Book Review + Discussion: Opal and Origin by Jennifer L. Armentrout



Published on December 11, 2012 by Entangled Teen

Genre: Paranormal, Young Adult, Romance

Rating: ★★★★



After everything, I’m no longer the same Katy. I’m different… And I’m not sure what that will mean in the end. When each step we take in discovering the truth puts us in the path of the secret organization responsible for torturing and testing hybrids, the more I realize there is no end to what I’m capable of. The death of someone close still lingers, help comes from the most unlikely source, and friends will become the deadliest of enemies, but we won’t turn back. Even if the outcome will shatter our worlds forever.

Together we’re stronger… and they know it.


In my previous book review of Onyx, I said that the whole main concept of the book is about “Trust”. When Blake entered in a story, it creates a whole jumble of mess. For me, the book 4 is the continuation of “Trust”.

The story is an after effects of Adam’s death that made Katy guilty. Daemon is always there for her, as usual and we get to see Dawson’s character. Let’s take a moment to introduce the villain in the story– Blake. Okay, he comes back and he wants help to free his friend Chris and that also gives an interest to the Black’s family to free Bethany. Bethany is the girlfriend of Dawson.

The character development of the story is so so good. My anticipation increases on how they will free Chris and Beth that gives me a heart pounding on my chest because we’re talking about life and death. Dawson is not the old Dawson that they knew. He is always silent. There are another characters’ in the book, they are Paris and Luc.

Another thing is that I’m happy to see that Dee forgives Katy and they are slowly mending their broken friendship. Dee is one of my favorite character in the book.

Lesson learned: Don’t trust the person who betrayed you once.



Published on August 27, 2013 by Entangled Teen

Genre: Paranormal, Young Adult, Romance

Rating: ★★★★★



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 adoration for this series is undeniably irreplaceable and I’m glad that I dived into this story. You see, I’m not a fan of Alien stories but this book opened my eyes to explore more in the Paranormal Genre.

Origin exceeds my expectations. It explains more about the possibilities between Luxen and Hybrid. It also underlies the question of “to stand with your own kind” – since we know that Katy is a human and when Daemon healed her, she became hybrid and Daemon is an alien.

At the end of Opal, Katy was taken by Daedalus and Daemon wants to save her. They have been experimented on – like what they did on Dawson and Bethany. A lot of revelations unfolds that is absolutely mind blowing.

Additionally, what struck me the most is that this 4th book shows all the characters maturity. However, there are still betrayal here and lots of people died.

Overall, this is a great start of another challenge between Daemon and Katy.

Read this if…..

you’re a fan of paranormal books.


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