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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?

374 pages, Paperback

First published August 27, 2013

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Jennifer L. Armentrout

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# 1 New York Times and # 1 International Bestselling author Jennifer lives in Charles Town, 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, hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell Loki. In early 2015, Jennifer was diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa, a group of rare genetic disorders that involve a breakdown and death of cells in the retina, eventually resulting in loss of vision, among other complications. Due to this diagnosis, educating people on the varying degrees of blindness has become of passion of hers, right alongside writing, which she plans to do as long as she can.

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 Tor, HarperCollins Avon and William Morrow, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen. Her Wicked Series has been optioned by PassionFlix. Jennifer has won numerous awards, including the 2013 Reviewers Choice Award for Wait for You, the 2015 Editor’s Pick for Fall With Me, and the 2014/2015 Moerser-Jugendbuch- Jury award for Obsidian. Her young adult romantic suspense novel DON’T LOOK BACK was a 2014 nominated Best in Young Adult Fiction by YALSA. Her adult romantic suspense novel TILL DEATH was a Amazon Editor’s Pick and iBook Book of the Month. Her young adult contemporary THE PROBLEM WITH FOREVER is a 2017 RITA Award Winner in Young Adult Fiction. She also writes Adult and New Adult contemporary and paranormal romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.

She is the owner of ApollyCon and The Origin Event, the successful annual events that features over hundred bestselling authors in Young Adult, New Adult, and Adult Fiction, panels, parties, and more.

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608 reviews103 followers
August 5, 2014
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Initial Reaction: I just finished the book..... and I'm speechless..... that ending..... Daemon...... I can't....... I can't even...... asdfghjkl;

Okay, I'm going to attempt to 'review' this book and refrain from too much fangirling. First of all, I think it's obvious that I absolutely loved it! So much stuff happened and it was so action-packed! But there were also really beautiful, tender moments between Daemon & Katy. Which leads me to.... Daemon.... *sigh* I absolutely love me some Daemon Black. And being in his head and seeing how he thinks and how much he loves his Kitten was just ahhh-mazing! I loved uncovering the mystery behind the title. I loved meeting the new character, Archer. And I absolutely loved every single page of this book! That ending.... pretty much left me writhing in agony as I await the sequel. Jennifer- you are a freakin' genius (kind of evil.....), but still a literary genius! <3

Jennifer L. Armentrout: "I will also confirm this: The last two books in the series that are currently untitled are in dual POVs (Daemon and Katy). There you go."




TRIPLE UPDATE: It has a release date! August 27, 2013 It's too far away..... *cries*

QUADRUPLE UPDATE: It has a synopsis..... and..... and.... it makes me anxious & nervous. :3 :/

QUINTUPLE UPDATE: IT HAS A COVER!!!!!!!! AND IT'S JUST BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!! AND I'M FREAKIN' OUT!!!!!!!! AND I REALLY *NEED* THIS BOOK, LIKE, RIGHT NOW!!!!!!!! AND..... AND..... I'm calm. Completely and totally calm FREAKIN' THE FLIP OUT!!!! asdfghjkl;

TEASERS: We have teasers.....

The FIRST CHAPTER of Origin is up on Hypable to tide us over til we can get our hands on it! <3 **internal screaming**

"All the pent up, helpless rage formed a wrecking ball inside of me. Maintaining human form was near impossible. I wanted to hit something—destroy something. I needed to.

“Daemon, no one—”

“Shut up,” I said, turning to where Matthew sat in the corner of the room. Right this moment I wanted to destroy him. “Just shut the hell up.”


“You have no idea…” I ran out of words at that point. Her being this close after so long was the sweetest kind of torture. Each breath she took, I felt in every part of my body, in some areas more than others. Really inappropriate, but she always had a powerful hold over me. Common sense jumped out the window.”






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298 reviews94 followers
February 18, 2021
Warning: this contains foul language and also tiny spoilers!!!

For those of you who don't know what this book is about: this book is about rubbing and also groping.

There were literally 3 chapter about them (ahem) enjoying each-other! 3 CHAPTERS noting happened except them lying in bed! and then there were 2 more of them walking through Vegas and thinking about FEELINGS.

There might have been some descent action scenes somewhere around the end, but I was so fed up of this book by then, i skip-read through most of them.

The thing is, this series starts off well. You have the first, maybe even the second book, and it has its eye-rolling moments but they are neatly dispersed through the book and cut of just before you start cringing. So you finish it and you like it and you are a little ashamed to admit because of its cheesy plot but you give it 4 stars anyway and wait for the next book excitedly.

And here is where everything goes spiraling downward. Why i think that is?

First The behavior of the characters was unrealistic. I kept in mind that we (people) act differently in stressful situations but i can't imagine anyone acting the way our two MC did at the beginning. Kidnapped by the Government, tortured, scared for their life one would want comfort and closeness from their loved one not penetration. (i'm being vulgar on purpose - this book violated my mind. i'm in for revenge!)

Second the plot is stretched to tin, the story is not that complex to be divided in 5 parts. This would have been decent enough series if it was only 3 books.

