I haven’t done a lot of reviews lately because as an author, I’m sensitive enough to keep my mouth shut if I have nothing nice to say. Few books I’ve read lately left me with the desire to sit down and tap something out. What a surprise I was in for when I picked up Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout.
This is one of those books that I have heard tons of rumblings about. I resisted the urge to pick it up because I already had a ton of purchased books waiting to be read… but when those continuously fell flat, I reached for something with great “word of mouth” advertising.
It’s about aliens?
First of all, I was stunned that this book was about aliens. I find it terribly amusing that I didn’t even know, since I just finished up my own alien novel. Luckily for me, the stories are nothing alike. (Whew!)
For the first time I can remember, I finished a book and scrambled for the next one. (Actually Obsidian is book two, so I grabbed book one – and I’m glad I read them in this order. I think book one packed more punch after reading book two.) Not only that, I noticed book four was on sale, so I grabbed that while the price was down, and got book three soon after finishing book one.
Now, mind you, this is very unlike me. I have tons of books that I want to read in other series. And I already OWN them. I should be reading those first… But Obsidian grabbed me to an extent that I simply HAD TO HAVE MORE.
As an author, I think I may go back and re-read Obsidian in “research mode” to see if I can figure out exactly what that “it” was that made me go nutty. Maybe some day… after I finish all the rest of them.
The only thing I can really fault this novel for is the constant reference to the alien hottie’s eyes, and his long fluttering sooty lashes. But that’s not much to be annoyed with in a novel. And there were enough explosions even to make ME happy. If you look this up, You’ll see that book one is one of those “free teaser” novellas. I’d highly recommend reading Obsidian first, though. I’m glad I read them in this order, because “knowing” made book one ten times more powerful than if it had stood on its own.
Multiple and incredibly enthusiastic thumbs up for “Obsidian”
Has anyone else read this book? Did you go nutty and want more, or am I just alien crazed?
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