Obsidian (Lux Series #1)
By Jennifer L. ArmentroutGoodreads Summary:
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 was actually pretty good. It was very fast paced and not at all difficult to read. The main character, Katy has plenty of spit, which is a must have for me. She is constantly being called Kitten and Kitty cat by her outrageously hot next door neighbor, who, might I add, is a fricken amazing alien. Daemon is basically described as a modern day Adonis. Pretty typical, but he has major character flaws, mostly him being a major jerk.
I really only liked the book because of the characters and the constant witty banter between the two main ones. I won’t lie, some of it made me laugh right out loud, drawing a few stares. You don’t really know why Daemon is a jerk, but it’s hinted at, so as long as the reader doesn’t need in your face explanations, it works. Unfortunately the book brings in Dee and then kind of puts her off to the side, having Kat focus on Dee’s brother, Daemon, did I mention they were twins?
There was a lot of tension and angst throughout the whole book, right from the start, which I really liked. That aside, I thought it lacked a strong plot, which had many holes. The Aliens are super powerful and have to hide the powers, but they go about and do this and that and don’t do a great job of being secretive, yet no one notices anything. I found this wholly unrealistic.
I would say this was a good book, earning 3.5 out of the 5 stars.