We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access.
 >   > 
Obsidian: Lux, Book 1 | [Jennifer L. Armentrout]

Obsidian: Lux, Book 1

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.
Regular Price:$27.99
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Your Likes make Audible better!

'Likes' are shared on Facebook and Audible.com. We use your 'likes' to improve Audible.com for all our listeners.

You can turn off Audible.com sharing from your Account Details page.

OK

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)

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.1 (438 )
5 star
 (197)
4 star
 (149)
3 star
 (62)
2 star
 (14)
1 star
 (16)
Overall
4.2 (411 )
5 star
 (213)
4 star
 (117)
3 star
 (55)
2 star
 (12)
1 star
 (14)
Story
3.9 (408 )
5 star
 (157)
4 star
 (127)
3 star
 (66)
2 star
 (29)
1 star
 (29)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Katheryne MD, United States 01-21-14
    Katheryne MD, United States 01-21-14 Member Since 2015

    Busy mom who loves to read but doesn't always have the time. I enjoy YA, Romance and the occasional Best Seller.

    HELPFUL VOTES
    3719
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    305
    265
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1155
    15
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Holy Alien Hotness"

    This book has been described as "Twilight with aliens", which didn't sound appealing to me at all. However, based on all the 5 star reviews and hype for this book I went ahead and gave it a try. WOW did this book surprise me. It's witty, fast-paced, full of action and mystery and some very swoon-worthy scenes. I am a huge fan of YA romance books and this one is quickly rising to the top of my favorites list. This series is so addictive and fun that I've already downloaded books 2, 3 and 4. I'm going to be in listener heaven now.

    5 stars!!

    13 of 16 people found this review helpful
  •  
    K. parkinson 10-11-14 Member Since 2015

    book addict

    HELPFUL VOTES
    45
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    572
    17
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    7
    2
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Narrator was terrible!"

    The narrator ruined this book for me! I might buy it in print to see how it ends. I just couldn't handle her whiny voice any longer!

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Vega 03-20-13
    Vega 03-20-13
    HELPFUL VOTES
    7
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Eagerly awaited on Audible!"
    Any additional comments?

    I stumbled upon this book looking while looking for an entertaining read for my kindle and it was one of those "wow... I'm so glad I found this!" moments. As soon as I read it, I immediately went to Audible and was broken hearted when I found it wasn't available for download yet. I've been stalking Audible since then, eagerly awaiting this book's release and at last! The day has arrived! Why did I like this book so much? The main characters tend to bring out the worst in each other and that made for an entertaining read. And though there is romanitc interest, neither character wants it... nothing about their relationship is easy and they fight their attraction tooth and nail. Not that I have anything against love at first sight, but this was a nice change of pace. The sarcastic banter really makes this story. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes YA romance series. I think, like me, you'll find it's well worth your time and you'll join the ranks of those of us eagerly awaiting the next release in July.

    7 of 10 people found this review helpful
  •  
    G. House Sr. Sherborn, MA, United States 08-24-14
    G. House Sr. Sherborn, MA, United States 08-24-14 Member Since 2015

    I am an avid listener. I listen between 75-100 hours per month on my iPhone: 60% fiction to 40% non-fiction.

    HELPFUL VOTES
    1664
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    427
    184
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    443
    2
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Supernatural Teens Series Looks Promising"

    ET meets Twilight in this teen novel. Daemon is an alien alright. Katy is the heroine and is really is a great counterpoint to Daemon. What you will really like the unfolding of the mystery of the story. They are many parallels to Twilight if you swap out vampires for aliens and roll everyone back to high school.

    The narrator's voice at the beginning is very annoying. But after a while, it settles in okay. It's hard to describe why it is not great; but it Eyre's voice doesn't detract too much from the story; so I'm not going to ding it. This is a good teen novel for all ages.

    I recommend it for a nice end of summer beach read.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Lisa United States 04-18-13
    Lisa United States 04-18-13 Member Since 2014

    Paranormal-urban fantasy book lover!

    HELPFUL VOTES
    439
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    100
    80
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    108
    30
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Needs a new narrator"

    It's too bad that the narrator ruined this book for me. It's a pretty good story but I can't get past her whiny voice. I don't think the banter between them came across as realistic, her voice just sounded forced and fake.

