Review: Osidian (Lux #1) by Jennifer Armentrout
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.
(courtesy of: Goodreads.com)
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I had decided to start off this series by reading the short story "Shadows", Triplets Daemon, Dawson, and Dee, lived in a small town in West Virginia. In "Shadows", Dawson is the main focus in the short story, where he meets the new girl Bethany, and imidiately falls in love with her, and her him. Even through massive warnings, from Daemon and the rest of his family and friends, Dawson revfuses to let Bethany go, to where later it's impossible to let her go. Well something happened to them, and they disappeared. Claims of their death rumored around the town.
Obsidian picks up one year after Dawson and Batheny's disappearance. Katy and her mother move to West Virginia, from Florida to start a new life after the death of her father three years ago. Katy's mom wants Katy to go meet the neighbor teenagers. Katy is basicaly a recluse, she doesn't have many friends and she prefers to stay indoors and read her books, and review them on her blogs. Being new in town, she doesn't know where anything is, and she has to go to the store for food and gardening equipment. Reluctantly, she goes next door to ask her new neighbors for directions.
She knocks on the door and the door is opened and she is speechless just staring at the man standing in the door. When he finally speaks he's rude and quick with Katy. She gets aggrivated with him and starts to leave, and he reluctantly gives her the directions.
She gets to the store, where she ends up meeting Dee, Daemon's sister.
They become instant friends. And of course Daemon, and their friends don't think it's a great idea for them to be friends. Katy can't understand why they feel that way. She instead ignores them and continues to be friends with Dee. Meanwhile, the chemistry between Daemon and Katy starts to heat up, he's even given her a nickname which I just adore "Kitten. Just thinking of him saying it roll off his tongue just set my blood boiling.
Anyways, chemistry is building up as Daemon, is fighitng his urges to persue Katy. Throughout the book it is based around Daemon and Katy. Now Katy is light up light the sun, because thus be unknown to humans, Dameon, Dee, and their friends are an alien species called the Luxen, they came from the planet Lux, that was destroyed by the Arum, the creatures of the dark, the only enemy of the Luxen, has come to town. And with Katy lit up like she is she is a open target for an attack from the Arum.
Daemon saves her a few times from the Arum, and of course in doing so only brings them closer.
THe final battle of the book, something happens that causes a change in Katy, and things changes things between Daemon and Katy. He wants something more.... now does she cave into him after everything they've been through...or does she make him work for it??? I can't wait till onyx to find out.
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