Saturday, April 9, 2016

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

So, didn't realize that the next book after this wasn't Oblivion, and when I finished this and realized I didn't have the next book, I was a little upset, as this cliffhanger was a really big one!  Well, to me anyway.  This book is now on my stack to go with me in September to NOLA StoryCon when I should be getting to meet this author finally.  I'm still so in love with Daemon, and of course Katy is, hmm, my spirit animal?  My fictional wannabe?  The book blogger that her character is makes me so happy to read about her, even if she doesn't really get do do much of that in this book.  Of course if you haven't read all the books before this, you should go back and read those reviews first, Book 1:  Obsidian, Book 2:  Onyx,  and Book 3:  Opal.  Book 3 definitely left with a bit of a cliffhanger, and that is where this book picked right up basically.  So here I go, spoilers galore for anyone who hasn't read this far in the series, so stop now if you don't want them, this is your last warning!

When we left off in Opal, they had been able to rescue Dawson's human girlfriend, Bethany from Daedalus. But in the end, Katy got trapped and she was stuck there.  The first thing Daedalus does is move her to a different location, basically Area 51. There they test her and examine her, and subject her to fights with other hybrids like herself. But she refuses to fight them.  And it ends up getting her pretty beat up.  It keeps going until they bring in Blake.  Blake who she hates for all the betrayal he's been responsible for.  And the fight with him, and the things he says to her to get her mad, they make her training turn the corner.  And once that fight is over, they come to see what her powers really are, and she starts to learn more about the facility she is in.  The title of the book has to do with other alien/hybrid types of people there, that they call the "origins".  Within the facility she has a guard, named Archer.  And he is the only one who seems to care anything more for her than as a testing specimen. And soon she finds herself talking to him and asking him things about what is going on.  He fills her in to a point, and talks with her to a point, but he is still working for Daedalus, and will only go so far.

In the meantime, Daemon was taken home by his friends and family and they try to keep him there, try to keep him from getting out, because they know the first thing he will do is go to find and save Katy.  And of course, when he gets out, he does.  He doesn't just go running off by himself.  First he stops by Luc, the hybrid who helped them in the last book, and asks why he did what he did, and what he can do to help him get in to rescue Katy.  Luc agrees, but only if Daemon promises to get a hold of some kind of formula that has been created by Daedalus.  It is one that they are working on to try to help the hybrids they make survive longer than most of them seem to be able to.  It's not only for that though, it can also heal sick humans, sick with cancer, etc.  Daemon's  next step after the promise of help, is to get himself caught. And when he does, they do bring him right to Katy.  And he is so angry when he sees just what she has gone through physically.  While they give them time together, they put them in separate rooms.  Katy and Daemon know that their rooms are bugged, but the bathroom seems to be safe for talking.  And they meet in there to make plans often.  Once Daemon is there, they run more tests.  Tests that require Daemon to heal Katy from extremely life-threatening injuries.  And once they know that works, they try to move on to other tests.  It seems they may even be okay with Daemon and Katy hooking up and procreating.

Eventually, with the help of someone unexpected, as well as the dangerous Origins, they are able to get to their friends to try to figure out a way to keep themselves safe.  Or at least they try to come up with a way.  Because in Daedalus,  Katy learns that there are some of the Luxen that want to take the Earth away from the humans.  And supposedly there may even be some in Daemon's friends and family that are on that path.  Whether he knows it or not.  And so of course there will come a betrayal, even as the only way they can think to possible be safe is to try to go public, show the world that they exist. 

There are all other kinds of events, smaller ones, not so huge of events.  There is something going on with Dawson and Bethany, and I pretty much figured it out right away.  And Daemon decides he is ready to go to the next level in his relationship with Katy.  And I love it.  I can only hope that things will go well.  I've got the next book ordered from the bookstore where I work, and can't wait to move on to reading it!

14 comments:

  1. I LOVED this book! Well, the whole series. I'm not sure how I managed to wait until the release of Opposition, especially with that ending! I love Daemon, and Katy is a great character! And I really like Archer too. Hope you like the next book :)

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    1. I'm so glad I don't have to wait for the book, although I will have to wait until I can justify reading it instead of other books on my TBR pile. :-)

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  2. Ohh Yay I am so glad and happy you really like the lux series because I absolutely love it as well! haha lol I hope you enjoy the rest of the series Lisa it really is an amazing series! Thank you for your awesome post Lisa!

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    1. I can't wait to finish it and see how it all ends! I now know why everyone was so in love with JLA's books! Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. Oh boy, be warned that any time I get started talking about the Lux series I tend to gush and write novel comments. LOL This is my favorite paranormal series ever and Daemon remain my #1 book boyfriend... from any book or series. And Opal definitely ended on a cliffhanger! Once Daemon waltzed into where they had Katy and saw what they had been doing to her... OMG, I thought we would totally lose it. And then what they continued to put her through while making him heal her... so awful! I loved their relationship in this one (as always), loved Luc and Archer. I remember finishing this one and then having the long, long wait for Opposition. I was practically drooling for the final book. LOL I really loved the ending, the whole series, and the little snippets Jennifer has provided since the end. It's such an addictive series. And as much as I've loved getting to meet JLA a few times over the years, I have to admit that meeting (cover model) Pepe Toth earlier this year was right up there, too. LOL

    Tanya @ Girl Plus Books

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    1. I do love Daemon, although I am really at a toss-up between him and Roth from the Dark Elements series. :-) JLA said that the model who plays Seth is going to be at the NOLA Story Con that I'm going to in September, I'm hoping Pepe will be there too though, as I haven't read Seth's story yet. Guess I should try to get to that before September, at least get started anyway.

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    2. Oh yeah, Roth is another execellent choice. Mr. Crown Prince of Hell himself. lol But for me... it's always going to be Daemon. *sigh* Oooh, nice that Drew will be at StoryCon! He was at ApollyCon as well so I got to meet both he and Pepe. TBH honest, though, I've only read the first book in the Covenant series so I barely met Seth and don't have any real connection to him yet. It was cool to meet him... but I wasn't internally fangirling like I was with Pepe. On the plus side, they both signed my books along with JLA so that was very cool. At least you have a couple months to read the Covenant books! By September you'll be totally in love with Seth. :)

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    3. I hope Pepe is there too. I would totally be fangirling and blushing and having to fan myself just to be near him! I feel like those guys are JLA's entourage since I seem to see them at all her signings from the pictures everyone shares. Okay, now to decide whether to go ahead with the last one in the Lux series, or get started on the Covenant series so I'm ready to meet Seth. :-)

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    4. If I can have a vote... read Opposition!! LOL There's still plenty of time for Seth before September. :)

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    5. Sounds like a plan! :-) September is a ways away and with no school in the summer, I can get them started then.

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  4. Another book in this series that you seem to be enjoying. It doesn't sound like this one was too eventful and that at times it seemed to just be full of a lot of small events. Personally, it bothers me when a series does that but it seems to have left enough hints for you to want to continue reading on!

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    1. Actually there are a couple big events at the end of it. And lots of emotional bits as well. I still love the characters and will probably read just about anything with them in it.

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  5. It will be great for you to meet this author in September during NOLA StoryCon, especially since you're such a big fan of this series. :)
    @dino0726 from 
    FictionZeal - Impartial, Straightforward Fiction Book Reviews

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    1. I'm so excited! I don't know how I'm going to wait that long! :-)

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