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And then he opened his mouth. Daemon is infuriating. 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 The hot alien living next door marks me. You heard me. 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.
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Actions Shares. Embeds 0 No embeds. No notes for slide. Armentrout Obsidian Lux 1 1. Advance praise for Obsidian.. Who knew aliens could be sexy? If Daemon and Jace Mortal Instrument Series were to battle it out, it would be a close call on which character would win.. With a brilliant set of characters, laughs, and sexual tension that will have you pulling your hair out, Obsidian is the perfect page turner that will have you begging for more.
The end was: I never in my wildest dreams ever thought I would or could fall head-over- heals in love with a story with aliens. Wipe away everything you have ever thought about aliens from your mind. Obsidian sets a new standard. Jennifer keeps us readers in suspense and I cannot wait for the next book in the series. Actually loved every second of it. I devoured the book within 2 days and then was so very sad that I had no more of Daemon and Katy to read about.
Daemon and Kat were great together and I loved every single second of their relationship. The Lux Series: Armentrout This book is a work of fiction. Any resemblance to actual events, locales, or persons, living or dead, is coincidental. All rights reserved, including the right to reproduce, distribute, or transmit in any form or by any means. For information regarding subsidiary rights, please contact the Publisher. The author acknowledges the copyrighted or trademarked status and trademark owners of the following wordmarks mentioned in this work of fiction: Love ya like I love cake.
Chapter 1 I stared at the pile of boxes in my new bedroom, wishing the Internet had been hooked up. Not being able to do anything with my review blog since moving here was like missing an arm or a leg.
Not entirely, but it was important to me. I sighed. I hated the idea of boxes sitting around. Even more than I hated being here. It even had a turret —a freaking turret. What was I supposed to do with that? We would have to drive into Petersburg to get our mail. Like a kick in the face, it hit me. Leaning against the wall, I rubbed the palm of my hand over my forehead. I missed Dad. And Florida was Dad. My eyes burned, but I refused to cry. But I missed Mom, too. The Mom before Dad had died, the one who used to curl up on the couch beside me and read one of her trashy romance novels.
It seemed like a lifetime ago. It certainly was half a country ago. Ever since Dad died, Mom had started working more and more. She used to want to be home. Then it seemed like she wanted to be as far away as possible. I had decided to ignore my inner compulsive streak and let the boxes be damned today, when the smell of something familiar tickled my nose.
Mom was cooking. This was so not good. I raced downstairs. She stood at the stove, dressed in her polka-dotted scrubs. Only she could wear head-to-toe polka dots and still manage to look good. Mom had this glorious blonde hair that was stick straight and sparkling hazel eyes.
Even in scrubs she made me look dull with my gray eyes and plain brown hair. And somehow I ended up more…round than her. Curvy hips, puffy lips, and huge eyes that Mom loved but made me look like a demented kewpie doll. She turned and waved a wooden spatula at me, half-cooked eggs splattering onto the stove.
She was trying to do mom-stuff. This was huge. That leaves me with three days off. And most parents would probably saw off their left arm before thinking of leaving a teenaged girl at home alone all the time, but not mine.
She trusted me because I never gave her reason not to. Well, okay, maybe it was.
I was kind of boring. Not then… Grabbing two glasses, I filled them with orange juice Mom must have picked up on her way home. We have nothing.
A grocery trip would be perfect. She leaned forward, a twinkle in her eyes. I smiled. I loved the woman, but leave it to her to somehow forget that part.
It was seriously gross to hear Mom talking about boys my age. And they were really working earlier. Double gross. Is this some sort of midlife crisis I need to be concerned about? I think it would be nice for you to make friends before school starts. I dumped my uneaten eggs in the garbage. If you put on one of those pretty sundresses you wore in Florida instead of this. But seriously, make an effort. The flower bed outside was hideous.
Your dad would have wanted that. The sunlight coming through the window reflected off the gold band around her ring finger. I nodded quickly, needing to reassure her. Maybe they can tell me where the store is. You know, make an effort.
If you need anything, call me. At least she was trying to change, and I was determined to at least try and fit in here. I bit my lip. Dad had never let life pass him by… And asking about the nearest store was an innocent-enough reason to introduce myself. This was stupid, but I was doing it. I hurried across the lawn and across the driveway before I chickened out. Hopping onto the wide porch, I opened the screen door and knocked, then stepped back and smoothed the wrinkles out of my shirt.
