Friday, February 17, 2012

Book Review : Obsidian by Jennifer Armentrout

“You know what they say about boys next door...” 
- Jennifer L. Armentrout, Obsidian

Yeah, new covers ! ! !

So, I kind of have a weird relationship with this book. When I first started book blogging this was one of the first books I saw on a book blog. I thought the original cover was kind of off and one of my our posts involved seriously critiquing it.

Needless to say, I started following Jennifer on Twitter, sat in on some of her videochat sessions and read all of her fan comments and pretty soon I was just as excited for this book as everyone else. Plus, it's about a book blogger ! So, when I got a Kindle for Christmas this the FIRST book I downloaded.

Our male protagonist, Dameon Black falls into the "your mood swings are seriously giving me whiplash" category. He runs both hot and cold in the book, one minute he like Katy the next he can't stand her. I think it is easy to hate him at first, but if you know what this book is about you kind of understand where he is coming from.

As for Katy, I think it's really special she is one of us (book bloggers that is). This book just got picked up for mass market so, I wonder if people reading it will understand what a In My Mailbox vlog is ? Maybe it will  cause more people to become book bloggers ! Katy is like all of Armentrout's heroines, she's snarky,  a bit self-conscious and is getting thrown in a whole new element.

I think Armentrout has found her way into a new subgenre of paranormal romance, I don't think anyone has tackled aliens in YA paranormal before. I was expecting more like, Falling Skies (anyone watch that show?) and it was like a modern day teen Men In Black. I thought it was interesting how she created the story, because there is really not much around to base it on.

I'm more of a dystopian/contemporary girl than paranormal romance so, I can't fangirl over it , but you know who I am a big fan off ? Jennifer Armentrout ! When she has exciting news I get excited and I want her to succeed.


  1. This was the first book of hers I read, and I loved it! Later that week I found more of her books on my Kindle and they were amazing too. The only issue I have with all of her books is that the next ones aren't out yet.

    But any of you passing through and seeing this, read the book!

  2. great review! i haven't read this one yet, but do plan on it eventually! the new covers are way better!!

    stop by my review of THE OTHER LIFE? :)

  3. And now, I want to read it! I do like the idea of a book blogger as a main character. Way to include us all! WOO!

  4. I have not read many alien books. I just got this book in the mail and I'm excited to check it out! Thanks for the review!

  5. I love anything that Jennifer Armentrout writes and Obsidian is definitely no exception. What a great review! :)

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  6. Hmmm, aliens in YA is different than I'm used to. That aspect alone interests me. Especially since it's somewhat of a teen Men in Black type book. That be interesting to see played out in print. And ho awesome that the protagonist is a book blogger. Too Cool!

  7. I must read this book! Not sure how I feel about alien YA but everyone raves about it.

  8. I still have not read this yet. I'm intrigued by the alien YA. That is so original. I may have to give this one a shot.

    Great review.

    Oh. I'm a new follower by the way. I found you on GoodReads.


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