Review: Obsidian

11.20.2011
Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Publication Date: December 6th, 2011 by Entangled Publishing
//Amazon//B&N//The Book Depository//

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.

Jennifer Armentrout needs to stop being such a genius. Seriously.

Obsidian is that novel I wanted to give practically every book I own for. (Not that I did that. But if I had, this would probably have been worth it.) I mean, aliens? Come on. I might be slightly obsessed. Area 51, anyone? >_>

Anyway. Obsidian is definitely a character-driven novel. That's not to say there's not plenty of plot, because there is, but the characters seem to be the most notable. Katy, for one thing. I loved how determined she was to remain friends with Dee, and I love how she wasn't a total pushover when it came to Daemon, specifically at the end. Katy is easy to connect to, and not just because she's a book blogger. I also loved that she was affected when everyone was rejecting her when she tried to sit with them at lunch. It's not like she was untouchable. Katy had real emotions.

Daemon is a completely different story. I didn't love him at first. Not at all. He was just too rude, regardless of how hot I pictured him :P I loved seeing how he changed throughout the book, though I will admit, he didn't fully redeem himself in my eyes until the last 40 pages or so. He might have been funny at times, but he was a major ass. And that's the thing - he worked that way. His sweet moments were genuine, and I think if he'd had more moments where he wasn't being an ass, they would have seemed fake.

The plot was amazing, too. The story of Daemon and his sister, Dee, and what they really are was something I really enjoyed reading, and something I thought was really original, too. I loved that story. I loved how Jennifer Armentrout basically took "aliens" to an entirely new level O_O

I've read a lot of reviews that talk about how funny this book is. I never really laughed-out-loud, but there were some funny moments. And the thing is, Obsidian isn't just some silly read. While there were funny moments, there were also some intense moments and some action scenes, and there were plenty of emotions that came across strong and clear.

And also, there were plenty of moments when I was like this:

 
In fact, I think the only issue I had was that I had a bit of a problem with the book blogging. I think the references to memes might confuse some people who aren't book bloggers. Sure, "Waiting on Wednesday" and "In My Mailbox" seem fairly self-explanatory, but for someone who's not a book blogger, I feel like they might need an explanation for those kinds of things.


Overall: For me, Obsidian was definitely worth the hype. I think it's a good book for anyone - there's plenty of chemistry between the characters for romance readers, plenty of moments where Katy did amazing things for such an ordinary person for anyone who loves strong heroines, plenty of action scenes (and some killing ones, too) for anyone who loves that stuff, and lots of alien things going on for sci-fi lovers. I'd be crazy to give this anything other than 5 stars.


~Zoey~
17 comments on "Review: Obsidian"
  1. haha hilarious! i loved your review, and your like the millionth person that has loved this book!! now im officially jealous for everyone who has an early copy and VERY excited to read it! I don't like the cover, but im learning to stop judging books by their covers :P

    - juhina

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  2. I really want this one. <_____<

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  3. Lexie: Well HAHAHAHA YOU HAVE TO WAIT. *gloats* *promises not to gloat anymore*

    Maji: Good, because the cover definitely doesn't do it justice xD

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  4. Nooo Jennifer needs to KEEP being a genius!! :D So glad you loved this too it's SO sexy!!

    Giselle
    Xpresso Reads

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  5. I loved this book! I devoured it in a couple of hours. And yes, there were so many moments where I was yelling at them to freaking finally kiss!!!

    I can't wait to read the sequel. Loved it!

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  6. I think this is even on my Christmas list... well, it will be, at least.

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  7. Yes! Good Kelly! :D

    Madness: I can't either. I'm glad we don't have to wait like, a year for it to come out (:

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  8. yay yay yay! I wanna read this! Thaks for this awesome review. :)

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  9. Oh so jealous! I want to read this book sooooo freaking bad. It's on my Christmas list :)

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  10. Lol, your review is so funny. :3 I love Jennifer and her writing! I would probably read everything she writes. I'm so glad to hear that this book lived up to its expectations! Hopefully, I can read it soon. :)

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  11. I loved this book too! It was the type of book that I just did not want to put down. I am so glad you weren't let down by the book:)

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  12. Love love love your review. Very well thought out. I've been wanting to read Obsidian for so long. Your review has convinced me to get this book ASAP. I need to stop procrastinating. Thanks so much for this :]

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  13. I absolutely am grateful that you loved it. I'm really looking forward to reading this one. I really enjoyed the Covenant series by JLA. Really excited that there's another great series to start!

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  14. Haha loved the picture because I felt the exact same way!!! I was like come on already!!! I really enjoyed this book and the dynamics between the two main characters. Jennifer Armentrout is in fact amazing haha!

    Brittany K

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  15. I LOVED this book. The steamy moments, Katy, EVERYTHING.

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  16. I really want to read this book even though I am not a fan of alien stuff. I have heard such great things about it. I am glad you said it was worth the hype. I might have to push this up on my tbr pile :)

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  17. I loved your review. I was a little hesitant when a friend recommended it, but it was completely worth the praise she was giving it. Once I started reading it, I fell in love first with Katy (I just love her. She's one of the very few female characters I can say I really, really like) and very slowly with Daemon. Now I can't wait for Book 2.

