Obsidian Buddy Read Chapters 1-4

Hi everyone! It’s time for the buddy read I mentioned in my last post with Olivia from Brewing Up Books. Olivia is going to be elaborating on the book much more than I am because this is her first time reading it.

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Goodreads Synopsis:

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.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.

My thoughts:

The first four chapters of this book are fairly uneventful. We do get a foundation for the entire plot line, as we meet the primary characters of the series. Katy comes across as very angst-ridden, for want of a better word, which I suppose is understandable in her situation. I really love how relate-able I  felt with her because not only does she have a book blog, but she’s got a very “girl-next-door” sort of vibe. Many paranormal-type books often depict the characters as inhuman, meaning they lack all human qualities. I’ve found that often even the human characters don’t necessarily seem real. It’s almost as if they are trying to appear perfect, but this is not true in the case of Obsidian! Right off the bat, Katy tells the reader that she looks like a “demented kewpie doll” (Armentrout 2), which makes her more easily connected to others because the reader doesn’t get the sense that she is flawless. Daemon is sort of the unattainable and saucy neighbor, but we see by the fourth chapter that he is capable of acting kindly. Dee seems to be starved of attention. I feel like Daemon treats her as if she is younger than she truly is. By the close of the fourth chapter, we see the plot beginning to take off, but not quite. Overall, I do not have entirely much to say about this portion of the novel because not very much actually occurred.

Quote I liked: “probably how I looked when I had to give a book I’d been excited for a less than stellar review” (26).

 

Does anyone have any thoughts about these chapters? Do you agree or disagree with my opinions on paranormal books? Let me know in the comments!

Lastly, I want to wish you all a very Merry Christmas if you celebrate it!

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