Friday, November 27, 2015

Book Review: Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout

When Katy and her mother move to the middle of nowhere in West Virginia, all she wants is a normal life, to get her blog back in order, read some books and just settle into her new microscopic town. But when her mother makes her go introduce herself to the two neighbors who look her age things don’t go as planned. Katy just wants directions to the grocery store but the boy next door, Daemon, answers her knock her jaw drops to the ground. He is tall, ripped and has the most stunning green eyes she has ever seen but when he opens his mouth she realized how much of a total jerk he is! Dee, Daemon’s twin sister on the other hand is also extremely gorgeous but she is the sweetest person on the planet and becomes fast friends with Katy despite her brother’s disapproval.

As Katy gets to know her new neighbors, things seem well, off with them. They get glared at in public, Daemon has a hot//cold attitude towards Katy, he can do things that should be impossible and part of Dee’s body seemed to just…disappear. Katy has heard old rumors about aliens around town but her neighbors couldn’t possibly be aliens, could they? UM, YES. THEY COULD, CAN, ARE! And when Daemon freezes a truck in time to save Katy from being hit he has to confess to being one of the “Luxen” (apparently super-hot aliens who are made out of light.) Now that she knows about them and their powers the information puts Katy in danger, and because of the Luxen power being used to save her the trace of that powers left on her. The trace lights her up like a beacon for the Luxen and their intergalactic enemy, the Arum, (apparently not that hot and made out of darkness) to see. The Arum want nothing more than to seek out and kill the Luxen, and with Katy lit up for all the aliens to see it makes the Arum’s goal that much easier.

Okay, I seriously liked this story! I read it in one day and couldn’t get enough! Also you don’t know who is more life threatening, Ash, the totally jealous ex-girlfriend of Daemon or the shadowy alien terrorists that want to kill them all. Move over Edward and Jacob there are new freaks in town. And they're hotter.

Recommended age:

On to the ratings!

0 = None 10 = Tons

The feels weren’t thaaaat strong for me, I was never sad or really happy about anything that happened in the book I was just SUPER INTERESTED. But I was shipping Katy and Daemon pretty hard so for that alone I’ll give,

There are a few fight scenes, Katy kills a couple of the bad guys and one drags her around like a ragdoll.

Sexual content:
There is an incredibly steamy make-out session where the characters get topless. One character tries to get Katy drunk to sleep with her and Daemon makes everything into an indirect sexual joke. I wouldn’t recommend a teen under 14 or under reading this.

Crude language:
The book was LITTERED with bad language, it was the only thing I didn't like about the book. There were several of each imaginable profanity used.

Other elements/comments:
Underage drinking is involved and some pretty jerkish behavior from guys.

Overall I enjoyed the story, it was full of sassy wit, which I LOVE! Still could have been just as good without some of the stronger language.

- Sarah

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