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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 a...more
Paperback, 2nd Edition, 335 pages
Published May 8th 2012 by Entangled Teen (first published November 23rd 2011)
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Jennifer Armentrout
Sep 10, 2011 Jennifer Armentrout rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  (Review from the author)
Since I wrote it, I kind of think it deserves 5 stars. =)
Maja (The Nocturnal Library)
All my ratings have been pretty high lately, mostly because I choose very carefully what to read next. I value my time too much to purposely read books I know I won’t like. So what on earth possessed me to pick up this book after the Half-Blood debacle, I have no idea.

Most of my friends loved Obsidian and I respect that, I really do. I can even see why, the ingredients are all there: a gorgeous, mean guy and a plain, book-nerdish girl, a love-hate relationship between our protagonists, hero’s p...more
Blacky *Romance Addict*

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“I have a strange idea that I should test this out.”
“Test what?” My eyes dropped to his lips. I felt myself sway.
“I think you would like to know.” He moved closer, his hand sliding up my arm and resting carefully at the nape of my neck.



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Well, now I know why this series is so popular :)
It took me one scene, meeting Daemon, to completely fall in love with him/the book. And it just got better and better! I literally couldn't stop reading and ended up finishing it in the same day I started.
Well that
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Steph Sinclair

Actual rating: 3.5 (I think? Geez, I don't know! I just know I liked it a lot, okay?)

Wow. I did not expect to enjoyObsidian as much as I did. For some reason, I've just been avoiding it, but it was always there in my Twitter and GoodReads feeds. Daemon was frickin' invading my life. Finally, after seeing everyone change their avatars to the Lux series' covers, I felt I had to check it out. Almost all of my friends have given this book anywhere from 3-5 stars, but most averaging around 4. So natu...more
Nicole
Don't mind me doing my happy dance...




******

This Valentines Day I fell in Love with Jennifer L. Armentrout. I had been hearing through the grapevine about JLA an one particular grape has been rather loud about her work. So with all the faith that Kay @ K-books knows what she is talking about I picked up Obsidian first chance I had to read one of "my choice" reads. And now I can officially jump on Ms. Armentrout's space ship and enthusiastically follow her anywhere...








I am not usually a big sci-f...more
Debra

"If she was mine, I'd cherish every inch of her. And I wanted to. Now."




HOLY ALIEN HOTNESS.

After hearing nothing but positive things about this series, I thought it was about time I'd give it a try myself to find out what all the hype was about and WOW... I'm SO GLAD I finally started it!!! There was never a dull moment in this first part of the series and once I got into the story, I ended up devouring it! I'm pretty sure this will quickly become my new favorite YA series once I continue with...more
I am Mrs. Emerson
Oh WOW!

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Seems like something Daemon would say right?!
First it was Noah Shaw then now Daemon!
Just delicious.
I wanna get married now!!



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“So the dickhead had a name. Daemon—seemed fitting.”

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What do you get when you combine a shy girl from Florida and a sexy, arrogant next door neighbor?

You get OBSIDIAN!

What do I think about this book?





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Okay! I think that shows just about how much I love this book! And how absolutely crazy I am of it but at first I didn’t really...more
Kat Kennedy
Whilst I was aware of this novel before Stephanie read and reviewed it, it didn’t strike me as something that I needed to read until that point. There are many unfavourable comparisons to Twilight floating around. This is not an invalid point.

-6 inhuman teenagers who pretend to be siblings – 1) the love interest (Edward/Daemon) 2) the delicate best friend of the protagonist (Alice/Dee) 3) The bitch sister who doesn’t approve (Rosalie/Ash) 4+5) Background dudes who we don’t see a lot of – one of...more
Giselle
Ok, I have to gather my thoughts now, because this book has blown my mind! I absolutely loved it! This is my first book by Jennifer, but it definitely won't be my last. I will now stalk all of her work - beware! There is no wonder she has been getting rave reviews so far.

