Monday, February 13, 2012
Obsidian by Jennifer Armentrout
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.