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

SYNOPSIS (via Goodreads):

“After the successful but disastrous raid on Mount Weather, Daemon’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.

Surrounded by enemies, the only way Katy 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?

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?”


Wow, I devoured Origin in two days. I had to force myself to put this book down so I could go to sleep. This is definitely my favorite book in the series so far.

Origin picks up right where Opal left us hanging with that cliffhanger. The pacing of this book is fast, things are moving right from the start. One big change from previous books is that we get the perspectives of both Katy and Daemon, which I loved. We learn a ton of new information from Daedalus and what they have been doing. This book also completely changes the game. We discover that while Daedalus is still a huge threat, there is an even bigger threat that has just been waiting in the wings.

I really enjoyed the fact that we got dueling perspectives with this book, I think it really opens up for new opportunities. Because Daemon tends to brush things off and hide how he is truly feeling, it was great to see what was going on his head. I loved the introduction of new characters, like Archer. I also loved the integration of background characters like Luc being brought into the main story. The stakes are incredibly high in this book, and several characters do not make it out alive.

I already have the last book Opposition in my possession, so I will be reading that soon and concluding this series.


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