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Retelling of an enjoyable premise
on August 23, 2014
This was a pretty good young adult paranormal romance read. One of the my main issues with it, though, is that it basically follows THE formula for young adult paranormal romance. Involving aliens instead of vampires was unique, but otherwise this book had many parallels to others such as Twilight. Human girl just moved to new town (and new state) meets gorgeous mysterious guy who tries to fight his own attraction to her, but in the end can't resist her. There develops a hot friction between the two. Then throw in the revelation of the boy's paranormal origins, complete with supernatural enemies who target the girl in order to get at the guy.
However, even though the premise is very similar, it's still a fun one to read about! I have to say, though, Obsidian did not suck me in completely as Twilight did.
It was still enjoyable enough, though, and chances are I will pick up book 2 at some point. The relationship between gorgeous mysterious guy and human girl (who, in this rendition, hearts books and has her own book review blog - extra points for that!) never actually fully develops in this first installment, leaving me feeling frustrated in way that made me equal parts annoyed and anxious to keep reading to get to the good stuff!