Monday, February 13, 2012

Obsidian by Jennifer Armentrout

Katy has just moved to to Ketterman, WV, aka the back-end of nowhere, and she is desperate for any distraction while her mother gets an internet hook up so she can write on her book blog (she mentions Waiting on Wednesday which is bananas foster awesome). After having a truly horrific interaction with the stunningly gorgeous rude next door neighbor Daemon, the first friendly face that Katy comes into contact is Dee the ridiculously beautiful and sweet twin sister of douchebag Daemon. After the rather off-putting induction to her new town Katy starts to notice that things don't quite add up. What are the flashes of light in the sky? Why are girls going missing? Why is Daemon allowing Katy to see glimpses of someone sweet, wonderful, and sexy under his ass hat exterior? It could be because of the small fact that Dee and Daemon are aliens, and Katy is about to get more involved with saving them than Elliot did with E.T.

Man, I can't tell you how much I enjoyed this. It was kind of rockstar. I mean, it had so many great aspects to it: awesome back story, well developed culture, fantastically developed secondary characters, and the cherry on top were Daemon and Katy. Daemon was described as so fantastically good-looking and yet such a snarky pill: awesome. And I can't even begin to tell you how wonderful Katy was. She was a strong female character. Not a victim, not a Mary-Sue; she had depth and personality. She has fantastically hysterical reactions to Daemon and life in a small town, she also happens to be kind and thoughtful. I really enjoyed actually seeing a well done character-driven book. Because let's be honest while there was some action, there was more exposition and relationship development going on than anything. I'm expecting more of a plot-driven story in the sequel Onyx.

Jennifer Armentrout does a rather fantastic job of creating memorable characters that you devour and paints a literary picture that is really worth getting into. That is all. You should read it, if you don't I will be heartily disappointed in you.

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