The Darkest Star by Jennifer L. Armentrout

The Darkest Star, Book 1 of the Origin

  • Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
  • Published: October 30th, 2018
  • Publisher: Tor Teen
  • Ratings: 5/5


Goodreads synopsis

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…

My thoughts

Ok, I think this is going to be more of a gush than an actual review.  I loved this book so much! I requested this book from Netgalley after seeing the cover (like OMG! how gorgeous is it? right??!) and after reading the blurb I was like I need this book and I was lucky enough to get an eArc.

To be honest, I was so excited when I first got it but once I started reading it I was like OMG this reads too young for me too much High School drama is going to happen here but let me tell you all I was wrong! yes, I ended up falling in love and wanting more from this story and the characters that I don’t even know who I am anymore, seriously madly in love and I just don’t know me anymore.

After, reading about this book I found out this book was a spin off, and has to do with aliens whatnot,  I almost gave up before picking it up since I know nothing about the Lux series but I had no problems following the story, I do wish I had read those to get more familiar with what happened before these events and I will be picking up the series this year but you can read it without having read the previous Lux series, but I recommend you read them first just in case you start wondering what happened before this.

This story follows Evie not my favorite character but I did kind of felt bad for her but not so bad since she meet Luc my new book boy obsession and let me tell you at first I just wanted to punch him in the face for being such an A**hole but after a few pages I found myself getting a piece of that sack of bones.

“Luc was, well, he was Luc. He wasn’t even really human. As I stared up at him, I had to admit to myself that I’d stopped caring about the whole not-being-human thing after the first time I’d seen him shirtless.
I was that shallow.
I fully accepted that.

There were many secrets and secrets reveal in this book that made me wish I had read the previous series but still I couldn’t believe how much I got into this book and all I wanted to do was read about Luc and everything else that was happening in the book.

“That was what I wanted at some point in my life, for someone to look at me like I looked at tacos.”

I will also point out the side characters from the Lux series were great as well, some funny parts too.

Overall, I loved this book and I can’t wait to continue on with this spin-off series and see what Luc brings to the story.  I do recommend it but first read the Lux series if you haven’t.


five-star-rating yellow

Thank you to Tor Teen, Netgalley and the author for providing me with an eArc copy in exchange for a review.




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