Oh. My. God. This book! THIS BOOK!
I absolutely loved it! Everything about it was fucking amazing! The story, the characters, the writing, the romance or should I just say ...
"Beautiful face. Beautiful body. Horrible attitude. It was the holy trinity of hot boys."
Before the whole Daemon invasion I had no idea who Jennifer L. Armentrout was. She came out of nothing with her awesome sounding and looking books. I finally managed to get myself a copy of Obsidian and now I finally read it. I keep asking myself why I waited so long! It was absolutely brilliant!
Our protagonist is 17 year old Katy Swartz and I am so thrilled to announce that I liked her very much. She's not annoying at all. I hate to say that most female main characters in YA books are whiny, annoying, too naive or they can't see past their love for whatever guy they've fallen for. Katy is definitely not one of those. She's awesome! Why, you ask? Katy is not only great because her personality has a lot of spunk, she's also is a fanatic reader, has a review blog called "Katy's Crazy Obsession" and participates in memes like "Waiting On Wednesday". I think a lot of people can relate to her because of that. Also, she squeals when she gets new books. I'm pretty sure all of us do that, too. Also Katy is so hilariou at times, especially when she talks back to Daemon. I love Jennifer L. Armentrout for giving us such a cool main character to us.
Katy had moved from Florida to a small town in West Virginia because her mother wanted them to start all over. When she goes next door to ask directions to the store, she meets the gorgeous Daemon Black with his out of this world amazing green eyes. Too bad he turned out to be such a jerk to her.
“Once I got home, though, and saw several packages on my front porch, all the crap from the day disappeared. A few had smiley faces on them. Squealing, I grabbed the boxes. Books were inside-- new release books I'd preordered weeks ago.”
But, damn, did they have the chemistry thing going on! I caught myself hoping they'd finally get it on for real every page when they got into their verbal screwing matches, which was basically all the freaking time. But I did love it! It was so entertaining to read. Even in class they went at it verbally!
“Thanks,” I muttered and added under my breath, “Douchebag.”
He laughed, deep and throaty. “Now that’s not very ladylike, Kittycat.”
I whipped around. “Don’t ever call me that,” I snapped.
“It’s better than calling someone a douchebag, isn’t it?” He pushed out the door. “This has been a stimulating visit. I’ll cherish it for a long time to come.”
Okay. That was it. “You know, you’re right. How wrong of me to call you a douchebag. Because a douchebag is too nice of a word for you,” I said, smiling sweetly. “You’re a dickhead.”
“A dickhead?” he repeated. “How charming.”
I flipped him off.”
When Katy found out Daemon was an alien from the planet Lux, things really started turning awesome. She was the only human who knew about them who's last as long as her. Um yay? :')In the meantime Katy and Dee, Daemon's sister became best friends. I really love their friendship and how Dee really needed someone like Katy in her life and vice versa.With enemies around every corner who can see the trace Daemon has put on Katy by using his powers to save her. (A lot) Things started speeding up. Until the trace was gone they had to keep Katy safe or they all would be in trouble. The killing kind of trouble.
“Holy Hawt Chemisty, Batman!”
In the meantime Daemon practically stayed with Katy 24/7. That didn't mean they were getting along any better.
“Am I glowing?"
"Like a Christmas tree."
"Not just the star?"
The bed moved a little, and I felt his hand brush my arm. "No. You're super bright. It's kind of like looking at the sun.”
Katy knows well her feelings for Daemon but she doesn't understand it. She doesn't even like him, or so she says. But it doesn't mean she didn't thin Daemon could be deep. She knows there's something lurking beneath all the arrogance and dickheadedness.
“You’re such an ass. Has…anyone ever told you that?”
He flashed a genuinely amused smile. “Oh, Kitten, every single day of my blessed life.”
With an Arum (Alien enemy who wants to steal Daemon, Dee's and the others powers) who seeks vengeance and powers to steal, Katy comes up with a risky plan that almost ends up in the death of them all. After some strange events Baruck dies and they're all safe. More or less... but not without repercussions...Eventually all ended well except that Daemon openly wants Katy now but Katy isn't sure he wants her for who she is and not because of the freaky bond they have. *le sigh* how crazy is that?! Katy, Katy, Katy... just jump his bones already! You love him! Oh well, I guess there's more of that in Onyx, the second book.Besides Katy and Daemon I also liked a lot of the other characters in Obsidian, like Daemon's sister, Dee. She was so much fun! So bubbly and just a sunshine in house. I wish I could have her as a friend. She seems awesome. Then there were the other aliens too. I liked them too. Okay, maybe liking isn't the word to use but they sure were entertaining especially Ash, who always got jealous when Daemon gave Katy the light of day instead of herself. But, yeah, she's a bitch.Then there were also Katy's new human friends, Lesa and Carissa. I loved them. They were both hilarious to read about.
I can't express how much I enjoyed reading about aliens. Who knew they could be so damn sexy? I've only read one book about aliens but that was totally different than Obsidian. If you're wondering what all the fuss is about with this book, just read it. You won't be sorry. I wondered the same thing myself and I was just blown away by it. Everything about the book is beyond awesome. I read it in less than three days! I couldn't put it down. It was that good. Most of it is because of Daemon. That boy is fuckhawt! I'm already a sucker for green eyes and well his are just damn gorgeous. The way he calls Katy "Kitten" is so cute but also very sexy. All I can say is, in Katy's word: Dayum.
I'm sure Obsidian is the begining of a whole new world opening up to us all. I, for one, am totally hooked. Get ready to swoon for Daemon Black and fall into this book head first. There will be no turning back!