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11.20.2011

Review: Obsidian

Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Publication Date: December 6th, 2011 by Entangled Publishing
//Amazon//B&N//The Book Depository//

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.

Jennifer Armentrout needs to stop being such a genius. Seriously.

Obsidian is that novel I wanted to give practically every book I own for. (Not that I did that. But if I had, this would probably have been worth it.) I mean, aliens? Come on. I might be slightly obsessed. Area 51, anyone? >_>

Anyway. Obsidian is definitely a character-driven novel. That's not to say there's not plenty of plot, because there is, but the characters seem to be the most notable. Katy, for one thing. I loved how determined she was to remain friends with Dee, and I love how she wasn't a total pushover when it came to Daemon, specifically at the end. Katy is easy to connect to, and not just because she's a book blogger. I also loved that she was affected when everyone was rejecting her when she tried to sit with them at lunch. It's not like she was untouchable. Katy had real emotions.

Daemon is a completely different story. I didn't love him at first. Not at all. He was just too rude, regardless of how hot I pictured him :P I loved seeing how he changed throughout the book, though I will admit, he didn't fully redeem himself in my eyes until the last 40 pages or so. He might have been funny at times, but he was a major ass. And that's the thing - he worked that way. His sweet moments were genuine, and I think if he'd had more moments where he wasn't being an ass, they would have seemed fake.

The plot was amazing, too. The story of Daemon and his sister, Dee, and what they really are was something I really enjoyed reading, and something I thought was really original, too. I loved that story. I loved how Jennifer Armentrout basically took "aliens" to an entirely new level O_O

I've read a lot of reviews that talk about how funny this book is. I never really laughed-out-loud, but there were some funny moments. And the thing is, Obsidian isn't just some silly read. While there were funny moments, there were also some intense moments and some action scenes, and there were plenty of emotions that came across strong and clear.

And also, there were plenty of moments when I was like this:

 
In fact, I think the only issue I had was that I had a bit of a problem with the book blogging. I think the references to memes might confuse some people who aren't book bloggers. Sure, "Waiting on Wednesday" and "In My Mailbox" seem fairly self-explanatory, but for someone who's not a book blogger, I feel like they might need an explanation for those kinds of things.


Overall: For me, Obsidian was definitely worth the hype. I think it's a good book for anyone - there's plenty of chemistry between the characters for romance readers, plenty of moments where Katy did amazing things for such an ordinary person for anyone who loves strong heroines, plenty of action scenes (and some killing ones, too) for anyone who loves that stuff, and lots of alien things going on for sci-fi lovers. I'd be crazy to give this anything other than 5 stars.


~Zoey~

17 comments:

  1. haha hilarious! i loved your review, and your like the millionth person that has loved this book!! now im officially jealous for everyone who has an early copy and VERY excited to read it! I don't like the cover, but im learning to stop judging books by their covers :P

    - juhina

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  2. I really want this one. <_____<

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  3. Lexie: Well HAHAHAHA YOU HAVE TO WAIT. *gloats* *promises not to gloat anymore*

    Maji: Good, because the cover definitely doesn't do it justice xD

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  4. Nooo Jennifer needs to KEEP being a genius!! :D So glad you loved this too it's SO sexy!!

    Giselle
    Xpresso Reads

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  5. I loved this book! I devoured it in a couple of hours. And yes, there were so many moments where I was yelling at them to freaking finally kiss!!!

    I can't wait to read the sequel. Loved it!

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  6. I think this is even on my Christmas list... well, it will be, at least.

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  7. Yes! Good Kelly! :D

    Madness: I can't either. I'm glad we don't have to wait like, a year for it to come out (:

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  8. yay yay yay! I wanna read this! Thaks for this awesome review. :)

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  9. Oh so jealous! I want to read this book sooooo freaking bad. It's on my Christmas list :)

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  10. Lol, your review is so funny. :3 I love Jennifer and her writing! I would probably read everything she writes. I'm so glad to hear that this book lived up to its expectations! Hopefully, I can read it soon. :)

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  11. I loved this book too! It was the type of book that I just did not want to put down. I am so glad you weren't let down by the book:)

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  12. Love love love your review. Very well thought out. I've been wanting to read Obsidian for so long. Your review has convinced me to get this book ASAP. I need to stop procrastinating. Thanks so much for this :]

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  13. I absolutely am grateful that you loved it. I'm really looking forward to reading this one. I really enjoyed the Covenant series by JLA. Really excited that there's another great series to start!

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  14. Haha loved the picture because I felt the exact same way!!! I was like come on already!!! I really enjoyed this book and the dynamics between the two main characters. Jennifer Armentrout is in fact amazing haha!

    Brittany K

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  15. I LOVED this book. The steamy moments, Katy, EVERYTHING.

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  16. I really want to read this book even though I am not a fan of alien stuff. I have heard such great things about it. I am glad you said it was worth the hype. I might have to push this up on my tbr pile :)

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  17. I loved your review. I was a little hesitant when a friend recommended it, but it was completely worth the praise she was giving it. Once I started reading it, I fell in love first with Katy (I just love her. She's one of the very few female characters I can say I really, really like) and very slowly with Daemon. Now I can't wait for Book 2.

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