Tuesday, August 27, 2013

It's HERE! ~ Origin by Jennifer L Armentrout

Source:  I received an eBook copy from the publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review.

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?

Top 10 reasons to love Daemon Black!

1. Gorgeous green eyes

2. Irresistible smile

3. Unbelievable body

4. Loyal to anyone he cares about

5. Can kick some ass

6. Has a car named Dolly

7. Can glow when he’s kissing

8. Can make himself look like a zombie

9. Has a romantic side

10. Charming when not being an asshole

 My Thoughts:

5 stars - What a ride! If it's possible, I love this series more with this book than I did with Obsidian!

I finished a couple of days ago and I've just needed to take some time to absorb everything.  I read it over two days.  There is a nature stopping spot about 2/3 through and that's were I slept but otherwise I just read it straight through.  What a ride!

Let me start with the shock value.  I'm pretty good at figuring out plots.  I read a lot of books so most things do not surprise me.  But in this book?  In this book, I was surprise and then I was shocked and then I was totally blown away.  I had this idea in my head about what this book was gonna be about and I was totally and completely wrong.  Obviously, I can't tell you what surprised me so much.  I will say that Daemon didn't do what I expected him to do but it was 100% Daemon Black.  I think that's what I love best about JLA books.  Her characters are who they are.  I never question if her characters are doing things out of character - they are real.

I've seen different sides of Daemon and seen him grow over the course of the series but he is still that confident and gorgeous douche that has this incredible sweet, protective side when it comes to Katy.  He's an alien making a statement.  And he's pissed off in this book - so watch out.  I loved his passion, his strength, his compassion, his love, his priorities, and his determination.  He belongs on the cover by himself for this book.

I so loved the dual POV in this one.  To listen to him think was so incredible.  Really he is who he is.  He thinks the way he acts and I loved that.  I loved being inside his head when he kissed his kitten.  I loved being inside his head when he reacted to the shock value in this book.  I loved being in his head when the whole world changes.  And it must certainly changes.  JLA said this book is a game changer and she wasn't kidding or downplaying it one little bit.

I loved Katy in this story.  She's really going through some hard times.  She has to deal with who she is and what she is forced to do.  She doesn't want to become the inhuman shells she's seen in some of the other hybrids.  But there are some huge shocks for her as the story unfolds.  The meaning of the title was one of those big shocks.  Trying to figure out who to trust and who to stay away from was so hard on her.  Trying to be human was hard on her.  Being away from Daemon was hard on her.  Things change for the book blogger.  But she is still Katy and she misses her books and her blog.

Speaking of books and blogs, I loved how even though things were hard and crazy there were some sweet references to books in this one.  I loved that.  I love that Katy is a book blogger.  It makes her real to me.

Oh and let me just say that this author has no problem killing off characters.  I was really surprised how many we lost in this book.  I was okay with some and upset about others.  One in particular, I was just starting to like and then bam, gone.  Game changer for sure.  Those kind of changes are going to have a huge affect on the characters that are left for the last book.

Speaking of the last book, I'm so dying.  Next summer?  No title or cover to look at yet. Oh, this will be one hard wait.

If you have been reading this series, then pick up and devour this book TODAY.  If you don't know Daemon Black yet, then you need to meet the guy.  This book is hard to categorize but I'd say peeps who love romance, YA, or paranormal anything will LOVE this series.

About the author:

# 1 New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Jennifer L. Armentrout Lives in West Virginia.

All the rumors you heard about her state aren’t true.

Well, mostly. When she's not hard at work writing, she spends her time, reading, working out, watching zombie movies, and pretending to write.

She is the author of the Covenant Series (Spencer Hill Press), the Lux Series (Entangled Teen), Don't Look Back (Disney/Hyperion) and a yet untitled novel (Disney/Hyperion), and new YA paranormal series with Harlequin Teen.

Jennifer also writes New Adult and Adult romance under the pen name J. Lynn. The Gamble Brothers Series (Tempting the Best Man/Tempting the Player) and Wait for You. Under her pen name, she is published with Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins. 


  1. Yay!!! I am so excited to be reading this today!! I didn't read your review since I am going to be reading the book, but you know I will come back and read it after my review is up. Just wanted to leave comment love for my pal Val!!

  2. I completely agree with this entire review! I was shocked and upset and now I just want more. Origin was fantastic!

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  3. I need to catch up with this series. Glad you loved it! Knew you would. ;)

  4. This is waiting on my Kindle for me and I am really nervous, yet excited to read it, then even more nervous about having to wait so long for the final book. Now I wonder whose gonna get killed, and I hope Daemon and Katy are together at the end so don't spend a year in mourning waiting on the final book. I survived Opal (the ending killed me), so I am sure I will survive Origin. I just love Daemon and Katy.
    Great review!!!!

  5. Holy shit Val, this means I can finally read Opal!!! I miss me some Daemon :)

  6. Lol, I loved when he made himself look like a zombie! Hilarious! And yes, I loved Daemon's character growth over the series and being in his head was amazing! Swoon!

    The killings made me so sad!

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  7. My friend stayed up until Amazon delivered Origin to her kindle at 2:30 am! She loved it so much.
    Great review, pal!