Quick announcement: This will be my last Fiction Friday post. I’ll still post book reviews every now and then, just not every week. I just don’t like posting negative reviews on books I don’t love, and I don’t love enough books to post weekly reviews. #slowreaderproblems #pickyreaderproblems ALSO, I’m about to publish my debut novel, Black Tiger, and am pretty busy preparing all of that.
That said, today’s post is on Obsidian, Book One in the LUX series by Jennifer L. Armentrout!
This book was literally unputdownable for me. I kind of had low expectations cuz I wasn’t enthusiastic about the cover. (And yes, I do absolutely judge all books by their covers. ;P) But I was looking for a really good read, and this one had been sitting on my shelf for a few months, so I finally picked it up and dove in.
And. Oh. My. Gosh.
I’m glad I did.
Cuz by the second chapter I was knee deep in the story. My love for “bad boy” characters drew me to Daemon, and of course his character dragged me along through the whole story. #daemoninvasion. My poor kids—I could not tear myself away from the book to give them the attention they needed. #parentbookwormproblems
This is a romance story. And it’s a scifi story. Two of my favorite things wrapped up in one. Basically, the main character moves into a new neighborhood, and her new neighbors happen to be, um, aliens. Made of light. Armentrout weaves an intricate story that’s not only a fantastic idea about teens falling in love with aliens, but also contains good action and some mystery about who the Luxen and Arum are. There was a good balance between romance and action. The characters were deep and well rounded (Although Dee was just a bit too peppy for me). And there were a few parts that seriously tugged at my emotions. (The cafeteria scene, anyone?)
I give this book five stars.
Thankfully, I had the edition with the first and second book combined, so I was able to just flip the page and dive right into Book Two: Onyx, which I’m currently reading.
Have YOU read the LUX series? Thoughts? (No spoilers past Obsidian, please!)