Whoops. I'm always a proponent of when in doubt, read in published order. And I though I checked the release dates. But apparently this was released after Obsidian. This does take place before though.
I felt like I was reading "Twilight, this time with aliens". I mean the love thing wasn't that bad. But it's basically the same concept. Mysterious families. New girl in town. Attracted to each other instantly. etc. etc.
Also, why is it always a thing that whenever someone is new in town, the book they are reading in English is always something the new person has read a bunch of times (and is usually Jane Austen)? Why is that a thing.
It did give insight for when I was reading Obsidian. But it should be read after.