Origin by Jennifer L. Armentrout | REVIEW & DISCUSSION

Hey, guys! I am super excited to talk about the fourth book in the Lux series, Origin, which also happens to be my favorite book in the series. I really have been enjoying re-reading these books, and it just has made me so nostalgic while reading this one. From the emotional turmoil to the kickass fight scenes even to the toe-curling sexy romance, this book just has everything I love in a YA novel. But let’s just go ahead and jump right into the review!

Synopsis:

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 Thoughts:

I am really glad that I reread this because I loved it just as much as the first time around, possibly even more. I definitely loved this more than Opal, and I stand by my original rating of five stars. I loved so many things about this novel. This next installment in the series really tested the relationships between some of the characters and we really got a glimpse into Daedalus and the Luxen community, and it was really interesting, if not downright terrifying.

I am just going to start off by saying that I hate Nancy’s guts and she can burn in hell for all I care. There is something seriously screwed up with that woman. But it was kind of very painful and scary just knowing the kind of crap that Kat had to go through. But something that really seemed to develop a lot over the course of the book was the relationship between Katy and Daemon. Those two go through so much shit together, and they still come out stronger for it, even if it does seem like the events that occur seem to strip away little pieces of these characters’ souls. I just think the development of their relationship is very beautiful, and I just always love reading about it.

I really loved the story line of this installment to the series. I think it really tested the relationships between all of these characters and we really got to see the lengths to which they will go to protect those that they care about, whether that be with the crazy horrible things born out of love or the desperate but ultimately fulfilling actions. Desperation affects different people different ways, and we really got to see both sides of that in this book, which I really appreciated.

I also just really enjoyed some of our new(ish) characters. I loved seeing more of Luc because he is literally like one of my favorite characters. And he can also be scary as hell. I think we really got to see a bit more of him, who he really is, with this novel and the shit that goes down. And one new character we are introduced to is Archer and I freaking love this man. He is so freaking adorable, he’s a good friend, a sassy character in general, and I just love him. Yes, he is not like the characters we have come to know, but I think that is really interesting. He is so different from those we have read about, and it was really refreshing. Also, I just really ship him with a certain character…

But this book definitely had me crying even more than Opal did. Like, I balled my eyes out when I read Opal. But there were so many characters that ended in not so great circumstances, and even if I wasn’t a huge fan of them, it really upset me when they were gone. I cried several times throughout the course of this book, especially at the end. Lord knows that Jennifer is a goddess at cultivating heartbreaking and soul wrenching cliffhangers…

But overall, I just really loved this next installment in the series, and I want to say this is my favorite of the series. We just get to see so many sides to this world, these characters, and this story line. Everything was just crazy in this book, and I am looking forward to continuing my reread of this series with the fifth and final book, Opposition!

5stars

And there you have it! That was my review of Origin by Jennifer L. Armentrout. What is your favorite book in this series? Comment down below! I would love to know. And that is going to be it for this post today. Thank you all so much for reading this, I hope you enjoyed it, and I will see you next time!

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