Origin by Jennifer L. Armentrout – a Review
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?
Origin is the 4th book in Jennifer L. Armentrout’s fantastic Lux series. I have loved this series from the start, and love Jennifer’s writing. Her Obsession novel, which was sort of a spinoff, and a New Adult genre, was super & sexy, and had an awesome hot hero.
Now let’s start with my review of Origin, which picks up shortly after the end of Opal. If you remember my review on that book, the ending was a slam bang shocker, and one which I wanted to throw darts at Jennifer. Waiting a year to find out what happens is pure torture. Darn…why do they do that to us….
Well anyway, I read Origin and I loved it. It was a bit different then the earlier books, with more darkness, violence and extremely emotional. I must say that this is a difficult review to write. Why? I don’t want to give spoilers, and no matter what I say about this book, based on the ending of Opal, everything would be a spoiler. However, the Lux series is Daemon & Katy, and if anyone thinks book 4 or 5 will change that, then they know nothing about a continuing series that are based on romantic leading characters. Of course, if this was a George RR Martin fantasy, then this would be different, as he kills everyone off.
With that being said, this is all about Daemon & Katy, who are truly an awesome young couple. She is a human and he is an Alien…..You ask, who wants to fall in love with an Alien? Have you met Daemon Black…obviously not if you ask that question. He is hot hot, hot, did I say hot.
Origin is non stop action, and some horrific parts, but through it all, Daemon is an awesome hero and Katy herself has toughened up, and learns how to use her new powers. The Daedalus, are the bad guys in this book, but are they really bad? The Arums and even other Luxens could possibly be bad also. We also learn what Origin means, and now we have an added element to the choices of what is good and bad.
The story is very exciting, as we get to see many of our favorites again, and some heart wrenching moments. In Origin, Jennifer pulls on our emotions throughout, so much more so then in the previous books. Those emotions range from anxiety, worry for our heroes, disgust for some things that happen, sadness, and happiness when seeing Daemon & Katy together. I needed to relax, and step away, before I attempted to write this review. Though the ending of Origin is not as shocking or heart shattering as Opal, it is still another one that we have to wait until next year. The Lux series is a keeper, and Jennifer L. Armentrout is a fantastic writer. I know that this series has been picked up for a movie, and I personally think this would be a sensational movie series, that rivals Twilight.
Reviewed by Barb
Copy provided by Publisher