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Obsidian (A Lux Novel Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Jennifer L. Armentrout
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,279 customer reviews)

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Book Description

When seventeen-year-old Katy Swartz moved to West Virginia right before her senior year, she’d pretty much resigned herself to thick accents, dodgy internet access, and a whole lot of boring, but then she spotted her hot neighbor, with his looming height and eerie green eyes. Things were looking up…until he opened his mouth. Daemon Black is infuriating. Arrogant. Stab-worthy. It’s hate at first sight, but when a stranger attacks her and Daemon literally freezes time with a wave of his hand, well, something…unexpected happens. The hot guy next door? Well, he’s an alien. Turns out that Daemon and his sister have a galaxy of enemies wanting to steal their abilities and Katy is caught in the crosshairs. Daemon’s touch has lit her up like the Vegas Strip and the only way she’s getting out of this alive is by sticking close to him until her alien mojo fades. That is if she doesn’t kill him first.


Editorial Reviews

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Top Pick, 4 1/2 stars: "The beginning of Armentrout’s new Lux series is a thrilling ride from start to finish. A cross between Roswell and Dawson’s Creek, this series is guaranteed to hold your attention and have you begging for more." — RT Book Reviews

“Daemon and Katy are combustible…Obsidian is an action packed ride that will leave you breathless and begging for more.” — Jus Accardo, author of Touch


“Daemon and Katy are combustible . . . Obsidian is an action packed ride that will leave you breathless and begging for more.” — Jus Accardo, author of Touch

Review

Top Pick, 4 1/2 stars: "The beginning of Armentrout’s new Lux series is a thrilling ride from start to finish. A cross between Roswell and Dawson’s Creek, this series is guaranteed to hold your attention and have you begging for more." — RT Book Reviews

“Daemon and Katy are combustible…Obsidian is an action packed ride that will leave you breathless and begging for more.” — Jus Accardo, author of Touch


“Daemon and Katy are combustible . . . Obsidian is an action packed ride that will leave you breathless and begging for more.” — Jus Accardo, author of Touch

Product Details

  • File Size: 717 KB
  • Print Length: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Entangled Teen (May 8, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00850ZM28
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #104,446 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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73 of 82 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Out of this World! April 22, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Originally on Fiction Freak

So here's what happened: I was browsing through another blog when I came across Obsidian. I wasn't so sure if I should buy it, so I checked out all the reviews I could find and with all the great reviews, I finally bought it. I was wary; usually 3/10 books I buy are absolutely horrible, but thankfully, Obsidian wasn't one of them!

Generally, I don't read sci-fi with aliens. I mean, come on! It'd just ruin sci-fi for me. After all, I never was a space person. But of course, with all the five-stars going around, I had to buy it. I'm so happy I did! I know I've said this for a few other novels, but Obsidian truly is a breath of fresh air. I bet no other author could make aliens sound so alluring like Miss Armentrout did! Usually, like many of us know, aliens just seem nerdy in fantasy books. No edge, danger, or much action. Obsidian was the opposite of all that, and I loved every moment of reading it!

Here's what happens: Katy moves to a tiny town where everyone knows everyone, so of course Katy feels just a tad nervous, Now imagine what happens when she find out that she lives next to sweet and bubbly Dee, but also gorgeous Daemon. Perfect life? She think so too until it turns out that Daemon is the perfect popular stereotype: gorgeous and a jerk. Cliche? Never. Sure, Katy felt attracted, but she truly hated him, something that stands out among all the "love at first sight" thing going on in the fictionworld.

Katy was a perfect heroine, strong and smart, but with her own insecurities. She wasn't a "total loser" like in some books or a "queen bee" either. She was...normal. And you know what else I loved about her? She had her own love of books, her own book blog even!
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65 of 76 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good characters, average plot January 1, 2012
By Kate
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Déjà vu. That's what I felt when reading this book.

Let me tell you a story. Once upon a time, there was this girl who met this boy, and the boy was a gorgeous, but a jerk. She was kind of fascinated with him (because he was gorgeous, and also mysterious), but they didn't get along. One day, something happened that almost killed her, but the boy saved her, and he did it by doing something that should have been impossible. Turns out the boy's not human, and he has enemies. Now she'll be targeted by those enemies too.

Sound familiar? That's because not only is that the plot of Obsidian, it also perfectly describes Twilight, Die for Me (Revenants), Hush, Hush (Hush, Hush Saga), and probably other books I haven't read. It's not a bad plot, exactly, but I'm getting a little tired of reading the same thing in every YA paranormal romance.

