Friday, March 29, 2013

Escape with Obsidian

By: Jennifer L. Armentrout

With a 4.38 out of 5 on goodreads and one of my favorite tags (love/hate relationship) I knew that Obsidian was a paranormal romance I didn't want to miss. But it still sat on my to-read shelf for awhile until I finally bought it for my Kindle. And as the 4/5 star rating suggests I am happy with my purchase! If you want a paranormal romance with a heroine who isn't a pathetic wait-to-be-rescued kinda girl with a thing for bad boys your going to enjoy Obsidian.

The Goodreads blurb: 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.

Katy has not lead an easy life and moving to nowhere in West Virginia her senior year turns out to be just the beginning of another chapter of difficulties. But I like that she is her own person. She gets passionate about the things she loves, is beyond loyal, and sticks up for herself. Daemon is the handsome boy next door. He is a devoted brother which is appealing as well. But in reality he behaves like a total douche. Especially to Katy. But his redeeming qualities do make him attractive. And as the plot continues you fall for his charms.

Beyond the awesome character and the plot that moves just slow enough to build tension and seem realistic in its relationships the kindle edition had some fun extras. I loved reading the two scenes from the point of view of Daemon. And it has a teaser for the next book. Which I'm planning on getting. Eventually. This book could be a great stand alone, but it also leaves enough open for you to want to read the next one.

Check out Obsidian on Goodreads or Amazon.