Review – Origin by Jennifer Armentrout

Origin (Lux, #4)Origin by Jennifer L. Armentrout

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Overall Rating 3 Stars

-Book Description: 3

-Cover: 2

-Plot: 3

-Creativity: 3

-Grammar: 4

-Simile Use: 3 (minimal usage)

-Description: 3 (Average)

-Show And Tell Balance: 3

The cover to this novel makes me laugh. I mean this dude is just striding forward without his shirt on? Yeah, that’s totally Daemon. The shirtless wonder who causes girls to instantly drop their panties. In the fourth book of the Lux series, we see much of the same as the other books. The plot is focused on our two overly horny main characters Katy and Daemon. There’s more to the plot than that, but honestly, it feels like it comes second to the hormones of these two. Their relationship honestly begins to feel a bit flat to me in this novel, driven by pure physical attraction. Katy doesn’t really develop at all; she’s still whiny, obsessed and stupid. She makes dumb decisions over and over, and guess who joins her? Daemon. His decision to go and get her isn’t stupid, but the series of decisions after that is. It feels like a lot of things happen just for the sake of the plot, when a logical person, as the other characters involved are supposed to be, would have said, let’s think about this. Here’s a far more effective alternative. I skimmed through major portions of this book because the description was not only burdensome, but repetitive. I get they love each other and want to rip their clothes off. Can we get to something more important than this? But that seems to be the most important part, because immediately after escaping these two are at it again ready to have a go. Who is really thinking about sex in these situations? I don’t know…maybe it’s because this sex is just so mind blowing. Wait…they’re teenagers and this is their like fourth time together. That says it all. Overall, I’m left saying meh again because the plot seemed so centered on physical lust and what should have been the core of the plot just ended up being far too dramatic and drawn out for me. I’m on to the next book, just so I can finish the series, but I don’t have high hopes. And as bad as it sounds, I can’t wait for it to be over.

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“You realize,” Tad began as he pulled into my parking spot at my apartment, “that I’m not going to let you stay alone tonight.”
“What if someone sees your car is still here in the morning?” I asked, but I didn’t want to fight it. I needed him.
“We’ve gone over this before,” he reassured me, his eyes locked on mine. “My friend will vouch for me.”
“You mean lie for you?”
“He knows about us, Vera. It came out in conversation when he asked why we broke up and why I’d been so moody or whatever,” Tad explained, his hand warm on my back.
“Really? I made you moody?” I asked, opening my apartment door.
“Depressed is more like it.”
“Join the club,” I replied, sliding his jacket off and handing it back to him. He stared down at it with his lips in a stern line.
“I wish I was a more admirable boyfriend to you. I would much rather be that than your teacher.”
“I enjoy your teaching…but I do enjoy you being my boyfriend more. It just can’t be,” I replied, and his response was silence so I continued, “I should go change. You want your pajamas?”
“Wait—did you get to slow dance at all?” Tad asked, and I shook my head. He fiddled with his phone before putting it down on the coffee table and holding his hand out. “May I have this dance?”
“No, we shouldn’t. You should go home…it’s too hard to have you here and then tomorrow I’ll be in your classroom again as your student. It’s so easy for you to go from here to there,” I whispered, my voice trailing off.
“You have got to know…” Tad cried out, throwing his hands up. “You have to know this is not easy on me either. I see you almost every day as my student, and I have to fight myself…who I really am—you know it. You’re so sensible about this whole thing, everything, you’re just so strong. I wish I could be like you and forget all the pain.”
“It’s a farce Tad, I’m not strong. I feel like there’s a train heading straight towards me. You were what kept me stable—let me forgot the past I’m running from. I can stand this every day class thing because you take the pain away…even if you’re only my teacher,” I explained, shaking my head as I took in his distress.
“You know what the real farce is?” he whispered as he pulled me into his arms. “That I’m only your teacher.”
I let him kiss me; let the nights events wash away from my mind and let the shadows remain shadows. Tonight I would forget what I was running from even though it was closer than it had ever been, for I knew I was safe in his arms.

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