Origin (Lux #4) by Jennifer L. Armentrout | Book Review

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Genre: YA Paranormal

Publisher: Entangled Publishing

Publication Date: August 27th, 2013

My Rating: 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟

Goodreads Synopsis:

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?

 

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This was my first time reading the fourth installment in the Lux series, and to say I was kept on the edge of my seat for the whole book is an understatement. I found myself putting my life on hold just to read this book – the suspense was too much to handle!

Did I love this book? Heck yes. But there’s something about it that makes me feel really quite sad. There’s a complete shift in tone from the beginning of the series, and we see Origin taking a much darker turn. Though the change sort of broke my heart, it was also a necessary thing. We see our characters grow from their experiences, and this series wouldn’t have been as amazing it is if that hadn’t happened. It also added this sense of reality that made the reading experience that much more intense.

It’s almost as if this novel signals the beginning of Lux 2.0, which isn’t a bad thing at all. It’s just different. Our characters have grown-up, and it really shows.

‘Words were one thing. Actions were a totally different ballpark.’

The thing I have always adored about this series is the humour. I loved the easy banter between the characters, and I really believe that the wit our author infuses into this series is what makes it so good – along with the lingering edge of mystery, of course. Even though Origin is a much more serious novel, it still had that wonderful element of humour. It was featured a little less prominently, but it was still very much involved.

The plot was just wow (and those plot twists!). It felt like a million things happened in this novel, and I was constantly on the edge of my seat – there was so much suspense because I genuinely had no clue what to expect.

‘I will always be in love with you. That’s not going to change today or two weeks from now. I will be just as in love with you in twenty years as I am today.’

I felt so emotional reading this book. I laughed, I cried, I cringed – I felt everything. The ending nearly destroyed me, so if you’re planning on reading this series, prepare to have your heart ripped out and torn to shreds.

Overall, this was a great book! I loved it, I loved our characters – even though they’ve grown-up, they’re still just as sassy as always. I’m literally in awe of Jennifer L. Armentrout right now!

I really can’t recommend this series enough!

Thanks!

– Emma

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