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Buddy Read with Guest Review: Obsidian (Lux #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout (@JLArmentrout)

Hello everyone!

Jamsu and I decided to do a buddy reread of the Lux series! This being our first ever buddy read, please go easy on us 😛

Instead of posting our reviews for the book on our blogs, we thought that it would be nice to exchange reviews and post each other’s review, so the review you’ ll find below is Jamsu’s and mine is posted on her blog!




Title: Obsidian

Series: Lux #1

Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout

Publisher: Entangled Teen

Genres: Paranormal Romance, Aliens

Release Date: 8 May 2012



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.


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4 Stars

This was a buddy read I did with Demi almost immediately after I got my hardcover edition in my hands. I had paperback editions but I gave them to my best friend few months ago, in an attempt to make her read them.

Neither of us had done a buddy read before (unless you count the time I spend hours in a phone with my friend Laura while she read Simon vs. Homo sapiens Agenda in English and I did in Finnish) so we had some difficulties but I really enjoyed doing this!

It has been so long since I read this that it was nice to get back to it. This is the only young adult book besides The Lunar Chronicles that I have read about aliens and I just love it so much. It’s so different from those “I see a girl… let’s kidnap her and marry her” kind of books I see a lot for adult audience.

I could relate to Katy so much for her love for books and having book blog. She couldn’t resist Daemon but she didn’t want to be pushover either which I admired about her. Katy also had same kind of thought about Halloween as I do.

I have mixed feelings about how protective Daemon is about Dee. He loves his sister very much but it also made him such a jerk towards Katy. I wasn’t a big fan of his hot and cold attitude but he also had his moments.

“I’ve always found that the most beautiful people, truly beautiful inside and out, are the ones who are quietly unaware of their effect.”

I can’t wait to get to see Katy and Daemon’s relationship develop again while we’re doing this reread.

I never got why people compared this to Twilight but now I kind of do. If you don’t like Twilight it doesn’t mean you won’t like this one, It’s still completely different. Unlike Bella I actually love Katy. If you love paranormal young adult books I think you really should give this series a chance!


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jennifer-photoABOUT THE AUTHOR

# 1 New York Times and # 1 International Bestselling author Jennifer lives in Charles Town, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing. she spends her time reading, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell Loki. In early 2015, Jennifer was diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa, a group of rare genetic disorders that involve a breakdown and death of cells in the retina, eventually resulting in loss of vision, among other complications.  Due to this diagnosis, educating people on the varying degrees of blindness has become of passion of hers, right alongside writing, which she plans to do as long as she can.

Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She is published with Tor, HarperCollins Avon and William Morrow, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen. Her Wicked Series has been optioned by PassionFlix. Jennifer has won numerous awards, including the 2013 Reviewers Choice Award for Wait for You, the 2015 Editor’s Pick for Fall With Me, and the 2014/2015 Moerser-Jugendbuch- Jury award for Obsidian. Her young adult romantic suspense novel DON’T LOOK BACK was a 2014 nominated Best in Young Adult Fiction by YALSA. Her adult romantic suspense novel TILL DEATH was a Amazon Editor’s Pick and iBook Book of the Month. Her young adult contemporary THE PROBLEM WITH FOREVER is a 2017 RITA Award Winner in Young Adult Fiction. She also writes Adult and New Adult contemporary and paranormal romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.

She is the owner of ApollyCon and The Origin Event, the successful annual events that features over hundred bestselling authors in Young Adult, New Adult, and Adult Fiction, panels, parties, and more. She is also the creator and sole financier of the annual Write Your Way To RT Book Convention, a contest that gives aspiring authors a chance to win a fully paid trip to RT Book Reviews.

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Have you read the book? Are you a fan of the Lux series? Let me know at the comments below!!

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