By; Jennifer L Armentrout
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.
I had such a fun time reading this book. There aren't many books that have made me laugh as much as this one did. First off, the main character is a book blogger!! I loved the parts where Katy got books in the mail and she flipped out. She had this consuming love for books that not many people understand. That alone made this series stand out to me. Katy and Daemon's bickering was so funny. The author tries to get you to hate Daemon, and yeah, I guess he was a jerk in the first book, but I never truly hated him. I understand that his feeling of responsibility for his family completely controls his life. And when Dawson disappeared it killed him and made him act like a jerk and put a wall up.
It frustrated me that Katy and Daemon didn't admit their feelings for each other at the end of the book, but I also liked it. It seems that in so many books with a love interest, the characters fall in love so quickly. This book stands out. Katy and Daemon are so stubborn and they act like real people. Usually when people start having feelings for each other they deny it, especially if they are stubborn, which they are.
Can I just say how much I love Dee? She is the best friend that we all dream of having. She's so bubbly and cute and brought so much life to this book. I felt so bad for her when I found out that she had next to zero friends, and I'm so glad that Daemon didn't scare Katy away.
A lot of people say that this book is a lot like Twilight by Stephanie Meyers, and I get that. Throughout the book, I saw a lot of similarities in the plot. But this book isn't the same as Twilight. The book is completely different and the writing is so much better. I enjoyed this book way more than Twilight. I think the reason that a lot of people think that its a lot like Twilight is because, at least for me, Twilight was a huge part of my growing up. It was one of the first series that I absolutely loved. When the movies were in the theater, I always went to the movies with my mom and sister. I often find myself comparing books that I read to Twilight and other major franchises that I grew up with like Harry Potter. Its kind of just something that we readers do.
I loved this book so much I couldn't even stop to wright a review, I just flew into the next one!!! I'll post my review for Onyx soon!!!