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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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  • ❤️Cyndi Marie❤️🎧Audiobook Addicts🎧
  • 2018-05-03

✫✫ 4 Stars ✫✫

Another great book in this series. I liked that his one felt more mature than the others, like we've watched them grow up so much from book 1. I love that Daemon and Katy are both bada$$, no matter what they are. In this one we learn a lot about all the species that we didn't even know existed and man some of them as awesome! There wasn't anything predictable about this one, well except they would always come out above and together.

The narration is great, even if I still feel like they both sound older than teenagers.

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  • GH
  • 2014-09-14

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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  • Book Lover D
  • 2015-12-16

Love the story, dislike Katy's voice

What annoys me is the mispronunciation of Daemon's (Day-mon) not demon. She should fix it!

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  • Carolina
  • 2018-10-21

Seriously! It’s Daemon, not Demon!

I couldn’t even get into the story. Every time I was, they would say his name. I’m going to see the author at an event and I’m going to ask her. I have a hard time believing she meant for him to be called Demon. I’m surprised they let that go in all of these.

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  • Brandie @AudiobookObsession
  • 2018-01-17

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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  • Malinda
  • 2016-05-31

Great addition to the series! :D

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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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  • whatcha.listening.to
  • 2018-02-03

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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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  • Jac Kie
  • 2021-05-23

HOLY ALIEN BABIES!👽

What the Flying-UFO just happened in those last few chapters?! The book went from just cruisin' along, to the speed of light in a flash. 😱

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  • Theo kemp
  • 2020-10-22

The big moment

So I binged through the physical books up until about 5 chapters into the next one but I was so emotional and I couldn’t continue because I was afraid of knowing what happens. After divergent went and HURT me with its ending I got very worried the characters wouldn’t end up together. So now I’m caught up almost and about to dive in and the things this story makes me feel are truly unbelievable. Even thought it hits some of my YA pet peeves I just adore this story so much. The depiction of love is just very intoxicating . Love this series. It truly should be like maze runner levels of renowned

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  • RiverTam
  • 2020-09-24

Beyond Awesome Story

The female narrators voice has a weird whiny, nasally quality (which is super annoying) but the story is awesome.