Sunday, August 31, 2014

OBSIDIAN by Jennifer L. Armentrout


A Lux Novel #1
Entangled Publishing, May 2012
Obtained via:  publisher
ISBN:  978-1-62061-007-7 (ePub:  978-1-62061-006-0)
Young Adult

The first book in Jennifer Armentrout’s new Young Adult Lux series, OBSIDIAN, is full of terrific teen angst, mystery, magic and little green men.  Okay, maybe not little green men per se.  But it is excellent reading, regardless of your age.

Kat and her mother have moved to West Virginia for her senior year of high school to start a new life as they both try to get over Kat’s father’s death.  The only people she has met prior to school starting are her neighbors, twins Daemon & Dee Black.  Dee quickly becomes her new best friend, but it is Daemon who really captures her attention.  He is extremely aggravating, arrogant, annoying and absolutely gorgeous.  Turns out he is also an alien, yes alien, with special powers and all, and so is his sister.  When Kat is targeted by an alien hunter, Daemon ends up saving her, but in doing so he leaves a mark on her aura that hunters can see for miles, putting a big ole target on her.

OBSIDIAN is a terrific young adult romance.  It is fast paced, intriguing, mysterious, dangerous, full on angst and just a really good story that readers of all ages are sure to enjoy.  This middle-aged reader could not put it down.  The main characters are constantly bickering while sexual sparks fly around them.  Kat is young and naïve and just wants to be accepted and liked.  Daemon just wants to keep his sister safe and will do whatever it takes to make ensure that safety.  Dee just wants to have a real friend.  The character development builds throughout the story.  And then school starts and the real insanity begins.  This reader is beyond looking forward to the next book in this series.  Jennifer Armentrout rarely disappoints and her new Lux series just goes to prove that point.  If you have not yet tried OBSIDIAN, the time is now.  Don’t miss out on this spectacular supernatural experience.

Reviewed by T. Barringer

"This is an objective review and not an endorsement of this book."

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