Obsidian — Review

Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Book 1 in the Lux series
Genre: sci-fi/paranormal
Pages: 335

obsidian review

Obsidian was my first JLA book, and after finishing it, I can totally understand why she’s so popular. She’s such an amazing author!! I loved everything about this story. 😍

First off, I loved Katy. She made it on to my “top 5 favorite female characters” list when I was barely 1/4 of the way in, not even kidding. She’s so awesome and I could relate to her. Granted, my dad is alive and I’m not the only human that knows about two different races of aliens, but I could relate to her because she loves books and has her own book blog. This is only the third book I’ve read where the MC loves to read, so I was really happy to find that out. Bonus points to JLA! (Hehe..) But I also really like Katy because she goes through significant character development. She starts off as an introvert and a pushover, and although she stays an introvert, she gets a lot more snarky and sassy and stubborn after she meets Daemon and Dee and finds out about the Luxen and Arum. (That was a run-on sentence but whatever.)

Which brings me to my next point: Daemon. Oh, my God, he was amazing! I was skeptical when Katy first met him – he was a cocky, shirtless jerk that wanted Katy to stay away from Dee. But as I kept reading, he grew on me. I loved his hot-and-cold relationship with Katy, and how smug and sarcastic he was. He’s one of the few characters I think can get away with it. He’s a super protective older twin, and after my initial annoyance toward him, I thought it was really sweet of him. 😍

And can I just say, I loved the development of Katy’s and Daemon’s romance! I knew they’d eventually end up with feelings for each other, and I was worried it would be rushed. But I didn’t need to be, because JLA wrote it perfectly. 😍

One more thing; the Luxen and Arum were developed and executed brilliantly. It was a unique new take on light and dark. They’re alien species from a planet a very, very, very long way from Earth and the Arum want the Luxen’s powers. They’ll stop at nothing to get them, and if humans get in the way, too bad. It was awesome to read and learn about, and there were plenty of opportunities for interesting twists and suspicion.

Overall, I really loved Obsidian. It’s honestly one of the best alien books I’ve read in a while, and I’ll definitely be continuing this series and searching for more of JLA’s books. Even though I’ve only read this one book of hers, she’s pretty close to becoming one of my favorite authors. 😍

Until next time– Olivia ❤️ (my Twitter)

5 thoughts on “Obsidian — Review

  1. Awesome review 🙂

    I loved this book too! I fell deeply in love with Jennifer L. Armentrout after this boo. Can’t wait to see what you think about the rest of the series.

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    1. Thanks! I haven’t read any of JLA’s other series, but I loved this one. I’ve finished it, by the way. I have a review for each book up if you’re interested. The only book in this one I still need to read is Oblivion, and that’s on my TBR for this month. 😉


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