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EPUB Ú MOBI Obsidian î È JENNIFER L. ARMENTROUT È ❰Reading❯ ➻ Obsidian Author Jennifer L. Armentrout – Danpashley.co.uk Starting over sucksWhen 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 lotThen he opened his mouthDaemon 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 meYou heard me Alien Tur All my ratings have been pretty high lately mostly because I choose very carefully what to read next I value my time too much to purposely read books I know I won’t like So what on earth possessed me to pick up this book after the Half Blood debacle I have no idea Most of my friends loved Obsidian and I respect that I really do I can even see why the ingredients are all there a gorgeous mean guy and a plain book nerdish girl a love hate relationship between our protagonists hero’s perky sister that becomes the heroine’s best friend the evil ex girlfriend that spits fire every time our heroine gets close two clueless friends and a mostly absent single parent need I go on? However even when you figure all this out Armentrout finds a way to sneak up on you Every now and then I’d lose myself in a funny piece of dialogue or an especially steamy scene but it wouldn’t take long for me to remember what I was really reading and why it was making me so mad But let’s start at the beginning Three years after the death of her father Katy’s mother decides that it’s time to move on and that in order to do that they need to sell everything they own and move from sunny Florida to a town of about 500 inhabitants in the middle of nowhere West Virginia On her first day in the new house Katy meets her next door neighbors twins Dee and Daemon While she and Dee instantly hit it off Daemon acts like a total jerk and makes some cryptic comments about ‘Katy’s kind’ He is of course absolutely gorgeous Ohmigod he’s so gorgeous how could he possibly be attracted to plain ol’ me? I must be imagining things and very mysterious As the time passes Kat starts noticing that something is not uite right with the way Daemon Dee and their friends are behaving and then he saves her from an attacker and well you know the rest Apparently aliens are the new vampires No seriously Daemon is Edward 20 – a moodier meaner and prettier version of our dear Mr Cullen To be honest this entire book is just another Twilight rip off Not flat out stolen like Half Blood but not that far either That alone wouldn’t really upset me much since it's not the first and it certainly won't be the last but what I found unforgivable was that Armentrout felt the need to make fun of Twilight while writing the exact same storyAnd when he spoke it wasn’t out loud It was in my head This is what we look like We are beings of light Even in human form we can bend light to our will There was a pause As you can see I don’t look like a giant insect Or sparkle Even in my head I could hear the disgust on that last oneSee? So rude It’s true that Daemon doesn’t sparkle but he IS made of light Pot meet kettle Kettle you should kick pot’s ass I’m sure this book will have many fans but I’m afraid my short and turbulent relationship with Ms Armentrout is now over

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Starting over sucksWhen 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 upAnd Not long ago someone I know got into a really bad relationship It was the kind of relationship where the guy was a pretty faced douchebag who would tell her he loved her one minute and the next he would be making snide remarks about her weight and about her career or standing her up when they were supposed to be going somewhere But the worst part of this relationship wasn't him it was my friend Everyone she knew including me warned her away from him told her he was bad and that she deserved better you know the usual And she knew exactly who he was knew that he was playing constant mind games But she honestly believed that what she put up with was a worthy sacrifice for love And she honestly believed she could change him She would say he's just an immature guy as we sat with her while she cried because he'd made her feel like shit again We subtly tried to remind her that there was such a thing as self respect and she was rapidly losing grip on it I sat there and wondered how someone so pretty smart and full of fiery personality could truly believe this was something normal that she had to accept and get through But it's when I read books like Obsidian that I receive a painful reminder that this kind of psychology is not only way too freuent but also constantly reinforced by books selling such relationships as romantic and passionate Do I need to point out the obvious example?Some people said this book was another Twilight complete with sappy heroine paranormal love interest and a shit ton of angst Honestly they insulted Twilight with that one Give me that creepy creeper called Edward Cullen any day over this rude arrogant piece of work I'm pretty sure Edward was actually kinda nice to Bella in his weird archaic I won't shag you before marriage but I will sneak into your room and watch you sleep because that is totally acceptable and normal way Daemon on the other hand is an arrogant and downright RUDE dickwad I'm not even going to pretend to understand the attraction because I don't see it 'kay he's beautiful whatever He also talks to the MC like she's crap he just stepped in whilst interspersing the abuse with heated kisses and whatnot There is nothing NOTHING attractive to me about making out with a guy who insults me and acts like I'm worth less than nothing I don't get itThe heroine Katy isn't terrible She has high points where she pulls out some well placed snark AND she's a book blogger woohoo But she has plenty of eye roll worthy Mary Sue moments where she frets about her obvious beauty In the first chapter I think she describes herself in a way that is supposed to imply she is somehow plain with curvy hips puffy lips and huge eyes So she has big eyes full lips and curves Yeah we really feel your pain KatyI realise I just basically trashed a book that tops a lot of people's favourite lists sorry I am currently working my way through some popular YA that I always meant to read but never did so that's how I crossed paths with this book after avoiding it for so long But yeah guess you figured out this one wasn't for me Blog | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Tumblr | Youtube

Jennifer L. Armentrout Ô Obsidian BOOK

ObsidianNs 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 i I want to believeI really do Just following the news these days is enough to make one lose faith in humanity I really want to believe that there is something out there god gods whatever Aliens ANYTHING I want to feel like there are other creatures out there in this vast universe of ours with greater knowledge greater intelligence and maybe one day they'll grace us with their presence and bestow on us their superior intellectI certainly hope those future aliens are intelligent than the dumb as dirt creatures in ObsidianSeriously how stupid can you get? I've never been on the run I've never had to hide but if there's some things I've gleaned it's how NOT to stick out like a sore freaking thumbFirst you find a HUGE goddamn city like San Francisco where nobody will even blink if you step out into the street in rainbow colored pantyhose and an accompanying beard You do not find a backwoods town where it's likely you're considered outsiders if your grandparents were born the next town overSecondly you BLEND IN 2 pairs of triplets move into town within days of each other? That is not blending in Supernatural beauty? Not blending in Names like Daemon? NO NOT BLENDING INThirdly you FIT IN You make friends you're friendly to people You do not act like everyone is your enemy and warn off the friendly girl next door just because she wants to know where the closest store isI just don't understand how this book got so many positive reviews I get that this is fantasysci fi YA fiction but there's gotta be a limit to willing suspension of disbelief For me there's very little to like about this book The heroine is all right but I kind of rolled my eyes at the I'm a BOOK BLOGGER I'M SO HIPSTER I'M A ZOOEY DESCHANEL GEEK GIRL bit That's how she seemed to me She's a fair bit intelligent than some of the YA fiction heroines I've read but considering there exists LuceBellaetcthat's not saying much The spaghetti scene was kick ass thoughI found Daemon to be an enormous asshat for most of the novel He's hot sure but that's it He's such an unbelievable jerk and I found Dee to be like the patient wife of an abusive husband sniveling and simpering and constantly making excuses for her brother's rude boorish borderline abusive behaviorAnd Ms Armentrout enough with the 100000x random alien referencesforeshadowing in the book already It's called subtlety