Published by Entangled Teen; 2012
Genres: YA/paranormal/science fiction
I bought this book.
Synopsis via Goodreads: 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.
This is one of only a couple books about Aliens that I have read. (The other being The Host by Stephenie Meyer). Aliens aren’t really my “monster” of choice. No one really changes the basics of Aliens, unlike some have changed the basics of vampires. (See what I did there?)
But Obsidian is awesome! It’s been on my radar for awhile, but I probably wouldn’t have picked it up when I did if it hadn’t been chosen for The Little Book Club that I participate in. It was our September pick.
Some in the group compared it to Twilight, others just downright hated it, but I loved it! It’s like book crack. I couldn’t put it down and I plan to read the rest of the series soon. The major complaint in the book group was that the male main character/alien Daemon was an asshole. I don’t disagree, but I am more tolerant of sarcasm and snark than some. I love some sass. It’s like finding a kindred spirit.
The conspiracy/men in black aspects were so creepy, and the plot is way out there but I didn’t care. I just flew through this one. Yes, at times it was a bit predictable, but it was just so unlike anything I had read before that I couldn’t put it down. It’s definitely a guilty pleasure book.