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.
“He was the kind of boy that broke hears and left a long line of them shattered behind him. He was trouble.”
“I’ve always found that the most beautiful people, truly beautiful inside and out, are the ones who are quietly unaware of their effect.”
“Holy Hawt Chemistry, Batman!”
“I’d break-checked him several times. He’d blown his horn. It made me feel all warm and fuzzy inside.”
Obsidian was a reread for me but this is my first time reviewing it. Let me start by saying, obviously I like this series otherwise I wouldn’t be rereading it and this review is just so I can share it with you all and hopefully get you interested in a series you will enjoy as well. (I know the cover is kinda lame but go with it).
If you have read any of my other reviews on Armentrout’s books, you will know that I love her work. I think the thing I love the most about Armentrout’s style of writing is that she is able to incorporate pop culture and humor into her books that make them relatable without overshadowing the serious events that take place; Obsidian is no exception to this.
The story follows Katy Swartz, a teenage girl moving o a small town (like, really small town) in West Virginia right before her senior year. She just so happened to move next door to twins Daemon and Dee who are gorgeous and not your typical neighbors. As you read the story, you will fall in love with Dee’s positive attitude and Daemon’s charming(?) personality. You will also fall further into the lives of the characters as Armentrout presents us with a whole world that isn’t seen by most.
Katy doesn’t take crap from anyone, especially Daemon, and I love that about her. She sticks up for herself and has a sense of morality that is admirable. Dee is such a sweetheart you can’t not love her and she makes you want to be her best friend. Daemon is a douche canoe but that’s just his exterior. In this book you will get the sense that he is actually protective and caring underneath his not-so-nice behavior. If you look closely, you can understand why he acts the way he does and maybe you’ll hate it less or at least try to.
This is the start of a truly awesome series. This book is just the beginning and Armentrout does an amazing job at introducing us to all the characters and opening the story up slowly (but not in a boring way). In the books to come, there will character development as the plot thickens and hopefully your ship takes off. I have all the answers and I am trying my hardest not to spoil such an amazing series for you. All I can say is that I highly recommend this book series. It’s full of action, sarcasm, and romance with just the right amount of angst thrown in. It is definitely worth the read.