Review: The Darkest Star by Jennifer L. Armentrout
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...
I'd forgotten how much fun Jennifer L. Armentrout books can be. I remember devouring the Lux series a few summers ago (except maybe not the last one?), and the Covenant series a while before that (except, again, I don't think I ever picked up that last book). I was so happy for the time to come back to this to both this author and this universe!
The Darkest Star is book #1 in the Origin series, and set in the Lux universe, after the events of the Lux series. In what feels like a familiar fashion, Evie meets the boy she shouldn't be involved with after she goes to a bar she knows she shouldn't be in to begin with. From that moment, the book quickly unfolds, becoming an action-, emotion-, secret-, plot-packed drama of a first book, hurtling toward an ending that introduces as many questions as it answers.
What I really love about Jennifer L. Armentrout novels is just how much story she gets packed into one book. Sometimes it can feel a little overwhelming, a little messy--so many characters and plot points and feelings to navigate through--but it's just so damn engrossing at the same time. You never know what turn is around the corner--also, the love interest is always the hottest guy in the universe. The Darkest Star delivers on all the best promises of an Armentrout novel.
Should you read it? My only regret is that now I have to wait another who-knows-how-long for book two. If you haven't already read the Lux series, I might would start there before diving in to The Darkest Star, but if you've ever been a fan of Armentrout, you'll wanna pick this up.
I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
Expected publication October 30, 2018 by Tor Teen