Obsidian (Lux #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Overall Rating: 3 Stars
Title: Obsidian
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Series: Lux #1
Format: Audiobook purchased from Audible

Starting over sucks.

When we moved to West Virginia right before my senior year, I’d pretty much resigned myself to thick accents, dodgy internet access, and a whole lot of boring… until I spotted my hot neighbor, with his looming height and eerie green eyes. Things were looking up.

And then he opened his mouth.

Daemon is infuriating. Arrogant. Stab-worthy. We do not get along. At all. But when a stranger attacks me and Daemon literally freezes time with a wave of his hand, well, something… unexpected happens.

The hot alien living next door marks me.

You heard me. Alien. Turns out Daemon and his sister have a galaxy of enemies wanting to steal their abilities, and Daemon’s touch has me lit up like the Vegas Strip. The only way I’m getting out of this alive is by sticking close to Daemon until my alien mojo fades.

If I don’t kill him first, that is.



I had high hopes for my very first Jennifer L. Armentrout novel, particularly this series since I’ve heard so many good things about it … I even met her and the cover model for this series at Apollycon a couple years ago.

And yet…

I just… I could not get past how rude and unnecessarily mean Daemon was to Katy. Where, normally, I’m wondering what these perfect heroes see in boring heroines, this time I was wondering what in the world the attraction to Daemon was when he was so immature. I get a little annoyed when a hero’s only redeeming quality is a 6-pack or model-like features.

This bothered me so much that it took quite a bit away from the story for me, which, actually, was a pretty decent storyline. (Hence the 3 stars).

I don’t plan on giving up on this author just yet, though. She has a huge following for a reason and I am determined to find it!

Audiobook Performance: 3 stars


Butterfly Rating: 2 Stars


Re-read Worthiness: Maybe

If I decide to move on with this series and end up liking it, I’d be willing to give this one another shot.

Bookshelf Placement: No

Book Boyfriend Rating: 1 star





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