Hi guys! Here we are for another episode of Reading Rewind!
I can’t believe it’s been over a year since the last time I did one of these. I’ve always had the intention of rereading something, but somehow it never actually worked out. I do already have my pick for next month, so there’s a good chance it’ll happen.
This month’s choice was Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout.
1. When did you originally read the book and what did you rate it?
I read it in August 2012 and rated it 5 stars. It was also on my “all of the swoons” shelf.
2. Why did you love it?
My review said:
I just don’t have words for this book. It came highly recommended and didn’t disappoint.
Fantastic banter, a ridiculously hot boy and secret chapters at the end from his POV all made for an excellent read.
I can’t wait to get the second book in my hands.
3. After the re-read did your rating/feelings about it change? Why or why not?
I rated the re-read 3 stars. Obviously, this didn’t go the way I was expecting it to. I have a lot of fond memories of this series and being so invested in these characters. This time around…not so much.
Katy is a decent MC and she’s got some potential. I enjoyed her snark and how she would snap back at Daemon and sort of try to stand up for herself. Daemon is a straight up jerk for most of the story and we don’t actually get any idea of what he wants until the very end. Dee was a delight and I could have done with more of her and Katy together.
Plot wise, it was rough going for the first half of the story. Katy’s entire inner monologue is all about how hot Daemon is and that got really old, really quickly. Their insane hot and cold was annoying and it seemed like the “action” part didn’t actually progress anything. And while I realize that a lot of things weren’t answered due to it being a series, the ending left a lot to be desired.
Overall, I’m seriously thinking about skimming the next book just to see if any of it will hold up for me, but I also don’t know how much ambition I have.
Have you read Obsidian? What did you think?
Like I mentioned on Instagram, this was one of the first ebook freebies I found from an author I had heard of before. I wasn’t quite sure about it because I’m not much of a romance person, but other bloggers assured me it had plenty of other things going on. I never ended up reading it, and the little bit of YA I read now is mostly diverse Contemporary, so I doubt if I will ever get to it. Thanks for sharing your re-read thoughts. ?✨
Hi hi!! It was definitely a series that was everywhere when it came out. I did read some of the last book and it did seem to mellow out, but I certainly wasn’t as rabid about Obsidian this time like I was when I read it a million years ago.
Thanks for reading and commenting!!
I read Obsidian back in 2014! I gave it 4 stars then, but I definitely don’t think it would hold up on reread! In 2014 I was looking for very different qualities in a book than I am now! I also think I’m more critical of the books I read nowadays, so I don’t even know if I could get through this one without DNFing it! But I’m still very happy I read it all those years ago, because it was what past Malka enjoyed!
I love that you can recognize that past Malka enjoyed it, but maybe you wouldn’t now.
Thanks for reading and commenting!