Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Series: Lux, #1
Genres: Sci-Fi, Urban Fantasy, Young Adult
Date Published: November 23rd, 2011
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.
Holy. Cow. Let me start by saying that Katy an Daemon have some of the most incredible sexual tension I have ever read — in both young adult and adult books. It’s so combustible that they seriously might end up blowing something up in one of these books. lol
In all seriousness though, I really have to applaud Armentrout because writing sexual tension is hard to do — if it were easy, more authors would do it better!
But their relationship is just so…gah I just don’t even know how to describe it without going all out fangirl. Sure they fight, they argue and they “hate” each other. But from the moment they meet you could just feel their attraction sizzling across the pages. They both want what they don’t want to admit they want and by the time they both realize they both want it they’ve already been playing the “I hate you” game so much they can’t just stop. haha Hopefully that made sense.
I wanted to say that first because it’s really what blew this book out of the water for me. But there is also a whole slew of other reasons why this book — and because of this book Jennifer L. Armentrout — became one of my favorites (book and author). I’m not a reader of alien books. The word even kind of freaks me out (well, before this book). How could an alien be hot? But oh, trust me, this was done so well I was very pleasantly surprised. Even when you find out the “secrets” about Daemon, you will not be freaked out, which is what worried me. But I won’t spoil that for you.
What makes this book so great is that it’s got everything you could want in a good book. Not only is Daemon so hot it kind of hurts to know he’s only fictional, but all the other characters are great, Katy is a book blogger (c’mon, that’s just awesome), the story is compelling, the action is breath-taking, I laughed out loud on more than one occasion, and I don’t even need to round back to the whole point about the amazing sexual tension, do I? Anyways, it has every single element I look for in a book. I think I honestly had a perma-smile on my face for the entirety of this book. It’s just one of those books you want to hug close and thank for gifting you with such a lovely time.
Okay, I think I’ve fangirled it up enough. I think you get how much I loved this book. If you haven’t picked up Obsidian yet, I urge you to do so. You won’t be disappointed. In fact, you’ll probably find a new favorite series — I know I just did!
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