Origin (Lux Series #4)

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Book Four of the bestselling Lux seriesDaemon 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. 

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Overview

Book Four of the bestselling Lux seriesDaemon 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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Praise for Obsidian, book one in the Lux series:

 

Top Pick, 4 1/2 stars: "The beginning of Armentrout’s new Lux series is a thrilling ride from start to finish. A cross between Roswell and Dawson’s Creek, this series is guaranteed to hold your attention and have you begging for more." — RT Book Reviews

"Daemon and Katy are combustible…Obsidian is an action-packed ride that will leave you breathless and begging for more." — Jus Accardo, author of Touch

"I loved Obsidian! Get ready to devour this book in one sitting, fall hard for Daemon, and be desperate for book two!" —Deborah Cooke, bestselling author of Dragonfire and the Dragon Diaries series

"A riveting story that will keep you turning the pages to the end, and then say, ‘I want more!’" —Kate Kaynak, author of the Ganzfield series

"With a unique and entrancing story, Obsidian was action packed, dramatic, captivating, and exciting–I Am Number Four has some SERIOUS competition!" —Wendy from A Cupcake and a Latte

"Talk about refreshing, Obsidian will give readers a whole new take on aliens. What Jennifer did with this story is absolutely awesome! You do not need to be a sci-fi fan to enjoy it!" —Mundie Moms

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781452666761
  • Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/28/2013
  • Series: Lux Series , #4
  • Format: MP3 on CD
  • Edition description: MP3 - Unabridged CD
  • Sales rank: 1,242,603
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 7.40 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

USA TODAY Bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout lives in West Virginia. When she's not hard at work writing, she spends her time, reading, working out, watching zombie movies, and pretending to write. She shares her home with her husband, his K-9 partner named Diesel and her hyper Jack Russell Loki. Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent her time writing short stories. Therefore explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes Young Adult Contemporary, Urban Fantasy/Paranormal and Romance. She writes New Adult and Adult romance under the pen name J.Lynn

She is the author of the Covenant Series (Spencer Hill Press) the Lux Series (Entangled Teen) and the upcoming YA Don't Look Back (Fall 2013) and untitled YA (Fall 2014) from Disney/Hyperion, among many other titles.

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  • Posted August 27, 2013

    This was an amazing book, just incredible. I have to say the end

    This was an amazing book, just incredible. I have to say the ending did me in just like the last one, but I would expect nothing less from one truly amazing author. This had me in near tears, laughing hard and just plain smiling at the sheer cuteness (if that's even a word) at both Daemon and Katy. I promise you will love it. All hail Jennifer L. Armentrout!

    12 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 29, 2013

    One hell of a cliffhanger... Rarely do I finish reading a book

    One hell of a cliffhanger...

    Rarely do I finish reading a book and have nothing negative to say about it. Simply put, Origin was amazing from beginning to end. A lot of gaps were filled in and questions answered. 

    Daemon... good lord, do I love his character more and more with each passing installment. He just can't get any better. The dual POV was masterfully done in a  way that didn't create repetition but rather filled in the blanks during the time that Katy was captive. Being inside his head is equal parts amusing and swoon-worthy. His priorities become startlingly clear in this book and does nothing but make you love Daemon Black all the more.

    Katy of one of the most tolerable female main characters ever. Her character is constantly maturing and learning from past mistakes. Readers get to see just how strong Katy is. Her frustrations, terror, and heartbreak made her that much more relatable. And can we just mention DB. How cute was it that she named her lovely little alien after Daemon (even cuter was that he bought the thing for her in the first place).

    In this installment we learn about the various motives behind Daedalus. While some of the motives behind kidnapping hybrids are the furthest from nefarious, other motives are just downright terrible--for example the means to creating origin. Origins, especially those little children of the corn, are freaky. Aside from a select few, I'm not sure what to make of them. Readers also discover that the Luxen are not truly the good guys in this scenario. They are just as bad, if not worse than the Arum. Those who read Obsession already knew that though. Hunter and Daemon... yeah that scene had me laughing and swooning all at the same time.

    While the book isn't wholly predictable, certain events were just screaming at me. I'm not surprised by the development between Dawson and Beth. In fact I was calling that one halfway through the book. Matthew, however took me by surprise. I did not expect him to do what he did. Ash and Andrew... can't say I was too surprised by that. Finally there's Archer. I was hoping he would turn out like he did. He's a likable character. Luc's greater involvement in this installment was most welcome. I love Luc's wit and attitude.

