When 17-year-old Katy Swartz moved to West Virginia right before her senior year, she'd pretty much resigned herself to thick accents, dodgy Internet access, and a whole lot of boring, but then she spotted her hot neighbor, with his looming height and eerie green eyes. Things were looking up...until he opened his mouth.
Daemon Black is infuriating. Arrogant. Stab-worthy. It's hate at first sight, but when a stranger attacks her and Daemon literally freezes time with a wave of his hand, well, something...unexpected happens. The hot guy next door? Well, he's an alien.
Turns out that Daemon and his sister have a galaxy of enemies wanting to steal their abilities and Katy is caught in the crosshairs. Daemon's touch has lit her up like the Vegas Strip and the only way she's getting out of this alive is by sticking close to him until her alien mojo fades. That is, if she doesn't kill him first.
©2011 Jennifer L. Armentrout (P)2013 Tantor
"The beginning of Armentrout's new Lux series is a thrilling ride from start to finish. A cross between Roswell and Dawson's Creek, this series is guaranteed to hold your attention and have you begging for more." (Romantic Times)
The story. I loved the story that Jennifer L Armentrout wrote.
She had a very nasally voice. In this story, it is difficult to enjoy, especially when she performs a male voice. She also pronounces the male lead character's name wrong. The author has said the name is pronounced Day-mon not Demon. It should really be rectified.
I love Katy and Daemon's first kiss.
Narrators should check name pronunciation before they start the story because now you have six books with an incredibly annoying mispronunciation where if they would have emailed the author, it could have been corrected immediately.
Daemon who the reader, referred to as Demon.
Carolyn McCormick Kate Rudd Cynthia Holloway
This narrator does the crackle thing with her voice. It becomes extremely distracting. Unfortunately I purchased all the books at one time. For the first time I flirted with the idea of a return. I believe the crackle is something put on. J,E.please cut it out or do not subject us to anymore narrations.
As always Justine Eyre was awesome. The story just wasn't there for me. I think it's because I just finished the Appolyon series and the main characters in the series are basically the same person.
That said, I'm still going to finish the series even if only in the background.
Like all of the Armentrout books I've read so far the story is cheesy (in the best way). the "sex" scenes are immensely hot, and the characters are great.
The main character in this book is meant to be that neutral face so you can see everything through her eyes.
Overall a 4/5, made awesome by the narrator.
Hello, my name is Teresa and I'm an addict.
This book reminds me of Twilight with aliens, only I like the main character more and it doesn't have the creepy bonding thing that happens between werewolves and children. With that said if you can get over how much Daemon is an asshole, the story is not too bad for a Twilight rip off. Luckily Katy didn't just let Daemon get away with his crap. Of course that being the most compelling part of the story, is the hot and cold chemistry between the main characters. It is an easy listen and I am curious to find out what is going to happen. Although I am on the line about whether or not to get the next book, but defiantly only if there is a sale. The narrator does a good job.
I had no idea what to expect from this book, not even the main storyline. I just heard it was good, and sure enough it was. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars was because I reserve that for my top favorite books only. The narrator's accent bugged me a little. Some of the voices would have been way different in my head, but that's what you get when you let someone else do all the voices for you. Overall, I will definitely continue reading this series.
This is my first YA paranormal audio book and it met all my expectations. I originally rated the book 3 stars and now I’m giving it 5 stars, so you can see how wonderful the audio version is (and of course my taste has changed). I recommend for the YA fans.
The dynamics between Kat and Daemon were my favourite. I love Daemon’s hot and cold personality. It added some nice tension to the story. I love how strong Kat is. She’s not the silly Heroine and it’s nice and refreshing.
This is my first Justine audio. I found her voice a bit deep to be a 17 year old, but she did a great male impression. I love her pace and I thought it was perfect for the book.
Oh man… This is why I am not an author… hmm… I guess the tag line would be…
“Daemon isn’t your average guy… he may be more than what Kat’s bargain for” - totally cheesy, but it’s the best I could do!
Full Book Review
5 I love this series Stars
I started with YA novels when I started to read more. In the beginning I was a really harsh reader and every book I read was a new experience (I didn’t really have a lot to compare to). I picked up Obsidian, not knowing who Jennifer L. Armentrout was (little did I know I would own 20 of her paperbacks and fan girl over her at book signings), I just saw all the glowing reviews. Can you believe I originally rated it three stars? Slap me silly I know.
I’m doing a re-read via audio version. This is my favourite form of re-read. I’m not fond of female POV audios, but the narrator does a great male impression. I’m remembering why I love this series so much and hopefully I’ll finish it soon (I’ve yet to finish the last book). I know slap me again.
Kat is the new girl in town. Correction, small town. Think Gilmore Girls but maybe smaller. Her mom forces her to make nice with the family next door. The thing is, Daemon lives next door and he’s not so nice.
I love Kat. I love how strong and level headed she is. She’s also a book blogger, how cute is that? My husband even asked me if the author did that to get readers into it. I guess maybe, I don’t care if it worked because it did. It’s just adorable. Anyhow, Daemon and his sister, Dee lives next door. Daemon is very straight with Kat. He has no intentions of befriending her.
Dee has other ideas. Dee and Kat’s relationship is cute. Dee wants friends so badly. She has friends, she just wants new friends. Kat wants to be Dee’s friend but Daemon’s cold personality is a turn off. Kat knows there is something off about the siblings, but she can’t put her finger on it.
This is a YA paranormal book. There’s no steam, but the tension is off the charts! It’s why I love this series so much. Plus Daemon is a big old brute and we love those right? I love how mean Daemon is. There’s a reason why he doesn’t want to get close to Kat, but somehow Kat finds herself into trouble and of course Daemon is there to save the day. Sigh, swoon, faint. I know right?
If you are a fan of YA paranormal and haven’t tried this series, then you are crazy. I suggest you start with this one. If you are a fan of this series and you are curious about the audio, then I suggest you get it. It’s fabulous.
Aliens are hot!
I've listened to easily over a hundred audiobooks, so I'm pretty easy to please when it comes to narrators. I've only had a few who completely turned me off to the audio version of a book; Justine Eyre happens to be one of them. I've listened to many books that Justine Eyre has narrated and every time debated whether I should suffer through her voice or just eventually read the book later sometime in my spare time. I haven't been able to finish at least three of the audiobooks that she has narrated. All of the female main characters sound nasally, whinny and I guess the best word to explain it is...constipated. I sincerely wish that the publisher would update the audiobooks with a new narrator for this series, because I will more than likely not be continuing this series in audio format.
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