by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Expected publication: December 6th 2011 by Entangled Publishing
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 is the second book I've read by Miss Armentrout so far. The first was Daimon, a short novella that is a sequel to the first book in another series, Half-Blood. (which I can't wait to get my hands on! *-*). I LOVED it, so I was really excited about Obsidian.
Well, it was pretty awesome! I just wanted to sit down and take it all in just one sitting. Too bad I only had the time to savor it bit by bit... LOL. Maybe it was better like that?
Katy was the new girl in a small town. After her father passed away, her mother decided they should move from Florida to West "By God" Virginia (LOL). There she met her neighbors, the very attractive twins Dee and Daemon. Dee and Kat quickly became friends, but Daemon... turned out to be a very difficult person, to say the least. Katy constantly felt the urge to strangle him. And I have to admit that I did too. :p But it's okay, because the chemistry between them was strong enough to make up for his rude/annoying remarks.
Every time his hand brushed her, she felt a hum of energy. Strange things suddenly happened to the weather when he was around. The whole town seemed to be afraid of the twins, and they didn't really mingle with "people like her", as Daemon said himself. Things started to get more and more suspicious, until Katy was attacked. Daemon rushed over to save her and ended up marking her.
Yes, the gorgeous boy next door turned out to be an alien.
And there was nothing wrong with that. ;)
I really liked Kathy. She was a very interesting character, being a shy, 'curvy' blogger and all, but I couldn't help but compare her to Daimon's protagonist, Alex. So she did come out a bit lacking to me at first... but then it was like she grew some serious cojones! She finally had enough of Daemon pulling her chain and started attacking back. LOL. That was fun to read.
But my favorite character really was... surprise, surprise!!! Daemon.
Gods, the guy knew how to be a pain in the ass. He was so annoying! Sure, we readers like it when our heroes are hard to get close to, and it's fun when they tease our heroines, but by Golly, I kept picturing him being run over by a car. And then being kissed senseless by me. Yes. That was Weird (with a capital letter). LOL.
Like Katy said in the book, it's surprising to find out that Like and Lust aren't necessarily connected. :p
But of course he had every reasons to act like he did, as we find out later on. The poor thing. :((
Oh. Something else was bothering me. I was over 80% done with the book when I started to really wonder if they would EVER kiss.
The tension grew and grew and GREW.... and, oh, boy. Was it worth it!!! There was this super hot make out scene!!! O.O (simply for the sake of dispelling traceable energy, of course).
Really, it was probably the hottest scene I've ever read in YA lit. ;) It really made up for the wait and lack of PDA between the couple throughout the first 3/4 of the book.
The action scenes were very exciting, too. I actually felt like getting a piece of obsidian to protection, myself. LOL.
Right by the end of the book I got a bit mad with Kat (how could SHE be so mean to my dear Daemon?? Especially when he was finally starting to be nice... :P), but I guess it had to happen.
We'll see what happens in the next book! :)
It's a good thing Armentrout is a fast writer, because I can't wait!
If I got you interested in Obsidian, you can read the first chapter here.
I received a digital copy of Obsidian from Entangled Publishing by Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review.