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Origin ~ Jennifer L. Armentrout

February 16, 2019

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Genre: Young Adult/Science Fiction

Publisher: Entangled: Teen

ISBN: 9781622660759

400 pages

Source: Amazon

I was recently telling my boyfriend about this series. About how the content is completely incongruous with the covers. Especially past the first book, the entire series is a really gritty, complex science fiction story while the covers are just plastered with hot, half naked heartthrobs. Marketing missteps aside, I love these books.

If you haven’t made it to the third book, yet, please, oh please, stop reading, now.

I’ll wait.

::cue Jeopardy music::

Ok, so, everyone not up to speed should be gone, now. Otherwise, you have been warned.

Origin picks up immediate after Opal comes to a crushing end, with Katy trapped by the D.O.D. and/or the Arum. I’m not entirely sure who the good guys or bad guys are, anymore.

Katy’s locked away and Daemon is on the outside, about to make some very Daemon-like rash decisions. You know, per usual.

I’m really not rolling my eyes. Like I said, the series has gone from nonsense teen romance to all out sci-fi thriller and I am totally here for it.

Before about halfway through Opal, I didn’t get it. I honestly thought I’d been sunk by the same nonsense hype that gave birth to Twilight and Fifty Shades. But no. Nope. This actually has substance and it’s awesome.

The only downside is that it has a Creep Little Kid element which, if you know me at all, you know I do NOT do. Nope, nope, nope. I managed to power through, though. Because I’m a champ.

I love that the Department of Defense is somehow sinister. I love that it at least APPEARS to be a commentary on immigration, assimilation, and xenophobia. So, if you haven’t read this series (WHY ARE YOU DOWN HERE, THOUGH?!) just know that it heats up and gets way better toward the middle of the mayhem.

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