Review: Origin by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Origin by Jennifer L. ArmentroutSynopsis:

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?

Favorite Lines:

“I’ll burn the world down to save her.”

“I love you Katy. Always have. Always will.”

“She was beautiful, and I was so, so desperately in love with her.”

My Opinion:

This book is another one of those books that shows how characters overcome major struggle and continue to develop. Origin picks up right where the last book left off and shows us the inner workings of the bad guys while bringing Katy and Daemon closer together in new ways (don’t gutter brain that).

This books FINALLY shows dual POV between Katy and Daemon, which is something I love. If you ever read Oblivion, that is all told from Daemons POV but it’s always nice to have the flip back and forth between the two characters. I always love seeing into the guy’s brain because most stories are told from the girl’s perspective so very rarely do we get to know what the other person is really thinking and there are a lot of thoughts that don’t get verbally expressed and therefore are missing from the story.

If you pay attention in this book we are briefly introduced to Hunter through Daemon’s POV when he goes to talk to Luc. Hunter is a character in Armentrout’s Adult spin-off of the Lux series called Obsession. The meeting is also a part of Obsession told from Hunter’s POV. I always love when books crossover into one another (as long as they aren’t too confusing). There is also another spin-off in the makes that I believe will focus on Luc called The Darkest Star. It will be a part of a trilogy and is set to have a release date of October 30th, 2018.

The ending of this book will leave you surprised, upset, and confused. Spoiler alert: death is involved. You might even have conflicted feelings with what goes down towards the end of this book. I just wish the characters could have a two second break from all the chaos to relax and be together before the poo hits the fan. But then, where would be the fun in that. The end of this book provides us with the perfect bridge into the next book, Opposition.


I’ll keep this summary short and sweet so we can all get on to reading our books. This book has a lot of drama in it and a lot of action. It provides insight into different areas of the Lux universe that we have yet to see and furthers both Daemon and Katy’s character development and relationship development. It is a must read for the series.



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