Author: JL Armentrout
When seventeen-year-old Katy Swartz moved
to West Virginia right before her senior year, she’d pretty much resigned
herself to thick accents, dodgy internet access, and a whole lot of boring, but
then she spotted her hot neighbor, with his looming height and eerie green
Things were looking up…until he opened his
Daemon Black is infuriating. Arrogant.
Stab-worthy. It’s hate at first sight, but when a stranger attacks her and
Daemon literally freezes time with a wave of his hand, well,
hot guy next door? Well, he’s an alien.
Turns out that Daemon and his sister have a
galaxy of enemies wanting to steal their abilities and Katy is caught in the
crosshairs. Daemon’s touch has lit her up like the Vegas Strip and the only way
she’s getting out of this alive is by sticking close to him until her alien
mojo fades. That is if she doesn’t kill him first.
Anything that Jennifer
writes is addictive and Obsidian is no exception. I absolutely enjoyed this book. It is one of those books that you can really get
drawn into and never want to leave.
With the guilt of his
brother’s death on his heart, he tries to warn Katy away from his sister,
Dee. Katy is not the type of gal that is
going to back down from a fight, even if she is fighting a boy that is a card
carrying member of the holy trinity of hotness club. In the beginning, I am with Katy on the name
calling- Daemon is a douchebag. I really
just did not understand the attraction, and boy is there a lot of it. Then chapter by chapter it is becomes
Katy is the mecca of
dangerous situations. The amazing thing
is that she does nothing to get into those situations. Our shy book loving heroine needs a hero and out
of the woods comes Daemon of all people, or aliens. His protectiveness of Katy is captivating,
especially since he keeps pushing her away.
Holy alien babies everywhere, I came to love the banter between these
two and started wishing their relationship would take a turn for the frisky.
Daemon does save her from dangerous situations he puts her in the most
dangerous of situations. Each time he
saves her he puts a tracer on her for his enemies to find. This not only puts
him and her at risk, but also Dee. Will
he be enough to save them both? Will
Katy be able to keep their secret?
The ending, oh Sweet
Baby Jesus, is fabulous! Daemon making
his ridiculous bet, and Katy pretty much telling him no way in heck. I love that she does not cave and accept what
he wants. I love that he knows that it
will not be easy to convince her, but most of all I love that Daemon “loves a
**Some of the best parts
of the book, are in the bonus scenes.
They are written in Daemon’s point of view.
My Rating 5 out of 5
Dee- Daemon’s sister,
Katy’s best friend
ex-girlfriend, she is not too happy with the ex-part. She is an alien.
brother, hates all humans. Or at least
that is how he acts.
Adam- Ashley’s other
brother (they come in sets of threes), Dee’s almost boyfriend
Simon- a human who is
acts interested in Katy. Daemon does not