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Obsidian : Lux - Jennifer L. Armentrout

Paperback Published: 8th May 2012
ISBN: 9781620610077
Number Of Pages: 335
For Ages: 15 - 18 years old

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Discover the New York Times bestselling Lux series, which RT Book Reviews called "A thrilling ride from start to finish," from the very beginning

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.

Read the entire bestselling series!
#1: Obsidian (from Katy's point of view)
#2: Onyx (from Katy's point of view)
#3: Opal (from Katy's point of view)
#4: Origin
#5: Opposition
Oblivion (Books 1-3 from Daemon's point of view) CAN BE READ FIRST OR AFTER KATY'S POV!
Prequel: Shadows (Dawson's story)

Industry Reviews

Top Pick, 4 1/2 stars: "The beginning of Armentrout's new Lux series is a thrilling ride from start to finish. A cross between Roswell and Dawson's Creek, this series is guaranteed to hold your attention and have you begging for more." - RT Book Reviews "Daemon and Katy are combustible...Obsidian is an action packed ride that will leave you breathless and begging for more." - Jus Accardo, author of Touch "Daemon and Katy are combustible ... Obsidian is an action packed ride that will leave you breathless and begging for more." - Jus Accardo, author of Touch

It is safe to say that I ABSOLUTELY LOVED this book.


It is safe to say that I ABSOLUTELY LOVED this book. I mean what's not to like; -Strong capable Female characters- while not being obnoxiously, stupidly, irritatingly 'I am woman hear me roar'? Check. -Sexy, hot 'bad boy next door'? Check. -Realistic and imperfect characters? Check. -Believable, refreshing and creative story line? Double check. Obsidian is one of those books that you fall in love with during the first page, and it doesn't let you down half way through either. The entire story was refreshing, and uniquely created in a way I have come to recognise as Armentrout's signature writing style. I loved Katy, the strong 'go get em' protagonist- "I was not going to be a bystander anymore." It was so refreshing to have a protagonist that is as down to earth and believable as Katy is. I mean all of Jennifer L. Armentout's characters are like this actually. And Daemon, the smoking hot bad boy was written perfectly. He is not one of those imperfectly perfect male love interests, he is real and he cares. He has not been created solely to be Katy's 2 dimensional love interest, he is a deep and well written character who is willing to do whatever it takes to protect his sister and those he cares about. Armentrout has also balanced Daemon's less than stellar moments out perfectly with his caring saviour moments that readers still want to slap him upside the head for being a dick, without hating him and/or allowing him to lose his believability. Although, and this may be the feminist in me, one of the best parts about this book is; although Daemon spends the majority of the book acting like a dick, Katy actually calls him on it. She makes it clear that she will not accept his behaviour and doesn't fall into his arms the moment he decides he wants to date her-"No. Sorry. You have spent months being the biggest jerk to me. You don't get to decide to like me one day and think I will forget all of that." and I think this is perfect.

New South Wales

Got me obsessed


My friend recommended this to me and I couldn't put it down. The whole series is fantastic!

Sydney, NSW


Good read


This book is geared towards the young adult readers, it is obviously in the paranormal genre. The chemistry and the romance between the two were cute, but it just wasnt my cup of tea. After all the good ratings i was expecting this book to be something more than it was. It was a very easy read, in my opinion a little too easy, taking out the sexual tension between the two characters, it would have been a good book for 9-12 yr olds to read.




This book was a great introductory for me. The very first book I have ever read from Jennifer L Armentrout. Very well written novel. The characters, especially Kat and Daemon, have great chemistry. There isn't a single part where she gets sidetracked from the plot of the book, it just keeps reeling you in at every chapter, every corner. I could just about say I couldn't stop reading it, but that would be a lie, working eight hours a day was my only excuse for any interruptions. Summing it up for me, I would say forget about the famous Christian Grey from Fifty Shades and get a shot of Daemon Black.

Queensland, Australia




An MUST read. Had me hooked from the start.



An attractive alien species


Easy to read, funny and includes the hot, out of this world guy + feisty girl with a streak of geek. You will fall in love with Daemon and Kat. The witty banter and sexual tension between the two is too hard to ignore.

Sydney, AU


Excellent Read.


This book will be hard to put down. The intensity and relationship between the main characters were maintained and, if possible, intensifies. Love the Love/Hate dymamic between them. Lots of actions and twists and turns will make it hard to book this book down. It may have aliens, but it is not what you expect. Easily falls into the Paranormal Romance category, with alot more action. Highly recommend it. Had to read the next one right away. Those who love Fallen or Moral Instruments will love this book




4.4 7


ISBN: 9781620610077
ISBN-10: 1620610078
Series: Lux
Audience: Teenager / Young Adult
For Ages: 15 - 18 years old
For Grades: 10 - 12
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 335
Published: 8th May 2012
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.96 x 13.97  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.39

Jennifer L. Armentrout

About the Author

# 1 NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY Bestselling author Jennifer lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing. she spends her time reading, working out, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russel Loki.

Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories… which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She is published with Spencer Hill Press, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen.

She also writes adult and New Adult romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.

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