I got this. There is nothing weird about asking for directions. Heavy footsteps came from the other side, and then the door was swinging open and I was staring at a very broad, tan, well-muscled chest. A naked chest. My gaze dropped and my breath sort of…stalled.
Jeans hung low on his hips, revealing a thin line of dark hair that formed below his navel and disappeared under the band of the jeans. His stomach was ripped. Totally touchable. And I was staring. My gaze finally traveling north again, I noted thick, sooty lashes fanning the tips of his high cheeks and hiding the color of his eyes as he looked down at me. I needed to know what color his eyes were. His voice was deep and firm. The kind of voice accustomed to people listening and obeying without question.
They were an intense emerald color that stood out in vibrant contrast against his tan skin. I sucked in a sharp breath and took a step back. A wave of embarrassment heated my face. The boy lifted an arm, brushing back a wavy lock of hair on his forehead. He glanced over my shoulder, then back to me.
My name is Katy.
I moved next door. I got that. Something glittered in his green eyes. Not anger, but something else. I took a deep breath. If this dude cut me off one more time…My voice took on the tone my mother used when I was younger and was playing with sharp objects. He was laughing at me with a healthy dose of condescension. For a moment, all I could do was stare at him. Go figure. This is obviously a bad time. A dark, mocking eyebrow arched again.
I was starting to hate that brow. Maybe thirteen, but my sister has this doll that kinda reminds me of you.
All big-eyed and vacant. I reminded him of a doll? A vacant doll? Warmth burned in my chest, spreading up my throat. Sorry to bother you. Trust me. Or cry. I stopped on the bottom step but refused to turn around and let him see how upset I was. Takes you into Petersburg. Well, maybe you could. They should have things that go in the ground. That was it. How wrong of me to call you a douchebag. He laughed again and bent his head. A mess of waves fell forward, nearly obscuring his intense green eyes.
When I reached my car, I yanked open the door. Tears of anger and embarrassment burnt my eyes. I shoved the keys into the ignition and threw the car into reverse. Chapter 2 It took the entire drive into Petersburg for me to calm down.
Even then there was still a hot mix of anger and humiliation swirling inside me. What the heck was wrong with him? I thought people in small towns were supposed to be nice, not act like the son of Satan. I found Main Street with no problem, which literally seemed to be the main street.
Grocery store options were limited. Saddened by that thought, I headed inside. I was a speed shopper, wasting no time strolling aisles.
Soon, my cart was filled to the rim. I am so sorry! I startled you. I do that a lot. She grabbed another one and held it in her slender hands. My first impression of the girl was that she was too beautiful to be standing in a grocery store with a carton of eggs in her hand. She stood out like a sunflower in a field of wheat.
Everyone else was a pale comparison. Her dark hair was curly and longer than mine, reaching her waist. She was tall, thin, and her almost perfect features held a certain innocence. She reminded me of someone, especially those startling green eyes. I gritted my teeth. What were the odds? She grinned. My name is Dee. A cell phone was lying on top of it. You stopped by…asking for directions? Daemon—seemed fitting. And of course his sister would be as attractive as him.
Why not? Welcome to West Virginia, the land of lost models. I was starting to doubt I was going to fit in here. He told me what you looked liked. Curiosity filled her face as she watched me with her intense green eyes. I looked at her sharply. My brother is moody. Even I want to kill him on days that end with a Y.
She went from one topic to the next like someone in bad need of Ritalin. I almost ran home to hug him. I followed her gaze. The little boy now had a carton of milk in each hand, which reminded me that I needed milk. What are you—? Sometimes being around children was the perfect abstinence program. Then again, not like I needed a program. I carried my milk back to where Dee waited, staring at the floor. Her fingers twisted over the handle of her cart, squeezing until her knuckles bleached.
Strands of hair had I expected to see someone else. Except it was Dee and…me. Confused, I glanced at the woman. I was shocked to see her dark eyes filled with disgust. Pure revulsion, and behind that, in the way her lips pressed into a hard line and trembled, there was also fear. And she was staring at Dee. Then she gathered the squirmy boy into her arms and hurried off, leaving her cart in the middle of the aisle.
I turned to Dee. The locals are weird around here. Anyway, you must be so bored after unpacking and then grocery shopping. I mean, hell could be devised of those two things.
