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Obsidian Audiobook

Obsidian: Lux, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

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

What the Critics Say

"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)

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    Tom Chet 09-03-16
    Tom Chet 09-03-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Why can't I stop reading this??"

    So the narration is a little annoying but the main problem is that im basically reading a revamping of twilight with aliens , not something I felt my brain was missing. Its the main charecter actually has a hobby but other then that same old same old....
    Also, not only is there insta romance there is also insta friendship, and unlike the former, it isn't hindered by the alien code of conduct - making no sense!
    Problem is I still could not stop reading, I think that means something is wrong with me.

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    Wanda S. 07-27-16
    Wanda S. 07-27-16 Member Since 2016

    Devoted office listener. Books make the day go better when you are tied to a computer all day.

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    "I am quite disappointed in the reviews."
    Would you consider the audio edition of Obsidian to be better than the print version?

    I did not read the print version since most of my library must be audios due to the fact I listen at work.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Deamon since I love a book about sensitive guys.


    Which character – as performed by Justine Eyre – was your favorite?

    Daemon


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Some passages were delivered as comical


    Any additional comments?

    I was quite disappointed with how the narrator was reviewed. I think that she does a fantastic job with all the characters. If you change the speed of the reading the sound will be greatly improved. As with all narrations you have to accustom yourself with the narrator’s style. It is very unacceptable if someone gives up on a book before you have done this.
    I enjoyed all the books in the series, and could not wait to start the next one

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    Malinda Phoenix, AZ, United States 05-26-16
    Malinda Phoenix, AZ, United States 05-26-16 Member Since 2011

    I love books and love to get lost in the fantasy. I'm always looking for a new good story to bury myself in. :)

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    "Very good start to the series :)"

    4 stars

    This was a very good story. I liked Katy very much. Daemon was a jerk most of the time so it was hard to like him but I can see him being a good hero once he pulls his head out of his butt.

    Katy is a senior in high school who just moved to West Virginia with her mother. Katy used to live in Florida but her father died a few years ago due to cancer and her mother decided to move to make a new start. Katy loves to read and garden and writes a blog in her spare time.

    Daemon is an alien from the planet Lux. Daemon is one of triplets consisting of him, his sister Dee and their brother Dawson. Unfortunately, Dawson was killed about a year ago by an alien known as the Arun, who are enemies of the Luxen and kill them for their powers. Dawson was involved with a human girl at the time and Daemon is convinced that Dawson wouldn't have gotten killed if not for that involvement.

    Katy is unpacking in the new house when her mother convinces her to go next door to ask directions to the store. She convinced Katy by telling her that she saw two kids Katy's age next door and maybe they can be friends. Unfortunately, Katy encounters Daemon first and he's a major jerk to her, making his dislike for her quite clear. Dee on the other hand, hears about Katy and is really excited about being friends with her. Dee and Katy start hanging out but Daemon constantly tries to break up their friendship. His attitude confuses Katy and she can't figure out why he is so insistent that she's a bad influence and should stay away from Dee since he doesn't know anything about Katy. What she doesn't realize until later, is that Daemon is hating on her just because she's human.

    Daemon's attitude is enough to piss Katy off but she doesn't let it block her friendship with Dee. For a couple of different reasons, Daemon and Katy end up spending some time together but Daemon's attitude makes sure that Katy ends her time with him more pissed off than anything else. Katy is attracted to Daemon (majorly) but she hates his attitude and tries to hide away any attraction because she knows it'll just make Daemon more insufferable if he finds out. Katy actually finds out about Dee and Daemon's secret pretty early in the book and has to deal with a lot of flack from the other aliens in the area who don't trust her. There's drama and danger but in the end, the Arun have been taken care of (at least the current group of Arun) and Katy and Daemon are discussing the possibility of dating (Daemon's now all for it while Katy is leery) in the future.

    I enjoyed this story very much. I liked Katy and how she handled everything. She was very mature for a high school student and handled herself well considering the situation she found herself in. TBH, while I look forward to Daemon convincing her to change her mind, I can totally understand her reluctance to date Daemon considering how he'd been treating her for most of the book. Daemon I was alright with but I'm sure I'll like him better once he's not acting like a jerk constantly. Overall, this was a very good start to the series and I'd recommend it. :)

    * note - I will say that I noted a few times in the story where it seemed like the wrong name was used...like once someone asked where Adam was and then the continuing convo indicated that the question was actually about Daemon (and Adam was actually there and part of that convo). I'm not sure these were from a mistake in the narration or if it was how it was written since I haven't read the written version.

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    Avid Reader Girl CLINTON TOWNSHIP, MI, United States 05-16-16
    Avid Reader Girl CLINTON TOWNSHIP, MI, United States 05-16-16 Member Since 2011
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    "hooked!"

    I'm hooked on this series. Love them! Paranormal romance at its best! I hear there are 5 books though which means a lot of content to get through quickly. Not a fan of these cliffhangers.

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    Kelly Maldia 05-13-16 Member Since 2016
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    "There is nothing sexier than Daemon Black"

    There is nothing sexier than Daemon Black. The love/hate relationship of Katie and Daemon is perfect.

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    Amazon Customer 04-03-16
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    "Great story"

    The story itself is pretty good. However, the performance of Justine Eyre was lacking. She came across as whiney which is pretty disappointing.

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    Honest Review Guy 03-30-16
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    "Great read... Or listen"

    Great story, the right amount of romance mystery and overall a great book
    The only complaint is the narrator... She has an interesting voice

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    Book Lover D 02-08-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Great Story! Didn't like narrator."
    What made the experience of listening to Obsidian the most enjoyable?

    The story. I loved the story that Jennifer L Armentrout wrote.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    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.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I love Katy and Daemon's first kiss.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

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    I Hate Everything ;0) 02-07-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Awesome story made intolerable by the narrator"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Obsidian to be better than the print version?

    no


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Daemon who the reader, referred to as Demon.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Justine Eyre?

    Carolyn McCormick Kate Rudd Cynthia Holloway


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    yes


    Any additional comments?

    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.

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    Aaron and Chelsie 12-03-15
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    "worth listening to in the background."

    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.

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