Third the so-called LOVE they feel for each-other its noting more then hormones and hornyness (that's not a word - i don't care). It might pass as obsession, lust, craving, maybe crush.... But never LOVE. You don't apologize to the one you love about your feelings. They are a part of you. You don't say "thank you" just because they stays after you cried. That's what they SHOULD do, its not special and its not exclusive. It's what you DO for the one you LOVE. And you say what you want, without thinking too much about it, because that's you unfiltered - and that's the ONLY YOU they should know and love!

And Last...
We have this author, and she would not go in to history with the greatest, but she is good enough for our generation. And she writes in cliches but that's OK, because people that don't read as mach as WE do, love them - also they sell. And she is writing Young Adult and she also writes New Adult. And I think somewhere along the way she stopped seeing the line between the two.
And this Book is the result.

I read through all of this book waiting for the love i felt for its predecessors to come back. It never did. This book might have tainted the whole series form me. I now wonder how i read any of them at all?

So NO! I didn't like this book! And YES I am gonna read the last one because i came this far and i want to see how it ends! And YES i feel a little like a hypocrite because of it! (and a little sick when i remember that i have to read about their FEELINGS again!)

My recommendation?! If you are not as cynical as i am you might like this one and If you are not as old as i am then you might love this one. If you are bout of those things (and also have a brain and opinions) i don't recommend it!

(for the ones who decide to read this after all): Just be prepared for the touches and the kisses and the legs spreading and gasps and growls while the people are dying around them.
!!!!Because they love each-other people, that's why!!!!

*I hid the teasers I posted earlier under spoiler-tag! Just to clarify things: the likes i have so far (275) are for them not for the review.
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757 reviews3,652 followers
Shelved as 'top-of-my-tbr'
August 27, 2013

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Me after reading Opal:

FREAKING JULY..... REALLY????? Photobucket I'll take it.
That's better than waiting a whole year.



Blake you are officially PUBLIC ENEMY #1. And since your a fictional character there is only one thing I can do about that...


Daemon, my sweet sweet Daemon,
I. NEED. YOU. TO. MAKE. SURE. Blake has an excruciating painful slow death.


- - - - - - - - S L O W L Y - - - - - - - - -

I'm officially counting down the days for the release of this book.
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461 reviews1,205 followers
January 28, 2019

I was so thrilled to read this one because we waited a lot for this one.And when I got it in my heads I couldn't leave it.It was such a cool book and the ending was mind blowing, that great.

Me while reading the book :

“As close as you’re riding me, man, I feel like I need to take you out to dinner or something. At least, I should get your name.” He punched in a floor number, smirking.
“People call me Archer.”

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“Oh shit. ET just phoned home.”

Mountain View

“Me and Katy look adorkable in extraterrestrial
highway shirts. You would just look stupid. You can thank me later.”

Mountain View

“What kind of motel sells condoms?"
"My favorite kind of motel?”

Mountain View

Amazing book.Highly recommended.

*Pictures from the review are not mine, I took them mostly from Google images or Tumblr*
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143 reviews914 followers
August 31, 2013
Daemon and Katy

“There's only one thing I want."
"And that is?"
"I want to see Kat."
Nancy's smile didn't fade. "And what are you willing to do to accomplish that?"
"Anything," I said without hesitation, and I meant it. "I will do anything, but I want to see Kat first and I want to see her now.”

I waited so long to read this book and I have to admit that it was way better than I expected it to be.I can easily say that Jennifer is my favorite author.The worlds that she creates,the characters and the stories,are so carefully written and developped.The lux series is obviously one of her series that I adore.Yes it's about aliens but nothing freaky.Everything is perfect and maybe I'm biased :D

After that awful cliffhanger the book starts with Katy's pov.She's taken and they are apart now.Daemon is determined to bring her back no matter the cost.The truth is that he doesnt even think about the consequences because he wants her safe.
“I’ll burn the world down to save her”

Daemon and Katy have more allies than they could ever imagine.
This Luc kid is more powerful than you think.
New species will come to the surface.
They are going to get betrayed.
They will have to choose between family and life.
The world will change!

After reading this book many people say that it doesnt end with a cliffhanger.Is it just me that disagrees?Personally I cant wait until the OTHER summer.

I cant really say anything else about this book because I dont want to ruin it for those who havent read it and there other readers who havent read the series so I dont think that they will understand much.

Overall this is pure perfection.(That's me being biased again)
This book combines EVERYTHING!I am serious.Not annoying characters.You will laugh your a$$ out.Sexy hot alien babes.Badass heroines and we definetely support TEAM AWESOME :D I would love it if she wrote a book about Archer and Dee!Last but not least

“While you’re deep in something, you never say or do what you need to. It’s always after the fact, when it’s too late, that you realize what you should’ve said or done.”

“I want a years-worth of seconds and minutes with you. I want a decade's worth of hours, so many that I can't add them up.”

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158 reviews1,919 followers
September 1, 2013
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Jennifer Armentrout is…

a big fucking deal.

You know it.
I know it.

This woman has a manic talent with words! And plot twists. And dialogue. And skyscraper-sized cliff-hangers. And heart-splintering moments. And her characters… LAWD! Her characters…

***Daemon Black is everything that has ever been my favorite thing.***

And she does all of this is such an effortless way. It’s almost like she’s having a conversation with each and every one of her readers when she writes a book. Because she makes sure you’re a part of everything she writes. She doesn’t just want you read it; she wants you to experience it. And I get that that’s what every author tries to do… The difference is that Jennifer actually does it.

