Discover the New York Times bestselling Lux series, which RT Book Reviews called “A thrilling ride from start to finish," from the very beginning…
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.
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#1: Obsidian (from Katy's point of view)
#2: Onyx (from Katy's point of view)
#3: Opal (from Katy's point of view)
Oblivion (Books 1-3 from Daemon's point of view) CAN BE READ FIRST OR AFTER KATY'S POV!
Prequel: Shadows (Dawson's story)
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Teen Romance with an Alien twist
A hot alien boy tries his hardest to not fall for the human girl next door, but he finds out that it’s harder than it seems.
An Enjoyable 4/5
This story starts out with Katy. She’s a teenager, a book blogger, and has just moved to a small secluded town. There, she comes across her neighbors, Dee and her twin brother Daemon. Dee and Katy become fast friends, but Daemon has some animosity towards Katy that she doesn’t quite understand. She hasn’t done anything to deserve his immediate contempt, but he’s still rude to her every time they talk. However, Katy doesn’t know everything about the next door twins, and the secret she uncovers about them might lead to immense danger, and also a possible romance with her new best friend’s jerk of a brother, Daemon (oooooh ahhhhhh).
So. If you're fond of YA literature, you must've read Twilight. Or at least seen the movies (though how can you compare the books and the movies, COME ON !?) If you have, this book is going to be a trip down memory lane for sure. The amount of Twilight nostalgia I felt while reading this book was unpredictable. Of course I'd heard about the similarities between this book series and Twilight before reading it, but the amount of connections that exist are wild. That being said, there is absolutely nothing wrong with these similarities. In fact, I enjoyed this book a ton because of them. Obsidian was fast paced and gripping, and each chapter ended in a way where I wanted to keep on reading. And there was a sarcastic protagonist, something Twilight lacks with Bella, and a complex (AND HOT) love interest, who maintains Edward’s charm without blowing everything out of proportion. Unlike Twilight’s main couple who are dependent on each other instantly, the possible relationship here is a lot more natural feeling, which I appreciated a lot. Just, if you're going to read this, don't be surprised that the events and characters follow a similar structure as Twilight does, though they are also very different in terms of the world and specific events that transpire - and it's actually a good thing. Jennifer L. Armentrout has created an amazing world with great characters. Yes some may say that the similarities to Twilight make this book lesser, I’d counter that it makes the book even more enjoyable to read. Especially in a period after you’ve just read another book series and need a filler before your next endeavor. It’s perfect for that.
Now, I don't want to spoil anything, so I'll just leave it by saying that I loved this book for the same reason I loved Twilight: it transports you to a different world. And I read for the escapism, so I loved the reading experience immensely. Overall, I'd give it a 4/5. Is it the best thing I've read ever? No. But was it entertaining as hell? Yes. And I loved the direction went in at the end. Maybe I'll invest in the rest of the series, I'm not sure yet. But I say go ahead and buy the first book, you won't be disappointed.
I Can’t Believe I Never Saw This Sooner
This book SUCKED me in. It wasn’t your normal “vampire next door” ridiculous teen romance novel. The character development in this is phenomenal. You see how the characters change and morph each other into almost completely different people. It shows how someone can alter the course of your future and bring out sides of you that you didn’t know existed. Someone hard and withdrawn isn’t always who you think they are. Someone who has experienced trauma or death isn’t the same as others and its a touching example of how you can connect with someone who has experienced sadness or loss like you have. The supernatural aspect of it is alluring, yes, but its Daemon and Katy that make the book what it is. Katy’s character is so much more different than “normal” teen supernatural novels. She’s snarky, honest, kind and even vulgar at times. She has a voice. She isn’t a damsel in distress. Shes strong minded and willful and i admire the author for allowing her to blossom as the main character should. Daemon is troubled and lost and so overcome with the stress of being the protector that he cannot be himself.
When he let Katy in about Dawson and shared with her things that he probably hadn’t talked about with anyone, at least for a while, we as readers can all relate to that. He needed someone to talk to. We can’t all be strong all the time. Sometimes its easier to talk with someone who is more of a stranger than someone we are really close to.
In closing, the author did a wonderful job with this book. Im going to buy the second one immediately. Ive played both on Chapters but when I found there were more books in the series I needed to read them all. Off to Onyx!