REVIEW: Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Publication year: 2012

Summary from Goodreads:
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.


I read Obsidian many years ago and I loved it. When I recently decided to get back into reading I decided that this was the place to start and boy am I glad I did. Obsidian is just as addictive as I remember it, if not more so.

This remains the first and only young adult book I’ve read that involves aliens as it isn’t normally my cup of tea and I was worried that it would end up being a bit silly but it was the complete opposite of that.

The world building within it is fabulous, characters are fleshed out very well and the story flows flawlessly. The atmosphere created is one that keeps you hooked on every word, every paragraph. I found myself getting to the end of a chapter with the intention of taking a break but I was unable to, it was too addictive. 

The chemistry between Katy and Daemon was palpable and I couldn’t get enough of it. Every interaction between them was laced in chemistry and I genuinely think it’s one of the things that makes this book so addictive. As well as their relationship, Katy’s relationship with Dee was fabulous as well. I love a well developed platonic relationship.
I can’t fault Jennifer L. Armentrout’s writing style, everything flowed so well and it wasn’t bogged down with too much description as so many books fall victim to. Katy was a wonderful lead character that knew exactly how to handle herself, well sometimes. She is quick with comebacks and is rather feisty. Her interactions with Dee and Daemon were brilliant and entertaining. I loved when the three of them were together as there was never a dull moment. 

I started and finished Obsidian in one day, and I started reading the sequel Onyx the next day. It is an addictive read from start to finish and I would recommend it to anyone.

10 thoughts on “REVIEW: Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout

  1. Sounds interesting, Iโ€™ve never read a book with aliens before. Iโ€™ll keep it in mind when I want to read something a little different ๐Ÿ™ƒ

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  2. When I first got into reading I started with “Hush Hush” by Becca and “Obsidian” by J.L.Armentrout and I swear that these two books still own my heart. Whenever I feel down or want to get out of a reading slump I read these 2 books !! Great review ๐Ÿ’•

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