Blog Tour: Origin | Jennifer L. Armentrout | Review

Welcome to our stop on the Origin blog tour for Jennifer L. Armentrout. Origin is fourth book in the Lux series written by JLA. Full blog tour schedule HERE.

Lux Series #4
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Reading Level: YA
Genre: Paranormal Romance/Aliens
Released: August 27th 2013
Review Source: Entangled Publishing

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?

 JLA once again brings her "A" game. She didn't sugar coat anything which brought pure adrenaline to this fourth novel in the Lux series. To say it started at full speed, is insulting the story, it was full speed and then some. Ya know when Daemon starts to curse, shizz just got real. Origin is told in both Katy and Daemon POV and that was a definite treat from JLA.

Origin begins with Katy waking up in some unrecognizable location. She is in full panic but hides it as much as she can. Katy realizes she has onyx strapped to her wrist and the room is set to douse her if she acts up. The people that have captured her inform her she has no where to run because that room has ways of debilitating her and cause excruciating pain. Once she is released of the binds she tries to escape but she isn't going anywhere. Exactly what they say happens, actually does happen and she is in a world of pain. They confess she is bait and meant for a larger catch that lights up like a glow worm. They want Daemon, nothing less. Cue Daemon and his countdown to how it has been since he last saw his Katy and professed he would come find her (which broke my heart into a million pieces). The Luxen community have a different plan then Daemon and fight with him over the "human". When I say fight, I mean full Luxen mode head on battle because Daemon will complete his promise to Katy. Come on that's his kitten, they should know better than get in his way. Getting banished is the least of Daemon's worries. Right now all he knows is Katy.

Daedalus will break Katy is they have to. She is considered an enemy and no longer treated as human. Events will transpire and leave Katy and Daemon fighting for their lives over and over again. Question is are they fighting together? The secrets start to come to light and we discover something Daedalus is keeping secret. It's going to shock you like electricity! Let just say Origin is more than just the book's title.

Ha! So I began writing the review while reading Origin and every so often I would reflected back to my review. So then I kept reading and didn't come back to it knowing I would just finish it when done reading the book. Well what I just read called for me to come back to this review and say "Holy Daemon Babies", I fracking love JLA." What I just read I can't disclose because a] major spoiler, B] it will be all worth the wait to reach this point in the book not knowing early and c] who doesn't like a good tease anyways? Right! I'm starting to believe Jennifer is something else, like she isn't even from this planet. Maybe she is Superman long lost sister and her super power is writing books because its just not natural how how fantastic ALL her books are.

I've reached the end of this review but unlike Origin that leaves you with another "no she didn't just end the book like that" cliffhanger again just like Opal (Lux #3) did. I really can't explain any more detailed how crazy good Origin is. We witness with our eyes Katy grow up and become a bad ass heroine. Then with Daemon we know how he acts and reacts but not like in Origin, Daemon shows us this side of him that is truly amazing just how strong his love for Katy is. He literally will stop at nothing for Katy! I also have enjoyed how the series has matured with its characters every installment. The writing continues to be awesome and so relatable to me on an everyday level. Yes its Aliens but the words JLA uses make them more human to us. E.T. never cracked jokes but Daemon does.

What next JLA? I can't wait, Bring it on? We are (I hope) ready for it! 

p.s. JLA if you are reading this part, thank you for writing such a heartfelt dedication at the beginning. She is smiling down laughing along with you while you share these characters with us. Thank you! 

# 1 NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY 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, working out, 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.

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


  1. So excited to read this!!! Great review!

  2. Great review Yara! Although I have to say, I didn't feel like Origin had a cliffhanger ending, not like Opal or Deity, at least. There wasn't the anxiety and crazy feeling I would get typically from a cliffhanger. Anyways, yes, Jen shocked me here and there with everything that happened in this book. I can't wait for Opposition.

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    1. How could it not be a cliffhanger. You know what shows up and we are left at that. The epic! It makes you want to have the next book already to know what happens when you know who shows up.

  3. Awesome review! I really loved this book! I can't wait for the next one. I love how adorable and sweet Daemon was in this book. It was awesome being in his head.

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