After her father passes away, Katy and her mother move from Florida to West Virginia to start a new life. The seemingly boring town gets a bit more interesting, and irritating, when Katy meets Daemon, her hot – yet incredibly arrogant – neighbour. They can’t stand each other, yet keep finding themselves in each other’s presence. All is irritatingly normal until Daemon saves Katy’s life under strange and mysterious circumstances. It is then that Katy finds out that Daemon and his sister, Dee, are not of this world. Faced with that knowledge, Katy must keep their secret to protect herself as well as the siblings or else risk their very existence.
I was a fan of The X-Files, so an alien story isn’t completely out of my interest range. However, the lead-up to the “reveal” of what Daemon & Dee really are seemed a bit too secretive and drawn out for something that was already established with the book’s summary. The premise and subject is fairly untapped though. With all the stories about werewolves and vampires, it’s a nice change of pace to feature extraterrestrials.
Katy is a strong character, standing up to the appalling and ridiculous behaviour from Daemon. She’s feisty and tough, and as much as her encounters with Daemon are so charged with sexual tension, she doesn’t put up with his moody flip-flopping attitude (which gets real old, real fast). Plus I love that she’s a book blogger, complete with Armentrout’s nods to popular memes such as Waiting on Wednesday and In My Mailbox!
Obsidian has its fair share of steamy will-they/won’t-they moments, and those scenes may be some of the most memorable of the book. The ending will definitely leave you (frustratingly) wanting more!
Rating: ★ ★ ★ (3/5 stars)
Obsidian is currently available in stores.
I received this e-book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.