Think of an eternity of unpacking boxes and grocery shopping? Normally, someone like that would wear me out in five seconds, but the excitement in her eyes and the way she kept rocking back on her heels was sort of contagious. I really came to catch you and was sucked down the ice cream aisle.
It calls to me. We can check out together. After a few minutes I got past the difficulty of keeping up with her and actually started to relax. I hoped she rubbed off on me. The checkout line moved quicker than it did in larger cities. Once outside, she stopped next to a new Volkswagen and unlocked the trunk. They had money, obviously, or Dee had a job. There was no telling how late Mom was going to sleep.
I sort of felt sorry for her, being that she was related to such a tool. Having a brother like him must suck. Maybe he was just having a bad day. I swear. Got any plans? I admit, I also kinda fell for Daemon, despite his stupid name and attitude. And now I can't wait to get my fingers on the sequels. Find more of my books on Instagram View all 28 comments. Apr 06, Ben Alderson rated it really liked it. I really enjoyed this book! It took me a while to read.. But i am obsessed with Katy.
She is literally me..! Jumping into book two now! View 2 comments. View all 20 comments. Dec 29, Emer rated it really liked it Shelves: October Yup. This is still insanely addictive. Daemon is still insanely hot. It is still insanely ridiculous. Also insanely written! But most importantly I am still insanely in love with this book. SorryNotSorry It is utterly trashtastic but it's hilarious. Like I legit burst out laughing at so much stuff when reading this.
It's filled with innuendo and low key digs at Twilight. I mean it's basically a homage at times. But where it truly kicks Twilight's butt is the MC Katy Katy is a fabulous main character. She is sassy, spunky, feisty, vulnerable, fierce I mean don't get me wrong we are still talking about a trashtastic book so she's not entirely without a dusting of snowflakes of the spechul variety.
But she's not a character that will make you want to shoot yourself to spare you from her repeated idiocy unlike a bazillion other YA spechul snowflakes. So thumbs up for Katy. Daemon is the king of emotional fuckwits but he's such a pretty king that you won't care. Am I smug for recommending this to my book group and for having pretty much all of them fall desperately in love with my Daemon I saw Daemon first so he's ALL mine Anyway this is fast paced and filled with bonkers action to keep you wanting to turn those pages.
The chemistry between them is off the charts smokin' hot! The 'hate-each-other-at-first-sight-even-though-you're-insanely-attracted-to-the-other-person' is probably my absolute FAV romance trope.
I just love it and can never get enough of it BUT only if it's done well. And it is done sooooooo well here. Like you will practically scream at this book waiting for them to either punch each other or make out.
Currently reading this little beauty for the second time with my book group. So proud that I'm the one who suggested this trash-fest of deliciousness. February Gaaaaah!!! So Obsidian So it was basically like the book version of crack!!!!!!!!!!! I am tooooooootally hooked on this book and these characters I love you I fell for the moody, mysterious boy who treats the lead girl, Katy, like crap I mean he's basically an utter tosser!!!
I just need to read ALL the books in this series like right this minute. If I could do some weird alien juju and absorb them into my own brain just immediately or something Ok breathe, calm down Well it's a four star book for the thrills and spills and for turning my girlish head like that! Oh I'd like to have been Katy and move next door to a hot bunch of aliens like that. Max and Liz making googly eyes at each other and being all connected I love this even more!!!!
So guess what……….. I loved this!!!!!!!!! I read it in hospital while waiting to be called down to theatre for surgery so any book that can completely distract someone from an event like that deserves some praising!!! View all 24 comments. Well, looks like I'm a black sheep for this one guys. I did not go into this book expecting wonderful prose or a particularly moving story. I went into this book expecting pure fun, guilty-pleasure like entertainment and a hot alien.
All I got was a hot alien. I finally bit the bullet and read it and while I didn't hate it, I certainly didn't enjoy it. I'm not going to sit here and draw all the parallels to Twilight because I'm pretty sure every man and their dog has come to that conclusion.
The parallels to Twilight isn't even my main problem with this book, in fact I found it to be better written and marginally more entertaining than Twilight. My main problem with this book is that it was boring. I found myself putting this down and not really having the desire to pick it back up because I just didn't care. The plot was so damn predictable and I didn't feel any sense of urgency or excitement in it at all. I went into this thinking this would at least be entertaining and fun to read even if it wasn't a work of art, but I didn't even feel a little entertained by the story for the most part.
