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Obsession with Books

Www.obsessionwithbooks.blogspot.com I am an avid reader from Sydney, Australia with a love of all things book related. I love to read Young Adult (UF, Paranormal, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Contemporary and Dystopia) with the odd adult Paranormal or Contemporary romance thrown in at times. Obsession with Books was started in March 2011.
Obsidian - Jennifer L. Armentrout More of my reviews @ www.obsessionwithbooks.blogspot.comAll I can say is Wow! I can honestly say Obsidian was one of my most anticipated reads for this year, I was so excited to receive an ARC through Netgalley that I literally devoured it from the moment I downloaded it.Katy Swartz has moved to Ketterman, West Virginia from Florida with her work-a-holic and seemingly absent mother to get away from painful memories and reminders of her father who died from cancer three years prior. Katy isn’t expecting much from the move but hopes it will be a fresh start and a new beginning and things are looking up until she meets her infuriating next door neighbor, Daemon Black.Daemon {sigh} is sarcastic, arrogant, rude, mean and extremely good-looking, I am not sure why I have this sort of obsession with the naughty boys, his personality and mannerisms infuriate Katy (and at times me) to no end and his cutting remarks were cruel. He was adamant he didn’t want Katy as a friend to his twin sister Dee, he ran hot and cold but was mysterious and certainly intriguing.Katy and Daemon have a love/hate relationship, I was thinking about Daemon long after I had finished the book. He was a fantastic male lead and although his behavior towards Kat at times was downright nasty the reasoning behind pushing her away made complete sense – I loved his little nick-names for her as well as his ‘bonus point’ system and pen poking. Katy was an enjoyable heroine; I liked reading of her inner thoughts and turmoil, she was very real with her emotions and a character you can easily connect with; I also loved the references to her blog and could relate to so many things being said, I really liked this aspect. These characters had me giggling on so many occasions, a great sign to me of fantastic dialogue.What we are soon to discover - after Daemon has had to rescue Katy on a few occasions, is he and his sister Dee are what are known as Luxen or Aliens; let’s just say I have a whole new appreciation for Aliens! They are certainly different to what we have come to know and think – their history and past is both fascinating yet also quite sad.I don’t want to delve into too much of the plot to avoid giving away spoilers but let’s just say there are the bad guys wanting what the good guys have and humans who know about them could possibly jeopardize everything they have come to protect. The world Ms Armentrout has created is detailed, exciting, creative and certainly unique. I enjoyed the drama, action and mystery, I was engrossed in the storytelling from the very first to the very last page, and it was thoroughly entertaining.The secondary characters were written perfectly and each played an important role in this book. I especially adored Dee and want a best friend just like her, it was really sweet how she stood by Katy despite her brothers demands she stay away.I can honestly tell you this book is AMAZING! Ms Armentrout has written the most wonderful, engrossing and detailed story with a superb cast of characters, the interactions between each of them was intense and enjoyable. Her writing is superb! Her skill with words immerses you in the amazing story she is telling. I loved the imagery she provided on the setting, location and characters.This book literally has everything I enjoy in a YA novel and I am so excited for the sequel. There are so many questions I still have about this world and all of the characters.Jennifer L. Armentrout has certainly made it on to my instant-buy and favorite author list, Obsidian was brilliant!