Title: The Darkest Star
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Genre: YA, Science Fiction
Publisher: Tor Teen (Macmillan Publishers)
Date published: October 30, 2018
A physical copy of this book was kindly provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
Note: This book is a spinoff from another series, so there may be spoilers for a previous book/books in the synopsis below.
When seventeen-year-old Evie Dasher is caught up in a raid at a notorious club known as one of the few places where humans and the surviving Luxen can mingle freely, she meets Luc, an unnaturally beautiful guy she initially assumes is a Luxen…but he is in fact something much more powerful. Her growing attraction for Luc will lead her deeper and deeper into a world she’d only heard about, a world where everything she thought she knew will be turned on its head…
#1 New York Times, USA Today, and internationally bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout returns to the universe of the Lux in this brand new series, featuring beloved characters both new and old.
⤖ My Review ⬻
First of all, I do not recommend reading the synopsis for this book or my review if you have not yet read Armentrout’s Lux series and still intend to because there will be spoilers in the Origin series (this one) for the Lux series! I personally don’t like spoilers, so I always want to warn others when I can. Alright. Now that that’s done, let’s dive into my review! Those of you who follow my reading progress—or shenanigans—might have noticed that I read Armentrout’s Lux series in like one month late last year! It was super entertaining. I loved the romance and really liked the overarching plot.
Well, the Origin series (of which The Darkest Star is the first book) is a spinoff off of the Lux series and kind of takes place a few years after. It also focuses on a character who was a side character in the Lux series, which I thought was awesome because I really liked him in the Lux series. The plot of The Darkest Star was definitely as entertaining as Armentrout’s other series and kept me engaged and wondering about how relationships would develop and how some mysteries would or would not be revealed.
All in all, if you’ve read the Lux series, I think that you would enjoy The Darkest Star, and if you haven’t read the Lux series and don’t intend to, the Origin series can stand on its own as well! I have the sequel, The Burning Shadow, ready to go, so stay tuned because that review will be coming soon!
⤖ About the Author ⬻
# 1 New York Times and # 1 International Bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout 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.
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