Saturday, January 4, 2014

Obsession by Jennifer L. Armentrout

5 stars!
Summary via Goodreads:

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?

“That’s an alien. I’m an alien. We’re aliens. Aliens everywhere, actually, which is why we have to leave.”

            HOLY-FREAKING-ALIEN! I’ve been a die-hard fan of the Luxen series since the beginning and when I heard about the chance to see the story from an Arum’s point of view, I was both excited and curious, but, damn, the real thing blew my mind! I’m torn, I love both Daemon and Hunter, and I am beyond upset that Obsession is only a one-off!
            Serena Cross was adorably witty and sarcastic in the way she dealt with the whole “aliens are everywhere thing” and handled Hunter’s whole “do what I say when I say it” in a surprisingly great take-no-bullshit way. I loved it, especially the way she was so determined to avenge the murder of her friend even at the risk of her life.
            Hunter was everything I thought an Arum would be and so much more! In the beginning, he was a bit cold and wasn’t really able to completely understand humans, but he was curious and grew to see that he could be more human than he realized. He’s cocky, commanding, and exceedingly good at what he does, he’s able to handle any situation thrown at him with ease and finesse; unless, of course, that situation has anything to do with Serena Cross. Together, those two are completely explosive, a collision of fire and ice, making Obsession an amazing, heart-stopping read.

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