Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Release Date: August 27, 2013
F A N T A S T I C. Origin completely blew me away and surpassed my expectations by a light-year! Daemon and Katy's story continues with heartache, destruction, love, and much, much more.
Origin starts off with Katy being held captive by Daedalus. Daemon is simmering with anger, anger that Katy is being tortured, anger that he can't just shoot off and save her (because he would obviously get captured with such a sucky plan), and anger that he can't protect her from the horror she is going through. As you have probably guessed (SPOILER ALERT? I'm not sure if this counts as a spoiler because this was insinuated in the plot, in my opinion), the whole story doesn't take place with Katy being captured, so she somehow escapes the clutches of Daedalus.
Some amazingly sweet events occur in this book that had me blushing and repeatedly squealing awwww!
Although, I must warn you, fellow Daemon lovers, that this books ends on a horrible, horrible cliff-hanger. Ugh, don't even get me started on cliff-hangers! They are disastrous devices created to make us suffer through the incredibly long wait time before the next book is released.
So, so long.....
What I Liked:
D A E M O N. (Oh, and Katy! But mostly Daemon.) Gosh, who doesn't love him? Charming, affectionate, caring, gorgeous, all pulled together with a dash of ET. It is a little weird to look back in Obsidian and see how much of a jerk-face he was compared to how he is in Origin. I also love his randomly awkward jokes that make you want to cover your beet-red face with a hat. So inappropriate XD
Action! I normally get bored while reading action scenes, but JLA has this way of drawing you into the fighting and completely hypnotizing you, which is great for me because I don't lose interest.
The surprises that catch you completely off guard and cause you to drop your jaw on the floor. There are a couple of those in Origin. I love the spontaneity of it!
The sense of 'Hit the road or die.' Okay, that might be a little melodramatic, but it completely relates to Origin. I'm not going to say exactly what urges the sense, but the characters have the whole 'Fight or flight' thing going on, which is very entertaining to read about because it gets the blood pumping!
What I Didn't Like:
There was only one aspect I didn't like about Origin, which is definitely saying something.
Katy sounds very similar to Alex from Half-Blood. I understand how that would come about because JLA wrote both books, but I feel like there needs to be some significant distinguishing factor that separates Alex from Katy. If Alex and Katy's personal characteristics were placed side by side, I wouldn't be able to distinguish between the two because they are that similar.
Overall, I'm giving Origin a 5/5 because it was a mesmerizing joy-ride from start to finish.