Review: Obsidian by Jennifer Armentrout

Jennifer Armentrout’s Website
Publisher: Entangled Publishing
Age Group: Teen (definitely older teens, BTW)
Source: Purchased from Amazon for Kindle
Rating: 3.75 out of 5 stars

Summary from GoodReads:

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.

My Thoughts:

I saw a very positive review for this book on another book blog.  I generally do not like science fiction.  Actually, I hate Sci Fi.  There is nothing wrong with it, but I can never get into a Sci Fi book.  But when I saw the review for this book, it made me think of the TV show Roswell.  I really loved that show, especially the first half of the first season.  So I decided to give Obsidian a try.  I’m glad I did, although I really can’t say it is similar to Roswell.

It was hard to put down, and I am definitely going to read the sequel, Onyx, when it is released late this summer.  I liked how strong Katy is as a protagonist.  She does not take crap from anyone, especially Daemon.  And Daemon gives her such a hard time from day one.

I loved Dee!!!!  She was so great.  I might have liked her a bit more than Katy, though.  I want Dee to have her own story, and I hope Armentrout gives us one.

Honestly, it was really frustrating how awful Daemon was to Katy.  After awhile, I just wanted to slap him, and tell Katy never speak to him again.  At the conclusion of the story, Armentrout has a few scenes from the book from Daemon’s point of view.  I really liked those, but I wish they were somehow in the actual story.  They really explain why Daemon acted the way he did.  But they weren’t, so for most of the story I didn’t like him that much.  I knew I was supposed to like him, and there were a few scenes where his softer side showed up, but there weren’t enough.

The climax of the book left a lot of questions unanswered, though, so I can’t wait to get my hands on the sequel.  I think Daemon might be more likable in Onyx.  I hope so!

Anyway, this book is definitely a fun read.  Even if you are not a Sci Fi fan, you might like this.

About Quinn

I'm a twenty-something children's librarian at a public library in Central New York. I've long left my teen years behind me, but I love to read YA and children's books. I have two adorable dogs. Ginger is a mix between a poodle and havanese, and Daphne is Bichon Frise. Other things I love: Favorite Movie: Singing in the Rain Favorite Book: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen Favorite TV Show: Monk
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