    Finally, that ending... what the hell? It's truly the type of cliffhanger that leaves you anxiously awaiting the final installment in the series. I have my predictions and don't think the ending was all that foreboding. Then Jennifer L. Armentrout is not afraid to take it there (as shown in her Covenant series). Here's to hoping things are not as horrible as we're left to believe. I'm putting my faith in Daemon!

    Let's discuss the next book... and the fact that it's not due to come out until some unforeseeable summer date. The time has come to sit back and wait (none too patiently).

    Origin is sure not to disappoint. So, if you're wondering whether this book will be as good as the rest of the series then you have nothing to fear. It exceeds expectations.  

    11 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 27, 2013

    Great book!!  I was laughing and crying throughout the whole thi

    Great book!!  I was laughing and crying throughout the whole thing.  The way Jennifer tells Daemon and Katy's story is so well written that you really feel their ups and downs.  The ending has me wishing that book 5 was already here!!  Great read!!

    8 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 27, 2013

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    5 stars - What a ride! If it's possible, I love this series more

    5 stars - What a ride! If it's possible, I love this series more with this book than I did with Obsidian!




    What a ride!




    Let me start with the shock value.  I'm pretty good at figuring out plots.  I read a lot of books so most things do not surprise me.  But in this book?  In this book, I was surprise and then I was shocked and then I was totally blown away.  I had this idea in my head about what this book was gonna be about and I was totally and completely wrong.  Obviously, I can't tell you what surprised me so much.  I will say that Daemon didn't do what I expected him to do but it was 100% Daemon Black.  I think that's what I love best about JLA books.  Her characters are who they are.  I never question if her characters are doing things out of character - they are real.




    I've seen different sides of Daemon and seen him grow over the course of the series but he is still that confident and gorgeous douche that has this incredible sweet, protective side when it comes to Katy.  He's an alien making a statement.  And he's pissed off in this book - so watch out.  I loved his passion, his strength, his compassion, his love, his priorities, and his determination.  He belongs on the cover by himself for this book.




    I so loved the dual POV in this one.  To listen to him think was so incredible.  Really he is who he is.  He thinks the way he acts and I loved that.  I loved being inside his head when he kissed his kitten.  I loved being inside his head when he reacted to the shock value in this book.  I loved being in his head when the whole world changes.  And it must certainly changes.  JLA said this book is a game changer and she wasn't kidding or downplaying it one little bit.




    I loved Katy in this story.  She's really going through some hard times.  She has to deal with who she is and what she is forced to do.  She doesn't want to become the inhuman shells she's seen in some of the other hybrids.  But there are some huge shocks for her as the story unfolds.  The meaning of the title was one of those big shocks.  Trying to figure out who to trust and who to stay away from was so hard on her.  Trying to be human was hard on her.  Being away from Daemon was hard on her.  Things change for the book blogger.  But she is still Katy and she misses her books and her blog.




    Speaking of books and blogs, I loved how even though things were hard and crazy there were some sweet references to books in this one.  I loved that.  I love that Katy is a book blogger.  It makes her real to me.




    Oh and let me just say that this author has no problem killing off characters.  I was really surprised how many we lost in this book.  I was okay with some and upset about others.  One in particular, I was just starting to like and then bam, gone.  Game changer for sure.  Those kind of changes are going to have a huge affect on the characters that are left for the last book.




    Speaking of the last book, I'm so dying.  Next summer?  No title or cover to look at yet. Oh, this will be one hard wait.




    If you have been reading this series, then pick up and devour this book TODAY.  If you don't know Daemon Black yet, then you need to meet the guy.  This book is hard to categorize but I'd say peeps who love romance, YA, or paranormal anything will LOVE this series.

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 27, 2013

    OMG!!!

    Loved it!! Cant wait for the next book!!

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 6, 2013

    This book was AMAZING. The series is AMAZING!!!!!!!

    This book was AMAZING. The series is AMAZING!!!!!!!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 27, 2013

    Amazing

    I dont want to give away any spoilers but WOW!!! Whoever is debating to get this book you shouldnt because you will LOVE it (but you should read the series in order).

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 27, 2013

    This has by far been my favorite book in the series, which is a

    This has by far been my favorite book in the series, which is a really hard thing to write. 
    I did not put it down once I started reading. It is a roller coaster and incredibly well done.
    You won't be disappointed.
    Bravo JLA. 

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 27, 2013

    Best book in the series so far!

    Best book in the series so far!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 27, 2013

    Great just awesome. I loved this book so much. I can't wait for

    Great just awesome. I loved this book so much. I can't wait for the next book! 