Sure, there are parts where it's exciting and there's a few hot scenes between Daemon and Katy because they do have some pretty great chemistry, but those weren't enough for me to love this book. I actually really liked Katy, despite finding her a bit annoying at times.
Not only is she a book blogger in which I found myself reminiscing about how book blogging used to be a few years ago, and I found her much more relatable in that she would come home after a bad day, see a parcel of books waiting for her and she would get super excited.
But she was also snarky, aggressive and different to a lot of other YA heroines. As for Daemon, the alien who is super hot and infuriating etc, I found him hotter toward the end of the story, but for the most part I just didn't give a shit about him at all.
The other characters were all cardboard cutouts and essentially added nothing to the story. The writing was okay and I did find this super easy to read in the parts I wasn't bored out of my mind.
Even the antagonists were hilariously bad. It was so absurd, it was hilarious. The antagonists are supposed to be this huge threat and everything but oh my god, they had no substance whatsoever which just ended up making them seem more like caricatures than anything else. Overall, this was super underwhelming and I'm pretty sure I gave myself an eye strain from rolling them so much.
I might read the next book in the series to see if it improves, but I'm not getting my hopes up. View all 6 comments. First, a caveat: I did not enjoy this book. The following is my honest opinion, however I mean no disrespect to those of my friends who liked it.
Just to be clear, I approached Obsidian optimistically, looking for something fun and entertaining to read. Because hot alien spells fun, am I right? Particularly on the heels of a couple of quite emotionally taxing books. Well, apparently I should have checked myself before I wrecked myself, and paid heed to those little warning bells in the synopsis: Overall though, I am more disappointed than anything, because I feel that there was a lot going for this premise.
There was promise in Katy. Enter the hot alien mysterious boy next door. From this point on, while there were flashes of the book I thought this would be, it started to take a disappointingly familiar path. I felt my enjoyment steadily decline, to the point where I was frankly just angry and frustrated. The fact that the protagonist acknowledges the bad behaviour does not suddenly make it acceptable.
Demeaning, obnoxious behaviour is still demeaning and obnoxious any way you slice it. Acknowledgment and justification are not the same thing. In short, and to channel Cher Horowitz of Clueless: I mean, come on, they just turn up to the door shirtless and throw around some insults and make suggestive comments - ew - and then ignore you completely and like, we're expected to swoon?
I don't think so. A few sharply rendered, interesting characters are counter balanced with some that feel like caricatures. The pacing, particularly of the climax, is gripping and fast — yet the events themselves feel all too familiar.
So if anyone can rec me a good alien book, please do. View all 43 comments. Nov 20, Abbi Glines rated it it was amazing. Oh WOW! That's all I've got.
Well that and you MUST read this. View 1 comment. May 29, Elena rated it it was ok. It's just something that doesn't get my attention or has me hooked up in any way. I kind of find that kind of romance weird to start off with. It's not something I enjoy reading about simply because it is a human catching feelings for some creature—faes, vampires, werewolves, aliens, zombies, ghosts, and other paranormals that I can't think of. After reading mixed reviews about this one, I honestly did want to try and out and see what all the excitement and love is about or what all the annoyance and arrogance is about.
I don't blame the people that disliked this book. Either disliked or hated it actually. And I also don't blame the people that enjoyed reading it for some reasons. I only got this novel because I wanted to see how Jennifer's writing is at first and how it might improve. Knowing her recent novel, The Problem With Forever recently came out this year, I wanted to get a hint of her writing style and see how it is.
I I normally do that just because I don't want to move directly to their recently published one. Obsidian was an okay story for me. There were some bonus' but for the rest, I didn't really care about it. The characters were rude, the plot came to make sense towards the end, the romance didn't feel right at first and still doesn't, and everything else slowly came to a fast end leaving me worried about thinking if I should order the other books.
Katy's dad had just passed away so her mom wants to start a new and fresh life with Katy and not be remembered about the past. Katy isn't really worried about much actually. She knews she's gonna be the new girl at school; she knows it'll take some time to make friends and be welcomed; she knows this might just be her hardest year since it is senior year; and she knows nothing is gonna be a more pain in the ass than her rude next-door neighbor, Daemon Black.
