Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Origin (Lux #4) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Origin (Lux #4) 
Publication: August 27, 2013
By: Entangled Teen
5 Stars!
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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?

Hide your kittens, Hide your cookies, Daemon Black is back! 
And Hell hath no fury like a Luxen whose been sent to sleepover camp.

This is how I felt while reading...full review follows.

 Me, at the end of OPAL

ORIGIN is from Daemon's POV?!

 Wait, they sent Daemon to Luxen sleepover camp? Big mistake. Huge.

Rescue Katy? Burn stuff to the ground? I got your back DB! *lock and load*

 A Hunter and an Archer?

When Daemon finds Katy but...but he also finds something else. *whispers* What.The.Luxen---*runs*

Reunited and it feels, so---well, like this...

And this...

And th---wait, [spoiler] did WHAT?!
Oh, it's on now...




Now I have to wait which is torture for REASONS...

Thank you Entangled Teen for this eARC as part of the ORIGIN Blog Tour! (Check back on 9.4.13 for my interview with DB himself.) 
What I Loved: After that mini heart attack I had at the end of OPAL, I was more than ready for ORIGIN. I LOVED Daemon's POV and this is my favorite in the Lux series so far, but MY WORD Jen is slowly killing me with these endings!  

From the moment Daemon goes all Luxen on his fellow glow worms to the heart-pumping romance and the chest-clutching end, this sequel is fast paced, action-packed and full.of.feels! 

Daemon finds Katy which really shouldn't surprise anyone, I mean, this is DAEMON BLACK we're dealing with but in the process of playing knight in glowing source light, DB also uncovers a few secrets. Secrets that are shocking, heartbreaking and more than a little creepy. (One in particular threatened to give me nightmares.) 

Daedalus isn't the only one keeping secrets though, even Daemon has a few up his sleeve. When the truth is revealed and people start dropping faster than E.T. can phone home, Daemon and Katy will be faced with choosing between love and loyalty. That may be harder than either of them could have ever imagined.

ORIGIN has all of the characters we've come to love and the snooty-booty ones we don't. In addition to the new faces we meet and who I would really hate to see die *coughs* Archer *coughs*, we're also treated to a couple of familiar faces from another fan favorite YA series. <3

What Left Me Wanting More: Sweet baby aliens, that ending! I literally yelled, "WHAT?!" and woke the husband up.

Final Verdict: Excellent addition to the Lux series! (Gives Daemon ALL THE COOKIES!)

Review also posted at YABC.


  1. Ahhhhh, this is killing me. I'm only to chapter 8 and now I am scared!

  2. I need to buy this book now! I love this series but didn't preorder it so I am dying seeing all these awesome reviews!

  3. Love this post with all your GIFs! I haven't had a chance to start it yet! Gah!

  4. I love all the GIFs! Soooo appropriate!!
    Origin was such a ride of a read and yeah, the ending might not be the same kinda cliffhanger than Opal had but still: WHAT!?

  5. Lol, your GIFs are hilarious. Yes, this one was truly EPIC and I loved every minute of it. Archer is def a new fave of mine, too. Can't wait for Opposition. Great review Jen!

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  6. A+ gif use! I felt the same way! This book was so awesome but I'm so nervous about the next one!!! Great review!

  7. I love your review. I still haven't recovered from Opal or written my review for it and I read it in December. I have Origin, but I am almost scared to start it if the ending leaves me the way Opal's did.