Origin by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Published by Entangled on August 27, 2013
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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?
Katy’s boyfriend’s back, and someone’s gonna be in trouble…
[sc_embed_player fileurl=”http://mereadalot.com/muzak/06-the_raveonettes-my_boyfriends_back.mp3″] <–Click for this review’s theme music. (My Boyfriend’s Back by the Raveonettes)
We’re gonna need a bigger movie studio for this one.
I don’t really know how to review this book, except by ”objectifying” it. When I first saw the cover of Origin, it brought me to my knees. I freaked out. My friends freaked out. The blogosphere freaked out. WE ALL FREAKED OUT. That icy-blue cover with that hot-as-hell alien staring down the world, set my blood boiling and gave me chills in all the right places. I thought to myself, ” Damn. I hope Origin lives up to it’s cover.” I didn’t even consider the possibility that the story would surpass the cover, but that’s exactly what it did. Writing and scene crafting of such EPIC-PROPORTIONS lay between the pages of this book. It’s feisty and luxurious like a kitten on sexy, satin sheets. The dual POV was played out to perfection. This was the hottest piece of Lit I have had my hands on in recent memory.
Origin satisfies on so many levels. Being inside Daemon’s head made me embrace his character as so much more than an Alien-Adonis, with wicked powers and an ego to match. In Origin, more than any of the other Lux books, we see Daemon surrender to his humanity. His heart is no longer his own. Katy is his weakness, and he welcomes it. Daemon will do whatever it takes to save her from Daedalus, including walking into the arms of the enemy to do it. Katy and Daemon prove they are stronger together, than apart. When they are reunited under the watch of Daedalus, the warmth, joy, fear, and raw emotion that Jennifer builds between them is like Ambrosian nectar . Daemon and Katy find out some serious stuff about the Luxen and Arum while imprisoned. When Daemon and Katy find an undercover ally amongst themselves, an escape plan starts to fall into place and it’s non-stop, heart-pounding action from there on out.
An out-of-this-world discovery is made. Friends and family reunite.New friendships are forged. Someone is betrayed. New lives are taken, and new lives are made. Jennifer brings on the bad-ass in monumental currency, and I swear I felt like I could kick a juggernaut’s ass, or stomp my foot down and split the Earth after reading this book. Origin will take over your brain like an alien invasion. This is a long book, but trust me. You will want to finish it in one sitting.
We meet a handful of new characters in Origin. Some of them are trustworthy, and some of them deserve to die. Intimate and cathartic moments mixed with intense, high-anxiety scenes give Origin a blockbuster presence. Origin appealed to all of my senses. It made me laugh, purr, and cry. It gave me mega, super, FEELS. When it was over, I wanted to experience it again, and again. It made me feel like an Origin. Set free for the very fist time. Lux #4 has brains, brawn, and beauty. Jennifer made so many emotions; sentiment and sarcasm, sensuality and severity, give depth and meaning to what I thought was gonna be a quick, one-night-stand. You are going to want to take this one home, and hold it close. Enter the giveaway below, and you could
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Classical music nerd by day, freelance writer and blogger by night. When I review books, I don't dish out and rehash every character and detail. What's the point of reading a book if you give most of the deets away in a review??? My reviews are more about my impressions and over all experience with the book. I am also a world-renowned armchair psychologist, and love to psychoanalyze authors.