Saturday, October 5, 2013

Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout

I managed to get roughly one third into the book before finally giving up. I'm writing this post because I need some kind of closure. 
First and foremost, I've already read this book. It had sparkly vampires in it. There are some fundamental differences between this and the-book-which-shall-not-be-named, of course, but all the elements which made it so bad are definitely there.
The main character, Katy, is bland. She does have a sliver of personality, but it's not nearly enough. Her love interest, Daemon, is insufferable. He constantly humiliates her, and yet she never actually tells him off. She even helps him get his car keys back from his sister. 
Dee, Daemon's sister, is the one who befriends Katy first, is far more likable. Her social life suffers from her brother's abusive tendencies*, but she manages to fight back. I wish I'd seen more of her in the book.
In this first third there is little to no plot. Something finally happened a few pages ago, but it was too little, too late. I suppose that the escalating of disturbing happenings could have been great, if it had been well-done and the blurb hadn't given away what they were escalating to. 
On this week's W...W...W... Wednesday I said that I was kind of hating this book, but I don't think that's accurate. I just don't care. I don't care about the characters, I don't care about the story.
And that's one of the worst things, if not the worst thing, that can be said about a story. 
*I'm sure that there is a completely logical explanation for him not wanting her to make human friends, but alienating her from every living being who doesn't meet his approval is controlling and abusive.       


  1. I totally agree but I managed (somehow) to finish the story. As you said I just really didnt care about the story either. I heard the books later in the series gets better but I don't think I could be bothered.

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