“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
“Great book, read it in 1 sitting!!”Steph wrote this review Wednesday, February 27, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This has to be one of my most favorite books ever!!!!!!!!! ”Carly Deickman wrote this review Wednesday, February 27, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“was a good read but quite relatable to twilight. can't wait to read the sequels. ”lauren a wrote this review Wednesday, February 20, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Absolutely incredible!!! The characters are very well written. The scenes are written to the point of you actually believing you are really there. There is awesome humor to the point of you Laughing Out Loud! So many people heard me laughing out loud that I was able to recommend this book many times over in the short time it took me to read. (Not because the book was short. I was that engrossed in it.)
This is an attention grabbing, holding suspense thrilling ride of a read!! I cannot wait for the next installment! You will LOVE this too.”
“Intense... addictive... aliens! Obsidian quickly turned my brain into mush from sheer awesomeness. All I wanted to do was sit and read. Feeling thirsty? Psh thirst is for sissies. Must. Read. Faster!
"Daemon glanced over at me, his lip curling. If I still held the spade, I might've chucked it at his head. “They're your friends, Dee. They’re like you. You don’t need to be friends with someone…someone like her.”
I’d kept quiet up to that point, because I had no idea what was going on and I didn’t want to say anything that might upset Dee. Dickhead was her brother, after all, but that— that was way too much. “What do you mean, someone like me?” He tilted his head to the side and let out a long breath."
I absolutely adored Dee. I hate it when the main character's friends end up as stereotypes or live to serve the main character and have no lives of their own. Dee was so full of life. She was a blast to watch in action and I loved reading about the reactions and emotion she pulled from Daemon. Daemon made quite the initial impressions. To be honest I love it when relationships start off with 'hate' or annoyance (as long as it doesn't last too long and isn't deep seated). I found him to be amusing the majority of the time but further into the book there were a few instances where Daemon's hot and cold actions bothered me (couch scene, anyone?). I understand that he has stunted boy feelings (ha!) as well as emotional alien and family reasonings but some of what he did was bordering on cruel.
"Within a second, his hands wrapped around my throat and he squeezed. Before I had a chance, the last breath that I’d taken for granted was cut off. Panic clawed through my chest as I tried prying his fingers off my neck, my legs kicking out in a vain attempt at freedom. His grip dug into my fragile windpipe."
So... what can't Armentrout do? I'm madly in love with her characters and writing style. I can't get enough of the premise and story itself. How about the action scenes? I was on the edge of my seat and holding my breathe for each and every one of them.
"I wanted to shrug off the nagging feeling that they were hiding something. I hadn’t forgotten Dee’s weird aversion to me going to the library. Or the strange light I’d seen outside the library that reminded me so much of the light in the woods, when I’d seen the bear and passed out, something that I’d never done before in my life."
I really enjoyed the mysterious quality to the start of Obsidian. I'll admit that I can be impatient and prefer it when authors jump right into letting their characters know 'the good stuff' but Katy's suspicions and deductions were really well done and fun to read about. I also think that keeping the mystery to Dee and Daemon allowed them to be more than just their 'species'. We were able to learn their personalities instead of just what they can do.
YA and I have a love/hate relationship. I was never a 'teen girl'; I never participated in drama, cattiness or any shenanigans like it. So many YA books with amazing stories are ruined for me because I hate the angst and headaches that come with their characters. I keep on giving them a chance though because there are some seriously amazing YA novels out there, in fact many of my favorite books are YA. I will be eternally grateful to Armentrout for Katy. We saw some drama with the secondary characters but Katy handles everything so well that I just wanted to maul her with hugs. I loved that when she felt hurt by something Dee did she just talked to her about it. Plus one for maturity!!
The plot for Obsidian was fabulous. I really don't want to write much about it since specifics aren't revealed until much later in the book but I did was to say that the story definitely wasn't neglected. It was amazing, stand out, intense... all those good things and more.
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“This is one of the better young adult books that I've read recently. I loved both the main characters as they were well developed and I could relate to both. Even the minor characters had personalities that made them interesting and different.
The novel does give a kind of "Twilight" vibe to it althought I will say that Katy is a stronger character than Bella Swan. I would recommend this novel to any reader that loves young adult novels and enjoy paranormal angles. This one is a winner.”
“The best book I've read by this author! After having been disappointed by Half Blood, I almost decided I didn't want to read this. I'm glad that I didn't listen to myself. This book is absolutely spectacular! Daemon Black is this sarcastic, drop dead gorgeous alien who is perfect in his bad boy persona like he invented the act. And Katy isn't a pushover herself. She's sassy and never short on hilarious witty comebacks when the handsome Daemon is feeling a little more in a sarcastic mood. I hope to get my hands on Onyx as soon as possible!”Kandle wrote this review Saturday, February 2, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“LOVED IT! Jennifer Armentrout makes aliens totally sexy.
I have been wanting to read this book since 2011. I finally decided to buy the 3 books of the series that have come out so far and I dived in Obsidian. Couldn't put it down, love Katy & Dee. And Daemon duh!! Amazing book. DO NOT HESITATE TO READ.
PS: Love that the main character is a book worm:3 ++++”