And she does it fucking well.

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Random Tidbits.

Pine needles must hurt like a bitch.
Blake isn’t wall-resistant.
Someone gets married.
Creepy-ass ten-year-olds.
We find out what Luc really is. <----- Seriously. That has been bugging me forever!
I really hope Archer gets his own book.
Someone gets pregnant.
Five characters die. (And I’m so not going to tell you who!)
What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas.
And never piss off Luc.

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My studio.

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That’s all.

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733 reviews798 followers
December 9, 2015

Origin is a turning point in Lux series. This is not a childlish game anymore. Everything is more dangerous and more serious than ever before. Everyone had to pick sides and say goodbye to the content life they once had known. Full of action, Origin is the best part in series so far!

My Daemon:

My Katy:

I loved dual POV. In this book, Daemon is in his best confident-self. He is snarky. He is determined. He will do ANYTHING to get his Kitten back. I absolutely loved how badass Daemon was in this instalment, he is definitely one of my all time favourite bookish heroes, if not the best!

I was shocked and speecheles once I found out what "origin" truly means. Action in this book blew my mind! Lux series is without a doubt the best YA paranormal series I have ever read, it is just so epic! I could not put it down, Origin was pure perfection.

And Katy's and Daemon's relationship? It matured, got stronger and I was swooning over them all the time. I loved everything about this book. The good, the bad, everything. Kudos to Jennifer L. Armentrout for creating this amazing story. I wish I had final instalment already!

My pre-review after reading Opal:


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Author 18 books7,950 followers
May 20, 2013
I am so in love with this series - this book in particular. I feel so many emotions for it right now. This story world just keeps getting better and better, and I keep loving Daemon and Katy more and more.
So amazingly awesome. Jen's writing is spectacular. So much yum.
Oh, and don't get me started on how cool it is to have a literary reference to my book in this novel!!!!! How freaking surreal is that??? EEEK!!!
I give this book off-the-charts stars. Can't wait to see what Jen has in store for us next. :-)
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518 reviews316 followers
January 7, 2014
EDIT: The story finally progresses and there's something different happening. The last book seemed pointless but this does not. Can't wait for the end

" There are two more books after Opal and like I said on release day, those two books (yet untitled) will be in dual POVs-- Daemon and Katy. "
LINK: http://jenniferarmentrout.blogspot.in...


That means there are going to be scenes from Daemon's POV!


The Third book hasn't even come out yet but I'm dying to read this...
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420 reviews16.8k followers
February 22, 2016
Oh fudgemonkeys,I feel like I just read a combination of X-Men,Star Wars and Richelle Mead's Bloodlines with a hint of dystopia (experiments on humans and all) and scorching romance!Yet Jennifer L. Armentrout created something unique and utterly hers.The woman is brilliant!Brilliant.

“I'd take out an army,burn down an entire city,and throw the world into chaos if I had to in order to keep Kat out of that place.”

And he did it.If you hurt Kat,you hurt Daemon,not because of their bond but due to his devasting,wonderful and all-consuming love for her.Surrender to the enemy?Done.Participate in horrible experiments?Done.Cause mayhem?Done.Turn your back to your own kind?Done.And he didn't stop there.
“I'll burn the world down to save her.”

Origin was darker and more mature than the previous books in the Lux series.The plot thickened,bodies piled up,betrayals stung and the heroes found out what they were willing to sacrifice.Kat was losing herself,she struggled with the changes in her,she succumbed to her anger and felt terrified by her determination to kill when the sense of self-preservation kicked in.And Daemon,even though he wanted to be a better man alien,he didn't hesitate to get his hands dirty if it was to protect her.Even though Daedalus messed with their heads and used twisted means (and I mean really sick means,those that make you want to go Hulk and leave nothing but ashes in order to right such tremendous injustice),they were right about one thing:war was coming.
“So,the question is,will you be with us,or will you stand against your own kind?Because you will have to make a choice,Miss Swartz.Between your own people or those of the one who mutated you.”

The dual POV and the Origins added to an already captivating story,and the involvement of Archer and Luc was really intriguing.And I can't help but mention that Daemon proved time and time again that underneath his arrogance and jerky attitude he was so sweet he made your insides melt.

“His kiss...well,it made me.
He made me.
And because of that,I knew it went both ways.He made me.
And I made him.”

And now I am a puddle of goo.
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261 reviews
Want to read
February 1, 2016

First things first.

1. We have a cover and a synopsis (don't know how I feel about the cover, though)

2. "... which side will Daemon and Katy be standing on? And will they even be together?"


I seriously hope that doesn't mean what I think I means, Mrs. Armentrout. I don't know if my heart can survive a cliffhanger just like Opal's.



You can't seriously expect me to live without even a synopsis after that cliffhanger.

Reaction when I saw this:

Just like that.
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3,758 reviews32k followers
April 20, 2015
5 I wanna make some alien babies with Daemon stars!!!

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After the crazy cliffhanger in Opal, we’ve all been (not so) patiently waiting to find out what happens with Daemon and Katy... one of my favorite fictional couples! I’ve been anxious to see how this one would turn out... if it would stack up to the rest of the series. It did! Amazing!

