Origin (Lux #4) by Jennifer L Armentrout {Binge Reads – Review}

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A Daemon POV?! WHAT IS THIS THING?!

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Origin by Jennifer L Armentrout
(Lux #4)
Genres: Young Adult, Romance, Sci Fi
Date of Publishing: 27th August, 2013
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Links: | Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks |
My Rating: ★★★★

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?

Review

I SWEAR TO GOD I SKIMMED THROUGH THE ENTIRE BOOK TO GET TO THE DAEMON POV PARTS. BECAUSE DAEMON, YOU GUYS. DAEMON FUCKING BLACK.

How My Life Changed After Reading Origin:

  • I started to write in CAPS. A lot. I’m pretty sure I haven’t used the caps lock as much as I have in the week ever. EVER.
  • I’ve developed this weird habit of shipping the most unshippable ships: Paul and Bella (Twilight), Ginny and Neville (Harry Potter), BLAKE AND ASH. I was not like this. Canon couples were my trope. That seems to be changing.
  • I don’t sleep much. I think this entire week, I’ve slept for like 5 hours every night. Unhealthy and altogether pathetic, considering how much I love to sleep, but yeah.
  • I’ve started to snoop in on my neighbors to find out if they’re Luxen aliens. Spoiler: They’re not.
  • In my commuting time, I think of castings for Daemon and Katy. Because that’s what I do. I think.

In all seriousness, Origin has to be one of my favorite books in the series. The amount of attention to detail that Miss Armentrout has paid, not only to the entire Daedalus and Luxen histories, but also to every little thing in the book had me awed and completely amazed at her abilities. Yes, this book has scenes where Katy is tortured—not only physically but also mentally. It has scenes where you’re not going to appreciate and accept Daemon’s ideas. Yes, people die. But you know what I liked most about this book?

The growing up.

Up until right now, Katy and Daemon and their families were in their own bubble. There were a lot of difficulties they faced, true, but at the end of Opal, the bubble abruptly popped and they were thrust into the real world with no Goddamned clue about what to do now. And I liked that. I liked that they had to face difficulties beyond them, they had to overcome situations and people that seemed almost impossible to overcome. And my favorite part about this book is this other thing I learnt: Katy is strong. She’s stronger than I ever, personally, gave her credit for.

I’m assuming you’ve read Opal, and so you know that Katy was captured by Daedalus after the disastrous break-in at Mount Weather. She’s been left behind and Blake has betrayed her. Again. Now she has to deal with being both the torturer and the tortured. But while I was reading this I knew; I just knew that Katy was so, so brave. She held her own and she was not defined by Daemon. She held her own and she won, Goddammit.

As for Opposition? Honestly? I don’t want to read it. I can almost smell the conflict in it and it will officially signal the end of my relationship with Daemon and Katy and I don’t want that. BUT TELL THAT TO ME EVERYTIME I GLANCE AT MY KINDLE BECAUSE I NEED TO READ IT LIKE NOW!

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