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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