“Good ”Dawn D wrote this review Friday, May 17, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I can’t tell you how excited I was to read an alien book! Vampires, werewolves, zombies, there are plenty of books out there about them, but aliens? Not so many. I don’t know if any of you have seen the TV show Roswell (or read the books) it’s about a group of teenage aliens and my favorite show ever! If you haven’t seen it I highly suggest you go watch it immediately! Anywho, the synopsis of this book sounded very similar; boy saves girl, girl finds out boy is an alien, chaos ensues. So obviously I had to read it.
The whole love/hate relationship between main characters Katy and Daemon is what really pulls you in. There is something addicting about their constant bickering that keeps you turning pages.
I really liked Katy most of the time. Her snarky comebacks, loyalty to her friends, and selflessness were admirable. Plus, she gains a few bonus points for being a book blogger =) However, there was one event, (a school dance) where she made some unbelievably STUPID decisions against her friends warnings just to spite them. I was like WHY are you being so stupid?! Listen to your friends, they’re trying to protect you!! Also the way she would totally melt down and believe Dameon hated her when he would lie about his feelings for her. It was obvious he liked her, but when he would say otherwise she totally believed him even though she denied her feelings for him as well.
Dameon was a piece of work. Looked like a Greek god, acted like the biggest jerk on the planet. His attitude was infuriating 98% of the time. There were a few moments where he was actually sweet, but those moments were far and few between!
I think the alien part could have been done better. The fact that Dameon and Dee had been hiding their true identities for years was hard to believe, considering they weren’t very good at it. They said completely obvious things to Katy like “You’re not one of us” and “I want Dee to have friends like her” but didn’t expect Katy to pick up on the fact that something was off. How dumb did they think she was? Some of the alien aspects also weren’t explained enough for my liking but what can you do.
Overall, this book kept me turning pages and dying for the next installment, which I’m probably going to end up downloading on my Kindle because the library only has one copy that’s going to take way too long to arrive!! It was no Roswell, but I’ll take what alien love stories I can get thank you very much.
“I read this book, and the first thing I could think of was, wow this author really understands us teens. It was funny and serious, but also very modern and down to earth. The story flowed, I felt like I was there. Can't wait to read the rest of the series.”Brooke H. wrote this review Monday, April 29, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Let me count the times I put this book down before reading it from cover to cover......ummmm I can't get past one!!! This is one of the first books in a long while that just freaking totally blew my mind it was just that doggone awesome and I can't wait for Onyx!
I really hated Daemon in the beginning (I heard a hush of gasps) because he was so obnoxious and mean to Katy but once I came to realize why, I fell in love and my heart would pitter patter at every mere mention of his name...Daemon (see there it went again!)
One of the biggest things that drew me into this book other than omg dare I breathe his sweet name...Daemon hummmmmmmm (daydream break) was the fact that Katy was a book blogger! I loved reading about one of "us"! I can't remember right off ever reading another story that involved a book blogger and it made me feel more involved somehow or maybe better connected is the better phrase? Anyhow it was a total plus!
I came away from Obsidian with the knowledge that they do exist and the truth is out there! (I have been dying to say that like forever!)”
“Oh, the FEELS! This book broke me. Then I spent countless hours trying to rebuild myself, mend my shattered heart, and opened up the book, and broke again. However, my emotional trauma shouldn’t be of your concern, yet. Not until you’ve read the book, that is. Which you should do right this instant. Yes, it is THAT fantastic.
But enough gushing, let me tell you why this book is fabulous.
If you’re tired of the jerk boyfriend and the pushover girl who’s falling head over hells in love with someone who doesn’t even notice her, read this book. Daemon is a jerk, he’s “arrogant, stab-worthy, and infuriating”, as Katy says, and she isn’t going to take it. Not one bit. Their attraction to each other is obvious, but she isn’t compromising anything for a real relationship.
Katy the smart mouth, oh, isn’t she wonderful? Her sass is refreshing and her ideals can’t be changed. Strong-willed, stubborn, and “feisty” (pg. 204), Katy is the only one who can get under Daemon’s skin in ways even he doesn’t understand.
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“Amazing book!”Paula wrote this review Wednesday, April 10, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“RT Hot Pick! Daemon is infuriating. But when a stranger attacks, Daemon freezes time and marks me. 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.”Katharine G wrote this review Friday, April 12, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This is another book that I've tried to read multiple times and had never gotten into. I was determined to actually finish it:) I loved it! Daemon was the most amazing book character ever:) I loved him so much. I can't wait to read the rest of the series it was awesome. Aliens is a really interesting storyline and it definitely better than the boring books about vampires or werewolves. It was a cool spin on aliens that really made me want to learn more about the series:)”Kelsey wrote this review 10 days ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Ok, so I got totally hooked on this and read the entire thing in one sitting. There were a few plot threads that I thought got a little picked up and dropped, but I really enjoyed this and thought that the language and actions of the characters were true to life. I'm definitely looking forward to the next one.”Lovelypenny wrote this review Wednesday, March 6, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No