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

Jennifer L. Armentrout
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,303 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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  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #108,526 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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73 of 83 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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67 of 79 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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29 of 33 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Sizzling Read that's Out of This World January 2, 2012
Format:Paperback
4.5 stars

Take some really hot, sizzling character chemistry, two stubborn love interests who know how to push each other's buttons, and add in some awesome out of this world characters and you've got the makings for one fabulously written story. Jennifer Armentrout never fails to make me fall head over heals in love with her writing and her characters. How could I not? Her sizzling character chemistry, well written characters, and action packed books always leaving wanting more. Obsidian definitely does all that and more.

Talk about a refreshing, Obsidian will give readers a whole new take on aliens. What Jennifer did with this story was absolutely awesome! You do not need to be a sci-fi fan to enjoy it. Believe me, there's plenty of sparks and snarky come backs flying back and forth between Kat and Daemon, that fans of romance will love it. I loved the whole "boy next door" thing that happens between Kat and Daemon. Who ever thought you could live next door to an extremely hot alien? Certainly not Kat, and boy did I love every moment of her getting to know Daemon. If you guys loved Jace in City of Bones, just wait till you meet Daemon.

As a new comer to a small town Kat's in for a eye opening experience when she moves next door and meets Daemon, becomes best friends with his sister Dee, whom I completely loved and inadvertently gets mixed up into their world. What I love about Kat is that girl not only holds her own, she can dish it right back to Daemon. She's a stubborn, independent, resilient, character who doesn't take crap from anyone, and she can hold her own in some of the fabulous action packed scenes. Plus she's snarky and I love that.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Obsidian
Wow this book was amazing! it's got action and suspense that won't let you it down not to mention a steamy attraction between characters.
Abso-freaking-lutely a must read
Published 2 days ago by samantha munguia
5.0 out of 5 stars Witty
WELL WRITTEN AND KEEPS YOU INTERESTED IN ALL THE CHARACTERS. COOL!
CAN'T WAIT TO FIND THE NEXT BOOK. WHY DO WE LOVE THE BAD BOYS!?
Published 3 days ago by Yasmin
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
I got drawn into the story qickly. An entertaining read.
Published 3 days ago by Bobbie Jordan
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
I love love love this book! I
Published 3 days ago by April Sesin
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great book!!
Published 4 days ago by Ashley Leonard
5.0 out of 5 stars A perfect read for those who love sci-fi and romance!
Jennifer Armentrout needs to stop being such a genius. Seriously.

Obsidian is that novel I wanted to give practically every book I own for. (Not that I did that. Read more
Published 5 days ago by Zoey Talbon
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Interesting read. Science fiction meets teen romance novel. Strong female characters.
Published 5 days ago by Dennis Sparks
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it
Omg I loved this book. I find very few books that I haven't been exposed to the type of paranormal before and this was awesome. Daemon lol he is such a douche. Read more
Published 6 days ago by Sarah Anne
4.0 out of 5 stars Good fun
I enjoyed the main characters and the world they inhabit. I'm invested enough to read the next book and see where it takes things. Read more
Published 9 days ago by fmuse
3.0 out of 5 stars obsidian
A different story line. Kind of slow moving at first, but worth the read. I'll definitely read the next book in the series.
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More About the Author

# 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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