Age: Young Adult
Species: Luxen/ Arum/ Humans
Interest: Aliens/ Quick read
Source: Bought from Amazon
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.(summary from goodreads.com)
Oh wow... I read this back in February! Since my memory is not exactly the best, this review might be a little bit brief, but I talk to much anyway, so maybe everyone will enjoy it.
I loved that Katy was a book blogger. Book characters tend to be very many things, but never really bloggers, and especially not for books. (I confess, I kind of made-believe that Katy was Katie of Sophistikatied Reviews.) It gave me a little bit of an inner thrill to be able to relate to Katy in this way.
Chemistry is the major buzzword for this series. Katy and Daemon were smokin' like a forest fire. Excuse the trite analogy, but hot d**n they really knew how to get going, and not just on the physical side. They bantered, they fought, they endured unbelievable eye screwing from each other. They just went head to head at every single chance and it was unbelievably explosive. I cannot wait to read Onyx, just to be able to read all of that drives-you-up-the-wall tension again. Ugh, I am completely unqualified to explain how absolutely amazing they were.
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One moment with Katy and a side character really stood out to me. Daemon and this side character were being rude, bullying Katy. Katy was not taking this well, pretty much ready to cry in front of a large group of people. Instead of doing that though, the fierce girl fights back, by doing something completely awesome. I cheered, loudly. (As I was alone in my room at 4am and no one could hear me.) That scene alone was worth reading the entire book. Reading scenes from Daemon's point of view was amazing too, I almost wish the series was told in alternating points of view.
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I adored Daemon's sister Dee (Not Izzy, I've been watching too much Roswell, I apologize to my readers and Jennifer L. Armentrout for the error.)! She was so sweet and spunky, just the most loveable little ball of energy. The "side aliens" were mainly just there for this book. I thoroughly hope they have a more starring role in the next book, simply so I can get to know more about them and their world.
I cannot tell a lie. This book completely reminded me of Roswell (the TV show and book series). Only somehow, this book seems to be done just as well as, or even more so than them. I wish more "alien books", or even just normal books were written like this. Not only for all of the insane chemistry, but for the make outs. I'd tell you why, but that's a topic for another time and another blog post.
Since Obsidian has gotten a new cover and gotten itself printed as a paperback, it looks much more professional than before. But still, even if you have the old kindle cover, it's an absolutely wonderful book. It is completely worth the read. You'll love all of the steamy scenes and head to head interactions between Katy and Daemon. They're just so indescribably awesome!
Want to meet the "real" Daemon and Katy? (AKA the Obsidian and Onyx cover models) Go to The YA Sisterhood to find out where they're going on the Daemon Invasion tour and how you could get your hands on an arc of Onyx.
Teaser Lines: "My hand burned to have an encounter of the bitch-slap kind with his face."