    9 of 14 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Jen 04-04-13
    Jen 04-04-13 Member Since 2013
    HELPFUL VOTES
    14
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    39
    6
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1
    2
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Good story if you can get past the narrator"

    I'm undecided on Jennifer Armentrout. I would prefer that the main character here (Katie) had less of a potty mouth - but that said, the story is pretty good. I liked the type of aliens here. Daemon (pronounced Demon? Didn't care for that) was a rather infuriating character. This wasn't a story that went where you thought it would - so that's good.

    Justine Eyre was a very bad choice as a narrator. She has a bit of a whine, her voice is entirely too low, and she can't do a West Virginia accent at all. She was a terrible match for this story. And that's sad, because it definitely colored my impression of the book. This one is better read in print.

    8 of 13 people found this review helpful
  •  
    nazari 03-20-13
    nazari 03-20-13 Member Since 2013
    HELPFUL VOTES
    8
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    19
    3
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    2
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Amazing! Another great series"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Absolutely. I've already read this book and still bought it again to listen to it. It's that good! Love the characters and the spark between two main characters is electrifying.


    What other book might you compare Obsidian to and why?

    Roswell. It's got the whole alien thing going but it's got a way better spin to it and its just so entertaining


    What does Justine Eyre bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Attitude. And she's got a great voice. Makes it seem like u are there :)


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

    Laugh and almost cry it was one of those books that does both


    Any additional comments?

    Check out this authors other books! They are all good!

    5 of 8 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Kim NAMPA, ID, United States 04-26-13
    Kim NAMPA, ID, United States 04-26-13 Member Since 2011

    Ok, yes, I confess. I'm another paranormal geek.

    HELPFUL VOTES
    75
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    50
    34
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    18
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Not original story; Narrator takes time to like."

    PARENTS, be warned. There are scenes in this book that should not be in YA books, including Daemon feeling between Katy's legs with his hands while both his and Katy's shirts are off. The scene was not too detailed, other than what I mentioned, and it lasted less than a minute, but it was enough for me to throw a caution out there. There is also very little parental involvement with any of the kids in the story. They all kinda roam free, and sleep over at each others houses (including guy/girl). That said, here is the rest of my review.

    I struggled to get into this story, and it wasn't because of the story. The narrator simply did not seem to fit the story! She sounds too grown up to be playing a whiny, lonely 17 year old. Not to mention that, for the first 1/3 of the book, her normal narrative tone was nearly a whisper. I had my volume up kinda high, just to hear the narratives, only to be hit with high octaves when she spoke in character. It was frustrating, but she did get better as the book went along. Even from the beginning, she was flawless about switching between character voices, and switching from character to narrative tone, despite the volume difference. I didn't care for the voice she gave Dee. Sure, Dee is a little unsure of herself, but she sounds unsure and hesitant with everything she said. It wasn't the way the story was written, it was the way the voice was portrayed. The tones used made normal statements sound like questions, or that Dee was simply very insecure. I noticed even in scenes where Dee had a chance to shine with confidence, the tone made it fall short of that.

    As for the story itself, well, it kept my attention, although I was rolling my eyes how very similar this is to the Twilight series, which meant much of this story was predictable. However, the author writes well, builds the characters well and maintains their personalities in difficult scenes. I'm confident she'll take the series her own way in the coming books. I'll continue on with book 2.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
  •  
    04-04-13
    04-04-13 Member Since 2007
    HELPFUL VOTES
    29
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    18
    14
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Interesting concept, witty dialogue, A+ narration"

    This author seems to have tapped into interesting new concept for YA para/novella. The door is wide open for a long series, with colorful characters. There are a few holes in the ground work, but they may be filled in as the series progresses.

    This narrator really brought out the color of the main characters. I loved the ease with which she used to make the banter between the characters witty and fun. Very realistic inflection, and tone.I really enjoyed her performance.

    I'm glad I took a chance and spent a credit on this one.

    5 of 9 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Sheena Khan 03-29-15
    Sheena Khan 03-29-15 Member Since 2015
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Nails on a chalk board!"

    I'm sorry, but what were they thinking!? I loved these books with a passion, but the narrator is awful! She sounds like a snooty old smoker who's horribly bored with life and ready to die! Not a healthy teen girl. Redo please!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Showing: 1-10 of 35 results PREVIOUS124NEXT

    There are no listener reviews for this title yet.

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.