Although Katy wasn't welcomed with a nice welcome when she went knocking on the Black's door, she didn't get a warm welcome anywhere else. She knew there was a reason to it, but she didn't understand it and wasn't able to figure it out. Even though Katy quickly forms a friendship with Dee, Daemon's younger twin sister, Daemon still treats her bad and insults her, telling her she should leave this town and not come back.
Daemon knew her friendship with Dee might just be a problem, he just doesn't want to tell Katy. But after being suspicious for a while, Katy finds out what crazy world she'll be living in for the rest of her life: She was positive to herself and always tried finding a way to make her mom happy and make sure nothing from the past would ruin anything.
She was smart, funny, and was one of those girls I admire that don't take insults seriously and are able to back themselves up quickly. She wasn't sassy and rude, but she was rather nice and enjoyable. She was able to stand up for herself against everyone and especially Daemon. She was a book blogger and admired books very much so that was something else I loved about her. I'm no book blogger, but she has a love for books like many of us have here. The story being told in her point of view was nothing I would want changed and nothing disappointed me.
Everything seemed right in her point and reading it from her perspective and seeing how well she handled things was something I was able to enjoy. Daemon was not my kind of dark bad book boyfriend. It took me a while to get into his character and see the real him, even though I didn't like any of them. At first, Daemon is rude, arrogant, and only spends time with Katy because he is forced to!
He probably didn't enjoy it but he did it just for his car keys. I mean, I was glad he was finally gonna hang out with Katy and maybe be nice to her for once, but after that, he was back to the Jerk Daemon Katy knew so well. He was hot, fit, and had those perfect beautiful emerald green eyes but even with that, Daemon didn't impress me in any way.
His attitude and personality would go from cold to hot and I would question myself if he was bipolar? Other than saying negative things about him, I will admit, he did turn into a respectful and nice guy when it came to Katy. He would still call her Kitten, but he wouldn't tell her that she needs to leave this town or that she isn't wanted here.
If he did, he would feel bad about it and want to punch himself in the face; he would want to run down to Katy and apologize for the shitty thing he just did; he would want to go to back to the lake or Senaca Rocks with Katy and see what other adventure they would have together. Or, I guess that's how I saw it according to Daemon's point of views in the end. The romance didn't feel right until after.
Daemon and Katy had to put up with each other and none of them liked it; none of them liked each other. Since Katy is good friends with Dee, Daemon has to show "some interest" in Katy because keeping them apart didn't work, so he would just tell him himself. But even with their horrible relationship together trying to grow and work out, Daemon later shows the real himself and Katy finds out he can be rather nice which was a surprise.
He had saved her 3 2 times and after treating Katy like his 1 enemy, he instead finds himself having fun around her and feeling normal. He finds out he doesn't have to show his mask or hide it after she finds out the truth, letting him relax a little and see where all of this can really be taken. I will admit, I was glad they didn't get along quickly because if they did, we wouldn't be able to see Katy's other side of handling him so well and not really caring about what he has to say to her and about her.
It kept everything interesting and a little captivating. After finding out the truth, I guess I had to approve of Daemon and why he acted like an ass at first. Even though this novel didn't end with a cliffhanger, I kind of still want to read the rest and see where this all goes.
I was to see how Katy and Daemon's relationship works and how it really is accepted. In Obsidian, we see that Daemon is only attached to Katy and likes her because he is forced to. The reason for the attachment is because when Daemon saved Katy, he left a trace on her. That trace is what leads the Arum, the Luxen's greatest enemy, to her and the people around her.
Because of that, Daemon has to be around her and that is why he didn't want her to grow a big friendship with his sister. And after hanging out with Katy quite some time, Daemon is able to see how fun it can be and how nice he can be around her as well. Daemon is in love with Katy, he just doesn't show it. He feels it and regrets some moments, but he is also afraid to show it because of what happened with his brother, Dawson, and his girlfriend, Bethany, who was a human.
Although I know their relationship will work in the end, I'm curious as to how it works, and that is why I want to read the rest of the series. Overall, Obsidian had it's disappointments and its small plot twist but even with that, I think I'm gonna keep reading the series and see if it improves. Hopefully Daemon's character development grows and changes into the kind of guys I fall hard for.
Hopefully he realizes what an asshole and jerk he is and how keeping a fair amount of distance is actually easy without hurting the person or treating them in some bad way. Katy was insecure, but when it came to showing Daemon she can be the strong girl she wants to be known as, she shoved Alien ass down and showed herself worthy of many things.
