What I think
First of all, this has to be the longest novella in the history of novellas. And I loved every minute of it. (Authors everywhere, THIS is how it’s done).
Dawson and Bethany were such a cute couple, to the point that it was
disgustingly completely sweet and adorable at times. I really like Dawson, he’s
basically the polar opposite of Daemon. Trust me on this. Dawson’s friendly (Bethany could actually tell Dawson and Daemon apart because one was always ready with a smile
and the other was always ready with a glare, true story), caring, thoughtful and sexy with
a teeny tiny bit of a wild side. (Hello middle-of-the-classroom make-out
This book also gave me a better understanding of Daemon and why he acts the way he does. That isn’t to say that Daemon was an angel before everything went down with his brother, but I like to think that Daemon would’ve been less of a jerk to Katy if things hadn’t happened the way they did.
Reading about Dawson also made me realize that I might like Daemon more than I thought I did. When it comes to having a good, simple relationship, Dawson is definitely the more reliable
horse hottie to bet on. But when it
comes to the story, I like that Daemon’s a complicated guy. You never know what he’ll do next, which makes for a pretty unpredictable
relationship between him and his Kitten, not to mention explosive chemistry and
hilarious banter. I’m sure I’ll still feel like punching him every once in a
while all the time, but I’m starting to think that I wouldn’t have it any
(By the way, on more than one occasion in the book, Daemon emphasized how much he hates humans and how he wouldn’t be caught dead with one. It made me smile and think to myself “Never say never, Daemon. Never say never.” It felt like an inside joke between the author and those who have read Obsidian.)
In short, I loved reading about Dawson and Bethany. I’ve been dying to know more about them ever since they were first mentioned in Obsidan. And they did not disappoint. This is a must-read if you’re curious about how it all began and if you want a better understanding of Daemon.
(Come on, you know want it.)