Daemon Black is on a mission to save the woman he loves and nothing and no one can stop him. He will do ANYTHING he has to do to be with Kat.

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“There's only one thing I want."
"And that is?"
"I want to see Kat."
Nancy's smile didn't fade. "And what are you willing to do to accomplish that?"
"Anything," I said without hesitation, and I meant it. "I will do anything, but I want to see Kat first and I want to see her now.”

Daemon basically sacrifices himself, his freedom, just to be with Katy. Now, that is love. There is nothing else he could have done. No place else he would rather be than with her.

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Even with being stuck with the DOD, Daemon and Katy are both able to keep their spunk, banter, and sense of humor...
“I've been waiting a long time to run tests on someone like you, " he said to Daemon, voice high-pitched.
Daemon arched a brow. "Another fanboy. I have them everywhere."
I muttered, "Only you would see that as a good thing."
He shot me a grin.

No offense, but I have no desire to be making any weird babies with you right now.
I choked on my laugh. You’d be blessed to have a child of mine. Admit it.
Her eyes rolled. Seriously, your ego knows no limit, no matter the situation.
Hey. I like to be consistent.
That you are, she said, voice dry in my thoughts.

“He hasn’t been to many places. He hasn’t even eaten at an Olive Garden so I doubt he’s a connoisseur of hotels.”
“No Olive Garden?”
She shook her head.
“Man, we’ve got to get that boy some endless breadsticks and salad. Travesty.”

Will Kat and Daemon find a way to escape? Will they be able to do it before they break? There is so much going on in this book. ACTION. SUSPENSE. SURPRISE. I don’t want to divulge too much of the story line. You really have to read it for yourself. It’s one of those books you want to be shocked while reading.

Daemon Black... I just love Daemon Black more than ever!!! No one else can have me swoon, get me hot and bothered, and have me laughing my ass off all at the same time like Daemon! And when ever he says the word Kitten... ah it just does things to me! He is just THE BEST in this book!

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I will give you some highlights...
★ There are a few deaths :(
★ Someone is knocked up
★ A wedding will take place
★ There is a BIG light show in Vegas
★ You won’t be able to trust everyone
★ Alien condoms
★ A new guy named Archer... I LOVE him!

Okay... that should help :D I love how unpredictable these books are! There were so many -I didn’t see that coming- moments! Once you start this one, cave out some serious reading time because you won’t want to put it down! JLA��s writing is amazing as always! Sometimes with longer series, books start to lose their steam as it goes along. That is not the case. This was just as wonderful as the first three books in the series!

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There is a minor cliffhanger, for those who are wondering. To me, it wasn’t terrible... nothing compared to the Opal cliffy. I just wish we didn’t have to wait so long for the next book to be released! Summer of 2014 seems like it’s FOREVER away! But seriously, I adore these books! If you haven’t read this series, you are truly missing out!
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476 reviews246 followers
October 12, 2018
“There’s only one thing I want.”
“And that is?”
“I want to see Kat.”
“And what are you willing to do to accomplish that?”
“Anything,” I said without hesitation, and I meant it. “I will do anything, but I want to see Kat first, and I want to see her now.”

OKAY, OKAY, OKAY! Picking it up this series again after so much time was an INCREDIBLE DECISION that I am so happy that I made. ♥︎

(me the entire time reading this book).

This book was everything I was hoping for and more. The action, the writing, the flawed real awesome strong characters (who I love so much) and the story is just so GOOD!

This has been a blessing for my ship heart!
I’m speechless at how perfect they are for and with each other.
They are one of my favorite OTP's of all fucking time.
I couldn’t be happier with this book even if I tried.
They are so in love with each other I’m jealous. THEY ARE SOULMATES in every sense of the word.

Daemon I LOVE WITH ALL OF MY HEART, he’s the embodiment of awesomeness! I’m in love with every aspect of him.

And why that fuck was I denied his POV before!? I love him so much. I’m mad that I was denied the pleasure of knowing him more in the previous books, but the next one will also have his POV so I’m not so mad anymore. YEAH!
He’s too hot, the cover does not do him justice.

Kath is just FUCKINGTASTIC, seriously she’s one of the only female characters that I have read that didn’t piss me off at any bloody point of the series. She’s so selfless, strong and I love her.

I LOVE ALL OF THE CHARACTERS NEW AND OLD! They are all in they one way unique and badass.
And I have a feeling of a new couple rising and I couldn’t be more excited to see it happening.

I can’t wait to read the final book and have my heart melt of happiness because of my babies, but at the same time I’m so sad that is going to end!
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896 reviews1,947 followers
September 2, 2013
5 completely amazing stars!!

Okay. Let me breathe for a minute.
Or two.
Or twenty.



This was SO.DAMN.GOOD!!

And I my nerves almost killed me, and I don’t know how it will possibly go from here, and I’m really afraid of what will happen with the next book because of its title and and yeah… I’m rambling. Sorry. (I’m really not that sorry!)


