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.
Finally! I finally got to read the first book in the much hyped Lux series by Jennifer L. Armentrout. Every blog and every book site I’d visit, even when talking books with a few Mexican friends, I’d always end up hearing how much I needed to read this series ASAP because Daemon this and Daemon that. Daemon was EVERYWHERE and apparently, everything.
Hmm.. as it turned out, Daemon IS a really hot alien and I won’t deny that I did fell a bit for his charms, but Obsidian as a whole wasn’t what I was expecting and hoping for. I mostly blame it all on the hype because my expectations were up in the clouds, but also because at times I could not stop myself from comparing it to Twilight. So many things seemed too similar. Shiny/glittering beings, anyone? The only difference to me was that it was about aliens instead of vampires. Oh, there was even the overly-friendly sister who’s now Kat’s new bestie just like the famous friendship between Alice and Bella.
Putting all that aside, I did end up enjoying myself while going through Daemon’s and Kat’s relationship. Their banter was funny and their almost-kisses were infuriating. At times it did end up being a bit cheesy, but I guess that’s not that important.
The ending, however, didn’t leave me happy. I think it was done for the sake of just having a sort of cliff-hanger. Good thing it was just a mild one! But oh well, I heard things really pick up in the next books so I’m not going to give up on it just because Obsidian didn’t turn out to be a favorite read. Besides, I’m looking forward to reading Oblivion which is Obsidian in Daemon’s POV because I have a feeling it will be far more entertaining through his eyes!