Review – Obsidian by Jennifer Armentrout

Obsidian (Lux, #1)Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Overall Rating 3.5 Stars

-Book Description: 3.5

-Cover: 3

-Plot: 3

-Creativity: 3

-Grammar: 4

-Simile Use: 3 (minimal usage)

-Description: 3 (Average)

-Show And Tell Balance: 4

I actually have the compilation of this book — Lux Begingings that includes both Obsidian and Opal. The cover didn’t really draw me in, any version of it. They all look like typical Young Adult novels. The real reason I bought this was because I saw the last book in the series in a bargain bin for three bucks, and I figured since I’ve read Armentrout before I would give it a shot. The description is interesting, but gives off an angsty teenager vibe. I gave it a shot more because of the premis of aliens being a bit more unique than vampires, and the fact that I do like Armentrout’s writing. The overall plot was interesting, but where I had a few issues was the fact that several times it felt like Twilight with better writing and an alien twist. Let’s be honest, the Twilight fragile heroine who doesn’t know she’s pretty and the too-hot guy with a level of arrogance that makes everyone nuts is a bit overdone. What I did like was the parts where Katy actually grew a brain and used it, and the fact that she recognized Daemon was an asshole. I loved that she gave Daemon a run for his money, and that definitely helped to increase the heat of their relationship. In the end she still didn’t get she was pretty, and she couldn’t stop talking about Daemon’s abs. I’m hoping that in the next book there’s a little bit more confidence in Katy and a little bit less of Daemon’s abs. Afterall, I already know he’s hot. Overall, the book was a quick interesting read with potential to be a great series if it stops feeling like Twilight redux with aliens.

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2 thoughts on “Review – Obsidian by Jennifer Armentrout

  1. I like this series because it’s easy to read and quick to finish. There are Twilight “feels” the whole series, I’m afraid. I hate to bash an author or their work, but this series is a bit over hyped and too much like Twilight for my tastes. I have read the first 3, and have actually liked them. Still, JLA isn’t the greatest writer with this series. I can’t speak of her other books, but based on their reviews I don’t want to. I think I’ll finish this series and call it a day.

    • That’s what I’m afraid of. I’m not a Twilight fan, but I do consider JLA to be a better writer by a little notch. I’ve read her Wicked book, which is NA– and the writing was much the same, basic hormone induced. She seems to pick certain words and use them Over and over. I know that can be tough, because as a writer I do that too, but that’s why I have an editor! 😉 I think quick and easy really describes her writing and stories, which is essentially saying they are slightly flat.

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