Book Review: Obsidian

cover-obsidianTitle: Obsidian [Lux 1]

Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout

Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction, Romance

Rating: 5 Stars


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 loved Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout. Taking a detour from the usual Young Adult Science Fiction Romance, this book/series delved into a world full of alien superpowers without adhering to the typical alien lore. It was nice to see a different take on life from other planets, as well as the consequences and side-effects of those beings trying to blend into our society.

The writing was fast-paced, easy to sink into, and relatively error-free (though I did catch a few typos, it was nothing book-breaking). The romance was full of tension, and a fun back-and-forth because the characters didn’t instantly like each other… in fact, most of the time, they were bickering. It was fun and sassy, and everything I was looking for in a sort of tongue-in-cheek Young Adult Romance.

Overall, I’m intrigued by the series thus far, and excited to delve further into it. If you’re looking for a Young Adult Science Fiction Romance to sink into, this is one I’d definitely recommend.