Sunday, August 7, 2016

Tina Reviews: Obsidian

Title/Author: Obsidian (Lux Series) by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Published May 8th 2012 by Entangled Teen
Genres: Science Fiction, Aliens, Paranormal, Fantasy, Romance, Young Adult
Page: 335
Rating: 4 of 5 stars
Review by: Tina


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.



I've heard some great things about Jennifer L. Armentrout. I'm curious how she writes and I select the Lux series as my first Armentrout read.

The first few chapters annoyed me. The writing was repetitive and the characters were bland. About a third into the book (90 pages in), I began to uncover what the story is about. You see, I dislike starting a book by reading the goodreads blurb first. I feel it gives too much of the story away. So all this time, I've been impatiently waiting to see what these beings' true forms are. Vampires? Demons?

Uh... you are what now?

Hot damn. Now I'm completely invested into this story and can't stop seeing the twins as the Roswell Twins.

Daemon Black is the cocky, brooding, condescending, hot and cold anomaly. Unlike Max Evans. I definitely prefer Max Evans to Daemon Black. I'd pick the good natured, kind hearted, sweet Max Evans alien any day. And the twin sister Dee Black is the weak, whining, powerless in status and abilities. Unlike the strong badass Isabel Evans who protects her brother and her kind fearlessly.

The heroine of the story is a true mystery. Kat is not special in any way. Somehow, she stands out and attracts both the brother and sister's attention. Daemon Black likes that there is never a dull moment around her. And Dee needs a friend who isn't one of her kind. Kat gets sucked deeper and deeper into their world.

I think the story laid out a pretty good outline of things to come. The Department of Defense is aware of their existence. There is a force out there who knows they are alive and is after them. Pretty good start to the Lux series.


  1. I love the Roswell comparison!! That is one of my favorite shows, and I definitely think it should have more love! I prefer Max Evans over Daemon Black, but he does get better. :D Enjoy the rest of the series!

    1. Thanks so much Gennifer! You don't say...really? I kind of lost faith somewhere in the middle. But overall the read is enjoyable. Yeah I really like Roswell and miss the show haha.