Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout Book Review

Monday, April 4th 2016

I first meet the Luxen on December 11th 2015.
My initial reaction was completely standard to the classic Jennifer L. Amrentrout’s  swoon worthy guy, Daemon Black was . . .

But of course Katy Swartz has full claim on Daemon Black. Sigh. Obsidian begins with Katy Swartz and her mother moving to Petersburg, West Virginia from Florida, after the death of Katy’s father losing the battle against cancer. A heartbroken wife, Katy’s mother tries desperately to continue living her life without her beloved and get a new start on life with this move. Of course Katy’s not exactly please with the move, and has a lot of time to think about the sudden move since her newly single -mother throws herself into work at a local hospital.  As Katy tries to unpack into their new home, she also reconnects to her website. That’s right! Katy Swartz is a book blogger. Katy’s book blog title is  Katy’s Krazy Obsession, which is what inspired me to create Lia’s Bookish Obsession blog that you’re on today.That’s right JLA wrote this for us!

“I review books.”
“Do you get paid for them?”
I laughed out loud at that. “No, not at all.”
Daemon seemed confused by that. “So you review books and you don’t get paid if someone buys a book based on your review?” 
― Jennifer L. Armentrout, Obsidian

Even Daemon had a hard time understanding the passion Katy has for book blogging once they started to talk to each other. This book really does surround the book blogging community which is probably why it’s so darn popular! It’s almost like a novel about inside jokes of the bookish community. The thrill of finding an ARC in the mail, or finding an approval letter from a publisher about being granted an ARC, yep all that joy can be found in this novel.

Despite how proud Katy’s mother is about her book blog, she like all daunting parents would rather Katy’s spend her time outside, making new friends. Thus Katy’s mother literally boots her daughter out of her bookish lair in order to meet the nice boys next door, since they look about the same age of Katy.

“You know what they say about boys next door…”
Obsidian Jennifer L. Armentrout

Thus Katy is forced to introduced herself to the neighbors were we all are introduced to the shirtless swoon-worthy smexy character Daemon Black. Honestly he looks like the typical JLA man that would make anyone stop what they are doing and stare, so it’s no surprise that Katy does too. When Katy’s eyes finally meets Daemons eyes the spark in their relationship is instant.

“Thanks,” I muttered and added under my breath, “Douchebag.”
He laughed, deep and throaty. “Now that’s not very ladylike, Kittycat.”
I whipped around. “Don’t ever call me that,” I snapped.
“It’s better than calling someone a douchebag, isn’t it?” He pushed out the door. “This has been a stimulating visit. I’ll cherish it for a long time to come.”
Okay. That was it. “You know, you’re right. How wrong of me to call you a douchebag. Because a douchebag is too nice of a word for you,” I said, smiling sweetly. “You’re a dickhead.”
“A dickhead?” he repeated. “How charming.”
I flipped him off.” 
― Jennifer L. Armentrout, Obsidian

I’m sure those weren’t the sparks you though was going to happen now did you? Nope they practically hate each other at first glance, especially from Katy’s POV. Daemon and Katy do not get along but Daemons twin sister Dee who continues to pursue Katy into forgiving her overprotected-jerk-face-brother in the pursuit of being friends. Of course Daemon continues to be the most charming douchebag to his sister’s newest friend, becoming openly hostel towards Katy even in front of his loving sister Dee. Katy is really unsure why Dee behavior is dodgy when she tries to ask questions about Dee’s family as the two of them get to know each other while Katy stars gardening. Upon seeing this Daemon freaks out letting Dee know exactly how he feels about this friendship Dee is pursing with Katy.

“She’s not welcome in our house…” and “You don’t need to be friends with someone…someone like her ”. Dee pleads for Daemon to stop being a jerk.” ‘Daemon, don’t do this,’ Dee whispered, her eyes filling with tears. ‘Please. I like her.’
― Jennifer L. Armentrout, Obsidian

Dee is afraid that Daemon is going to scare Katy away from becoming friends but Katy to all her credit promises Dee that her over protective brother, Daemon, isn’t going stop their new found friendship from blossoming. Gardening pun intentional.

“Beautiful face. Beautiful body. Horrible attitude. It was the holy trinity of hot boys.” 
― Jennifer L. Armentrout, Obsidian

Even though Daemon as made it completely clear that he wants nothing to do with Katy he seems to find himself helping Katy wash her car and spending  time with her over the summer. There are a lot of strange things happening in West Virigina, especially near the Black family house. There are a lot of amazing scene/ events that occur during this novel that it’s really hard to tell you how much I absolutely love it without giving you all the amazing plot twist, plot reveals, and of course swoon worthy moments. If you haven’t read this novel you should really treat yourself immediately!

It’s safe to say that Obsidian gains a 5 out of 5 stars from me because I truly love the events that occur in this novel. It’s also nice to re-read this series with the additional POV of Daemon Black of Oblivion to better understand Daemon’s mood swings.
My favorite scene has to be Daemon touching Katy in her sleep. I don’t care how many times I read this series that chapter by far is my favorite. Thus why Daemon Black is on my top ten fictional boyfriend list. Me want super terrestrial cuddles.

I never read a paranormal novel that involved aliens but I am really glad I gave this novel a chances. It truly stole my heart while giving me a new passionate hobby.
Can you guess what it is?

Book Bloggin’ duh

Well Guys Happy Reading

About Jennifer L. Armentrout

# 1 New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Jennifer L. Armentrout Lives in West Virginia.

All the rumors you heard about her state aren’t true.

Well, mostly. When she’s not hard at work writing, she spends her time, reading, working out, watching zombie movies, and pretending to write.

She is the author of the Covenant Series (Spencer Hill Press), the Lux Series (Entangled Teen), Don’t Look Back (Disney/Hyperion) and a yet untitled novel (Disney/Hyperion), and new YA paranormal series with Harlequin Teen.

Jennifer also writes New Adult and Adult romance under the pen name J. Lynn. The Gamble Brothers Series (Tempting the Best Man/Tempting the Player) and Wait for You. Under her pen name, she is published with Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.

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