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Obsidian Book Review

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Book: Obsidian
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Genre: YA Fantasy / Paranormal
 Rating: ★★★★★

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“I was always able to lose myself in reading. Books were a necessary escape I always gladly jumped into headfirst.” 

This book follows Katy Swartz, a senior student that moved to West Virginia with her mom to start their lives over. She loves books and has a blog to talk about them and review them. Her father died three years ago after struggling with cancer. Her mother encouraged her to go to say hi to their neighbors because she saw a “hottie”. Katy went and met Daemon, the most arrogant, asshole, douchebag, but handsome alien guy you’ll ever know. After that, she met Dee, Daemon’s twin sister, and they connect quickly. Dee is cute and such an amazing friend. Daemon didn’t like that her sister and Katy were getting along so fast because they weren’t supposed to become friends. Katy isn’t like them. Having her close is a huge problem. Daemon, Dee and others are aliens. Yes guys, they are aliens and they have amazing powers. They are from a planet named Lux (latin for light) and they’re called Luxen. They are beings of light. Their enemies are called Arum, the children of the shadows. Katy and Daemon have to find and fight the Arum before they killed Daemon, and the others.


“Because this absolutely insane – the craziest thing I’d ever done. Worse than giving a one-star review, scarier than asking for an interview with an author I’d give my firstborn to eat lunch with, more stupid than kissing Daemon.”

I love this book. The story captivated me since the beginning. I’ve never read a book about aliens before so I was really excited to read this. This may sound stupid, but I believe in aliens and strange things. The aliens from this book look like us, humans. I always imagine that if they exist in real life they would look like us and Jennifer L. Armentrout thought the same… that is pretty cool. According to Katy, alien’s DNA is otherworldly. They are flawless, they have perfect bodies, perfect skin… perfect everything. They all have amazing powers, and I’m jealous because some of them would be handy.


“I’ve always found that the most beautiful people, truly beautiful inside and out, are the ones who are quietly unaware of their effect.” His eyes searched mine intently, and for a moment we stood there toe to toe. “The ones who throw their beauty around, waste what they have? Their beauty is only passing. It’s just a shell hiding nothing but shadows and emptiness.”


Katy and Daemon treated each other so bad but in a funny way. Even though they didn’t admit it, they were attracted to each other since she followed her mother’s advice and knocked his door. They care about each other because every time one of them got hurt, the other one was suffering like a little kid when loses his balloon. Daemon thinks he has to protect Katy every day, but does he really have to or what he really need is to be by her side every single day? They don’t even know what they want. He doesn’t want to be with her because of what happened to his brother when he fell in love with a human. It’s obvious his afraid. Something makes them feel connected and I think is that both lost someone really close, someone they really love.

I must say that Jennifer L. Armentrout is an amazing writer. This was my first book of her and I’m in love with her writing. I recommend this book to those who love some Paranormal Fantasy. It is an extraordinary story with such amazing characters. Anyway, I’m so pumped to keep reading this series. Also, I’m pretty sure I’m going to read all Jennifer’s books!

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