Review Origin by Jennifer L. Armentrout

April 8, 2014 Reviews 0 ★★★★½

Title: Origin
Series: Lux #4
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Release Date: August, 2013
Pages: 364
Goodreads Rating: 4.52 Stars
My Rating: 4.5/5 Stars
My Content Rating: Mature YA (Sex shown)

Daemon will do anything to get Katy back.

After the successful but disastrous raid on Mount Weather, he’s facing the impossible. Katy is gone. Taken. Everything becomes about finding her. Taking out anyone who stands in his way? Done. Burning down the whole world to save her? Gladly. Exposing his alien race to the world? With pleasure.

All Katy can do is survive.

Surrounded by enemies, the only way she can come out of this is to adapt. After all, there are sides of Daedalus that don’t seem entirely crazy, but the group’s goals are frightening and the truths they speak even more disturbing. Who are the real bad guys? Daedalus? Mankind? Or the Luxen?

Together, they can face anything. 

But the most dangerous foe has been there all along, and when the truths are exposed and the lies come crumbling down, which side will Daemon and Katy be standing on? 

And will they even be together?

 

***NOTE: This review may contain spoilers for the first three books in the series.  Click on the links to see my reviews of Obsidian, Onyx and Opal.***
This series just keeps getting better and better, in my opinion.  Origin is a real game-changer and pushes the series forward in a new way, which I’m excited about!  

This review is a bit shorter than my average review because I don’t know how to say much without spoiling things.

The negatives:
  • Minor issues.  I had a few minor gripes about the book – for instance, the focus on hormones when Daemon and Katy are reunited was a bit odd to me considering everything else they were going through.  But, really they were minor issues – nothing major that stuck out at all.  I will say that since I’m writing this review a couple of weeks after I read it, the shininess has worn off a bit and the amazingness isn’t still blowing me away in retrospect as much as certain other books, which is the only reason it got 4.5 stars instead of 5.  (Unfair?  Maybe, but that’s life!)
What I loved:
  • The big moments.  Like I said in my intro, this book pushes the series in a new direction – in several different ways.  Not only are there some real game-changing scenes, but there are some big moments that propel the characters in new directions.  I don’t really want to spoil anything, so I can’t go into any detail about what happens, but there were LOTS of surprises in this book!
  • Daemon and Katy.  As expected, Daemon was pretty much willing to take on anything in order to save Katy – and he had to take on a lot.  I loved seeing Daemon and Katy’s devotion in action in this book!  And at least one of those aforementioned game-changing moments has to do with Daemon and Katy!
  • Daedalus.  Finally, we get some answers about Daedalus – what they’re doing and why.  There are definitely still some mysteries, but we get lots of juicy information about this mysterious government organization and what they’ve been up.  (And they’ve been up to a lot!)
If you’ve been loving this series, you will not be disappointed with Origin! It’s a definite must-read!  4.5/5 stars.

 
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