Book Review – Origin by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Tune in for another episode of Daemon and Katy embracing glowy alien powers and fighting off every enemy the universe can think to throw at them… all the while keeping it a secret from Katy’s mum.

Origin (Lux) Book Review Pic 01 by Casey CarlisleGenre: Y/A, Science Fiction, Romance

No. of pages: 364

From Goodreads:

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?

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Origin (Lux) Book Review Pic 02 by Casey CarlisleOrigin,’ the fourth book in Jennifer L. Armentrout’s Lux series really turned up the heat. Great to see a lot of things go wrong for Daemon and Katy, it brought back the angst and allowed them to really stand on their own as characters – and define themselves apart from each other. Our two love-birds are put through the ringer with plenty of action and subterfuge.

We get a bigger dose of alien powers as Katy’s circle of friends expand (I use ‘friends’ loosely). There is still lengthy, piney and over-described kissing scenes to be expected with Armentrout’s writing. If there were only a number of scenes, I’d love the indulgence, but with overstimulation, I was skipping forward most of it after a ways into the book.

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There is so much I want to add to this review, but would only be listing a number of spoilers for those who have not read the series… but there are many surprises and some of the assumptions from the first three books are turned on their heads. I loved the action and the plot twists adding more an element of surprise that lacked in previous novels.

More of the spicy Daemon, and alien goodness from the Lux series. Looking forward to what the final book in the series, ‘Opposition’ brings.

Overall feeling: Afterglow and cuddles…

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