Review: Origin by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Posted April 10, 2014 in 3 Star Ratings / Leave a comment!

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About

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?

Initial Thoughts

I was so excited to finish this book! The one before it ended off with a decent cliff hanger so I went out and bought this one. It was sad seeing everyone locked up at the start. It was kinda of weird too but I got through it and it was still interesting. I was excited because there was so much potential for this book and I couldn’t wait to see how it ended.

My New Best Friend

I really wish Dee was in this book a little more because I really loved her. Archer, however was a new favourite. He was just so interesting but his part in the book was really obvious. Besides that though he was really entertaining and I loved his sarcastic bits.

My Crush

How can anybody say that Daemon is not their crush. Seriously. He’s perfect. He makes me want to cry because he’s so perfect. He is a little too perfect and unrealistic but who even cares at this point. He does tend to rush into things so I guess that could be his flaw. He probably shouldn’t have gotten caught, because that was also obvious but it worked out in the end.

Writing Style

The plot was really predictable in this one. From Daemon getting caught, to Archer being their inside guy to what is happening with Bethany. All of it was too easy to guess. The writing itself was pretty good. It was just plot flaws that upset me.

Closing Thoughts

It was doing really good at the start but the rest of it was too predictable. In fact in reminded me of Twilight, like a lot. That made me really upset. There was so much potential to this book and it just never went there. There was no spontaneous moment that changed everything. It was actually kind of boring.  I was just so excited because the other books were pretty good so maybe my expectations were a little high. Also I thought this was the last book and I was kind of upset that it wasn’t I’ll get over it though.

SPOILERS But the one thing that bothered me the most was that Bethany was pregnant. Come on. Seriously. You’re going to go there? Pull a Twilight on us? That made me so mad. Even how two of the characters got married so young. Why do authors keep doing that? I don’t want to read about people getting married and having babies when they’re 18. NO THANKS. PS no offence to anyone who has done this but do you really want to read about it in every single book? END OF SPOILERS

Bonus

Usually my bonus is Daemon but this book annoyed me so much that I can’t even give it a bonus. HUGE disappointment.

Quote

“I want a years-worth of seconds and minutes with you. I want a decade’s worth of hours, so many that I can’t add them up.”

3 out of 5

chelsea

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3 responses to “Review: Origin by Jennifer L. Armentrout

  1. That’s funny, because I really loved that one though I did not really like book #3, I felt like we were getting back the characters more like they were at the beginning of the series. Oh, and yes, I crush on Daemon too, who couldn’t ? 😉

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