Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Review: Origin (Lux, #4) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Title: Origin
Series: Lux, #4
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Category: Fantasy/ Romance/Paranormal
Genre: Mature Young Adult
Rating: 5 stars out of 5
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 Review! 

             5 THOUSAND STARS!!! (Yes, you heard me right, 5 thousand stars)

WOW. I don't even know what to say, this book has literally left me speechless. I didn’t think JLA could throw my world for a loop by just reading a book. Well, my world is all loopy now. Origin was everything I was expecting, but yet, not what I was expecting at all. I thought I knew this alien world that she created, but in true JLA style, she blew my mind!

Origin has changed everything. I mean everything about this series and the Luxen world. This book was intense, emotional, and simply wonderful.
That kiss broke me down and then rebuilt me. His kiss...well, it made me.
He made me. 
Now, I’m not going to give much away, but I have to talk about the characters. I always knew Katy was amazing and strong, I mean, she put up with Daemon when he was being an ass-hat. But Origin really tests her. She really showed me how wonderful of a character she is, and her strength was awe-inspiring. Her strength shines through so much, and I might just have a little girl-crush on her now. By far, Katy is one of the best heroines out there.

If you know me, you know that I LOVE DAEMON. Yes, even when he was his arrogant self in the first few books, I could tell he had a heart of gold under that bad-ass exterior. And, like Katy, he shines in Origin. I got to not only see, but experience his many sides. And boy, does he have some sides that’ll make your panties drop and your heart swoon! Daemon is strong, but I have come to realize he is strong in many ways, not just physical.  He is still that loving cocky self, but he definitely showed us his deep romantic side, too. I am even more in love with Daemon Black!

There are so many characters I would love to talk about, but I don’t want to spoil anything for future readers, but I will say that every character is amazing in this book. I really saw a lot of growth, in not only Daemon and Katy, but in Dee, Dawson, Beth, Andrew, and Ash. Some characters really surprised me. Jennifer has created a world of unique and wonderful characters, good and bad alike. Even the newer characters will take you by surprise.
“I'll do anything for her.” 
Even though the greatness of this series is the world that Jennifer created, to me, what holds it together is Katy and Daemon’s love. It has developed so much throughout the series and I think that makes this book absolute wonderful. Why? Because, to me, even though they are fictional, their love is so real. I can feel it seeping off the pages. They struggle, they fight, and they conquer the challenges that lay before them, together.  I love that.

So many things go down in this book. Twist and turns I did not even see coming (though there were maybe two things I did figure out) this book took me by surprise and flipped my world upside down.  Origin is filled with action, drama, intensity, emotion, and all that good stuff!  And being that it is in both of Daemon and Katy’s POV, you really get the full scope of them, what they experience and go through. It was amazing! (I keep saying that word; amazing, but it is true). I can’t really express in words just how much this book shook my world, how, after putting it down, I could not stop thinking about it! And that ending! It’ll jerk the ground right out from under you!

Origin left me breathless and wanting the next book! Daemon and Katy will make you swoon. You’ll be on the edge of your set the whole time you are reading (and you’ll probably read it in one sitting, I did). It was amazing, wonderful, incredible, and breathtaking in so many ways. I have SO many feels for this book!! 

If you haven’t started this series yet, please, give it a try. Or if you haven’t gotten to Origin, you need to start it now!!


  1. That is one amazing review. And you are so right, I need to get a copy of Origin now. Right now!
    Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

    Marilyn @ Marilyn's Mystery Blog

    1. Aw! Thank you! You really do need to get to Origin! It'll knock your socks off!

  2. Amazing review Magen! You hit this book on the head! It is such a supremely fantastic book and one I cannot wait to relive again. Daemon was fantastic and Katy is deff girl crush worthy. Again, love this review! *muggle huggles*

    1. Thank you!! Daemon was heart-stopping good, and Katy is sooo girl crush worthy :) *muggle huggles*

  3. I loved Katy and Daemon so much more after this one too

  4. Yes!! I loved this book! Seriously... I'm with you on Daemon! Just when I thought I couldn't love that insanely sexy alien any more that I already did.... BAM... he started expressing his feelings through words!! I SWOONED BIG TIME. :) Also agree--- so many twists. I can't wait for the next one!!!

  5. I wanna read your review.... I do!! But I want to read Origin first.... I will have to come back, but going off the first paragraph, I won't be disappointed!! Yay!!

  6. I know that everyone seems to like this series and I read the first book in this series, but I didn't love it. It was good, but I didn't love it.

    Still, I am glad that you liked it so much!


  7. I loved how K&D's relationship developed over the books and they have easily become one of my fave YA couples. This one was def Jen's best so far. I loved every minute of it. Great review!

    Confessions of a Vi3tBabe
    Deity Island

  8. EEEEEEEEEEEEEP! This is a great review Magen! I saw you post it and I tried to wait until I read the book, but I realize with my review schedule like it is, it might be awhile and I couldn't NOT read this! Except now I'm practically in tears I want to read it so bad! I do feel like I should almost re-read the other books because I read them last December and literally in the span of two days. LOL. I'm glad to see that Katy continues to be a kick butt character! (You're right- Daemon was a total ass-hat! I hated him throughout Obsidian!) I can't wait to read about these new characters!!! Especially Archer! :D My student cheated and told me a teeny bit about him.


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