by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Series: Origin #1
Published by Tor Teen
Release Date: October 30th 2018
Genres: Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance, Sci-Fi
Format Read: ARC, eBook
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In the world of the Lux, secrets thrive, lies shatter, and love is undeniable.
#1 New York Times, USA Today, and internationally bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout brings her trademark drama and intrigue to a new romantic YA science fiction series with The Darkest Star. Set in the beloved world of the Lux, a girl pulled into in a world she doesn't understand finds herself confronted by long buried secrets, a betrayal that could tear her life apart...and Armentrout's most swoonworthy book boyfriend yet.
Seventeen-year-old Evie Dasher knows firsthand the devastating consequences of humanity's war with the aliens. When she's 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...
Welcome to the Origin series.
I received this book for free from Author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Even though you don’t need to, if you haven’t read the LUX series, I highly recommend reading it first. Or at least be aware that there will be spoilers for that series in the book since this takes place after the ending.
Jen has done it again! I am so happy about this book!! I missed this world and I missed these characters SO SO much.
The pacing of the book felt great, the writing was amazing as always, and the characters were super realistic, dimensional, well-developed and simply wonderful. (I was for some reason expecting a dual pov and in reality, it’s only Evie who tells the story, which I’ll admit was a bit sad for me at first, but I totally understand, after reading it, why it must be only Evie’s voice in this book lol)
This was a very particular book for me because it has a huge plot twist… a big secret about something I never thought possible and wanted REALLY BAD. It’s amazing and I don’t think it deserves to be spoiled, but I’ll say this: if you are a huge fan of LUX, you will love it and do the biggest dance party as soon as you reach that part.
While at the end of the Lux series we got to see the end of the war, the resolution of how everything got better after all that destruction, in TDS we get to see the aftermath, the world after the invasion… and we realize things are more complicated than what we got in Opposition seemed to indicate. This was so incredibly interesting to read, especially because it was super realistic, it puts this huge invasion into the real world and it gave us such a realistic picture of what would really happen after the world went through something like that, we see the reality politically and socially, and it was quite scary and interesting.
Finally, I just want to mention real quick how GENUINELY AMAZING was Luc in this book. I won’t lie and say it wasn’t a bit weird for me at a couple of moments to read him and not picture him like a kid, but it was easier than I thought and I 100% loved him. Like, he definitely can give Daemon a run for his money, you guys.
This book made me so nostalgic but it also brought something so unique to the table and I CAN NOT WAIT to read the next one.
Asis is a Mexican girl whose life changed at the age of six when her father read her the first chapter of Harry Potter. Ever since that night, the book world sucked her in and she’s never been seen amongst mortals again.
I am a professional Translator-Interpreter, currently working as an ESL teacher at an elementary school. I have a passion for languages and an imagination that works 24/7. I am a romantic at heart, and my favorite genre is fantasy.
I’m incredibly obsessive towards anything I like, I can’t just like something, I always end up obsessed with it.
I love Scotland, musical theatre, beautiful places and I love stories in all formats.
Stories are a refuge for me and they’ve always been, they are also the one thing that makes me feel, that makes me interact and truly live. Stories can change everything.
I’m not the most social person but when it comes to fangirling… whenever, wherever… I’m your girl. Hit me up!