Origin by Jennifer L. Armentrout ~ Review & Teaser Tuesday

Have you read the Lux series by Jennifer L. Armentrout yet? Well, you should! I have been a little slow finishing the series and plan on doing so now. I have a few teasers for you today... I couldn't help myself!!

Title: Origin
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Series: Lux #4
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance
Published: August 27th 2013
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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?

It has been two years since I read the first few books in the Lux series, and now I need to polish off the series. It was exciting and intriguing to be back in the Lux world again after the cliffhanger ending to Opal. I learned so much about Daedalus, what they want with Luxens and what Origins have to do with it all.

Katy was in a difficult position in the beginning and soon learned it was best to co-operate than to fight. She was put in some tough situations which she didn’t want to be in and showed that she was determined not to bend to their will completely. I loved seeing that fight still lingering inside her, she was choosing the battles worth fighting for.

Daemon was lost in the beginning and was focused on getting Katy back. After visiting some contacts he too is captured by Daedalus. But Daemon is a guy with a plan and as events unravel it becomes apparent that there are a few other people he can trust. Daemon is a remarkable guy, with a cocky attitude and can charm any girl, he uses everything at his disposal to get what he wants – Katy.

Origin began a little slow as the world builds up again, but it didn’t take long for things to happen. I learned why Blake betrayed them and I wanted him to pay. There were a lot of twists thrown in that I never expected to happen. There was plenty of action, especially in the second half of the book and I was quickly flicking the pages as there were some big revelations, traitors were exposed and sacrifices made.  It was another thrilling instalment and my jaw hit the floor a few more times before that ending… I need Opposition now, because dayum, I need to see what happens now that things have been set into motion!!

I caught the tear with a kiss. “And I’m not going to let you do this by yourself. You’re my—you’re my everything, Kat.” At the sound of her soft inhale, I smiled again. “Come on, Kitten, did you really expect anything less from me? I love you.”

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A soldier pulled a gun, and I lifted mine, squeezing off a round. The kickback startled me. The bullet hit the guy in the leg. Daemon lost his hold on Nancy’s form, slipping into his own. His eyes were wide as he stared at me.
“What?” I asked. “You didn’t think I’d do it?”
“Stairwell,” Archer shouted.
“Didn’t realize you shooting a gun would be so sexy.” Daemon took my free hand. “Let’s go.”

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Luc turned back to Daemon and me with an impish grin that spelled no good. “I have a surprise for you guys. But first, I’d suggest putting on some clothes.” He reached in his bag, pulled out a shirt, and tossed it at Daemon. It was a plain white T-shirt. “Me and Katy look adorkable in extraterrestrial highway shirts. You would just look stupid. You can thank me later.”

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#1 New York Times and International Bestselling author Jennifer lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing. she spends her time reading, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell Loki.

Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She is published with Spencer Hill Press, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen. Her book Obsidian has been optioned for a major motion picture and her Covenant Series has been optioned for TV. Her young adult romantic suspense novel DON’T LOOK BACK was a 2014 nominated Best in Young Adult Fiction by YALSA.

She also writes Adult and New Adult contemporary and paranormal romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.

Other reviews featuring Jennifer L. Armentrout
Lux series
Shadows #0.5
Onyx #2
Opal #3
Lux series Spinoff

The Covenant Series
Pure #2
Deity #3
Elixir #3.5

Wicked Series
Wicked #1

Writing as J. Lynn
Frigid Series
Wait For You series


  1. I love this series and I am glad you like it as well!! It's always a good feeling when someone else loves your favorite series =D. I think this book is tied with Opal for my favorite book of the series, they both end in such huge cliff hangers. Opposition, in my opinion, wasn't the best series ender, sadly. It was still really, really good though and it made me cry because I didn't want this series to end :(

  2. Okay, I love, love the teasers. But I didn't read your review. I'm sure it's not spoilery but as you may or may not know, I just finished Opal and am itching to read Origin. Gah! That cliffhanger. But I love Daemon and Katy. *sigh* I'm glad we're *sort of* reading the same series at the same time. :)

  3. I started this series and enjoyed it and then I am not sure what happen Naomi. You have renewed my interest for sure! Glad you had fun and the teasers are fantastic!

