Saturday, November 22, 2014

Review: Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout

My rating: 4/5 stars
Original language: English 
Series: Lux #1
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance, Science-Fiction
Published: November 2011 by Entangled Teen
Pages: 335 (paperback)
Source: ibooks

When Katy and her mum moved to West Virginia she expected thick accents and a lot of boredom. She never thought she would have good-looking aliens as her neighbours and is positively surprised. Until Daemon opens his mouth. But then his Sister and Katy  become best friends and they cannot prevent from running into each other. One evening a stranger attacks Katy and Daemon saves her by freezing the time. Now she is marked and lit up like the Vegas Strip, so Daemon has to protect her from the people who want to steal their powers until the mark fades.

Jennifer L. Armentrout spent most of her algebra classes writing short stories. She lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia and is also writes Adult and New Adult books under the pen name J. Lynn.

My Thoughts
I often heard that this book was so similar to Twilight (Which didn't exactly put me off, because to be honest I did like Twilight.). Maybe these people are right and it is similar to Twilight (It is a bit) but I don't care. It's definitely not the most original thing on the planet(Although it does have aliens in it, which is not common. Or at least it’s not as common as vampires and werewolves) but perhaps it's not meant to be. It's entertaining, hilarious and super fast-paced.
Coming back to the aliens, I think I have to say that they aren’t small green creatures hobbling over a red planet – They are creatures made out of light and they can stop time and that kind of stuff. But like medicine stopping time has a side-effect on humans which is that they are marked. And there were a few explanations as to how it marks humans but as I said: few. I would have liked more explanations. And a better description of the setting. I’ve never been to West Virginia so could somebody describe me what it’s like?
The characters weren’t really unique: He was the first-rude-and-then-nice-and-rude-again boy next door (In my eyes he never really stopped being rude and offensive) and she was the nice, tough geek-girl who gets to him with her toughness or something and realizes he is actually really nice and sensitive and they kind of fall in love but they both deny it and their relationship is complicated because of whatever reason. And they are non-stop arguing and throwing insults at each other which starts out being funny but it gets repetitive and boring towards the end.

Talking about the ending, I have to admit it’s a nice one (Not thinking about the content, so this is not a spoiler). It’s not exactly a cliff-hanger but it does make you wonder what will happen next.


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    1. Tut mir leid, dass ich erst so spät reagiere. Der Kommentar ist wohl irgendwie untergegangen... Aber vielen Dank ;)