Thursday, January 30, 2020

Review: Origin by Jennifer Armentrout

Goodreads Overview:

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?


This is the fourth book in the Lux series. In this installment, we learned more about what Daedalus is doing in their detention facilities. We already knew they were working on a cure for various diseases such as cancer via. mutation, but that is nothing compared to the Origins we are introduced to. The Origins have some unique abilities and are exceptionally powerful, but most of them are very impulsive and lack self control. I liked the Origins who are assisting Daemon and Katy and hope the group can defeat Daedalus once and for all.

It is hard to tell if Daedalus has any good intentions or if everything they are saying is a lie. Regardless, their methods are deplorable and they went WAY too far in this novel. While the Luxen did go to extreme measures to protect themselves and the ones they love, Daedalus put their own objectives ahead of the safety of hundreds if not thousands of innocent bystanders. A few characters were lost as a result of Daedalus's actions, but the biggest surprise was when the Luxen had to eliminate a traitor from within. I never would have guessed this individual was secretly working with Daedalus.  It wasn't like Blake who everyone knew was on the fringe and couldn't be trusted.

Overall, this was another entertaining addition to the series. I can't wait to read the final book to see how everything unfolds.  I'm sure it will not be easy, but I hope the Luxen and Origins can finally live on their own terms without the outside influences of Daedalus and the arum who have been plaguing them their entire lives.

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