Thursday, November 14, 2013

Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Lux #1
"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."

Obsidian, the first book in the Lux series, and I'm late joining the bandwagon for this series. This is one of my new favorite series. I keep putting off reading certain book series because I am unsure if I will like them, or if I feel that the story is going to be too teeny-bopper. This was not that, this story had a lot of clever banter and a really interesting story.

The "romance" between Daemon and Katy wasn't something that was either rushed or felt fake. Sure they were attracted to each other, but since Daemon was kind of an ass to Katy she didn't fall blindly in love with him. It was nice having a character that could keep her head, for the most part, around an attractive guy. It was nice that even though she found him attractive she wouldn't settle for physical attraction alone.

The story line with the Luxen and the Arum was interesting and I would like to have had more back story, but hey there's still two more books to go through. I will definitely be reading the rest of this series.

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