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 27, 2013

    AMAZING!!!!

    This book was crazy good! I never thought I could like a book more than Obsidian, but this takes the cake!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 22, 2014

    OH MY GOODNESSSSSS!!! MUST READ!!

    Okay! First of all I just want to say that I am not a big fan of alien books. This probably sounds stupid but it did take a lot of me to read the Lux series. However, I HAVE NO REGRETS!! By far one of my favorite series and for all you alien haters just please give it a try like I did. For this book in particular, I have to say wow…I did not see that ending coming! Big cliffhanger, can't wait for the next book!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 6, 2014

    WOW!

    I read all 5 books in one week and I had to work full time & have 2 kids. That is how good this series is. I first read her books under J Lynn, she is such an amazing writer. I was looking for more books not wanting any unrealistic love stories. Almost everything is about vampiers & werewolves. I like that stuff to but feel its being over done. I took a shot on the Lux novels & I am so hooked.can't wait to read the next one.

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  • Posted May 27, 2014

    This is my favorite book in the series by far, and I love the ot

    This is my favorite book in the series by far, and I love the other books. We finally get to hear from Daemon for half the book as opposed to just a scene or two in as extras in the back. It’s great to get inside his alien head and really see what makes him tick.

    Two things that really work in this book are the amped up emotion and the action. All of the emotions are heightened — the fear, love, anger, hatred — and the author brings the reader into the firestorm of feelings. JLA has taken the action to nuclear levels and doesn’t let up. About the only thing that I can say that isn’t over-the-top gushing praise is that Daemon and Katy sound a little too much alike at points. They use the same expressions when they think. But it’s not enough of a negative to offset all the wonderfully positive aspects.

    Plot
    The plot zips right from the first pages. This is a bit of a departure for the series. In the three previous books, things took a few chapters to really get rolling. But not this time. Daemon is hellbent on getting Katy back from the opening and anything or anyone who gets in his way risks annihilation. The story builds, adding more tension, emotion, and passion, until it peaks, but then it doesn’t stop. Book 4 leaves us hanging and waiting, less than patiently, for the fifth and final book due out in August, 2014.

    Characters
    The characters are the same we’ve come to know and love in the first three books, and again, they don’t stand still. Their emotional growth is building as they are thrown from one impossible situation into the next. We get to know a handful of new characters that play well off of the others and add to the plot development.

    Bottom Line
    This is the best book in the series so far. The raw emotion and the strong plot work well together to create a fun, fast-paced read that kept me turning the page.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 10, 2014

    Highly recommended!

    Loved this series and the characters. I couldn't put it down. It was a thrill for me to have read something so different from the Vampire and Fallen Angel books. However I love those too. This series will not disappoint.

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  • Posted April 27, 2014

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    I have been waiting months to get started on Origin ever since I

    I have been waiting months to get started on Origin ever since I finished Opal, crying and seriously nervous to get reading Origin. In my opinion, it seemed like things could only go from bad to worse for Katy and her insanely sexy alien boyfriend Daemon.

    Anybody who finished reading Opal didn’t predict the ending with Katy being taken by Daedalus and her being separated from Daemon. But come on we all knew that they would be reunited (if it meant getting a regular Daemon or an I’m-going-to-kill-everybody-like -something-out-of-supernatural was undetermined).

    After watching the love of his life get separated from him, Daemon Black is furious and ready to do anything and everything to get her back. Katy is just trying to stay alive while she’s stuck inside of Daedalus and she soon finds out that as a human who has survived her mutation without any real problems means she’s valuable to Daedalus. The longer Katy stays with the enemy the more she begins to learn about the Luxen, Arum and why they’re all on Earth.

    As things begin to get revealed to Katy the more she begins to ask questions and wonder about her future not only with Daemon but on the planet. Then Daemon decides that his best chance of getting Katy safe and free from Daedalus is by getting himself taken in by them. When he is, Daemon and Katy both learn that there are things inside Daedalus they didn’t know existed. Struggling to get free from Daedalus, the two make new allies and new enemies. Still, Katy’s worried. Where will Daemon stand when things get heated between humans and aliens?

    What really surprised me about Origin the most was all the revelations that came in literally the first hundred-and-fifty or so many pages. And the story wasn’t even done. Everything in Origin is fast paced and seriously intense—just when you think things are going good: bang, bang you’re shot down. A twist is introduced, something new that will test Daemon and Katy. By the end of the book I was left not only screaming because (surprise) there’s a new cliff-hanger but because so many things had happened.

