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.
Okay, I'll be honest. At first I did NOT like Daemon. He's condecending and self-important and seems to think he's better than Katy.
I wanted to hit him. Or blush and run away (because, let's be honest, if I was a teenage girl and was faced with a guy like that who also happened to be ridiculously hot, I would blush and run away. And possibly cry. Let's not pretend I was any tougher as a teenager than I actually was, okay?) But Katy (who I loved, and not only because she's a book blogger) is far tougher than I, and when she makes friends with Daemon's sister Dee, she's not willing to let Daemon being a jerk run her off.
Refusing to back down, Katy slowly becomes settled in her new life, and in doing so, entwines her life with Dee and Daemon's. And she's not exactly welcome. The twins have friends that want to keep Katy far, far away from them, and they aren't shy in telling her so.
But even as unwelcome as she feels from time to time, Katy gets closer to Dee and manages to get Daemon's attention, which is all well and good but at the same time she's starting to realize that there's something strange about the twins and their friends.
Loved Katy, loved Dee. Still spent the whole book alternating between drooling over Daemon and wanting to kick him in the shins. Because Daemon isn't good at being human. His primary goal in life is to protect his sister, and having his sister befriend a human isn't really conducive to that plan. So he can't seem to decide between being attracted to Katy and pushing her away.
This was a great start to a series. I loved the mythology of the aliens and their enemies, not to mention their previous interactions with humans. I can't wait to get my hands on Onyx, the sequel, and Shadows, the prequel to this wonderful book.
Great read! Go pick it up!