Tuesday 4 June 2013

Obsession by Jennifer L. Armentrout

He’s arrogant, domineering, and... To. Die. For.

Hunter is a ruthless killer. And the Department of Defense has him firmly in their grasp, which usually doesn’t chafe too badly because he gets to kill bad guys. Most of the time he enjoys his job. That is, until he’s saddled with something he’s never had to do before: protect a human from his mortal enemy.

Serena Cross didn’t believe her best friend when she claimed to have seen the son of a powerful senator turn into something... unnatural. Who would? But then she witnesses her friend’s murder at the hands of what can only be an alien, thrusting her into a world that will kill to protect their secret.

Hunter stirs Serena’s temper and her lust despite their differences. Soon he’s doing the unthinkable—breaking the rules he’s lived by, going against the government to keep Serena safe. But are the aliens and the government the biggest threats to Serena’s life… or is it Hunter?
    • Genre:Paranormal, Science fiction, Romance, Supernatural, Urban Fantasy
    • Creatures: Aliens
    • Age: adult
    • Source: owned ebook
    • Read from June 01 to 04, 2013

    FINAL RATING: ★★★★/★★★★★

    “That´s an alien. I´m an alien. We´re aliens. Aliens everywhere, acutally, which is why we have to leave. I´m sure someone called the police by now.”

    If i remember correctly, my brain and heart and body belonged to Luxen race... But not anymore!
    I am officially switching sides!

    Overall, I freaking loved it :D Despite it's faults, i still loved it. I had so much fun reading it and i was so captivated by it that i couldn't wait to see how the story ends!

    *spoiler free review*

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    First things first: i suggest you do read Lux series before reading this one.

    It's timeline is set between Opal & Origin, and it will spoil you - there is no chance that you will miss who appeared from the Lux series and you will just pointlessly spoil yourself.

    And also, read it between them just so you understand both sides, both Lux and Arum, and story of Obsession is closely connected to it.

    But, if you have never read any of the Lux books, you can read it and it will still be fun! :D

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    So how come i switched sides and now root for Arum?

    I know, i know, Arum race is eviiiiiiiil. Or so we have been led to believe by Luxen race ... And this book proves it. You will now think which race is good and which is evil. Answer is: both races are good, and both are equally evil.

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    Why 4 stars then?

    Because the characters reminded me too much of Daemon and Katy from Lux... (more about it in characters section). But i also think characters lacked more depth then they were given.


    In a universe, far away, there were two planets, with two different races. Lux race, a race of Light, and Arum race, a race of shadows. And they are in never ending war. Destroying the planets in process, they settle on Earth...

    When Mel, Serena's best friend, finds out that her boyfriend is an alien, she tries to convince Serena to believe her. Serena is sure that Mel is wrong because she can't believe in it...until Mel gets killed right in front of Serena's eyes. By a Luxen.

    Hunter is one of the Arum, the alien race which lives to kill Lux race. Hunter is the agent of Department of Defense, for the sole purpose of killing and getting rid of Luxen race who go stray. So when he is told that he needs to be a bodyguard to a human... things get really crazy.



    Serena is a human, who due to unfortunate events, ends up being with alien. Her best friend is murdered and government wants her safe... for now. To do so, they assigned Hunter to protect her.

    Serena was interesting, but to tell you the truth, i didn't really like her much. I don't hate her either, but i have to say i loved when she argued and pissed off Hunter, because it was too much fun!

    “You shouldn’t be attracted to me.”
    “What?” I threw up my hands. “You cannot be serious.”
    Hunter arched a brow. “Do I not look serious to you?”
    “You look like an arrogant, pompous ass!”

    or even better:
    ”Your arrogance is rooted in stupidity.”
    “And your lifespan is getting shorter by the second.”

    Anyway, she was not a bad character at all, though i have to say that one thing bothered me about her. Her best friend died, and all she does is lust over a man... I expected she is going to be extremely depressed or something, because it would be normal reaction... Death of someone close is not something you can just ignore, even if it was a man in question. (it kind of got on my nerves the fact that she always blushed around him...seriously?)

    “Never in my life had I been more frustrated. Go figure it wouldn't be with a human but a freaking alien. At least I now knew that the male species were asses no matter what planet they hailed from.”

    She reminds me too much of Katy from Lux series, and that is what bothered me the most. She is basically the older version of her.


    Hunter is a ruthless assassin, and he is one of the strongest of his kind. He is there to eliminate any threats and he is happy to do that... And then, he gets the duty of "baby sitting" one of the humans, and he doesn't know whether it should amuse him, or bother him. Which leads to akward situations where he accidentally feeds on her.
    I knocked her out . Again . Aw fuck.

    Not in the vampire kind of way, but his race feeds on energy of both Humans and Luxen.

    My ladies (and gentlemen), Hunter is the ultimate anti hero ever written . He is extremely arrogant, self confident and cocky, straight forward and completely frustrating at times! ... But he is also cold, controlling... and he always gets what he wants. Not to mention, he is definitely not a romantic type (being all rapey and stuff).

    Damn, Serena was a really, really good-looking woman, but when she smiled? Hell, she was hands down beautiful.

    But Hunter is also protective of Serena, which is the only good thing i loved about him. Except for being hot alien, who knows how to cook and who can craft stuff. And, as the time passes, he changes for better... Because of Serena.

    “Life’s rarely fair, sweetheart.” He slid his hands over my thighs as his lips brushed the curve of my jaw once more. “We’ve always been seen as a weapon. That’s what we are.”
    “No.” Heat unfurled inside me, spreading sizzling shivers. “You’re more than a weapon, Hunter. So much more.”
    “With you?” His voice was thick. “I am more, but not with anyone else.”

    And if you thought Daemon Black was horrible, on scale from 1 to 10, Daemon would be 5, and Hunter would get 10. Hunter is a meaner, scarier and definitely older version of Daemon. It's hard for me to like him or hate him, because i do hate and like him in the same time, if it makes any sense.


    It was... well, interesting and i enjoyed it really much. I just wish it was a series like Lux, because i wouldn't reading adult series about Arum :D

    And if you are fan of Lux, definitely check it out. And if you want interesting romance with really bad boy type, this is for you.

    Over and out.

    P.s. all the edits on the images done by me 

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