Monday, September 2, 2013

Review: Origin

Title:  Origin
Series:  Lux #4
Author:  Jennifer L. Armentrout
Publisher:  Entangled Teen
Pages:  400
Format:  Paperback
Source:  Bought
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?
My Review:  I'm really starting to believe that Jennifer Armentrout can do no wrong.  It doesn't matter which book I pick up - if she's written it, I fall instantly in love.  Origin was no different.  From the very first word I was hooked and I could not stop reading until the very end.

Perhaps my favorite part of this book was the dual point of view.  It's something we've never gotten in these books before and it shook things up very nicely.  It was a different element that did a beautiful job of keeping things exciting and interesting.  I liked seeing the events that happened from both Katy and Daemon.  It gave us a more complete idea of exactly what was happening and gave us a peek of what was going through their heads.  

As always, I absolutely adored these characters.  They are so realistic and flawed and amazing, I can't get over it.  I adored seeing Katy and Daemon's relationship grow even more.  They make a great couple but, even more awesome, they make a wonderful team and are friends.  I think that the fact that they trust each other and tell each other things is what makes them stand out from the other couples in YA.  They are working together to a goal and they want to do these things side by side, not going behind each other's backs.  It so refreshing and proves that you can have conflict in your book without having said conflict be relationship drama.  

I thought this was really, really cleverly written with all of the twists and turns and surprises that were dropped.  I was constantly on my toes while reading, just waiting for the next shoe to drop.  The tension I felt was great.  It heightened the reading experience and made everything feel more real.  

Jennifer Armentrout did a good job of balancing things in this book, too.  We got the bad (man, did we ever) but we also got the good.  I was crying one moment and laughing and squealing the next.  However, it never felt rushed or forced to bring out these emotions.  Everything flowed realistically and at the perfect pace.  

As always, JLA has crafted a spectacular story with three dimensional characters, a plot that kept my heart racing, and a romance that had my toes curling.  After that ending, I'm anxiously waiting for the next book to release.  I cannot wait to see how this masterfully told series will wrap up.  

Five Cards


1 comment:

  1. I didn't realize that Origin was told with dual POV's - that makes me even more excited to read it! Thanks for your great review!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction


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