Okay, this picks up right after that horrible CH in the third book, with Katy stuck God knows where with the Deadalus and Daemon turning everything and everyone around trying to save her.
I’m really not telling you everything that happens in this book, because that’s basically impossible. But it’s awesome and it will blow your mind!
Everything will change in this book and you’ll not know who the good guys are anymore. This will get confusing, messy… and you’ll love every second of it.
It’s great to see the old and new awesome characters interaction and Daemon and Katy… well, they are probably one of the greatest book-couples ever.
They’re sweet and it’s impossible not to be completely in love with every scene they have together.


I’ve already tell you that I love everything that Jennifer writes… these series are the reason why. I don’t think there are better young adult paranormal books better than these.
Neither YA nor PNR are my all time favorite genres… but somehow this has those two factors together and I just can’t stop loving it. Daemon Black is probably one of my biggest book-crushes. (Fact that should make me ashamed considering that he is a teenager and I should be a wiser adult!)
Now I will grumble and scream with everyone around me every time I remember that I’ll have to wait months and months for the next one. CAN’T FREAKIN’ WAIT!!
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127 reviews48 followers
September 1, 2013
Reviewed By Inna @ Inna's Little Bookshelves
So I basically had an aneurysm while waiting for this book to come out. With the cliffhanger in the last book I couldn't wait to get my hands on this one. ( And also on Blake so I can strangle him.) This book just had so many reveals I think I still haven't been able to take all of the in.
** thinks about it*** nope still haven't
I think at this point it should be obvious I absolutely loved this book. It was really fast paced and there were some really shocking moments in it. I loved the dual point of view. I mean come on we got to be in Daemon's Black head, that itself could have made the book a winner for me. But Jennifer L. Armentrout did not stop there she gave us amazing, tender moments between the perfect, sexy, dirty mouthed, sweetheart Daemon and Katy, she raised the stakes, she introduced some amazing new characters, Archer I'm looking at you, and she killed a lot of people. I didn't know if I wanted to laugh or cry or hyperventilate while reading this book. The ending... I swear at this point I should have just been expecting another cliffhanger but yeah... so surprise!!! It's a cliffhanger not as bad as Opal ( don't think anything can top that one for me) but yeah still pretty bad. I'm just going to end the review here because it would just be me fan-girling about Daemon. This book is close to perfection.
VERY ANGRY UPDATE 6/14/13: PEOPLE DID YOU SEE THE BLURB?!??!!????!?!!?!?!?!?!??!?!?!?!?!?!??!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!
On that note happy waiting until August.
Update 3/12/13: So I just saw that the release date got moved. Yep people it got moved. WHY DID IT GET MOVED!!!!!!! ARRRGHHH WANTING THIS BOOK HAS MADE ME USE PIRATE LANGUAGE I NEVER USE PIRATE LANGUAGE!!!! GRRRRRR <---- SEEE
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Update 1/14/13: THERE'S A TEASER!!!!!!!!! OMG KILL ME!!!! and to torture all of you here you go:
"All the pent up, helpless rage formed a wrecking ball inside of me. Maintaining human form was near impossible. I wanted to hit something—destroy something. I needed to.
“Daemon, no one—”
“Shut up,” I said, turning to where Matthew sat in the corner of the room. Right this moment I wanted to destroy him. “Just shut the hell up.”

Mwahahahahaha enjoy the torture of waiting for I don't know I few billion years until this book comes out!!! okay so I'm exaggerating but it might as well be I'll go gray before I get this book :(
I HAVE TO WAIT UNTIL JULY?!!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?
That can't happen I need this book!!!! I need Daemon I mean come on dual point of view?!?! I NEED THIS!!!!!
My reaction to dual point of view:


My reaction when I saw its due to release in June:
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This is going to be torture I'm going to count days until June.
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36 reviews
February 9, 2017
I don't think I can tolerate 50% of this book being a history lesson about the "Origin" of aliens. I need Daemon to find Katy, like, within the first ten pages. Then, I need him to kick Bart/Flake/Ben/Buford (Blake)'s ass for me. Katy so should've told him about Blake's dirty sleepover habits!! Please don't become half a psycho like Beth, Katy!!

Okay, we got everything we usually want by the third book:
-villain dead
-Katy+Daemon did..."something" we were dying for
-Dawson and Beth back together
-Dee talking to Katy again
-Daemon said something we were dying to hear in english(anyone else feel like he told Katy he loved her in his language?)

But Daemon, too little too late, don't you think, buddy?


Ffffing shit! The blurb's a killer! Don't break up you guys! Keep it together, kick Blake's ass and defeat the Daedalus. And what truths can keep Katy and Daemon away anyway???
there might be problems but will they really be on different sides? I'll die of shame if she ever picks Blake's side...JLA should've written a book 'Wait For Origin'!!



oh my gosh that gorgeous cover!!! --> meant to be in caps lock but my keyboard thought otherwise ;)

This is serious torture...I don't like Daemon to be all alone on the cover but he looks so determined to get Katy!! The surrounding does worry me though...hope he's not the one getting a bit crazy instead of Katy. Just kidding! I'm sure he's his usual self, creating chaos and destruction for the one he loves :)

And the buzz of theories are making me uneasy - getting pregnant, losing memories, cheating-related misunderstandings are just unnecessary things that would ruin this WHOLE series for me. After a long time, I've found such an amazing series and an author I can trust to truly keep up her standards. I would be really pissed. I mean, have you seen the cover? Have you zoomed in and seen Daemon's face? Yeah, the things I mentioned above are not his style and he would NEVER let it fly for even a second...I have SO MUCH blind faith in Origin and #5 I consider myself an idiot already!! But I'm just trusting my instinct! Watch out Katy, Daemon's coming to get you!