  4. Oh wow! Your teasers sure take me back. I loved this series. So glad you are finally getting to finish it and see how it all ends. I think you're going to love Opposition.

  5. Jessica @ a GREAT readJune 2, 2015 at 9:39 PM

    Le sigh... GREAT teasers! Loved this series soooo hard!

    Here's my Tuesday Post

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  6. It's such a wonderful series, my favorite YA and one of my favorite authors ! Opposition won't let you down ;)

  7. Angela ReadingCaveJune 2, 2015 at 10:50 PM

    Oh how I loved this series! So many feels at all the right times!

    My Teaser

  8. I skimmed your review for this one since it's in my TBR xD I put a hold for this as the library, so I hope I enjoy this series. Awesome review! <3 Benish | Feminist Reflections

  9. I think I read the first of Lux books and I didn't continue for some reason... Hm. The review reads quite interesting, which I suspect means that the book is good too. Making a note to revisit the series :) Thanks, Naomi!

  10. I still haven't read Opposition. I'm just so nervous. I just suck at finishing series. I'm so glad you enjoyed this, though!

  11. Naomi! Great Review! I love this series, and can't wait for you to read Opposition!!! It was amazing!!!! I hated Blake with a passion too! I agree, this book was filled with action, plot twists, revelations and more!!!

    Lindy@ A Bookish Escape

  12. i thought this is the last of the series! oops! It also sounds like the book's tone has grown up. Why haven't I read Obsidian??

  13. Still haven't gotten to it yet *sigh* I'm really trying,lol. Good review hun:D I like the guy on the cover, he's all bad@ss looking.

  14. It is a great series, and I am sad but excited to see how the series wraps up. Opal was a great ending! Glad we like the same stuff too!

  15. I still have to get Opposition... to see how it all ends! But you will enjoy how this is all going!

  16. I am getting there... got to get Opposition! It is going to be an exciting end!

  17. Hehe! Thought you'd enjoy them! Keen to read the last book!

  18. You can never go wrong with JLA! It has been a great series!

  19. It has been fantastic! I love this incredible world!

  20. I hope you do too. It is a great YA series, with plenty of twists and turns.

  21. I hope you do get a chance to revisit it Ramona, I have enjoyed the ride... sad to see it end!

  22. I will be onto it soon... I am sad to see it end too!

  23. There were so many great elements in this book, I couldn't believe how much happened. I hope to get to Opposition soon. I need to see how it all ends!

  24. I know! I have taken so long to get to it... But excited to get it done!

  25. I know, there are so many I still have to get to... But I am glad I am getting through this series!

  26. You are the second person in the last week that has fallen behind in this series. I am so happy I am not alone as I still need to read Origin. Love your teasers the first is so sweet. You make me want to get back to this series like now.

  27. I know! I have to order the next one through the library and finish it! It has been a great ride!

  28. I am sure you will finish the series before I get to this one. Look forward to your review.

  29. Your review makes me think I am missing something. Good job.
    @ fundinmental My TT

  30. I spent probably less than a week about a year ago reading all of these back to back. And honestly since I read them like that, I really have no idea what happened which book-all I know it that it is one of my favorite series now. I am glad you liked it as well :)

  31. Ah, this series :) I adore it so much and I'm so happy you are as well! Definitely need to read the next book; JLA wraps up the series quite nicely. And I enjoyed that teaser*happy sigh*

    Great review

  32. Thanks Sherry! I hope you try it yourself one day!

  33. I know what you mean! I read the first 3 and the novella b2b, I remember the deets, but all mashed together!

  34. Thanks girl! I am hoping to finish it very soon... that ending, wow!

  35. I've just read the first two books in this series and I am totally loving it and wondering why I left Obsidian sitting on my kindle for so long. Glad that the series is still good at book 4. Great review!

  36. Tell me about it! I t has been so long since I read the first few books... must get to that final book... enjoy!!

  37. This one did take my emotions through the wringer. Once they're together the story picks up too. Love this series so hard. Glad you are reading it.

  38. I have really enjoyed the ride, I have to get that final book... it is going to be great I know it!

  39. Hate it when I read part of a series and then wait a really long time to finish it. Hopefully you can now just keep going with the series!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

  40. I hope so, I have to get it from the library.... soon!


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