The Darkest Star by Jennifer L Armentrout _ Book Review

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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.


[I received a digital arc from netgalley for an honest review]

I have been a fan of Jennifer L Armentrout’s Lux series forever and have reread it multiple times. Therefore, I was beyond excited that she was creating a new series in the same world. The Darkest Star can be read without reading the Lux series because it gives you enough background information that you won’t be lost. But the story was enhanced for me by getting to see familiar faces from the previous series.

In Evie Dasher’sworld,  humans know that aliens exist. Four years prior, the world had been attacked by a race of aliens called Luxon. Not all Luxon living on Earth were bad and now humans are trying to coexist with them. Evie’s life is relatively normal until one night she decides to go to a species neutral club with her friend. Here she meets a guy named Luc, who she assumes is Luxen. As her attraction and curiosity of Lux grows, everything she thought she knew is questioned. She doesn’t know who to trust or who to believe, and she ends up with her life at risk.

Evie’s character is extremely likable and I could totally see us being friends, eating waffles and watching horror flicks. She’s, spunky and curious. Her character was easily relatable and I loved that about her. I was smitten with Luc’s character in the Lux series and those feelings grew ten fold in The Darkest Star. {{Sigh}} he was swoony with his laid back attitude and smirk. He looks out for the under dog and does the dirty work when it needs to get done.

The Darkest Star had everything I expected from Jennifer L Armentrout. A fantastic storyline with angst, sarcasm, action and bad ass aliens. It is a 5 star must read !

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


 “You have me.” His thumb dragged along my lower lip . “You’ve always had me. Always.”




5 thoughts on “The Darkest Star by Jennifer L Armentrout _ Book Review

  1. You mentioned her Lux series, is this book expand from that series or is it separate? I haven’t read any books by this author yet. I’m glad you enjoyed reading this book! Great review!

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    1. Thank you 😊 it’s in the same universe as the Lux novels but takes places , I think 10 years after the last book in that series. You don’t need to have read them though to enjoy this , it does a great job explaining the world and you won’t be confused .

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