Okay, it’s no secret that I was dying for this book to come out. Lux is surprisingly one of those series that stays in mind until the next book is out. The last book ended with a killer cliffhanger. So did this one, only it’s less torturous. Doesn’t mean that waiting a year for the next book is going to be easy. The final book. I’m scared just thinking that Daemon Black’s story is coming to an end.

Origin was different from the previous books. It has more action, more drama, more betrayal and more suspense than ever. I was somewhat disappointed by the lack of romance and humor. I get that this book needed to be a bit serious but I really want the old quirky, funny and incorrigible Daemon back. But with what happens in this book, Opposition is probably going to be lots more serious.

Daemon and Katy are strong individuals, but they’re even better as a team. Katy is trained by the DOD and I love that she’s more kickass than before. She has some really cool powers now. Blake and any other traitors are dealt with quickly.

There are two major surprises in this book. Katy and Daemon do something that got me crazy for Daemon all over again, and Dawson and Beth are in a really risky situation.

Origin. Like the other books, this title also has a huge reason behind it. I’ve always thought of hero and heroines joining rebellions to be too cliché so wanted a couple to start one. And Katy and Daemon did it!

I asked Jennifer to use one word to express her feelings about Origin, and her answer is: satisfied.

If she’s satisfied with the way Origin ended, then we are going to be mind-blown with Opposition. And the cover is enough reason to want this book. Daemon will do anything for Katy, and he’s proved that in this book. His love is fiercer than ever, and the action and suspense with have your heart pounding. Not to mention the cute kid Luc. His secrets are still quite hidden. I hope Opposition will lleave us satisfied, although who wouldn’t want more DB?

Honestly, I’m hoping that if and when Jennifer feels like it, she’ll write a NA series following Daemon and Katy’s life together. We’ve already seen it begin, but I wanna know how it lasts!

last update: my predictions for opposition

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160 reviews368 followers
July 19, 2014
Rounding down to 3.5 stars because of the end.

This is me at the end of Origin...

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That was such a stupid way to end the book.
For some of the readers it was a 'cliffhanger', but in my opinion it was (like i said) stupid and therefore i didn't like it.
So i was like...


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And I’m not going to let you do this by yourself You’re my – everything, Kat

Origin starts off with a very pissed, sad, and heartbroken Daemon. Right were we left off in Opal
So obviously Daemon goes and rescues her (by doing a very reckless and not though-out thing that i didn't really approve of. But this is Daemon. It's kind of normal for him to do that, right?)

As Daemon becomes more careless about the sacrifices he will have to make to protect Kat and his family from danger, the consequences might be leading to war, and something far more dangerous than any of them can handle.

Together they can do it. But what if they are not together? Are Daemon and Katy even standing on the same side?

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Let me start by saying why i didn't give Origin 5 stars.

One of my biggest issues was probably not liking at all where the book was going. I found myself wishing that the author would re-write it (sorry).
There were so many scenes/parts i wanted to change.

The reason i wasn't particularly excited might be because a reviewer SPOILED THE BOOK FOR ME! Well she didn't exactly say who it was, but come on, really?
It was the same as writing it on a piece of paper in big letters and then shoving it at my face.

Those 2 spoilers annoyed the f*ck out of me to no end.

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On to the good things.


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He was our usual, sarcastic, big headed and swoon worthy Daemon Black. He didn't change one bit which made me very happy and glad. Even when his and Kat's life was at risk, guess what?
He still had that 'kiss my ass, i'm the best' attitude which i love!

I want a years-worth of seconds and minutes with you. I want a decade's worth of hours, so many that i can't add them up.


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I loved Katy too! She didn't annoy me and i thought she was a brilliant heroine. Very strong, independent, and kind but with a bad attitude.
I absolutely love it when the MC are a bit rebellious.

I also loved all the other characters - Dee, Dawson, Beth, Archer (can i have him for breakfast?).

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I adored all the action, and the hot and sweet scenes between Daemon and Katy.
BTW - There were more of those in this book (which i was very happy about).

His kiss...well it made me. He made me. And because of that i knew it went both ways. He made me/ And i made him.

The twist about the traitor who was among them all along was a bit shocking to be honest.
I predicted it in the previous books but i forgot all about it so it was still a surprise.

I'm not very pleased about Beth


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Origin was still a very good read that managed to captivate me
, and i liked it. At times more than others. Loved the characters, the action, the twists and the new info we got about Daedalus and some other things too. Looking forwards to reading book 5 (Opposition - coming out 2014)

"I love you," I said, our lips brushing.
"I love you so very much."


Errrmmm... guys. Look at the cover reveal for Origin.


I'm sorry (this is nothing personal), but...

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Now, look at these...



And look at the other one.

I only have 2 questions.

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They don't match! I hope the spine will at least mix well with the others because otherwise it will look terrible on my shelve.

