to hit the person and the next you wanted to make out with them?