January 17, 2014

Review of Origin by Jennifer L. Armentrout


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?

add to goodreadsOrigin (Lux #4) by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Publication Date:  August 27, 2013
Publisher:  Entangled Publishing

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Gabby-2013I have been waiting months to get started on Origin ever since I finished Opal, crying and seriously nervous to get reading Origin. In my opinion, it seemed like things could only go from bad to worse for Katy and her insanely sexy alien boyfriend Daemon.

Anybody who finished reading Opal didn’t predict the ending with Katy being taken by Daedalus and her being separated from Daemon. But come on we all knew that they would be reunited (if it meant getting a regular Daemon or an I’m-going-to-kill-everybody-like -something-out-of-supernatural was undetermined).

After watching the love of his life get separated from him, Daemon Black is furious and ready to do anything and everything to get her back. Katy is just trying to stay alive while she’s stuck inside of Daedalus and she soon finds out that as a human who has survived her mutation without any real problems means she’s valuable to Daedalus. The longer Katy stays with the enemy the more she begins to learn about the Luxen, Arum and why they’re all on Earth.

As things begin to get revealed to Katy the more she begins to ask questions and wonder about her future not only with Daemon but on the planet. Then Daemon decides that his best chance of getting Katy safe and free from Daedalus is by getting himself taken in by them. When he is, Daemon and Katy both learn that there are things inside Daedalus they didn’t know existed. Struggling to get free from Daedalus, the two make new allies and new enemies. Still, Katy’s worried. Where will Daemon stand when things get heated between humans and aliens?

What really surprised me about Origin the most was all the revelations that came in literally the first hundred-and-fifty or so many pages. And the story wasn’t even done. Everything in Origin is fast paced and seriously intense—just when you think things are going good: bang, bang you’re shot down. A twist is introduced, something new that will test Daemon and Katy. By the end of the book I was left not only screaming because (surprise) there’s a new cliff-hanger but because so many things had happened.

If you had a hard core crush on Daemon Black from the past three novels (like I did) because of how he could go from dangerous badass to romantic jerk in a split second you’re going to love him in Origin. He’s literally ready to burn down the world to get Katy back and when we first see him in Origin, Daemon is on a pummeling anybody who gets in his way to a pulp spree. When he and Katy are reunited it’s so sweet and cute and their relationship grows immensely in the novel. Daemon is one of the best guys in YA in my opinion…

Katy’s character also changes a lot after Origin. You can see all the different parallels from who she started out as in Obsidian and who she was become in Origin. Katy does a lot of things you wouldn’t have thought she was capable of doing and in the end becomes a really changed character. Personally, I really enjoyed this because her character develops so much and it’s seldom you have a character in YA who is broken so many times and still manages to get back up again.
The new thing with Origin is that we get chapters in both Daemon and Katy’s point of view when we know that in the last three novels it’s been all Katy all the time. Getting to see things through Daemon’s eyes not only gives a Luxen view on everything going on in the novel but we finally get to see inside of Daemon’s head. Turns out, he’s not a big cocky jerk 24/7 and his thoughts when it comes to Katy and his love for her seriously made my heart melt. I’m very excited to read the next book in the series that’s supposed to have more Daemon’s POV, I enjoyed it a lot more than I expected to.

I would recommend the Lux novels to reads who are very interested in a sci-fi novel that consists of hot aliens, a forbidden and epic romance and lots and lots of action. Readers who want a novel that has a badass female main character who develops throughout the series, want romance or just want to try something seriously awesome will love the Lux novels.




# 1 New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Jennifer L. Armentrout Lives in West Virginia. 

All the rumors you heard about her state aren’t true. 

Well, mostly. When she’s not hard at work writing, she spends her time, reading, working out, watching zombie movies, and pretending to write.

She is the author of the Covenant Series (Spencer Hill Press), the Lux Series (Entangled Teen), Don’t Look Back (Disney/Hyperion) and a yet untitled novel (Disney/Hyperion), and new YA paranormal series with Harlequin Teen. 

Jennifer also writes New Adult and Adult romance under the pen name J. Lynn. The Gamble Brothers Series (Tempting the Best Man/Tempting the Player) and Wait for You. Under her pen name, she is published with Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.


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  1. Mandy I Read Indie

    great review…this was my favorite of the series so far. Looking forward to more Daemon.

  2. Sophia Rose

    I still haven’t had a chance to read this one, but I’m glad its just that awesome. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

  3. To be honest, Origin was my least favourite book in the series. It just didn’t live up to the other books.
    But you’re totally right! In Origin, you really realise how much Katy has grown and changed. Plus, Daemon’s perspective was just perfect. I loved it, and I can’t wait for more!
    It’s good to see someone else totally obsessed with the sexy light alien. :3

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