by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Also by this author: Origin, Opposition, Half-Blood, Shadows (A Lux prequel novella)
Published by Macmillan
on May 8th 2012
Genres: Fiction, Love & Romance, Science Fiction, Young Adult
Book One of the bestselling Lux series 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.
The story follows Katy Swartz who have just moved to a small town in West Virgina after her fathers’ death with her mom. She doesn’t like the sudden move but that quickly changes when she meets the next door neighbors.
Her first encounter with Daemon Black is of course memorable in the way that they immedialty hate each other (although we all know that in the end they’re going to get together in the end.)
Wink, Wink 😉
The Arum are the “bad guys” (a different set of aliens) and they feed off the Luxen. There’s an entire slew of them around. So after an Arum attacks Katy she is in mortal danger.
Daemon takes charge of protecting her which means they have to spend a butt load of time together which, ehem, makes things a lot more interesting if you know what I mean.
The D.OD. (Department of Defense) are the “big guys” and they will do anything to keep the existence of the Luxen a secret from the humans.
So now that Katy knows, it not only poses as a danger to her but to the Blacks as well…
Katy gets attached or them really quickly deplore how much of a dough bag Daemon tries to be at times. The more Katy stays with them, the more at risk she is of them exposing themselves and if that happens it’ll not only put Katy in danger but it could get them all in some trouble trouble trouble.
Can Katy stay away from them when she’s already too deep?
If you’re looking for a book full of swoon and one that just won’t let you go, this IS the book for you!
Let’s take a moment to appreciate some of the MANY funny quotes I ran across whole reading.
“Why are you such an ass?” The words came out before I could think twice.
“Everyone has to excel at something, right?”
“Well, you’re doing a great job.”
-Daemon and Katy
“Beautiful face. Beautiful body. Horrible attitude. It was the holy trinity of hot boys.”
Daemon Black: (My oh my Daemon…)
He’s arrogant, ruthless but everything I love and MUST HAVE in a book boo. ♥
Daemon, I have to say that he is my all time FAV. Book boyfriend. Even though the way Daemon treated Katy in the beginning I still couldn’t help but fall in love with him. And believe me I’ve had plenty of book boyfriends in the past but Daemon by far topped them all un the very first scene with him and Katy.
“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.”
I felt for Katy and how she tried to “appear” not to be affected by Dameons wicked charms but like all of us fawning females we couldn’t get enough of him in the end.
Dee, (Daemon’s sister) holds a very special place in my heart. She’s such a different character and so fun to read! I definitely heart her and Katy’s friendship. 🙂
I have a thing for the rough and arrogant guys in books. But I’m the total opposite in real life. IMO it makes a book more interesting and… Addictive. Mmm hmmm. 😉
I love how Jennifer Armentrout never left a moment for us to get bored. There was always something interesting going on that grabbed your attention.
At times my mouth dropped without me even knowing because I was that sucked up in the book! There were so many twists and turns that will leave you breathless and wanting more.
Well that time has come peeps, if you haven’t read Obsidian, now is the time for my lovely peeps to exit to the left off the coffee book train.
Leave. Like Right now. You heard me.
Let’s talk about the ending when Katy defeated the Arum. What do you guys think actually happened?
To me, it seemed that Daemon gave Katy a spurt of light to which she then used to defeat the Arum. The Arum dies of course, leaving Katy hurt so Daemon heals her and then BOOM! Their hearts are synched or “beating at the same time?”
What did you guys take from this? Because I’m still a tad bit confused.
***Okay NON-SPOILER peoples, you may return***
Overall, Obsidian was a FANTASTIC read. But can we expect anything less from JLA?
I just have to say that I’m totally envious of those of you that have not yet experienced the rich world of thr Luxen and thr hot sizzeling attraction between Daemon and Katy. I wish I could erase my mind so I could re-read the serious with fresh eyes again so for those of you that haven’t read it, enjoy! Questions? Comments? Leave them in the box below and let’s chat! 🙂