Friday, November 11, 2011

Review: Obsidain by Jennifer L. Armentrout

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  • Pub. Date: December 6 2011
  • Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC
  • Format: Paperback 
(e-arc from NetGalley for review)

Overview from Amazon

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.

My Review

Wow! This book was awesome! It blew my mind. It's action packed, filled with great laughs and sarcasm, and oh, the chemistry between Katy and Daemon! This book just grabbed me and pulled me in. I wanted more, and couldn't get enough. The storyline is great, and the characters are written so fantastic. To me a big thing in a book is connecting with the characters, and this book did that wonderfully.

Katy is awesome! I love her sarcasm, and take nothing from anyone personality.  Katy's personality reminds me a bit of my teenage self. I was feisty and didn't tolerate crap from anyone either. She also proves to be pretty bad ass and brave. Her and her mother have just moved to West Virginia from Fl. She goes next door to ask how to get to the grocery store and meets super drool worthy Daemon, who also happens to be a total jerk. And so it continues from there. He thinks she's bad news, and doesn't want her around. She doesn't care what he wants. Dee, his sister who is super cute and friendly, becomes her best friend. I love the friendship between them because Dee is just like a ball of sunshine. She is peppy and bubbly, but not in an annoying way. She just wants a real friend who isn't an alien, but Daemon thinks it's too dangerous. And he's not wrong. Through the story Daemon and Katy are at each other constantly. I found myself laughing out loud at most of their banter. I totally wanted Katy to punch him a few times.

Daemon, oh man where do I begin. I completely thought he was the biggest jerk ever when we first meet him. And hot! Like super dreamy, if he wasn't such  a jerk I would want him to be my book boyfriend hot! (even with him being an alien, which I find kinda cool) Then as the story goes on, I didn't know whether to hate him, or love him. He can be so arrogant, and infuriating, but then be so sweet that you feel like like he's redeemed himself. Then he opens his mouth and says something stupid again. He loves to make Katy mad, and it's pretty funny from a readers perspective, but you really connect with Katy and feel for her, so you find it just as annoying as she does.

This book was just so fantastic! I am really almost at a loss for words about how I feel about it. It's hard for me to put into words the awesomeness that this book was! I loved the interactions between Daemon and Katy. They were so hot and cold. When they are at each others throats, it's hilarious, and when they are being civil it's really sweet and I really liked that Daemon. You get a peek at the real him, and why he acts the way he does towards Katy. They have their moments when their chemistry between them is so hot, it literally has your pulse racing. What I liked the most about this book, was how real the characters are.The flow of the book is perfect. Jennifer's writing is great, and she knows just how to capture you and keep you engaged until the last page. This book is a must read! I will be rushing out to get it the day it comes out. I can't wait for more. I am definitely looking forward to the next book in this series. You can pre-order it from Amazon or B&N I give this book 5 out of 5 stars!

    3 comments:

    1. The other thing that I had a hard time with this book, so Daemon himself. I love bad boys as much as the next girl, but Daemon was too much. He was just SUCH a huge jerk 99% of the book. I had a very hard time understanding why Katy would be attracted to him, which really killed the romance for me. Instead of sitting there devouring pages, hoping against hope the protagonist would kiss her man - I found myself hoping she sock him right in the jaw.

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    2. Oh man! Daemon is so swoon worthy! I love him!! And I also like Katy, her character isn't like a lot of those whiny annoying girls in some books. This review was great!

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    3. Great review :) I've been hearing sooooo many great things about this book and it's been on my TBR pile for a while so maybe I should get to reading it really soon. And thanks to your blog being filled with Daemon just makes me want to have the book asap! I mean, look at him. I can't resist :)

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