Origin (Lux #4) by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Published: August 27, 2013
Source/Edition: Bought at AbeBooks, Paperback
Summary provided by Goodreads:
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?
Okay, I went into this book thinking that no other book in the series would be as good as Opal. But oh my goodness, sweet baby Jesus was I wrong! Origin is written in both Katy’s and Daemon’s point of view, and let me tell you, Daemon’s point of view is something sent down from heaven (as if we hadn’t swooned enough from the other books). In the first half of the book, I was treading on a four star rating because I really missed the other characters. We didn’t see much of Dee, Dawson, Bethany, Andrew, and Ash. Without wanting to, I actually came to care for Andrew and Ash. They’ve softened up to Katy after Adam’s death (weird but I’ll roll with it). I wanted to see all of their reactions after finding out about Katy’s capture — especially Dee’s. I apparently want pain and tears.
So we begin with Daemon, wanting to burn the world down to find Katy (umm, wow, this is hot?). As for Katy, we see her first few days in captivity — sickening, by the way. Here we learn more about what Daedalus really is about. It’s as sketchy as you’d think. I don’t know what to believe. They claim to be doing good but their actions contradict that. I still don’t trust them at all. I mean look at what they’re doing to Katy and Daemon. Their “tests” don’t even end there. It gets even worse and more terrifying. It’s also quite petrifying how those in Daedalus find justification in the evil that they were doing.
Now even in the face of such atrocities, both Daemon and Katy found positives and delve into that. You still have your amazing romance story, exacerbated with cute, witty banter, and some heated scenes. One scene in particular made me fangirl to no end ((that proposal, that wedding!)). It was absolutely beautiful and warmed my heart. Now that’s a kind of love I want. That extraordinary love, so screw the guys of this world! I need me a Daemon Black — end rant haha.