Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Blog Tour: Top Ten, Review, & Giveaway Origin by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Today at WinterHaven Books we are beyond excited to join in the blog tour for Origin!!  This series is just so amazing and definitely one of our favorites!  For our stop we have the top ten reasons why Katy is kickass and a review!

Top Ten Reasons Why Katy is Kick-Ass!
1.Doesn’t take Daemon’s crap

2.Wears shirts like “My vlog is better than your blog”

3.Tortures herself with Onyx to help the Luxen

4.Doesn’t back down from a fight

5.Stands behind what she believes is right

6.Accepts the Luxen without prejudice

7.Has fantastic taste in socks

8.Is badass at gardening

9.Loves zombie movies

10.Can rival a Luxen with her abilities as a hybid

 I think we can all agree that Katy is such an awesome character! She is on our top 5 list of characters we would love to be besties with and someone we actually wish we could switch places with =P

Origin by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Publisher-Entangled Publishing
Released- Aug 27th 2013
Purchase- Amazon/ B & N/ Chapters

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?

My Thoughts:
This book. You guys. O.M.G! Things just got out of this world c r a z y. Jennifer is not holding anything back!! Just...WOW!!

You know that feeling after you've read a book and you think to yourself ' this just can't get topped'. Well that's me every time I read a Jennifer L. Armentrout novel. The thing is, the women always proves me wrong. These books just keeps getting better and better and I've never been so happy to be proven wrong time and time again. Jennifer is the real deal peeps. I don't know how she does it, but she manages to deliver another heart-pulsing, jaw dropping, jumping-out-of-my-own-skin installment, that turned my insides up with all kinds of emotions. I was torn between devouring and savoring every inch of this book. But one thing is for certain, I always walk away craving MORE!!!

This book takes place right after the aftermath that enfolded in Opal. With a rescue mission on the verge of turning out, something horrible goes wrong and Kat was left behind and is now in the hands of the Daedalus. My imagination went  into overdrive fearing for all the horrible things that could happen to Kat, and yeah, I had a reason to be afraid. It's not pretty my friends. My stomach was twisted in knots so badly the entire time. JLA paints a rather graphic picture and while she tried her best to tame it down, she made her point. And it broke my heart. I cringed and cried. Jennifer blew me away. Extremely well written stuff guys.

There is a brand new side to Daemon Black and it comes in all shades of pissed off and get the hell out of my way! You do not want to mess with an enraged Luxen that's being denied the love of his life. His temper deserves to have it's own name. Given his days of asshatery, Daemon has come a long way in regards to the way he feels about Katy. They've been through so much already, but it's times like this, where his feelings have been ultimately tested and he finally knows what's he wants and what he'll do get her back, that takes my breath away.

There is so so so much that happens plot wise and it's killing me that I can't express it in this review since it's suppose to be spoiler-free but, damey dame dame!! JLA is killing me. There isn't a dull moment in this book. Seriously. From the first page on expect nothing but a constant flow of in your face action, heart-stopping revelations and melt-you-into-a-pile-of-goo swoon-worthy-goodness. I love the Origin's concept. It's riveting, incredibly creepy, creative and such a brilliant move. There are also some really gripping surprises in this one, both good and bad which include a shocking betrayal and devastating losses and an astounding ending that had my eyes popping out and in holy-shit mode. In short, be prepared to be entertained, thrilled and in awe of this sensational and outstanding installment in the Lux world!! 

Katy has always been a fierce character but I've never bee more proud or impressed with her then in this book. Good gawd, my heart. The things that she had to endure nearly broke me and yet through it all this girl stayed strong. I adore her strength, her bravery and the fight she has flowing in her veins, but what I love about her the most is her endless heart. No matter what kinds of hell she's going through, she was more concerned about Daemon then she is about what will happen to her next. 
In this installment we are finally treated to Daemon's point of view. I could kiss Jennifer. All the wonderful and naughty thoughts I always believed he had in that head of his, is all on paper for us to devour, but we get so so much more then wicked thoughts. Daemon is truly all kinds awesomesauce. He's one mean glow-dude when he has to be. What he did for Kat was insane but it's such a Daemon move. I wouldn't have expected anything less. Then we have that softer and sexy side to him that did stupid things to my heart. Scene after delicious scene, these two make being in love feel like the first time over and over again. And lets not forget the trademark funny and wit. JLA knows exactly when to punch it without taking away from the dire situation surrounding them. We're also introduced to a new character that I loved and we also get to see more of Luc in this book which was so great since he became such an important force. Fans of Obsession will smile at Hunter and Serena's cameo appearance. I know I did. 

I wish I could say more, but at this rate I could go on forever. So bottom line, Origin is a kickass and remarkable installment. It's my favorite JLA book to date, or well, at least till her next book comes out. Fans of this series will not be disappointed. It doesn't end on an evil cliffy but it does leave us with a heavy heart and a million and one questions at the ready. I'm excited but sad for the last book in this series. It's a bittersweet feeling craving the next book but knowing it's the last one. I've grown so attached to everything this world has to offer. Daemon, Katy and the rest of the characters will forever be loved and I simply can't wait for more!

Find the author:
Goodreads / Website                               5 Snowflakes

Also we have a GIVEAWAY for our readers! The wonderful people at Entangled Teen have offered to send one lucky reader a PDF copy of Origin!  We are going to make this super simple, just leave a comment with your own reason why you think Katy is Kick-Ass and we will randomly draw a winner in one week!
Good luck!

About Jennifer L. Armentrout
# 1 NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY Bestselling author Jennifer lives in Martinsburg,
West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at
work writing, she spends her time reading, working out, watching really bad zombie movies,
pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell, Loki.
Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time
writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult
paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She is published with Spencer
Hill Press, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen.
She also writes adult and New Adult romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by
Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.


  1. I think she is kick ass because she doesn't give up, fight for what she thinks right

    thank you for this giveaway!!!


  2. I think Katy is kick ass because she has some super cool Luxen mojo and her loyalty to her friends is amazing. Thanks for the giveaway!

  3. I can't wait to read this!!!
    Katy is kick ass because she will do just about anything to protect and save her love and her friends.
    Thanks so much for the giveaway!


  4. I actually love your guys 10 ten reasons.. Especially number 7 sock are very important in making someone kick-ace :) I think another reason is Katy is her own person and doesn't care what others think about her.. She does thing her own way! Can't wait to read origin! Thanks for sharing your review and this giveaway :)