Hopefully her character stays the same or grows as well. I'm just hoping nothing really changes from her. She was a character I absolutely loved since the beginning and hopefully continue to. Being honest, if you're a fan of rude jerks that suddenly turn into evil angels but are swoon-worthy hot males with some paranormal romance in it and a world where its not really like the one we live in, then this is the story you're looking for.
If you're a fan of guys that can be douchebags at times but make up for it and enjoy a cute romance story where everything flows well and together, this isn't your story. I was actually excited for the romance, I admit it, but I was left disappointed with regret. Their relationship didn't fit well until I truly saw that Daemon really cares about Katy but before that, he was still rude. Okay maybe he was. But after that, he literally picked up his shirt and left. And left her topless in her own fucking couch!
I was mad at that because the day after, he didn't even mention it or seem to bring up the subject. He didn't apologize until she brought it up. View all 11 comments. Oct 05, Giselle rated it it was amazing Shelves: Ok, I have to gather my thoughts now, because this book has blown my mind!
I absolutely loved it! This is my first book by Jennifer, but it definitely won't be my last. I will now stalk all of her work - beware! There is no wonder she has been getting rave reviews so far. Obsidian gets us acquainted with Katy, who has just moved to a boring small town in West Virginia, and with not-so-boring Daemon who is the most arrogant human being she has ever met.
And, lucky her seriously! But at least his sister is great. When Katy finds out they're all aliens, though, her life kind of gets weird I instantly clicked with Katy- and not just because she is a book blogger even though that was awesome -, I found her to be a lot like me.
Her reactions, her emotions, her attitude were all very realistic and I could completely relate to her. I particularly appreciated her reaction to finding out Daemon was an alien.
First of all she actually HAD a reaction! Secondly, she questioned it. Much better than the "Oh so you're a insert paranormal being here? That's neat! I loved her friendship with Dee. I think Dee is a great person and she's absolutely a lot of fun. I was also very happy with Katy's mom. She was down to earth, funny and caring.
Daemon, yes, you need your own paragraph. Daemon is very likely going to end up on the top of everyone's "most sexiest male character" list. He is definitely on mine! He is irritating, infuriating and downright bullheaded, but holy damn is he ever hot!
Daemon is incredibly protective of his sister and others of his race, but even when he was being… difficult, it wasn't without reason. He did love to push Katy's buttons and I mostly found it hilarious though if I was her I would have punched him in the face. What came out of his mouth actually made me gape with disbelief a few times. Despite his loveable personality, he is an incredible character who fit extremely well with the story, even more-so with Katy, and gave it a very attractive vibe.
Together, Daemon and Katy were fantastic. There was enough chemistry between them to give Marie Curie a run for her money! You never knew what Daemon's intentions were from one page to the next and it drove me crazy as much as it did Katy. However, you still couldn't help but adore him to pieces. Now for the plot, I found it was very exciting and well thought out. I really enjoyed Jennifer's take on the aliens in Obsidian: It reminded me a bit of Smallville but it was still original and incredibly exciting.
The book definitely does not lack in action and the climactic ending was completely fulfilling. I really have no negative aspect to mention in regards to this book. It was everything I was hoping for and more than I was expecting. No doubt that Jennifer is the up and coming author to watch out for! View all 29 comments.
Full review at chocolatecoatedreviews. Okay so I waited for this book forever! I finally got it and read it non stop! It was amazing. I loved everything about it. The story line, plot, the idea of aliens, the characters, the romance and all the hilarious conversations between Daemon and Katy!
I can't wait to find out his story. I just wish he comes back with Bethany somehow. My fave part about the book was the first conversation Daemon and Katy have. I Okay so I waited for this book forever! It was soooooo funny, I had tears in my eyes cause I was laughing so hard! I love the fact the she doesn't get intimidated and has a mind of her own.
She believes in what is right and follows her instincts and her heart Daemon She was incredible in this story, no matter how many times Daemon pushed her away, she only tries harder to be in his and his sister's life! It was inspiring. Then we have Daemon. Although, he puts up a "douchebag" face he actually cares for Katy I love him. Really, that's all I can say. I think I am addicted to his funny comments.
It was funny, cause when I was reading I always was anticipating when he would say something hilarious and I would laugh my ass off! LMAO; It was a really great, amazing, fantastic book! I can't wait to read Onyx next and see where Katy and Daemon's relationship goes.
