Book Review – Obsidian (Lux #1)

Hey! I haven’t been on in a while due to school work and partially being lazy because I haven’t got the hang of blogging yet.

Never, ever going to write deep posts anymore… you know why? I sound like a 9 year old sluzza who think she’s got it tough…. *eye roll* 


Title: Obsidian

Series: Lux

Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout

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.

How am I meant to start this review off? OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG….. It’s just so good. In fact I think it might be my favourite book this year. Whilst my friends are going around reading books about reality like ‘Anna and the French Kiss’, I’m reading this and going into la-la land. Usually, I’m shy with what I read, I’m not reading porn or anything but with this book I just told my friends: yup it’s about aliens, no it’s not like E.T., conversations usually go like this:

Friend: Hey Kelly, did you enjoy [insert book name]?

Me: Yeah, it was actually good. What book are you reading now?

Friend: [insert book name], it’s the sequel to [insert book name]…

Me: Ahhhh….

Friend: You?

Me: Obsidian, it’s like a really, really good book, like my favourite good book.

Friend: Oh really? What’s it about?

Me: Aliens,  cool people, sci-fi…

Friends: o_O….. okay…

As you can see, THAT happens, so I’m left moping in the corner at night, crying “WHY DOESN’T ANYONE LIKE THE TYPE OF BOOKS THAT I READ?”  and then rocking myself back and forth, yeah that’s right bitchez many things I loved about the book, many things, so let’s start with the characters.

First of all, the main character, Katy Swartz was so amusing and funny! I loved the commentary and the sassy quips she throws at the other characters, unlike some characters ahem Bella Swan ahem (don’t hate on me, I actually used to like Twilight)  she has a backbone and actually has the guts to do something without the love interest always standing holding her hand whilst doing it. Applause to Armentrout for writing the main character seem like an actual teenager and not the weird ass ones who sit at home reading Wuthering Heights 16 times (some teens might like that book but c’mon, you don’t read it like a dozen times . Oh, have I mentioned the hilarious narration? I believe I have, it’s hilarious, it makes the book so much more better, but I guess it’s just me, if you choose to stick with you’d find out that the majority of the books I read have heroines that are either strong (mentally or physically), sassy, sarcastic or just all of them. I just can’t handle weak heroines or heroes, otherwise throughout the book, I’d be tempted to scream and throw the book, scream PUSSY at it, stomp on it and then burn it whilst manically laughing.  Katy is cool. I wish I had Katy as a friend, but alas she’s a character…. The bad thing about Katy *gasp* I guess, would be that she’s a typical YA heroine, you know the type? Yes, the type where they’re beautiful and they don’t know it….. *rolls eyes* just for once, why can’t the girl be pretty and  know it, although then people would be all like: “whatta slut!”, *sigh* you can never win…. 

I’m sure I looked like a serial killer. At least now we knew I was too weak to do any damage

The Black twins (or ……)  no, I’m not being racist, their last name is Black…. are possibly my favourite siblings in any series I’ve ever read about. Daemon Black, the love interest, alien, cool ass guy, is the typical bad-boy-jerk-swoon-worthy-hawt-underneath-all-caring-guy-loves-family-really-annoying-to-the-heroine. Even though, he’s like that I still can’t help but like him, it has something to do with the way he was written as, just funny. I love the interactions between Daemon and Katy, it’s just blerghhhhh (I can’t think of any words awesome enough to be put together to describe it).

I’ve always found that the most beautiful people, truly beautiful inside and out, are the ones who are quietly unaware of their effect.” His eyes searched mine intently, and for a moment we stood there toe to toe. “The ones who throw their beauty around, waste what they have? Their beauty is only passing. It’s just a shell hiding nothing but shadows and emptiness

Dee Black, is Daemon’s twin who is hyper. Yeah, she and Katy quickly get acquainted and soon become BFFs, arghhhhhh words can’t describe how much coolness Dee is…. I don’t know how Armentrout does it, but she made Dee likeable even though she cries a little bit too much to my liking and is a little bit too happy and hyper but Dee Black is totes my favs character 

The plot line is NOT A CLICHÉD YA NOVEL… I mean it’s not everyday you have aliens in a YA book, usually it’s a vampire, fallen angel or a shape shifter of some kind. Usually, I don’t like Sci-Fi, actually I’ve never liked Sci-Fi but this book actually introduced me to the genre, so as a taster of the genre, it was perfect for me to get into said genre, which is why I’ve started to read Sci-Fi more often instead of reading Paranormal and Fantasy. The story doesn’t follow the usual: love triangle – couple break up- teenage angsting – girl breaks down – guy jumps in and fixes everything – couple gets back together. Nuh-uh, nup, no, nahh, there’s an actual story line instead of some sappy love story and the girl doesn’t instantly give in to the wondrous charm of the main guy.


Overall, the book is fab and I recommend you check it out as Armentrout has written a fabulous introduction into a series that I can’t wait to read in the future.

RATING: 9.5/10


3 thoughts on “Book Review – Obsidian (Lux #1)

  1. yes i read the book too, its so good. I dont like stories that the main girl goes all forgiveness on the guy or so blinded by love. i like this thing Katy and Daemon have together. this hot and cold . i am going to read the second book. but i dont think i can, i read the last book a month and half ago. and i got it from the library , but it hasnt come in yet. the second book should be in today. i just want to read the first book first so i can get into the story again. the mindset of katy you know.

    • Omg so sorry for not replying!!!
      That’s why I love Obsidian too! It would have probably been my favourite book for 2011. I was so happy when I received the book in the mail! I read the second book and it was good, but it wasn’t as good as Obsidian I guess… but that’s just my opinion. I don’t know…. Have you got read the second book yet?

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