Format/pages: eGalley provided by NetGalley, available in paperback 266 pages or ebook.
Rating: 4 / 5 Stars
In Obsidian, the set-up is that Katy and her mom move to West Virginia to start a new life after the death of Katy’s father. She meets her next-door neighbors, twins Daemon and Dee, and sparks an instant friendship with Dee and an instant attraction/loathing for Dee’s hot arrogant brother Daemon, who seems to despise Katy on sight. There is something a little strange about those two with the bright green eyes and unnaturally fast movements. It turns out that this town is a hot bed of alien activity and Katy’s association with these alien sibs will bring on a whole host of problems.
I never thought I would be caught up in a book about aliens, but Obsidian is very entertaining. It has just the right mix of mystery, adventure and danger with the Sci-Fi element. But Obsidian really soars due to the chemistry between Katy and Daemon. Their relationship is unusual because Daemon is such a jerk to her, moody, and condescending. But, Katy is no pushover and gives back as good as she gets. Daemon has his reasons for being distant, and can also be protective and caring – you just never know what you’re going to get with him.
Katy is likeable and rolls well with the punches, especially in light of the crazy happenings in the town. She’s also a book blogger, so that was interesting reading about her participating in book blog memes and stalking her mailbox for books. She can’t help but fall for Daemon even though he infuriates her a lot of the time. She has a great new friendship with sweet Dee, and I hope to see more scenes with them in the next book.
The writing flows nicely and I was caught up in the story right at the get-go. I appreciated the sharp dialogue and the witty banter in the book, and there were many humorous situations that kept me entertained. I’m not a huge Sci-Fi fan and in this book the alien aspects are not overpowering at all, but add an interesting element even for non-believers.
This was my first read of 2012 and it was a great book to kick off the year with. Recommended if you like your paranormal books on the steamy side with a side of humor and a hint of danger. I’m on board with this fun series and will be picking up the sequel Onyx in May.