Jennifer L. Armentrout
Release Date: August 27, 2013
Publisher: Entangled Teen; 400 pages
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?
This book totally makes up for Opal, which left me slightly disappointed except, of course, that ending to Opal. I'm seriously leaning toward this being my favorite book of the series. Writing in the point of views of both Daemon and Katy was just . . . perfect and awesome and hot. Seeing Katy through Daemon's eyes and being able to read his thoughts is what I've always wanted. To get inside that fiery head of his and it did not disappoint one bit.
I can't say enough good things about this book, in fact, if I could give it more than five stars, I would've. It was non-stop action, non-stop suspense and filled to the rim with romance. Though, you have to wait for a good portion of the book to get to that part but once you're there, holy hell is it steamy.
I was iffy about the dual points of views since, up until this point, our journey has been solely with Katy but getting inside Daemon's head, like I said earlier, was a journey all on it's own. Daemon is fierce especially when it comes to those he cares most about; his number one priority is Katy, even above his family.
Seeing Katy captured and held against her will was really hard, especially at times. Seeing a familiar face, when at one time might have helped, only now it hurts. A lot more than I thought it would. That saying, karma is a bitch . . . oh yeah, that's so true.
There's so much that happens in this book and I wish I could talk so openly about it but there are so many scenes where I didn't see the result coming, not even once it happened. My mind had trouble wrapping around one scene in particular and it really, truly hurt me. As a reader, we've grown attached to these characters so seeing certain things *highlight to view spoiler* (like betrayal) *end spoiler* is hard to see. So incredibly hard. There's death, which also effected me a hell of a lot more than I was anticipating. It still makes me sad thinking about it and how it's affecting everyone that we're reading about. So much death and destruction and this isn't even the end of this series. There's more to come but hopefully we've seen enough of the heartbreak, at least for awhile.
Daemon is a force to be reckoned with. If I were the United States government, I wouldn't have even made him an enemy of mine but alas, no one said the government is full of smart people. Let's just say, even if I were immortal, I would never want to come face to face with a pissed off Daemon.
Clearly, if you've read this far that I hope you've been smart enough to see my warning and have read at least the rest of the series. THIS is the book us Lux fans have been waiting for, even if we didn't know it. This was the book that will change everything. If you haven't read Origin yet then what the hell are you waiting for?! It should've been on your kindle or in your hands or at least ordered by the time it was released. Everyone is gushing about it and rightfully so; it leaves us on our knees begging, absolutely begging, for more.
Thank you so much to Heather Riccio and Entangled for allowing me to be a part of this blog tour and also for allowing to me read an ARC of Origin in exchange for an honest review. Always a pleasure and a lot of fun working with you all!