Obsidian gets us acquainted with Katy, who has just moved to a boring small town in West Virginia, and with not-so-boring Daemon who is the most arrogant human being she has ever met. And, lucky her (seriously! lucky her!), he l...more
MåїÐ»-(¯`v´¯)-»
Okay so I waited for this book forever! I finally got it and read it non stop! It was amazing. I loved everything about it. The story line, plot, the idea of aliens, the characters, the romance and all the hilarious conversations between Daemon and Katy! LOL ;)

It was kind of sad about the whole situation with Dawson (Daemon's brother). I can't wait to find out his story. I just wish he comes back with Bethany somehow. My fave part about the book was the first conversation Daemon and Katy have. I...more
Reynje
First, a caveat: I did not enjoy this book. The following is my honest opinion, however I mean no disrespect to those of my friends who liked it.

Just to be clear, I approached Obsidian optimistically, looking for something fun and entertaining to read. Because hot alien spells fun, am I right? Particularly on the heels of a couple of quite emotionally taxing books.

Well, apparently I should have checked myself before I wrecked myself, and paid heed to those little warning bells in the synopsis:...more
Kat
Sweet. Baby. Jesus.

Picked this book up at 1 AM and read it straight through until 6 AM. A funny, entertaining, and very addicting read. (I'm totally exhausted after staying up late to finish this, but I ain't even mad.)

I loved the take on aliens, and the characters are so feisty and fun! It's one of those "new girl moves to town and falls in with a group of non-humans lead by a gorgeous yet douchey guy" kind of stories, but Katy is a really refreshing main character. She's snarky and can stand u...more
fяσzєη, kupo~
This did not change my opinion of Daemon at all. >_>

Merged review:

This review is also available over at my blog.

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I had to get this book because it was honestly one of the most hyped books of the year. It was so hyped that I've seen countless people on Goodreads put the cover as their profile pics. I personally wouldn't, even if I was absolutely obsessed with this book, because I honestly don't like that cover that much. At all, actually. And it doesn't help tha...more
Abbi Glines
Oh WOW! That's all I've got. Well that and you MUST read this.
Shreya (CCReviews)
WOW just WOW~! O_O bye! i need to go read it again!


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Annie Brewer
So after reading Obsidian, Jennifer was nice enough to write an extra with Daemon's point of view of a couple of awesome chapters that was at the end in my nook. I gotta say, this was more exciting than reading Obsidian. I have always been in favor of stories being in the guys' POV, I feel we get more out of it than in the girl's perspective. Oh. My. God. This was incredible. I understood him so much better as to why he is such a douche bag half the time. I loved being inside his head and seeing...more
oliviasbooks
Jun 17, 2012 oliviasbooks rated it 2 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition Recommends it for: girls crazy about bad boys and supernatural jerks. Fans of "Evermore" and "Hush Hush"
Recommended to oliviasbooks by: ~Tina~
2.5 stars altogether. *** There will be spoilers. But then I have surely been the last girl on the planet to read this book. So what? ***
”His gaze lingered on my face, and warmth blossomed in my belly. ‘Maybe I’m just curious why she is so enamoured. Dee doesn’t take well to strangers. None of us do.’”
This quote is extracted from one of the 'friendlier' scenes in Jennifer L. Armentrout’s young adult paranormal series starter Obsidian, which openly celebrates the hotness factor of supernatural je...more
Stacia (out of inspiration)
Good Cop, Bad Cop revision - March 2012

1. I only consider spoilers to be major plot reveals - some examples would be : a character death, who a girl chooses in a love triangle, or how a book ends. Random plot points do not count as spoilers to me, so please expect some in the review ahead.
2. Normally, I do not go into reviews looking to compare one book to another. The reason I was a bit more anal about comparisons for this book is because I have been burned before by another of this author's bo...more
Kristen (Peddler of Smut)

4 RIVETING STARS.

WOW! I can't believe I waited so long to start this series. I loved this book, I loved the characters, and I loved the plot. Great start to a great series.

Note: I have to say, after reading Obsession, I'm not sure who the bad guys are–the Luxen or the Arum. I love both Daemon and Hunter. Maybe they'll team up and work together! Fingers crossed.
Sam
4.5 stars
♥Rachel♥
I LUSTED, PINED, DROOLED, and OBSESSED, over this book………..and it did not disappoint!!

Katy has just re-located with her mom to a small West Virginian town. Kat and her mom lost her father three years ago, and her mom thinks a change will do them good. Kat's mom encourages her to branch out and make friends. Not to stay in her room reading and blogging. She's a book blogger! How cute is that?!! So she goes next door to meet the neighbor kids and finds that she's moved next door to the biggest je...more
Aestas Book Blog


4.5+ stars!