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And where the f*ck is Katy!!!? It's a damn tradition for Katy to be on the cover!!! And i know she's , but she should still be there!

I know that the guy still looks like our old, good Daemon. Hot, muscular and all that. The thing at the front - " He'll burn the world to save her" is so damn awesome and makes me want to read the book! And the fire at the back looks kinda cool. But this just won't do! We need Katy, and the colors need some major change.

That.Is. Final.
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2,135 reviews7,328 followers
January 19, 2020

'ORIGIN' is the fourth book in Jennifer L. Armentrout's 'Lux' series. It picks up where the previous book left off.
Still in keeping with my January challenge I'm finishing off this series!! To date I'm loving them and am so glad I took that plunge with reading PNR because this genre until now has been one I've not willingly jumped on.

Each book ends in cliffys so I can imagine the screams from many disgruntled readers because they are brutal and this one was no different, things were going to get BAD!!
So many ups and downs, so many twists, so much angst, heart break, these characters wormed their way into my heart so effortlessly that you can't help rooting for their HEA!!

Daemon Black our freaky hot alien is on a suicide mission to save Katy, the woman he's in love with and to do that he relinquishes himself to the one place he should've stayed well away from.

And from this point on we're thrown headfirst into a nail biting adventure where new and old rivals come into play. Who can they trust?

This series just ticks all the boxes.

So here’s the thing I wouldn’t class myself as a fast reader, but I’m so surprised how fast I read this book, in one sitting this book was devoured! Inhaled the f#ck out of it! God I love this series! Yet again this author has pulled that 5+++++ star rating out of me effortlessly!! can she do it 5 for 5!!

Onto the last one in this series because that cliffy made my heart stop!

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364 reviews133 followers
February 9, 2017

Before I start my review I just want to say that this is my favorite book from the series. After the incredible and heartbreaking cliffhanger we got in Opal, I was dying to get my hands on this one, because I was sure a lot of things will change in this story. And guess what? I was right..

So, we continue our adventure from exactly the point where Opal shattered out hearts. Katy was abducted my the Daedalus and nobody could do anything to save her. She was on her own now. At least their plan worked, they could rescue Beth, but this achievement was obtained with her sacrifice. All alone and with a lot crazy people trying to make her use her maximum hybrid potential, Katy is facing a serious situation that doesn't seem to have a happy ending. She was pushed in every direction possible and had no choice but to defend herself, even if it means doing things she doesn't want to do.


In the mean time, Daemon is literally going crazy knowing Katy is out there, maybe hurt, maybe dead and he can't do a thing to help her. But of course, once you threaten the love of his life, you have to be prepared for a massive surprise, because he is willing to do ANYTHING to get Katy back alive and well. So, he makes a deal with the Daedalus and offers them his healing services, becoming exactly like Dawson. Only, they will learn not to trust this twisted people..

This book was intense from page one until last. I don't think there was a single paragraph in this book that I didn't enjoy.
Katy proved me once more how though she is and how loyal she can be to the people she loves. Besides that, I believe that in this book she was challenged the most, emotionally and physically. Her experience with the Daedalus will mark her, but it was also intended in making her stronger. Considering all that she lost in this book, I believe that she is literally ready to face anything.

Daemon was amazing as usual, and I really wanted to see how he would react when Katy was abducted. I thought that he will kill them all, burn all the planet to get her back. You just simply can't mess with him and expect a calm answer. He was willing to sacrifice everything for Katy and because of this my admiration for him as a hero grew exponentially. I got to see a very balanced Daemon in this book, with a soft and vulnerable side. We all know that Katy was his weak spot, but I just didn't know the extend of his love for her until reading this book and being blow away by its intensity.

The plot was magnificent and it never ceased to surprise me. We are introduced to new characters that will have a significant role in the story, and old characters will have their fair share of action. Speaking of old friend, you are in for a surprise when Blake is concerned and please tell me if you were as confused as me regarding his fate.
Nothing like the previous books was at intense and straight forward as in Original. Everything was different now, more darker, more complex and I could feel that Jennifer had a blast writing it, because you could read her talent and dedication.

So, there you have it, a full and complex book, with all the elements you may possibly need: earth shattering love, loyalty, adventure, twist and breathtaking moments that will not let you put the book down until the very end. And when you put it down, you will want to start the next one, because guess what? The ending will drive you crazy:) Typically..

