Tuesday, December 6, 2011

YA Review and Giveaway: OBSIDIAN by Jennifer Armentrout


 I’ve been grinning as several of you who’ve already entered the Reader’s Choice giveaway this week said you wanted Jennifer Armentrout’s Obisidian because…well, here it is again! So if you want this one, you have two chances to win it this week!

THE OFFICIAL BLURB: 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: Okay, I almost didn’t run that official blurb because one of the cool things about this book for me was that I read it when it was in manuscript form, and had no clue what it was about. So the whole alien thing kind of blew the top of my head off (in a good way). But since the publisher chose to spring that surprise before the horse left the gate (how many metaphors can I mix in one sentence….a lot!), I figure you know it already.
            What I most loved about this fast-paced, sexy YA from Jennifer Armentrout is the voice of Katy, who is a book blogger dragged to a new town by her widowed mom. She’s sharp and a little snarky and laugh-out-loud funny…and the twins next door, sexy-arrogant-jerk Daemon and his sister, drive her nuts. Armentrout also manages to both tie up the storyline but leave enough hanging so that I, for one, can’t wait for the second in the Lux series to come out.

THE GIVEAWAY: Want to win a copy of Obsidian? Who’s your favorite alien? I’m thinking….uh….(hides head in shame) E.T. *sorry* You know the routine: +1 for comment, +1 for blog follow, +1 for Twitter follow @Suzanne_Johnson, and +1 for Tweet or Retweet. Go!

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  1. Thanks for another great giveaway! :)
    Some of my favorite aliens are Max & Michael from the TV show Roswell. ;)

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  2. My favorites are all aliens (but especially Christopher) from Touched by an Alien by Gini Koch. I love this series!
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  3. I like ALF from the TV show.

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  4. Favorite alien....my mom! (She's American) :P No, but seriously? Hmm..I guess I'd go with Jar Jar Binks, not because I like him, but because he's the one thing everyone agree about in Star Wars :)

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  5. My favorite alien is E.T.

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  6. hmmm I don't have a favorite, I don't think I have seen many TV shows or movies with aliens. Maybe E.T

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  7. Let's see. My favorite alien is the alien from the movie ALIEN. It was just scary.

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  8. I love Dee & Daemon, but also John from I Am Number Four. Thanks for the great giveaway!
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  9. E.T. is also my favorite alien. I haven't met too many literary ones :)

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  10. Four from "I am Number Four" is my favourite alien :)

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  11. It's super campy, but I love it...Diva Plavalaguna from The Fifth Element is my favorite alien.

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  12. Alex Pettyfer in I am Number Four!!:D Thanks for the giveaway! I've heard so much about it and so glad you liked the book!:)

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  13. I really like Christopher from Gini Koch's book.

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  14. oh yes, thanks you i really would like to win this book

    so i would say my favorite alien would be...superman?( i don't know a lot of them i admit) oh no Spock ^^; i prefer Spock

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  15. So who really doesn't love E.T.... So I will have to say I also like Frank the pug lol.. Thanks for the great giveaway as always!!!

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  16. My favorite alien is definitely John from I am Number Four!! A little cutie alien, isn't he?!

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  17. Favourite Alien? Well lets see.. it ain't ET (scared the crap out of me)Umm... the only other alien's I have seen in movies were... Oooh those aliens from Scary Movie 3. Do they count?

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  18. Well, ALIENS of course! from the movies with Sigourney Weaver. They scare the hell out of me every time :)
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  19. My favorite Alien would be... John Smith of I Am Number Four :)

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  20. Mork from Mork & Mindy. It's pretty hard to beat Robin Williams.
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  21. E.T ALL THE WAY!!! Thanks a bunch :)

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  22. #4 from I am Number Four.

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  23. I have 2.. K-Pax (I believe he was an alien). Also Mork from Ork.. NaNu NaNu lol +1

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  24. classic one, ET :)

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  25. +1 I really like ET. Even though it's an alien, Steven Spielberg managed to make it cute.

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  26. great author!!! And lovely book! And...well, ET is my fav, too!

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  27. I have to go with Martini from Gini Koch's wonderful books!!

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  28. E.T.!

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  29. my favorite alien is Kil from jaid black series and..michael from the tv show
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  30. How about Spock! He's an alien!

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  31. Peter Bishop from "Fringe" , Walternate's son

    =)

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  32. Well, from Star Wars, I love Jar Jar Binks, Chewbacca, and the cute little Ewoks. I also think John from I am Number Four is a pretty cool alien.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  33. My favorite alien is the Doctor. Thanks for the giveaway.
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  34. My favourite alien is Yoda.

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