Saturday, May 19, 2012

Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout

 The Skinny: If you have not read this, you should do so immediately.

Fans of young adult literature, book boyfriends, and unique stories will love anything written by Jennifer Armentrout. I first came across her work when I won a copy of Half-Blood. As soon as I read that gem of a book, I was hooked. JLA fed my addiction with Obsidian, a book about aliens. Hot aliens.

If you are thinking that this book is about gangly, green-eyed creatures, you are wrong… so very wrong. Daemon Black is the type of guy who inspires poetry. I am certain that Jane Austen used him as inspiration for Knightley and Darcy. Please excuse my uncontrollable desire for Daemon Black. I will get back to the review now. *waves hand in front of face*

Katy is a book blogger who moves to a new town and befriends her bubbly next-door neighbor, Dee. Dee and her brother Daemon occupy most of Katy’s time as she acclimates to her new environment. As her friendship with Dee develops, Katy begins to notice that there is something a little different about the dazzling duo. 

Obsidian is an excellent story that combines a great story with identifiable characters. Armentrout has truly perfected the ability to craft scenes that make readers emote on behalf of characters. Obsidian is the tantalizing beginning of a series that is determined to be an exceptional addition to young adult literature. I am so bummed that I did not win an advanced copy of Onyx. I am counting down the days until I get my hands on the next installment.

I highly suggest your reading The Lux Series by Jennifer L. Armentrout. It really is that good.


  1. Aghhhh I have been DYING to read this book, but nowhere around me carries it and none of the libraries have it :( Your review is NOT helping my need to read this haha. I'm sold after reading the bit about Darcy.

  2. I loved Obsidian! Jennifer L. Armentrout is quickly becoming one of my all time favorite authors. This was a fresh fun read. I loved Katy. I loved Daemon!!!! A unique story that was YA paranormal but completely easy to relate to. I hope you get a chance to check out this book!