    If you had a hard core crush on Daemon Black from the past three novels (like I did) because of how he could go from dangerous badass to romantic jerk in a split second you’re going to love him in Origin. He’s literally ready to burn down the world to get Katy back and when we first see him in Origin, Daemon is on a pummeling anybody who gets in his way to a pulp spree. When he and Katy are reunited it’s so sweet and cute and their relationship grows immensely in the novel. Daemon is one of the best guys in YA in my opinion…

    Katy’s character also changes a lot after Origin. You can see all the different parallels from who she started out as in Obsidian and who she was become in Origin. Katy does a lot of things you wouldn’t have thought she was capable of doing and in the end becomes a really changed character. Personally, I really enjoyed this because her character develops so much and it’s seldom you have a character in YA who is broken so many times and still manages to get back up again. 
    The new thing with Origin is that we get chapters in both Daemon and Katy’s point of view when we know that in the last three novels it’s been all Katy all the time. Getting to see things through Daemon’s eyes not only gives a Luxen view on everything going on in the novel but we finally get to see inside of Daemon’s head. Turns out, he’s not a big cocky jerk 24/7 and his thoughts when it comes to Katy and his love for her seriously made my heart melt. I’m very excited to read the next book in the series that’s supposed to have more Daemon’s POV, I enjoyed it a lot more than I expected to.

    I would recommend the Lux novels to reads who are very interested in a sci-fi novel that consists of hot aliens, a forbidden and epic romance and lots and lots of action. Readers who want a novel that has a badass female main character who develops throughout the series, want romance or just want to try something seriously awesome will love the Lux novels.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 31, 2014

    I pre-ordered this e-book and read it within the hour it was ava

    I pre-ordered this e-book and read it within the hour it was available. I am a huge fan of this series, but honestly i was a bit turned down with the ending of this book, but yes it was completely unexpected at least for me it was. I am still reading the next book but i am honestly not as excited..:/ 

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  • Posted March 6, 2014

    I think Origin is the first Lux novel I haven¿t rated a 5 star.

    I think Origin is the first Lux novel I haven’t rated a 5 star. Like the rest of Jennifer’s Lux series, I LOVE her writing style, her characters, the romance, and the duel pov between Katy and Daemon—which added a great perspective. But in my opinion, Origin’s plot just didn’t hold up to the rest.

    First off, there were aspects that didn’t make sense to me. Take for example the DOD weaponized onyx spray in the first chapter. The use of it made sense in the third novel, Opal, when the DOD sprayed the onyx right onto the skin. But to use it like an aerosol on a specimen the DOD hoped to convert? I just couldn’t see it. It’d be a high risk, not just to the hybrid, but to anyone standing in the room, especially considering no one was wearing a mask. That stuff would be like breathing sand, getting caught in everyone’s lungs. And in Katy’s situation, it could’ve burned her from the inside out. Not something I imagine the DOD would want. And yet, they did it anyway. Why?

    Second, I found a good portion of this novel to be dull. So dull at one point I actually skipped an entire chapter. I think that was a first, like, ever! But I couldn’t take it anymore. It was taking forever to reach the climax.

    But the biggest thing that really didn’t hold up for me in the plot was the Daedalus’s true mission. In the three novels before, I was captured by the DOD’s plan to weaponize hybrids. In fact, at the end of Opal, I was horrified what they might do to Katy to get her to cooperate. My imagination ran wild! But once Daedalus’s true quest for the “perfect race” was revealed, I just about gagged.

    I’m sorry, but I’m so tired of the quest for the “perfect race” in novels. Just like love triangles, it’s overdone. Plus, it really taints all the swoons for me. Every kiss, every special touch between Daemon and Katy, a voice in the back of my head just kept whispering, “This is exactly what the DOD wants.” Yuck. I really do wish the whole “perfect race” thing was never brought into the plot. The only good thing that came from it was Archer.

    I will give Jennifer L. Armentrout this: she’s really getting into some great cliffhangers! And overall, it’s still a great read. Just not her best. I can’t wait to see how the final novel ends.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 16, 2014

    Love it

    Terrific book... one of my favorite books of all time, and by far the best in the series. Can't wait for the next book to come out!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 10, 2014

    Great series to the book

    I am 15 years old and this is a great series. I like this kind of book because it is very on the romantic side of all of this it is very adventures, and it makes me want to be one of the characters in this book. I have feel in love with the characters, and all of the books so to me this is a MUST read!

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