I'm not a fan of the "human girl meets supernatural boy" aspect, either. Either both parties should have superpowers or neither should. The discrepancy makes it hard to have a healthy relationship.

I did like Katy a lot. It was fun (and a little surreal) to read about her book blog, and I loved that she didn't just sit back and let everything happen to her. I also appreciated that, instead of whining about moving to a small town where she knew absolutely no one, she was determined to make the best of it, which was a nice change from the all-too-frequent YA angst. I think Katy's character made this book actually stand out from the crowd I mentioned before.
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62 of 74 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Obsidian makes aliens sexy! February 15, 2012
Format:Paperback
First off, let me say hell yeah to the shout out to bloggers. I absolutely LOVE that the main character is a book blogger, and that its authentic. I haven't seen that in any other book, and it rocks.
The writing is awesome, as I've come to know from Half Blood, the first in Jennifer's other series (I also have a copy of Pure screaming at me to be read... I just seriously need to find more time to read, but with the three year old and the newborn, its not as often as I like, but I digress).
As most of you probably know, I am a character person. They make or break books for me, and Jennifer sure nailed it. I love Katy's voice and character, she was so easy to connect with and to be in her head. It was natural and flowed so well. She's kinda shy but she fights to overcome it, which I admire greatly. I love how bold she is with Daemon sometimes, and the way the way that she handles him... well, it couldn't be done any better. Her internal voice, especially the running commentary about his lack of wearing a shirt is great.
And oh hot Daemon. Who knew that aliens could be sexy. But he totally makes it work. He has the bad ass vibe, and he really is an ass sometimes. By about half way through, I understand why, but still. And I really think that the jerkiness is mostly because he wants to protect her and his sister. He doesn't want her to be drawn into a dangerous world. But does that excuse it? I appreciate how Katy questions it, and doesn't just let the attraction totally drive things. She doesn't let his sexy overpower what she wants and what she knows she deserves. And there really is some tender beneath the jerk, even though it isn't the easiest to see or remember when he's being a jerk.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A boy annoying the sh!t out of you makes for some out of this world...
Many of my BookTube friends and fellow reviewers raved about this series, so I jumped in with high expectations… and was not disappointed. Read more
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4.0 out of 5 stars Review
Maybe because I read the prequel, Shadows, I wasn't surprised by anything that happened in this book. Read more
Published 3 days ago by ReviewerGirl
5.0 out of 5 stars Such a GREAT YA read 4.5 Stars
I stumbled upon this because I love Jennifer's work. And I won't lie, it was on sale :). I love it! I am so hooked! Read more
Published 3 days ago by Witchy Richey's Booktastc Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Since my family is from WV this was a great read. I enjoyed it tons
Since my family is from WV this was a great read. I enjoyed it tons. Definitely need to read sll the author's work
Published 4 days ago by Samantha Walker
5.0 out of 5 stars I love it because it not to complicated yet give the ...
This book is up their with my top faves. I love it because it not to complicated yet give the reader an interesting topic to continence to read. Read more
Published 4 days ago by Lacey
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Loved this series!
Published 6 days ago by Nancy Mantell
5.0 out of 5 stars greeeat book!
Loved it. Loved the characters and the story ufff. Read the whole series in one week and loved every second of it!
Published 6 days ago by Michelle David
4.0 out of 5 stars 4++ stars
Obsidian is an outstanding start to the Lux series ! I was captivated from the beginning and couldn't wait to see what was going to happen next
Published 6 days ago by DA
3.0 out of 5 stars Good read
Kept me entertained. Didn't like the language as it being a teen book and all but the story was fun.
Published 8 days ago by J.DeMille
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
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# 1 NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY Bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout lives in West Virginia.

When she's not hard at work writing, she spends her time, reading, working out, watching zombie movies, and pretending to write. She shares her home with her husband, his K-9 partner named Diesel and her hyper Jack Russell Loki. Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent her time writing short stories. Therefore explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes Young Adult Contemporary, Urban Fantasy/Paranormal and Romance. She writes New Adult and Adult romance under the pen name J.Lynn

She is the author of the Covenant Series (Spencer Hill Press) the Lux Series (Entangled Teen) and the upcoming YA Don't Look Back (2014) and untitled YA (Fall 2014) from Disney/Hyperion. She is also published with Harlequin Teen and HarperCollins.

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