“So I was thinking, there’re eighty-six thousand, four hundred seconds in a day, right? There’re one thousand, four hundred and forty minutes in a day…There’re one hundred and sixty-eight hours in a week. Around eighty-seven hundred and then some hours in a year, and you know what?…I want to spend every second, every minute, every hour with you…I want a year’s worth of seconds and minutes with you. I want a decade’s worth of hours, so many that I can’t add them up.”
4 out of 5 stars
I was worried about this book because the last one was kind of boring to me except the ending. But this one gave me the drama, the action, the excitement, the suspense, the tears, the plot twists, everything. This one is easily my favorite book of the series. I loved the character development, how Dee and Dawson were there for their brother through thick and thin and would protect Katy at all costs for Daemon. I loved how Daemon turned himself into the DOD so he could be with Katy and they could figure out how to break out together instead of him making a huge scene and putting their safety into jeopardy. I loved how it had dual point of view so you learned what the government was doing and hiding and then it had Daemon’s on how he felt about Katy being gone. Also, the whole Blake thing, I was so here for it, when he was in the room ready to fight her for her stress test I knew, I was like oh Girl he gonna die and he provoked Katy and she killed him, accidentally of course with her powers but I was like thank God, I was so sick of his character, he was boring and lame and a jerk.
I was also so here for the new character Archer, he was Katy’s bodyguard and I knew he was different because he was kind to her and tried to protect her to the best of his abilities under the circumstances. And then Nancy was like yeah he is an Origin and Katy knew in that moment that he would be the one to help her and Daemon escape.
An Origin is a hybrid that they make with a full Luxen and then a Hybrid, they are the perfect species, they are even more powerful than the Luxen and they have these bright purple eyes instead of green. I thought that the whole scientific concept was interesting because I do believe that something does exist out there in the universe and they may not look like the little green guys that we imagine. And the funniest thing is that this is all taking place in Area 51, which is so funny because everyone wants to know what is hiding in Area 51 and why are they so secretive.
I was so relieved when Archer was just a genuinely good dude and helped the 3 of them escape. When they tried to kill Katy to see if Daemon could revive her knowing he could was disgusting. The description of how they cut her back so much you could see her spine was disgusting and terrible. And it was actually terrifying because I know the government in real life would do things like that to harmless things because as humans we are afraid of the unknown. When they escaped I was so glad that Luc and Paris and Archer showed up and they took them to this amazing palace for Luxen in Vegas. And I knew it was suspicious from the start, I was like hoe don’t do it don’t go that sounds so shady.
And low and behold guess who was right?? Me! When they got to the palace they saw that Dee and Dawson and Matthew and Beth was there and I actually teared up at the reunion because it was so heartfelt and they all loved each other so much because they are family.
Also Dee and Archer are otp don’t @ ME
Also Daemon and Katy got married which was so sweet because they’re so in love and they deserve to be happy! So anyway it turns out their own family, Matthew turned Dawson and Beth in and also called the DOD and they were on their way to take Daemon and Katy back. Which made me so mad because they all trusted him so much and they would not have suffered as much if it wasn’t for him. So out of no where Luc killed Lyla and Dawson straight wrecked Matthew, at this point so many plot twists were being thrown at me I was like dang what else could happen.
But it happens.
As I am still in shock from all this shit hitting the fan, they have to escape and they realize on the road that they are stopped because government officials are checking cars to find Katy and Daemon. They don’t have much time to run so Daemon says they should expose themselves to the humans. So everyone gets out of the car and they are wrecking things without hurting people and there is a news helicopter recording aliens attacking and all of a sudden the DOD helicopter comes and shoots down innocent humans, killing them. And I was like what the shit is HAPPENING!!!! At this point I am gulping down this story waiting for more and then Paris and Andrew are killed and i was like oh shit heads are rolling people are dying and one of them shoots at Beth and Ash RAN IN FRONT OF HER AND TOOK THE SHOT AND DIED and I was like wtf wtf wtf wtf this is all happening in like 4 pages and I am hyperventilating like who is gonna die next???
They finally escape and it’s the last couple of pages so i was like oh nothing bad can really happen next there’s only 3 pages.
Dawson reveals that Beth is pregnant!!!! SO they’re on the run against the government, Beth is pregnant with an Origin baby that could kill you with one look, they are plastered all over newspapers and news shows as alien terrorists wanting to kill humans, and the colony and head of the colony show up at their doorstep pissed as hell and that’s how it ends.
This is easily my favorite of the entire series so far it gave me everything I was looking for and more, I thought this was incredible and everything about it from the drama, to the love, to the action and science, to the plot twists was so well written and I was just gobbling this up waiting for more. I cannot wait to read the final book I am literally so HYPED up to see what happens and how the characters develop more and how it wraps up!!!