I just wish the waiting time was much less. If I had it my way I'd get that damn book in this second!!! LOL ; I recommend this book to everybody! It was crazy but sweet. A great way to pass your time! Long story short, hate Daemon, love Katy. Grotta Corruggi; 4. Matrensa; 5. Megara Hyblaea; 6. Poggio Rosso; 7. Rinicedda; 8. Couleur en ligne. Calaforno ; 2. Fontana di Pepe ; 3. Grotta Corruggi ; 4. Matrensa ; 5. Megara Hyblaea ; 6.
Poggio Rosso ; 7. Rinicedda ; 8. The Canneto Dentro sub- time, and therefore a central component of this research. Obsidian from the subsource is found as spherulitic angular blocks of up 2. Raw materials to fist sized and smaller. While there are four obsidian sources located in the West Mediterranean Fig. Archaeological sites of Lipari is currently known to have been exploited by Neolithic populations of eastern Sicily Francaviglia and For this study, a total of obsidian artifacts from Piperno, ; La Rosa et al.
This includes sites from the Lipari is one of the Aeolian Islands, situated about 30 southeastern coast of Sicily Stentinello, Calaforno, Grotta kilometers north of the island of Sicily. List of analyzed sites with breakdown of the sourcing results by site. Previous studies refer to the Lipari source with spe- cific reference to Gabellotto Gorge; however, more recent Calaforno 9 9 0 geochemical analysis has revealed the presence of two ele- Fontana di Pepe 4 3 1 Grotta Corruggi 2 2 0 mentally distinct outcrops of archaeological importance Matrensa 0 see Tykot et al.
Gabellotto Gorge is located on Megara Hyblaea 0 the eastern half of the island in a large gorge that cuts Poggio Rosso 22 22 0 towards the interior of the island. Stratigraphic profile of in situ obsidian from Gabellotto Gorge.
Pressure-flaked blade cores from Megara Hyblaea. Flakes from Matrensa. Blades from Stentinello. Lames en provenance de Stentinello. The site is located north of the Delpino et al. Fontana di Pepe is an open air settlement located in the hills of east-central Sicily to the southwest of Mount Etna 3. Methods Fugazzola Delpino et al. Grotta Corruggi is a cave site located in the southeast- Since the export of artifacts from Sicily was not permit- ern Sicily.
The site is one of the oldest cave sites in Sicily, ted, all of our analyses took place on site at the Paolo Orsi along with Uzzo Cave, and was also occupied during the Regional Archaeological Museum Syracuse, Sicily and the Upper Palaeolithic and Mesolithic Fugazzola Delpino et al. Our obsidian exploitation. The artifacts were cleaned with water to Stentinello Orsi, , ; Villard, A filter was placed directly Plain to the southwest of Mount Etna Fugazzola Delpino into the machine to enhance results for certain trace ele- et al.
West Mediterranean obsidian sourcing see De Francesco Rinicedda is located on the island of Salina and is one of et al. A single hut et al. The artifacts were placed on the top of the was first excavated by M. Source and Cavalier, and later by M. Palevol 14 — assemblages from these sites, but instead to select sta- tistically representative samples for analysis. Because we conducted our work at two museums over the course of two years, we had to employ several sampling strategies depending on museum protocols and logistical constraints.
Despite the varied sampling strategies, we have counts of the total number of artifacts from all sites as well as basic typological information about all of the artifacts, not just the sampled ones, upon which to make interpretations see Table 2. Later, when we counted and categorized the remaining artifacts from the site, we analyzed any remaining cores. We analyzed all of the cores because they represent the first stage of reduction and were more likely to come from diverse subsources.
For example, multiple flakes can be Fig. Source reference materials have been plotted with the analyzed artifacts. Later, when sources de Lipari. We then randomly selected a the same instrumentation.
This was and rubidium Rb to strontium Sr; see Fig. For those achieved by laying out the divided material on a table and artifacts whose subsource designations were not imme- selecting every fifth artifact. Most impor- assemblage from Megara Hyblaea at one time and we were tantly, we looked for the presence or absence of a high Sr told that there were a large number of artifacts, we decided peak that is characteristic of Canneto Dentro material.
In addition to artifact sourcing, each artifact was ana- This was achieved by laying out the material from each box lyzed techno-typologically. This included recording the and then selecting every tenth artifact for analysis. Results type platform, bulb, lip, etc. Artifacts were also categorized as nod- Table 1 displays the results of the elemental analyses.
