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After the successful but disastrous raid on Mount Weather, Daemon'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.

Surrounded by enemies, the only way Katy 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?

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?

©2013 Jennifer L. Armentrout (P)2013 Tantor

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  • Sherborn, MA, United States
  • 09-14-14

The Series Gets Richer and Ricer in intrigue

In order to appreciate this novel you have to start at the beginning. In Origin, the DoD takes the stage front and center. I will not say more about this; but what is outstanding is the way Armentrout continues to widen the the plot. In the first novel, you get lulled into thinking this is a trite YA romance about aliens, and by this book she has widened the scope and brought many serious issues to bear. She masterfully brings up relevant issues that affect us in society today. If you look beyond her story for her message, I think you'll be impressed with the questions she raises and her opinions she has offered so far.

In this book, Eyre reads from Kat's POV and Shapiro from for Daemons's. This narration is especially potent in the audio book, I am not sure it would be as good if you were reading it. The author's ability to use dialog to move the story forward is excellent as is her character development. I highly recommend the book and I can't wait for the final outcome. If the last four books are any indication, it should be a hit. I hope so, because book three of Divergent and Hunger Games were such a disappointment. That said, on to book 5.

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The best book yet!

Holy Moly so much happens, Deamon is either incredibly awesome or incredibly dumb and I say that with all the love.
Katy and Deamon both go through a H – E – L– L like they have never known. But they also gain a lot of information I would never have expected.

I love that it isn’t predictable, even having read this series once before I still forgot huge chunks of what happened. So it feels like getting to read it for the first time all over again.

Each book ends on a cliffy and I am coming to find out they are all more intense than the last. I can’t read book 5 like NOW!

I really liked the dual narration; I found I am getting to like Justine Eyre as Katy and Rob Shapiro is totally Deamon. The tone and inflection he uses are exactly how I see Deamon, the self-assured tone and I even feel like you can hear the smirk in his voice. LOVE.

*You don't have to like my review but its 100% my opinion, and I am allowed to have it.*

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Great addition to the series! :D

5 stars

Wow...this was a great addition to the series! I loved Katy and Daemon in this story. Katy is taken captive by a government agency that deal with (aka experiments on) aliens and the hybrids that the Luxen can make from humans. Daemon puts himself in a bad situations and at great personal risk to be with Katy and they find out a lot but it's hard to tell what's the truth and what's lies when it seems like everyone is so sincere while double crossing you.

After a lot of pain and drama, Katy & Daemon are reunited with their friends/family. They're able to escape the gov but the fight brings their race firmly "out" to the public. The story ends with a major cliffy as an invasion force of thousands in Luxen land of planet Earth and seem to have control over the Luxen already there. I can't wait to see what happens next!

I enjoyed this story immensely! Daemon and Katy are so good together in this book. They go through so much and I can only hope that they'll eventually get their HEA. This story had a good amount of action and suspense in it as well so it kept me well engaged. I'd recommend this story/series. :D

* note - There were 2 narrators, a female for the parts from Katy's PoV and a male for the parts from Daemon's PoV. They both did good jobs.

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Daemon is mine!

This series is so fluffing good! I loved the characters bore that i can explain. They are so well developed. Jennifer has this way of extracting all the emotion from you that she can so that you feel wholly invested in the book. I . Loved . It. I have read the whole series and can tell you it is one of my faves. Keep going!

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Chaos

That is the best word I can use to describe this chapter in the Lux series. It is definitely taking a dangerous and different route from some other books of the same genre - and I like it

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Awesome story!

Jennifer L. Armentrout once again delivers a wonderful, exciting story set in the Luxen world. I can't wait to see what happens in the next book!

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Cliff hanger endings

The previous book ended in a nail biter, and this one picks up the plot seamlessly and puts you right back in the action. Wow wow wow

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I'm totally in love

Better than twilight. it's an amazing emotional roller coaster ride. I cried, laughed, and got pissed off. the series is the best!!! I ready for the next book!

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Cliffhanger ending!

So, I took a break from this series because Katy really got on my nerves in the last book. That tends to happen with me and YA books. I'm happy to say that wasn't the case in this book.

This one starts with Daedalus trying to persuade Katy to cooperate with them. They are presenting themselves as the Knights in shiny armor but Katy isn't buying it. When that doesn't work their true motivations come to the surface and she gets put to the test. Meanwhile, Daemon has surrendered himself to get back to Katy. The horror stories from Beth and Dawson become Daemon and Katy's nightmare. What happens when a hybrid and a Luxen have children? A creepy-freaky Origin, that's what. They're more powerful than their parentage and truly 'other'.

I really enjoyed this book except for the cliffhanger ending-grrrr! It was action-packed, pretty sappy (rolls eyes), and filled with surprises. It makes you question things. With all of the bad guys out there, how will everyone survive?

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We finally hear Deamon's POV

I loved this book because we finally get to hear what is going on in Daemon’s head with the dual POV. This book can be hard to read/listen to because of what happens to Katy and Daemon at the hands of Daedalus. There is betrayal from friends. There is a lot of heart breaking death. The ending is a huge cliffhanger too.