I'm sad, really truly sad. I always seem to take months and months to read the final book in a series because the thIt can't really be over, can it?!
I'm sad, really truly sad. I always seem to take months and months to read the final book in a series because the thought of it being the end saddens me. Hell, some series I still haven't read the final book.
Who can blame me?
The final book in our beloved Lux series was awesome. So much ass kicking though. Not that it was bad ass kicking, I just felt like not only as readers, but the characters needed time to breathe for even a couple minutes.
Katy and Daemon really test their love for each other. Katy has come along way since the beginning. She was actually pretty badass. Her strength and abilities were tested at an all time high and I have to say, the girl really held her own.
You thought there was alien fighting badassery in the last book? Holy alien babies it was even more badass in this one. A lot of heartache, anger, trust and love are displayed and I took in every bit of it. It's really hard to talk about a series you know has ended and I don't really feel like I can express it's true potential in words. We have all fallen in love with this family and it's a bittersweet moment to see it finally come to an end. This series has made me love Jennifer and has made her one of my favourite authors. I may have started backwards (sorry Jennifer!) but I am now going back and reading her other series.
The story of Katy and Daemon may have ended. But they are definitely characters I will love for a very long time!...more
Truly awesome! Most of us have been waiting for what felt like centuries for Origin to come out, so we could find out what was going to happe4.5 Stars
Truly awesome! Most of us have been waiting for what felt like centuries for Origin to come out, so we could find out what was going to happen after Daemon lost Katy to Daedalus, which was probably one of the biggest cliff hangers in years. What else were we looking forward to? The fact that there would now be Daemon's POV as well. Normally, I always feel like that could ruin a book but I haven't been wanting to get into Daemon's head for awhile now. I mean, who doesn't want to know what he's thinking!?!? I was right, I loved seeing his POV.
Now to the story line of the book. Honestly, I wasn't quite sure what I was expecting to happen for Daemon to try and rescue Katy back from the evil Daedalus, but I really didn't think it would go down the way that it did. It seemed to....easy?? I don't even know if that is the right word. I just felt like I built up so much suspense in Opal I thought the break in/rescue would be more... off the charts?! Don't get me wrong, by the time the real "break out" plan came into play, the action was starting to happen.
We finally get the inside look at Area 51 and behind the actions of what Daedalus is really trying to accomplish. It was kind of sketchy. I didn't know what were lies, what were truth, or if all of it was a big fat lie, or all extremely true. Katy had to endure some pretty horrible things, but we all were expecting that right? I don't know, honestly I thought the first half (view spoiler)[okay maybe everything until they broke out (hide spoiler)] was kind of slow and less exciting. I was kind of disappointed. Maybe I just set myself up for so much more craziness because of how Opal ended, but I didn't feel satisfied. *sigh* bad right?
By the last 20% or so, the book finally took off. Not only did the real action and craziness get started, but Katy and Daemon reminded us how amazingly in love they are. I felt like re-reading just those few chapters over again just to feel the warm fuzzy's around my heart :)Katy and Daemon truly are the greatest couple out there. I loved the little tid-bit of Sweet Evil that came out into the book as well. I think I actually said "that is awesome!" out loud. Daemon and Kaidan are both extremely swoon worthy so I think it couldn't have been more fitting. ;)
We met some awesome new characters as well. Archer, one of the guards at Daedalus is one of them. We all know how hard it was to trust Blake, and I'm sure all of us trusted him at one point so of course I had my doubts about Archer. Btw, (view spoiler)[I thought it was awesome how Katy finally killed Blake out of the hurt and anger she had towards him, but I also thought it happened way to quickly and way to abruptly. Blake deserved a slow and painful death. (hide spoiler)] lame lame lame!!
We also learn the true meaning behind the title of "Origin" and the new species that no one was expecting. You thought you were worried about Arum?? Worried about badass Luxen?? Think again. There is something else you should be much more afraid of!
The ending didn't have a huge cliff hanger like in the last book, which in a way I was kind of relieved about. No one wants to endure that much pain and heartbreak and have to wait for months and months to help fill the whole in their heart! But none the less, it still ended with the set up of something out-of-this-world (no pun intended lol) about to go down. So unfortunately, your still going to be ansy on getting your hands on the 5th book in the series.
hold on to your shorts people!!["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>...more
My emotions are at an all time high right now. I don't know whether to cry, punch the wall, or scream into my pillow. I tried, I seriously tried to drMy emotions are at an all time high right now. I don't know whether to cry, punch the wall, or scream into my pillow. I tried, I seriously tried to drag this book out as long as I could because I knew everyone said it ended in this big cliffhanger, but I thought it really couldn't be that bad....
I was so wrong. How could you do this to us Jennifer!?!?!
I can't even fully review right now. My thoughts need to process.
Update: Okay after trying to fathom what just happened, after I put the book down last night, my brain seriously wouldn't stop running. I re-lived the last pages of the most intense ending of my life. I read it over and over and over again. (view spoiler)["I love you, Katy. Always have. Always will," he said, voice thick and hoarse with panic. "I will come back for you. I will-" The emergency doors sealed shut with a soft thud. "I love you," I said, but Daemon...Daemon was gone.(hide spoiler)]
**Cries** seriously my heart is breaking. My hormones can't take something like this right now (I am currently pregnant) you might as well just shoot Bambi right in front of me cause that's how I'm feeling -- no worse.
The chemisty and love for both Daemon and Katy reached the ultimate high in this book. You thought it was great in Onyx?! No way -- the love has finally surfaced for real.
