Title: Obsidian (A Lux Novel, Book One)
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
My Rating: 4 conch
By At: Amazon, Barnes and Noble
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.
The Review: I've been meaning to add this to my TBR pile and after finishing a few vampire novels, I thought it was time for some aliens. And I'm glad I made the switch. While Obsidian follows a familiar storyline (girl meets gorgeous boy with powers, he fights his feelings for her, then he saves her, and now most of family hates her because she can expose them all), I still enjoyed reading it. I think I liked the science fiction background the most. Katy is a decent character and her spunk and life situation made me side with her. Daemon is a force to be reckoned with and I'm looking forward to seeing more of his "human" side in future books. The banter between the two was well choreographed and fast paced enough to keep me turning the pages to find out what happened in trig class the next day. This would have been even better had the story deviated from the predictable, but I am anxious to learn more about the aliens species and the government who's supposed to keep them a secret.
The Good: I liked most of the characters, especially the secondary ones.
The Issue: A little too familiar, seen-that-before plotline.
The Rating: 4 conch. A good read with interesting characters that made me grab the next book in the series.