PURE YA GOLD!!!

I’ll be honest here, I didn’t think I was going to love a book about aliens. That’s why I put off starting this book for so long. Its not that I had anything against them, I just wasn’t sure if they were my ‘thing’, you know?? I was wrong. Horribly wrong. They are SO my thing. Well, at least Daemon is. Holy hotness. He’s just… *fans self*… seriously for a YA book the sexual tension is just out of CONTROL!! I mean wow! I totally loved it!! Honestly, I have no complaint...more
~Tina~
All these books need to be in Daemon's POV. He's yum!

Merged review:

What I wouldn't give to have the entire series be in Daemons POV! ~sigh~

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My Gawd!
I don't think I've ever been so consumed by a book like this in a really long long time, and it has nothing to do with fact that I read this in one sitting but the fact that I didn't want to eat, answer the phone or tend to my kids. Nothing could remove me from my spot. Even as my eyes bugged out from the computer, I still didn't.care....more
Sammy☆Smitten With Book Heroes☆彡
Reading this series for the first time with Sara and Jo!

5 EPIC STARS! I have found another series to add to my favorites!

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After her father passed away from cancer, Katy and her mother decide to relocate from Florida to West Virginia in hopes of finding a fresh start in life. Katy then meets her twin neighbors, Dee and Daemon Black. While Dee has a bubbly personality and is super friendly to Katy; Daemon is constantly brooding, rude, and tries his b...more
Eunice
5 of 5 stars

Never in my life had I ever thought that aliens could be so sexy and hot. But boy, was I wrong! I am practically drooling and swooning over them right now. Oh Daemon baby... *sigh*

Jennifer Amerntrout really knows how to write a kick-ass story! Obsidian certainly did not disappoint me. I felt so giddy all throughout reading it, I was completely consumed and overcome. It offered me more than what I had expected - exciting twist, unique plot and concept (sexy aliens!), thrilling actions...more
Donna {Book Passion for Life}
I’ll be honest a few months ago, I had never even heard of Jennifer L.Armentrout but then bam—there is Half-Blood and now bam--Obsidian is here and my oh my, has Jennifer took the paranormal world by storm and I hope she’s here to stay!

Katy and her mother move to a small town after Katy’s father passed away. With school not starting for another few weeks, Katy makes friend with her next door neighbour Dee. The problem with Dee is her twin brother Daemon, who instantly hates Katy and is very rud...more
Tammara
I loved this. Wow. If the sequel had been out, I'd have hit "buy" and kept reading. My favorite books are generally contemporary, so for a paranormal, fantasy or dystopian book to drag me in, it's usually grounded in contemporary romance, and the otherworldly aspects aren't complicated or overpowering. (That's all personal preference on my part, and is why I won't read many possibly great books in those genres - because I'm unlikely to enjoy them or judge them fairly for what they are.)

Obsidian...more
Vishous
I WILL NEVER, NEVER, NEVER GET TO OLD TO READ ABOUT DAEMON BLACK!!!

❤ I HEART THAT LUXEN ❤

"E.T." COME TO ME........
◕ ◡ ◕  Arooj
*sigh* Daemon. Why can't you be real? I don't care if you're not human. We can get married and have little half-human half-alien babies.



Merged review:

Damn.
This book was...awesome. Thrilling. Intense.
And so damn sexy.

For the past couple of months, I've been hearing about Obsidian, and its author Jennifer L. Armentrout, practically everywhere. My first impression of the book was that I wasn't totally impressed. The cover looked a little cheesy to me, and the synopsis made the book sound even chees...more
Susanne
Apr 23, 2013 Susanne rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommended to Susanne by: Karen Booklover
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Out of all the paranormal books I'd read and reviewed, no one glowed like this. Some glittered in the light. Others had wings. No one was a freaking giant sun.

I truly enjoyed reading it, and I was completely caught up in it. The myth is cool! I am a big Star Trek nerd, and I love romance books. And I have a soft spot for the YA genre. But it still missed that certain something that makes me go gaga over a book. Maybe it is just the fact that this is the first book out of six (!) so it was slow....more
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