5 Stars!


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2,311 reviews24.7k followers
November 18, 2015
Where do I start?! I have so many emotions swirling around inside me right now and I am afraid I won't find the right words to express them. But, I'll start with this...THIS BOOK WAS UNBELIEVABLY FANTASTIC!!! I think Katy and Daemon have become my favorite book couple ever. And, this book is told in both Katy and Daemon's POV. I am not always a fan of the dual POV but it really worked well this time. Sharing Daemon's thoughts and emotions added so much for me. The book starts right up where Opal left off with that huge cliffhanger. Katy is gone. And Daemon will do anything to get her back. The first maybe half of the book was really disturbing. Daedalus has Katy, and they want Daemon. Throughout her stay there, they reveal to her what they have been doing. They actually believe their actions are all for the greater good. That's what they try to convince others of anyway. Each page was some other new and horribly disturbing truth. Once Daemon and Katy are reunited, then starts the sweet parts. Daemon's love for Katy knows no bounds. Some of the moments between them are so heartwarmingly beautiful. But, Jennifer Armentrout is a master. We will be right in the middle of a beautiful moment between Daemon and Katy and getting all warm and fuzzy and then, wham, the tables turn and everything turns to chaos. These two just can't catch a break. I don't think they have more then a few hours of peace at a time throughout the book. Daemon is still our overprotective, sassy, alpha and Katy is still our strong, independent heroine. But, I saw changes in them in this book. I really saw Daemon respecting Katy more as an equal. And I also saw Katy as more accepting as well. Knowing that Daemon is just trying to keep her safe because he loves her so much. One such example is when they are physically running together. Katy wants to run on her own, not to be a burden to Daemon, to run at his side. Daemon knows and respects this. But at one point, Katy realizes that she is holding him back and that she has to give in and lets him carry her. They are a team in this book, more than ever. And then there is my beloved Dee. I have loved her from the first book. In Origin, she doesn't play as prominent of a part, but I love her. And, I am very interested in the character of Archer. I can't wait to see where that goes. I can't say enough wonderful things about this book. If I had to hand out one criticism, it is that I could not get a single thing done of my regular household chores. I could think of nothing else but to read, read, read. So, my husband may not be loving Jennifer Armentrout right about now as much as I am. This series is so fantastic so I hope that I have been able to convince you to give it a try if you haven't already. It will be torture to wait for the final book to come out.
Profile Image for Jeff.
143 reviews401 followers
December 30, 2017
I’m done.

This whole series was just...*screams*

See, the author starts off this whole series with a hot, drop-dead sexy dude, so obviously I was into it. ;)


To all you readers, don’t worry, Daemon didn’t lose his hotness.

JLA’s amazing, mind me, but in this series, she just kept on adding more and more problems to the story, but never actually solved any of them.


There needs to be a few solutions happening about now right??


And second of all...what the heck is going on between Katy and Daemon?!

There’s just so much f*cking distrust and problems between the two of them, but once they have a good kiss, they’re all freaking back together again.


DNF at page I-don’t-even-know-where-but-somewhere-around-the-middle.
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2,239 reviews3,437 followers
June 7, 2018
I'll burn the world down to save her.

EPIC! Truly impressive.

From where can I start telling you about this book?

First of all if you compare the first book of the series Obsidian with Origin, you will notice that the story has evolved exponentially:

1.The high school children are not children any more. They are young adults now. They hold their future in their hands, they take painful decisions, they proceed in life-changing actions.

2. The action will move from the little town and the school to secret military underground bases where humans try to be The God.

3. Humans play a vital part in this book. Before, they seemed to be afar. They were just observing Luxen and Arum and they were setting the rules for the aliens in order to be accepted on Earth. Now, we see that humans do not really play nice for more than 50 years. What is their role in the creation of Origins? Where is the compassion and the sympathy and the understanding ? I was keep cursing and wishing painful punishment for most stupid uptight cruel humans involved in Daedalus project.

There is one shocking revelation after the other and a cliffhanger at the end of almost each chapter.
Everyone can become a casualty: human or alien, main or secondary character. After a while, you get used to it.

One thing is certain, the world will NOT be the same after this book.
And apparently everyone has to choose a side – unless the side is already chosen for him/her.

Previous books:
Review Obsidian (Lux, #1)
Review Onyx (Lux, #2)
Review Opal (Lux, #3)
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282 reviews799 followers
February 8, 2021
Wow, I read this sooo fast! Definitely my favorite in the series so far.

I ACTUALLY LIKED DAEMON! Up until now, I had such a mehh feeling about Daemon - definitely a below average love interest for me. He was just too angsty, too rude and overprotective. But in this book, he also became really sweet and wasn't as much of a jerk so he grew on me a lot

🆗 THE ROMANCE definitely went up a notch and it was so sweet to read about how much they loved each other ❤️ The sex scenes were still vague and not explicit, which was kind of a con for me though

THE SETTING IN NEVADA and the surrounding cities were so much more interesting than their small town in West Virginia. I'm definitely a city girl 😅 This finally felt more like a typical fantasy/scifi adventure because we didn't have so much of the high school drama

THE PLOT MOVED FORWARD so quickly in this one. Whether it was an action sequence or a reveal of information, there was always something interesting happening that kept me on the edge of my seat. And we finally learned about the aliens and a lot of pieces came together

I am so happy that I finally got to the good part of this series. Honestly, the first three books were kind of disappointing to me but this one was infinitely better in every way possible. Cannot wait to read the final book because holy shit that ending was crazyyy. Talk about leaving you begging to know what happens next!
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558 reviews12.6k followers
February 19, 2022
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42 reviews69 followers
August 29, 2013
So , because I like express my felings through gifs , I will do exactly that!

The most memorable moments :

1. The morning when I saw Origin online
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2. When I read what was happening to Kat
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3. When Deamon surrendered
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4.When Blake return
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5. What Daedalus were doing
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6.What Kat and Deamon did in Vegas
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7. And Beth with Dawson

8. Oh and finally Matthew

And there was so many great moments just that I would add and add gif after gif...
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I won't say anything else 'cause it would be to much!

AND Jennifer L. Armentrout
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