Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Origin: 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?


Holy alien babies, can this be more crazy than Opal? Oh yes it can. I have to say I have a difficult time reading it in one time not because Origin is not good, but because it's too awesome and nuts that I have to take breaks and digest all the plots. I still can't think straight, and that's hours from I finished reading it.

Origin is very different from the previous three. The cover is a needless-to-say part (oh, and just because the cover is brighter than the previous three doesn't mean it make things any brighter than the previous three). After the events in Opal, the stakes are practically impossible to make through. Daemon, devastated, is determined to get Kat back. And Kat, being trapped in a dangerous place, is determined to survive. But things aren't that simple. There are far more sinister enemies. From the places where our favorite couple least expected. It's a book of secrets being revealed and the catalyst for the big boom in the final book, and nothing is certain in Origin... well, at least almost nothing.

I'm struck speechless by this book. It's perfect in every which way you can imagine. The biggest success is probably the setting of the whole situation. No one, I mean no one, are the innocent parties in this whole situation. There are no good guys (well, except maybe some claim that Daemon and Kat are the innocent ones, but for some reason I don't think they count). And the only choice is to choose a side where you feel like you are doing the right things, and not the side where you can actually do the right things. It reminds me of the whole messed-up situation in Apollyon, where both the Order and the... sort of revolutionaries are up to no good. I don't know how Jennifer managed to do this, but I have to say that's pretty awesome.

Another favorite part is that Jennifer can bring up humor even in the grimmest situation. Now bear in mind that things are really tense in Origin. One small mistake and shit hits the fan. Everyone was stressed and unable to pave a way through all the mess. But even in this kind of situation Jennifer are still able to make us laugh with her words. I really appreciate the humor because I think I will really snap if there aren't something balancing the craziness.

Origin is the perfect book for summer. It's enthralling, humorous, fast-paced, (really) action-packed and most importantly, unputdownable. I've probably said that a million times before, but for everyone who are still hesitating about reading this series, well you shouldn't because Lux series is something you won't even want to miss.

Rating: 9.5/10 (The full mark is always for the last book if that's awesome)


Oh and some information. According to Jennifer's official website, the final book of Lux series will be called OPPOSITION.

I have a really bad feeling about this... I just want Daemon and Kat together is that too much to ask?

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