DNF: Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Series: Lux #1
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Publication Date: 2011
Format/Source: Ebook/Gift from a friend
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. (Cover and synopsis from Goodreads.)
Okay, so this is one of those times where I hide from all my blogger friends. I just could NOT get into Obsidian. I was really expecting to LOVE it, but I ended up DNFing at 25%. But I like to write DNF reviews where I share the reasons why I didn’t finish the book.
What I Liked…
- Katy is a book blogger! Yay! If I had loved this book, JLA would have gotten ALL THE BONUS POINTS. But as it is, there just wasn’t anything else to gain Bonus Points, so I’m not giving her any here. It’s just a little rule for my Bonus Points. *Shrug.*
- I love Katy’s shirt that says “My Blog Is Better Than Your Vlog.” LOL!
- Some funny humor.
- Daemon is a total dick. I’m sorry, but he was SUCH a dick and I can’t support girls falling in love with guys who are so horrible to them. I know that *things* happen later that maybe are supposed to explain or make up for why he is so rude to her at first, but seriously, I would never date a guy who was that horrible to me and I don’t think we should be idolizing this type of behavior.
- He seems to have super hearing and is super fast. She moved into town with one parent who can’t cook. She’s clumsy and plain, he’s the hottest guy she’s ever seen and he’s a jerk to her at first. He saves her from a bear and then from some attacker. This sounds pretty familiar to me…
- Why must “hot” guys be shirtless so often? Why do they need to be shirtless in books at all? I know I’m in the minority here, but to me it feels just like how when we read a book where it describes a girl’s body in a sexual way we take offense to that kind of objectification, but when we do it to guys it’s okay?