Obsidian - Jennifer L. Armentrout


Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout

  • Publication Date: 2012-05-08
  • Category: Romance
4.5 Score: 4.5
(From 1,282 Ratings)


Discover the New York Times bestselling Lux series, which RT Book Reviews called “A thrilling ride from start to finish," from the very beginning

Starting over sucks.

When 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 up.

And then he opened his mouth.

Daemon 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 me.

You heard me. Alien. Turns 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 is.

Read the entire bestselling series!
#1: Obsidian (from Katy's point of view)
#2: Onyx (from Katy's point of view)
#3: Opal (from Katy's point of view)
#4: Origin
#5: Opposition
Oblivion (Books 1-3 from Daemon's point of view) CAN BE READ FIRST OR AFTER KATY'S POV!
Prequel: Shadows (Dawson's story)


  • Amazing

    By paojrg
    I read this book years ago and It is still my favorite re-reads it is that book. I have not much to say other than it’s great it was so nerve-racking and I kept me on the edge of my seat for sure I recommend to anyone.
  • amazing

    By ajanneh
    i like this book because its way different from any book i’ve ever read, i love the characters. i cant wait to read the next book
  • So Annoying

    By The Reader Named Zy
    Katy is so annoying. She cusses, but can’t catch on to Daemon liking her? She’s immature but also smart? It’s not enjoyable at all because of how stupid the main female character is. I’m really getting tired of these books with docile females that act so clueless. The whole “whoa it’s me” act she has, even until the end, is just miserable and pitiful. She is constantly pushing him away and then playing the victim. Smh sick of it.
  • Definitely worth the read!! 10/10

    By jeyylii
    This book is so freaking good. It has so much depth it’s not rainbows and butterflies I love that throughout the books you can see the characters develop themselves. Especially Dee all I could think was wow this is no longer first book Dee, as I kept reading I fell in love with daemon sorry if I misspelled by the way, I’ll dream of you even though you love Katy insert sad face, I love these books finished the serious I’m a week yeay covid jk
  • Teen Romance with an Alien twist

    By Julesakiko
    Recommend: Yes A hot alien boy tries his hardest to not fall for the human girl next door, but he finds out that it’s harder than it seems.
  • I Can’t Believe I Never Saw This Sooner

    By ReggyCupcake
    This book SUCKED me in. It wasn’t your normal “vampire next door” ridiculous teen romance novel. The character development in this is phenomenal. You see how the characters change and morph each other into almost completely different people. It shows how someone can alter the course of your future and bring out sides of you that you didn’t know existed. Someone hard and withdrawn isn’t always who you think they are. Someone who has experienced trauma or death isn’t the same as others and its a touching example of how you can connect with someone who has experienced sadness or loss like you have. The supernatural aspect of it is alluring, yes, but its Daemon and Katy that make the book what it is. Katy’s character is so much more different than “normal” teen supernatural novels. She’s snarky, honest, kind and even vulgar at times. She has a voice. She isn’t a damsel in distress. Shes strong minded and willful and i admire the author for allowing her to blossom as the main character should. Daemon is troubled and lost and so overcome with the stress of being the protector that he cannot be himself. *spoiler* When he let Katy in about Dawson and shared with her things that he probably hadn’t talked about with anyone, at least for a while, we as readers can all relate to that. He needed someone to talk to. We can’t all be strong all the time. Sometimes its easier to talk with someone who is more of a stranger than someone we are really close to. In closing, the author did a wonderful job with this book. Im going to buy the second one immediately. Ive played both on Chapters but when I found there were more books in the series I needed to read them all. Off to Onyx!
  • Obsidian

    By Madison Wahlmeier
    I love this book I’ve never liked reading before and when I found this book I fell in love with it honestly I just want to sit around and read it over and over again
  • Reminds me of Roswell

    By Yvette Br.
    This book was really good! Now i know what all the hype is about. Very original. It reminds me of the show Roswell, which i LOVED, so naturally i devoured this book. Can't wait to read more. :)
  • Obsidian- 100% Enthralling

    By JC Cincy Kid
    Oh My! I had no idea this Book (1) would be the start of an Epic Journey. This is so engaging and absolutely un- put-downable. Not a word but just get this saga started you’ll LUV IT! I am a 70 year old Uncle who reads books with my Amazing 16 year old niece and we take turns making the choice for our next Read. Well - this is mine and we can’t wait to keep Going. I’ll let u know more about Book (2)! This author is so gifted, very much look forward to more of her work. Thank you- Uncle Jim WOW!👏👏👏🤩🤩🤩 (5) 🌟’s All the way.
  • Loved it! Read all the books in a week! You won’t be able to put down🥰 it’s all consuming..🤓

    By lauren lantron
    Everyone needs a Daemon if you don’t thinks so read it till the end of the series you’ll believe me then😏😉