Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Jennifer L Armentrout Summer Blog Tour: Obsidian Review and Giveaway!

So today I have something special to share, I am taking part in the Jennifer L Armentrout Summer Blog Tour, hosted by Kayleigh at K-Books.

I firstly want to say a massive thank you to Kayleigh for organising this tour, she is one of my best blogging friends online and I know how much Jennifer's books mean to her, it's safe to say she's a little crazy when it comes to talking about them!
I do have all of Jennifer's books that have been published so far, but I just hadn't ever gotten round to reading them yet, this year I've discovered that working full time sucks! I've fell way behind with both blogging and reading, I feel totally out of touch with the blogging world :(
Anyway this tour gave me a chance to bite the bullet and get stuck into starting my Jennifer pile, and I'm so glad that I did! I finished Obsidian last night and am halfway through Onyx right now. I'm also super excited to start the Half-Blood series later this week!

So today for my tour stop I'm going to share my review for Obsidian!

Name: Obsidian (Lux #1)
Author: Jennifer L Armentrout
Release Date: 8th May 2012
Date I finished it: 24th September 2012
Source: bought from Amazon

Obsidian was a book that I went into knowing that I would love. I'm a bit late on jumping on the bandwagon with this series, but better late than never I say! 
I'm not going to summarise the plot on this one, as I am sure most of you have probably already read it, or know what it's about. So I'm just going to jump straight into my review!

So I gave Obsidian 5 stars, and it deserved each and everyone of those stars. 
It is beautifully written, the paragraphs and chapters flow into each other and before you know it your on the last page!

The characters are pure genius, Katy reminds me of myself and so many of my blogger friends, there was parts in the book that she made me laugh so hard my tummy hurt! I was sitting thinking gosh this is me with my blog and how I feel when new review books show up at my door!
Dee is hilarious, she is so fun loving and energetic you can't help but fall for her charm in Obsidian, and of course there is Daemon.
Like I said I went into this book fully prepared to fall for him, and it still hit me like a tonne of bricks!
Oh man if I was a little bit younger, and he was actually real....move over Katy! Seriously though, I really loved watching him grow throughout the book. To me he really started to man up and by the end of the book you can start to see the changes he's had to make to include Katy in his life.

I was a bit unsure about how the whole alien thing would play out but it works wonderfully in this love story. The concept is something completely new to me in the world of YA and if I'm honest it does make a refreshing change from all the usual vampire and werewolf books. I mean I still love those, but it's nice to have a wee change every now and then.

The plot to me didn't seem too fast paced or too slow, it was slap bang in the middle, which I really liked. I felt like I had enough time to get to know the characters and their surroundings before something major happened. So that when something did happen I kinda knew what was going on in their heads, I like having that feeling with characters. I might seem strange, but to me thats what makes them all the more real!

I really loved the ending of Obsidian, it did leave me wanting more but luckily I have Onyx on hand to dive into right away. Overall, Obsidian is a super sexy and heart stopping read! Definitely one of my top 5 reads this year!


I am also giving one lucky person the chance to win themselves one of my Handmade Lux bookmarks and Daemon or Dawson bracelets!
I make and sell these over on my Facebook page BelleBooks Charms.
I'm afraid the Giveaway is only open to UK residents due to postage costs.

All you have to do is enter the Rafflecopter below!

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  1. Thanks for taking part Em and yeah I am a little crazy when it comes to JLA haha

  2. My stop is tomorrow and I have major reviewer block for the review of Deity. :S lol. Glad you enjoy this one. It wasn't for me. I much prefer her Covenant series. :)

  3. I haven't actually read this series yet but I'm desperate to. I've heard such fantastic things about it :-)


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