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.
People who I think will love Obsidian by Jennifer Armentrout. People who love SF book. People who love books about aliens. People who love the TV show Roswell. People who love upper YA books with steamy make-out scenes. Basically I think a lot of people will love this book.
Obsidian is not just another alien book. It’s a fan-freaking-tastic book about aliens. Two of my favorite series are The Lorien Legacies and Daniel X. Both books about aliens told from the POV of a male alien. When we start out the book we basically know what were getting into. Aliens. With Obsidian we don’t. We become curious and skeptical as the hidden world of a small town in West Virginia is revealed to the MC, Katy. She’s not an alien. She’s a regular human girl who unknowingly befriends one.
It’s this friendship that is the root of all her problems since moving to this small town from Florida. As a huge reader (and book blogger. How cool is that?), Katy is perfectly happy staying home with her nose in a book. This is a character I can relate to. My idea of a perfect day would be curled up somewhere comfy and reading my way through my TBR pile. Then she meets Dee, the girl next door. They become fast friends. That is, until Dee’s (hot) twin brother, Daemon, tries to intervene. Daemon is the fuel that keeps Katy’s problems going. He doesn’t like Katy—if only she knew why—and he doesn’t keep that fact a secret.
The action really heats up when Daemon is forced to spend time with Katy. This is where we learn to love Daemon. And hate him. He’s the type of boy who will say all the right things, but with the flick of a switch, he’ll say all the wrong things, too. The tension that grows between Katy and Daemon is so think (read: hot) that you can’t help but read on and on until you’ve finished.
Entangled Teen is quickly becoming one of my favorite publishers. Their books just get better and better. Another thing I love about them is the novella’s they release with their books. The one for Obsidian is called Shadows.
The last thing Dawson Black expected was Bethany Williams. As a Luxen, an alien life form on Earth, human girls are…well, fun. But since the Luxen have to keep their true identities a secret, falling for one would be insane.
Dangerous. Tempting. Undeniable.
Bethany can’t deny the immediate connection between her and Dawson. And even though boys aren’t a complication she wants, she can’t stay away from him. Still, whenever they lock eyes, she’s drawn in.
Captivated. Lured. Loved.
Dawson is keeping a secret that will change her existence…and put her life in jeopardy. But even he can’t stop risking everything for one human girl. Or from a fate that is as unavoidable as love itself.
Shadows takes place about a year before Obsidian does. And while Obsidian is first person POV from Katy, Shadows is third person mainly revolving two new characters. Dawson, Dee and Daemon’s triplet, and Bethany Williams, the new girl in town. I don’t want to say much more about this book for fear of giving too much away, but it was a fun and fast read. After reading both I am left with so many questions (in a good way) that I can’t wait for Onyx, the second book in the series, to release later this year.
Another thing I love about this series. The book covers! And not just the models, but the background, the color. They’re just so vibrant. Here’s a glimpse of Onyx (and the blurb because I can’t help myself).
Being connected to Daemon Black sucks…
Daemon’s determined to prove what he feels for me is more than a product of our bizarre connection. I’ve sworn him off even though he’s running more hot than cold these days. But against all common sense, I’m falling for him. Hard.
Our relationship issues aren’t out biggest problem…
The Department of Defense is here. If they ever find out what Daemon can do and that we’re linked, I’m a goner. So is he. And when a new boy shows up a school with a secret of his own, things get complicated fast. I need to choose between my own instincts and Daemon’s.
But then everything changes…
I’ve seen someone who shouldn’t be alive. Daemon’s never going to stop searching until gets the truth. What happened to his brother? Who betrayed him? And what does the DOD want from them—from me?
No one is who they seem. And not everyone will survive the lies.