Genre: YA Paranormal
Publishers: Entangled Teen
Publication Date: November, 2011
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’ve read this book more than a couple of times, and every time I do, I always remember just how amazing it really is. The Lux is a brilliant series, and Jennifer L. Armentrout is such a wonderful author!
I have to start off by saying that I love the way Jennifer writes. Through-out all of the novels I’ve read by her, there’s always something so enticing about her books. I’m hooked from the moment I start reading, and I feel completely drawn into the story. There’s always just the right amount of suspense going on – not so much that you feel like the story isn’t moving forward, but not too little that you’re not really intrigued anymore.
The writing flowed really well, and I just found myself speeding through the pages. It was packed with the type of humour that I love, and I’ve found myself in complete awe of how wonderful Obsidian was. Again.
‘Beautiful face. Beautiful body. Horrible attitude. It was the holy trinity of hot boys.’
Books by Jennifer are always a favourite of mine because of the sass she infuses into her characters – it’s so brilliant. Our main characters, Katy and Daemon, are just walking sass bombs, and I love it. I adore all of our characters (Dee is such a sweetheart), and all I really have to say about them is this: oh the feels.
I felt just as captivated by this book as the first time I read it (and I’ve reread it multiple times). I was so desperate to carry on reading this series that I searched for my Kindle to do so (I moved last year and still have yet to unpack most of my boxes, which are currently stored in my closet, which was where my Kindle was
lost safely stored. The bad news: my Kindle screen was broken. The good news: my sister kindly gave me hers and I transferred all of my books over).
Overall, this book was a great reread. I loved reconnecting with old characters that I adore, and enjoyed the anticipation of waiting for what I knew was to come!
‘”I’ve always found that the most beautiful people, truly beautiful inside and out, are the ones who are quietly unaware of their effect.” His eyes searched mine intently, and for a moment we stood there toe to toe. “The ones who throw their beauty around, waste what they have? Their beauty is only passing. It’s just a shell hiding nothing but shadows and emptiness.”‘