Series: Lux #4
Published by Entangled Teen on August 27, 2013
Genres: Paranormal Romance, YA
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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 feel like I need to go into this review already defending myself … yes I liked it. OF COURSE I will read the last book when it comes out, but this has been my least favorite of the series so far. As much as I liked getting a peak into Daemon’s head, it made him less mysterious and I think that took away some of what made him intriguing to me.
I remember all the emotions I had at the end of Opal, that major cliffhanger, and the empty feeling that left me with. I think, in part, that is also why I went into Origin so jaded. Small cliffhangers are fine, and certainly leave me wanting more, but the way Opal ended I felt like I had to go into Origin guarded, knowing how Armentrout likes to
abuse torture emotionally drain her readers. That affected my reading experience, I distanced myself from the characters.
Of course, all that being said, I still loved the story. Origin is unique and enthralling. The writing is easy to read and you do feel a certain connection, no matter how hard you try not to, with the characters. Like all of Armentrout’s YA books, there are twists you don’t see coming, new characters introduced, and betrayals that break your heart. It is certainly a roller coaster of ups and downs, side to sides, and a few loops – and you aren’t ever sure if you have your seat-belt on.
If you haven’t read the Lux Series yet, you should. It is really great. But be prepared – Origin ends on another cliffhanger, though in my opinion it isn’t nearly as bad as Opal. But it does make me wonder about the chances of things going terribly wrong for everyone before the end of the series.