Thursday, 31 May 2012

Review of Obsidian (Lux Novel) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Pages: 294
Obsidian (Lux, #1)Publisher: Entangled Teen 
Released: May 2012

Plot: When book loving blogger Katy Swartz moves to West Virginia everything changes when she meets her neighbours Daemon and Dee who are siblings. Daemon is drop dead gorgeous however he also is a bit of a jerk, he's over protective of his sister and doesn't want Dee and Katy to be friends. However one day Daemon saves her from being killed by a robber and then stops time to prevent a truck from hitting her. Katy soon discovers that Daemon and Dee aren't like other teens, in fact they're not even human they're aliens and now that Katy has been marked by their touch she is lit up like a Christmas tree, a beacon that doesn't want to be found.

Good Points: I first came around to reading this book after noticing that it had already got quite a good response from reader so I decided to check it out myself and I have to say I quite liked this book, I liked the arrogant side to the characters and it was fun to read the ongoing banter between them. The main character Katy who by the way is a book Blogger!! is developed well and I liked the relationship she forms with Dee and Daemon, it was nice to see a contrast between the good and bad of the siblings characters which I liked. The plot kept me excited and as the first book I have ever read by author Jennifer L. Armentrout I was quite impressed, I will definitely be looking out for more of her books. The book's plot had a good balance of action and romance and the humour was just an added extra which makes any book better.

Bad Points: It's quite tense at times (not that that's a bad point) but I don't think this book is suitable for younger readers as it does contain quite a lot of expletives. Okay I was a little annoyed about the whole tortured past thing and the book did have some cheesy moments that I couldn't help but relate to Twilight (I know, I know...) but when you get a character who says he's not shiny but is basically a walking torch you can't but help make the distinction.

To Sum Up... I did like this book and I would definitely recommend you to give it a try. If anything this book is just a good balance of Romance, Action and Humour which work well into the fast paced plot.
READ IT!!!!

1 comment:

  1. I loved every aspect of this book. It was just such a great read. I loved that Kat was into blogging and it was so cool hearing her talk about the memes she particpated in. I like that that the author was so in tune with the blogging world and it showed throughout the book. I also loved that Kat was so snarky and didn't take any stuff from Daemon. She stood up to him and I loved it. It took me a mintue to warm up to Daemon though and to get that his attitude was because he didn't want kat getting involved in his world and getting too close. I loved him the more I read the book though and understood where he was coming from. I loved them together and the banter they had between them was hilarious at times. Overall great book and I can't wait to read more from this series.

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