Life can be tough when you're moving to a new place. But it's a whole lot tougher when there's a reason for it, when it entails moving on, and starting afresh.
Katy and her mom decides to move to Virginia to start a new life, to leave Florida where memories of her dead father linger. New home, new friends, new school, Katy sure needs to come out of her shell to survive it all. But when she finally makes an effort by introducing herself to the neighbor. She comes face-to-face with Daemon, a gorgeous boy who has a whoa-oooh-la-la-perfection-all-over-boy-next-door-thing going on ( Well, it's hard not to gush when he was incredibly described in the story.) She finds out that he clearly wants to let her know he dislikes her, wants her to stay out of his life, which is impossible because she immediately struck out a friendship with his sister, Dee. For whatever reason, she is considered a threat, a liability. Then everything becomes clearer but definitely more complicated and out of hand after she discovers what they truly are..
Yup. Aliens. That good-looking boy together with his equally good-looking sister is an alien! And there are hundreds of them on earth! I totally agree with Kat for the absurdity of it all. “Aliens—if they exist—are little green men with big eyes and spindly arms or…or giant insects or something like a lumpy little creature.” They came from a faraway planet called "Lux," and they're called "Luxen" which means "light" because of their incredible powers that I do not want to spoil. :)
I admit the first part of the story reminds me so much of twilight. But I have to say it turned out to be new, and unique. I liked that it introduced aliens in a different way. The characters are adorable. Katy is not just some damsel in distress but a fearless girl in the face of adversity. She loves books and blogs about them which makes her more admirable for me. And all the bonus points for Daemon because he's amazing. Every conversation or the love-hate thing they have is fascinating. I enjoyed every bit of them anatagonizing and teasing each other. It's great reading how their romance unfolds.
Obsidian by Jennifer Armentrout is a worthwhile read. It's perfect if you're looking for an interesting, and relaxing YA paranormal with enough action and romance. I'd recommend this to people who are fans of the genre.