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

Jennifer L. Armentrout
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,170 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: 399 KB
  • Print Length: 294 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1937044238
  • 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: #56,283 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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70 of 79 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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61 of 73 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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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 Really liked, and it's FREE right now!!!!
I found this under free books, what a deal! I always try to pick up the free ones just to try, as long as the reviews aren't terrible, or the description is okay. Freebie win! Read more
Published 21 hours ago by Tamara K. Walker
3.0 out of 5 stars I would recommend reading the entire series
3.5 stars. A bit ridiculous at times but enjoyable. I would recommend reading the entire series.
Published 1 day ago by starr hayes
3.0 out of 5 stars loved daemon, but the actual story was meh
loved daemon, but the actual story was meh. Nothing new to this genre. I might sneak in the rest of the series.
Published 1 day ago by jackie
1.0 out of 5 stars Twilight with Aliens
Let me help everyone not read this.

The plot goes like this: TWILIGHT with Aliens. She hates him. Oh he has some wierd abiltiy.. Oh no... he saves her.. Read more
Published 1 day ago by C. Schotter
3.0 out of 5 stars it was good enough for me to finish
i downloaded this for free. it was good enough for me to finish: generally well-edited/few typos, an engaging plot idea, but not extremely memorable or fantastic.
Published 1 day ago by Audrey Devine-Eller
5.0 out of 5 stars very interesting read
It was a very interesting book would like to read the others. Just shows even with nothing in common you can still love someone no matter the differences
Published 2 days ago by Sarah Ward
3.0 out of 5 stars Really Annoying Characters
Obsidian is the first book in the Lux series by Jennifer L. Armentrout.

I’ve been hearing about this series a lot lately and decided to give it a try. I read the ebook. Read more
Published 2 days ago by Stefani
5.0 out of 5 stars I am OBSESSED!!!!
If I could give this book more than five stars I totally would!!!!! I really fell in love with Daemon!! Read more
Published 2 days ago by Brit
4.0 out of 5 stars I NEED More
Rating 4.5
Where do I begin? This book... this book was beautiful-amazing-spectacular-lovely. I could keep going, but I know I shouldn't. Read more
Published 2 days ago by Rachel
4.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining/addictive series
Great, hard to put down series!
Published 2 days ago by P K
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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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