Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout
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.
This was a book that was on my to-read the longest. I can’t even remember how I discovered it to want to read it, but it was definitely languishing on my kindle library for way too long. That resulted in me possibly being one of the very last book bloggers to have read Jennifer L. Armentrout and to successfully be converted to one of her fans.
Because despite the fact that I might have read this story a few times in different forms, Obsidian read as completely original for me. That was what was glorious about Armentrout’s writing. It could have very easily been cliche, used, and old. I could have easily been rolling my eyes at the characters. Instead, I kept wanting to turn the page and hope for more intereactions between Daemon and Katy.
Perhaps it was the alien factor that helped make it a bit more refreshing to me. Or the fact that I was able to really appreciate the book blogger references throughout it. Whatever the reason, I really enjoyed Obsidian and plan on reading the rest of the series. Probably just as fast, if time would allow!