Of ules, cores, flakes, blades, or angular waste, data that along the artifacts analyzed, came from the Gabellotto with presence of cortex divided into distinct percentage Gorge subsource on the island of Lipari while four came categories allowed for the reconstruction of the obsidian from Canneto Dentro.
The material from Canneto Dentro reduction sequences. Only the percentage of dorsal cortex included an unretouched distal flake and an unretouched was recorded on the flake categories. This in turn allowed medial blade segment from Stentinello, an unretouched for the identification of the various forms in which obsid- whole flake from Fontana di Pepe, and an irregularly shaped ian entered the site prior to its reduction.
Any form of multi-platform flake core from Rinicedda. Gorge subsource was the primary outcrop exploited dur- Finally, raw material characteristics including color and the ing this time, there is still a fair amount of variability within presence or absence of spherulites was recorded to see if the subsource itself in terms of color and knapping quality.
Raw material characteristics from sites in which or more artifacts were analyzed. This the secondary and tertiary stages of reduction and primary could suggest that the residents of Rinicedda were obtain- reduction occurred elsewhere, likely at the source area. This would make sense rized in Table 2. We there- informative when discussing the various stages at which fore focus here on assemblages in which we have robust raw materials enter a site Andrefsky, If raw nodules enough samples to make meaningful interpretations.
Of the 55 total ana- Only the percentage of dorsal cortex was recorded on the lyzed cores, six were prismatic pressure flaked blade cores flake and blade categories.
Sixteen artifacts had were irregularly shaped flake cores. A further analysis of Table 2 Basic typological counts of obsidian artifacts at the analyzed sites. Numbers in italics denote the number of artifacts that underwent more extensive analysis length, width, etc. Palevol 14 — Table 3 Breakdown of cortex percentages on all analyzed artifacts by site. Twelve of these flakes were heavily on mainland Sicily.
Despite the low preva- rials from the nearby island. It is also pos- about making interpretations based on artifacts recovered sible that a large portion of flakes were the result of blade from early excavations that did not employ modern exca- core creation and maintenance. Further studies on obsidian vation techniques. Regardless, such limitations likely result usewear will help clarify how and where flakes were used. Discussion The majority of blades from all sites were highly reg- ular in thickness with parallel edges Fig.
The blade 5. Consumption of Lipari obsidian in mainland Italy platforms were generally small and elliptical; lips on the and southern France ventral edge of the platform were common. For these rea- sons, we argue that blades from Stentinello period sites in Blades and bladelets are the most common artifact eastern Sicily were produced using a technique of pres- type created with Lipari obsidian, being found through- sure flaking see Andrefsky, The high degree of regularity in shape and thickness Hodder and Malone, , central Italy see Tykot et al.
Lipari material is sion see Andrefsky, They also lack the uniform curved profile and large plat- sites in southern France, including Caucade, Giribaldi, and forms indicative of indirect percussion. This tradition of Camplan see Crisci et al. While it was initially proposed that Lipari obsidian In a previous study of obsidian artifacts from southern was simply distributed through a model of down-the-line Italy, Diamond and Ammerman Despite possible differences in how Breakdown of flake tool categories by site.
Based on our analysis of blades from the eight Stentinello period sites, the average width was Site Dent. Notch Perf. Total Poggio Rosso 0 0 0 0 0 0 Most of the artifacts were unmodified. Only 8 blades were invasively Dent: Denticulate; Perf: Perforator; Trans.
Tranverse Scraper: Examples of pressure-flaked flint blades from Megara Hyblaea. Retouched perforator from Calaforno. Notched piece from Rinicedda. In Calabria for contemporaries in Calabria. Because of the low prevalence example, Ammerman argues that certain commu- of primary knapping debris at the analyzed sites, we argue nities obtained obsidian directly and took a more active that the first stages of reduction occurred at the source role in its subsequent distribution.
It is suggested that the area by local populations, with obsidian being transported secondary reduction of obsidian i. This model of Italy where obsidian is present at coastal sites such as of redistribution has also been proposed in northern Italy Capo Alfiere Robb and Farr, ; Vaquer, and the and southern France where certain Middle Neolithic sites Stilo region see Hodder and Malone, Once acquired, such as Gaione Tykot et al.
Crisci et al. The island site 5.