I felt myself smile with these two and their amazing bond, and yes I have fallen for Daemon just as much as everyone else has. Then I suddenly remembed the ending **cries again**
I don't know how my emotions or hormones are honestly going to get through the next 5 months. I'm dieing inside. Things must change, they have to. I don't even want to get into the full story because honestly?? I just can't. Maybe once I read the next book I can come back to this review with my heartbreak and emotions aside so I'm not distracted.
Oh one more thing -- and please excuse the horrible language I am about to let out. (view spoiler)[FUCK YOU BLAKE YOU HORRIBLE SON OF A BITCH! I WILL KILL YOU MYSELF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (hide spoiler)]
Okay I feel a little bit better getting that out now :)
Please for the love of alien's, read this book NOW if you haven't already. Steal it from someone for all I care because I honestly think it's that good.
Now I must go and eat a tub of ice cream and listen to sad music....
I think I need a moment... someone needs to slap me.....
Okay, omg, did that just happen?? -- Maybe I just needed to slap myself to make sure I wasn'tI think I need a moment... someone needs to slap me.....
Okay, omg, did that just happen?? -- Maybe I just needed to slap myself to make sure I wasn't losing it.
I looooveeedd this book!! A great sequel to Obsidian.
(view spoiler)[First off, I need to say that there were some things that kind of disappointed me. It was predictable in some aspects and I hate that. Blake, we all knew he wasn't trust worthy, nor was he a good guy. I pegged him right from the beginning. As for Will, I definitely knew he was NO GOOD since the first book. So when he was all revealed as a villain and I'm sure most were like "OMG SAY IT ISN'T SO?!?" I was going "UGH, KNEW IT" It's always the smaller characters who you don't really talk about much who seem so nice blah blah blah, that end up being the "shocker bad guys" -- for once I would like a book to REALLY surprise me. (hide spoiler)]
Daemon.....*sigh* -- alright, he totally won me over in this book. Although I was slowly starting to have a soft spot from him at the end of the first, he really stole my heart in this one. So welcome Daemon. Welcome to my list of swoon worthy - love machines. He was like a new person in this book. & one that I really really loved. I think there was a moment on the Thanksgiving scene where I really did feel like shedding a tear and thought "crap, why can't guys like you REALLY exist" haha. Now although he still had his "jackass jerk" moments, he grew on me alot.
Katy, I still admire you and I still think your awesome. But, she lost a little bit of her "badass" attitude in the book. I'll admit the whole mutation thing didn't really help, but I felt she was a lot more vulnerable in this book, where in the first she really stood her own. Don't worry, I still love her though. She really showed her true emotions for Daemon in this one and I'm glad nothing was held back anymore. I admit, even in the moments where she figured out some crazy new thing about someone/something she told someone, RIGHT AWAY! Biggest annoyance in books where someone finds out this huge piece of the puzzle and they think it's no big deal to not tell anyone for a little while and then BAM! Your hurt or kidnapped or something and no one is able to help you because you DIDN'T OPEN YOUR DAMN MOUTH! So thank you Katy, thank you for finally being a character to tell people (the important ones) you found out some big piece of the puzzle that really mattered. :):)
So I have probably ranted long enough. So while I go off and immediately pick up Opal everyone else who hasn't started this series better get on it!! ;)["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>...more
Why has it taken me so long to start this series!? *face plam* -- full review soon.
Update: Yeah this book rocked. Although most of it was very similarWhy has it taken me so long to start this series!? *face plam* -- full review soon.
Update: Yeah this book rocked. Although most of it was very similar to other reads (we all know which ones make that top list) I tried to get over it because I knew the whole paranormal aspect of it would be different then pretty much all other paranormal books that I have read.
I mean aliens?! Really?! When I first found out what they were I won't lie I was actually kinda disappointed. Really, Aliens?!?! I kind of did an eye roll and continued on my way.
So yes, I totally take that eye roll back. Once you heard the complete story, the history etc I was intrigued. Armentrout did an amazing job with this one!!
Characters - Yeah I always have to get into them. Dee - Yeah can I please have a best friend like her? A spunky, excited, sweetheart that only made you smile.
Daemon - Alright ladies and gents, before you go all "OH NO YOU DIDN'T!" on me let me explain. Unless you have extremely low standards -- he is an asshole plain and simple. Any guy with that much cockiness and bad attitude would be a rug under my feet for all I care. Waste of skin to me -- or in this case, a waste of bright light. I'd rather sit in the dark. BUT -- yes calm down there is a "but" he kinda grew on me. For once we saw those "good" sides of him which actually yes, made me like him a little bit more. Who am I trying to kid, I love the bad boys and hes definitely one of those. Plus being sexy gives him bonus points haha. Just wish he was little less jerky in the beginning.
Katy -- You go girl, that's all I can say. For maybe the first time in a fictional book, I have seen a girl actually stand up for herself against a meany like Daemon. There were moments where I had to clap and cheer and spread some womenly praise for her actions. I like you Katy Swartz -- I like you very much ;)
In the end -- I picked up this book and pretty much didn't stop reading it until the end. It was great, really great and I don't know why I have waited so long to start this series.
I will give myself a slap on the hand so you don't have too.
Besides, I may already be half-way into the second so yeah -- I'm with the rest of you fangirls about swooning over Daemon. He's proven himself ;)
Honestly, I only ever read this book because I am so in love with the HBO show. I will admit I have already attempted to read this series last year, bHonestly, I only ever read this book because I am so in love with the HBO show. I will admit I have already attempted to read this series last year, but it didn't go as well as I had hoped it would. I will admit I like the show better. Weird right?? Something about not having Lafyette bugs me to no extent. I would rather him then Tara..... but that is just my opinion. So unfortunately I think I'm just gonna stick to the show.
Unless I really have nothing else to read :)...more