Review: Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout
PJV Quickie: While I knew I had to read this book because of all the good reviews, I have to admit that it just sat there on my TBR forever. Personally I actually blame the book trailer for the second book, Onxy, for the lack of enthusiasm on my part. It was a lot of kissing and I thought “this looks like a young adult porno” I think I might have even tweeted that. But, frankly, I should not have judged a series by it’s second book trailer, because these books are far from what was portrayed by the trailer and all the “hot” comments I read on twitter and goodreads.com. [frame align=”left”][/frame]
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Series: Lux, Book 1
Type: Young Adult, Paranormal
Published: May 8th 2012 by Entangled Teen
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Review: The first thing I loved about this book was the main character Katy. Katy is a book blogger! So relating points right there. Her mother moves her to West Virginia to escape memories of her father who passed away from Cancer a few years back. Her mom needed a change, so right before Katy’s senior year they move to a very small town in the back-water country of boring. Things are looking up though, as Katy spots her neighbor who is show-stopping gorgeous, so gorgeous that he leaves her semi-stupid and kind of mute. Then he has to ruin it by talking, showing off his inner-jerk and turning Katy from a drooling idiot to spitting-mad. Luckily his sister is much nicer and seems very interested in befriending Katy…just her brother Daemon seems dead set against it. It’s probably because they are hiding a secret and they don’t want Katy to find out. She does though…right as she is running straight into the path of a huge truck…trying to avoid Daemon. And he stops time and lights up like a light bulb. Katy didn’t expect that. Seems her neighbors who were too good looking-to-be-real are aliens.
“So the dickhead had a name. Daemon—seemed fitting. And of course his sister would be as attractive as him. Why not? Welcome to West Virginia, the land of lost models.”
Overall, Jennifer L. Armentrout has a new fan in this reader, and Parajunkee’s View has a new favorite series. I shouldn’t have waited this long to read — but it did technically work out since OPAL, the third book was just released so I got to read them back to back (gotta love that!). This is a don’t pass up series!
Recommendations: Recommended for fans of Paranormal Romance and high tension love affairs. You do not have to be a Young Adult to read these novels. I would recommend them actually for an older audience since there is a bit of language and the book does get a little more “adult” as the series goes on. Yet, nothing that I see unfit for older teens. I do believe if you are a fan of books that start out as Urban Fantasy type novels and lead to psuedo paranormal romance novels, you’ll love this one. Fans of the Night Huntress series might get a kick out of the Lux series.
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