Friday, August 22, 2014

REVIEW: Origin (Lux #4) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Title/Series: Origin | Lux #4
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Published: August 27th 2013
Format: Paperback | Pages: 364
Genre: YA, Paranormal, Romance
Source: Amazon
★★★★★ (5/5) Stars!!!!

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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?

I bought Origin way back on it's release day. It was a pre-order actually. Yet the moment it arrived in the mail I squeezed it onto the shelf in it's rightful place next to the first 3 books, untouched. And there it's sat until a few weeks ago. Waiting. Whenever I'd confess to other fans of the series that I still hadn't read this yet I'd always get a lot of shock over the fact. 'How on earth can you not read it yet? Don't you remember the end of Opal?' Yes! Don't you?! That's exactly why I felt I needed to wait. I'm a chicken. Truth be told I never even read the blurb, or the one for Opposition either. Why? I didn't even want a hint until I was ready to end the series. The ending of Opal shattered my heart into about a million pieces. I have never had a worse book hangover and I just wasn't ready to go through that kind of a situation again and have to wait and wait to finally get some closure. So I waited, surprisingly patiently, until now.

I was on fire again.

Being able to get lost in this series once again has been so much fun. Very bittersweet but honestly there's nothing like it. I was filled with so much apprehension before starting Origin. I started over and reread everything from the beginning and when I finished Opal once again I had a massive pit in the bottom of my stomach. I cracked this one open and got through the first sentence (above) and I almost wasn't ready to go on. I just knew my emotions were about to get a huge workout.  

"I'll burn the world down to save her."

If I were to be forced to pick a favorite out of all the Lux novels then I'd have to say that Origin would be my pick. But...not for any reason you may think of. Basically, this is the first time since the start of the series that one of the Lux novels is in dual POVs. *Dead* I have been wanting to get inside the head of that yummy alien Daemon Black ever since he opened the door in nothing but a pair of jeans and an scowl in book 1. There's a sentence I never thought I'd say haha. I swear I didn't think it was possible but I fell for this guy even more. We really get more of a sense of Daemon instead of just the second hand stuff through the eyes of Katy. His fierceness, his determination, his desperation, his loyalty. The lengths this guy will go to to protect and save the woman he loves even his family...there are just no words.

Luc had warned me that the things here would blow my mind.

I felt like I had a pretty good handle on everything by the end of Opal and boy was I wrong. In this book we get to go deeper into Daedalus and realize there is so much more going on with them than I had even imagined. There are new characters to love and loathe and some that made brief appearances before but we get to see them a bit more in this one. At some points I feel like this book was probably harder on me to read than Opal was. There's all out chaos and surprises everywhere. It was heart wrenching and action packed. There were betrayals and tragedy. But beneath all of that there was also times of tenderness and so much happiness I thought my heart was going to burst. Origin was the perfect build up into Opposition. I just wish it didn't have to end.

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1 comment:

  1. Great review Sheri! While I didn't wait quite as long as you did to read Origin, I only read it at the beginning of the year myself. The dual POV is what made this book for me. I also loved getting inside Daemon's head because I could really see how much Katy really meant to him and I was a little iffy for awhile in Obsidian and Onyx. Opal will still remain my numero uno, but I did like Origin once I was finally able to get into it. I still need to read Opposition... maybe here in a week or so I can find time!