The Darkest Star
OH MY FUCKING GOD
GOOD LORD ALMIGHTY
YES BITCH YES
MY PRAYERS HAVE BEEN ANSWERED!!
SWEET LUXEN/ORIGIN ASS
Oh man, I've had to delete my previous updates cause I've just finished reading TDS and I have to say....it did not meet my expectations...
UPDATE PART 2:
I'm glad to have read this one, Luc has been my main boy for a lonnng time. It was so emotional to see some of the characters from the Lux series, especially Daemon, it made me feel extremely ...more
As with any Armentrout book, there was incredible angst, swoon, and action. But what I loved here was the story. There were some great twists. One I knew super early on, and I was so excited about it!
Luc is seriously the best character. His shirts are awesome, his attitude is awesome, and his fight for things he loves is awesome! The ...more
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This author's Lux series is basically what launched her from quiet indie author cult status to mainstream publication fame. A lot of my friends enjoy both her young adult paranormal romances and her contemporary new adult romances, so I was curious to pick something of hers up and see if I liked it. After picking up THE ...more
Haven’t we all, though? HAVEN’T WE?
It does feel like centuries have passed since I first learned that JLA was planning on releasing a Lux spin-off series. And well, let’s just say that I thought I wouldn’t survive the anticipation. But here I am, still alive and now thinking of how I am going to make it until the moment I am finally holding book #2 into my cute grabby hands.
Because, guys, The Darkest Star was glorious.
Going back to the Lux universe was like waking ...more
Yes, Luc has a book!
“I came here to hang out with my friend. That’s all I’m doing. It has nothing to do with you.”
“Everything has to do with me.”
I blinked once and then twice, waiting for him to laugh, but when he didn’t, I realized I’d officially met the most arrogant being on this planet.
Luc is back and he is an unbelievably out of this world male. As usual.
“Okay. You just took creepy to a creeptastic level of unknown proportions.”
Only this time he has grown up. And he is interest ...more
"We were all dark stars, but Luc...he was the darkest."
The Darkest Star is the first book in a new YA-series written by Jennifer L. Armentrout. This is a companion/spin-off from her hugely popular Lux series. Hold on to your hats Ladies & Gents because I have a confession to make: I have not read the Lux series!!!
Yes, it's true. I went into this having never read a Jennifer L. Armentrout book and having no idea what the Luxen were all about. I was most pleasantly sur ...more
DNF @ 55%
I’m a HUGE fan of this author and LOVED her “Lux” and “Covenant” series, among her other books! But this one was a bit similar to the Lux series with more action (considering her Lux series was so so much better, IMO)! It was a bit repetitive and it fell flat for me! My other issue was I couldn’t connect with MCs and feel their connections! Maybe it was just me so don’t listen to me and read it, hope you enjoy it!
THE DARKEST STAR proves Jennifer L. Armentrout is back as just as fabulously creative as she takes us back to the world of Lux ...more
This was one of my highly anticipated books of the year.I was so excited to be back in this world, one of my favorite worlds from Jennifer L Armentrout.I really enjoyed The Darkest Star, it has a brilliant story line and the characters were lovable.
“Sometimes the truth is worse than the lie.”
So many thing happening in this story that you'll never get bored.It's fast paced,funny,sweet and there is a little bit mystery.I was intrigued ...more
"Sometimes the truth is worse than a lie."
Evie is a teenage girl who follows her friend to a club called Forsaken, a club where anyone is welcome, including other species like the Luxen. When the club is raided, Evie finds herself in the hands of Luc, a mysterious not quite human, not quite Luxen man. The more she gets to know him, the more secrets are revealed to her, ones she never expected to find out.
"This was how I figured most horror films started out, but in for a penny, in ...more
“There's nothing we can do other than live with the promise of tomorrow while knowing it may not come.”
Thank you Netgalley and Tor Teen for sending a review copy in exchange for an honest review.
Now, I requested this book without realizing that it was a sort of spin-off. So when I realized I had a mini freak out. But as I started reading it the story really was clear for me even though I hadn't read The Lux series (which I will be reading soon).
The book had me entertained from the very first p ...more
The Lux Series is one of my favorites series of all time, so for loving the world so much, I’m going to give this one a shot, although I don’t believe it will surpass my love for the LS.
And it didn’t.
“Goodness, those were totally kissable lips. Not that I was thinking about kissing him or anything; it was just a pure, clinical observation that anybody in my situation would make.”
One thing that I know that I can always count on on Jennifer L. Armentrout books is the humor. Is always ...more
Any book that takes me back to the Lux universe, makes me happy, and Luc and Evie’s story was a really great return. Although to be honest, anything that gives me a little more page time with my favourite alien ever; Damon Black is generally going to make me happy.
"You don’t fit in here…"
Filled with the usual twists and turns that Armentrout’s YA series generally carry, and a blossoming sexual tension between the leads The Darkest Star was t ...more
I confess, this was my first Jennifer Armentrout book. I was unfamiliar with Luxen (alien race), and went in to this book blind to her world building. But I found prior knowledge of the world to be completely unnecessary. If you have an Armentrout curiosity, you can begin here.
It feels like a romance from the get-go. Instant palpitating chemistry with tall, dark and dangerous. It screams indulgence. I’d knock it, but everyon ...more
ARC provided by the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Before I get into the pros and cons of this book, I just wanted to start off by saying that while I clearly enjoyed reading this, it wasn't perfect! (Not that any book really is). I decided to give this author a second chance, because I read (or started to read the Lux series a while back, and at the time it wasn't really my cup of tea). I feel like this is very much a gui ...more
It still amazes me. The whole thing. Like how all the basic human rights can be stripped away, but because you have a bed, a room, and food on your plate, you don’t even realize you have no rights.
I'm a big JLA fan and I really liked the Lux series so I might be a bit biased when it comes to this but it felt so good being back in that world! We got even more things explained in this book and really liked that.
I was always a fan of Luc so of course I was excited to read his story and ...more
The Darkest Star was definitely one of my most anticipated Fall releases and I’m so happy I got the opportunity to read it before its official release date.
I read the original Lux series years ago and I completely loved it, so I was very eager to be back in the Lux universe to discover more about Luc’s story and life after the invasion.
The beginning of the book was a little bit chaotic, ...more
DO YOU HEAR ME CRYING?!!
SDKJHVSDDS OH MY GOODDD. NO ONE TOUCH ME.
A. WHOLE. NEW. SERIES. BASED OFF THE LUX SERIES!!!!!!!
JLA IS MY QUEEEEN™ I CAN'T WAAAAIT FOR THIS 💖💖 I literally have tears in my eyes 😭😭
I better not die before this series ends bc 2018 never looked so. damn. good. KJAHSDGFDSJHG
I'm going to start this review by saying that I L.O.V.E the "Lux" series! Daemon is amazing! So when I finished this series I wanted more and more, you know! And Luc was one of the characters that needed to be micro analyzed by me! I adored his sparkling personality, so when I saw that he was getting his own book I was freaking out! There wasn't a gif to describe the madness I felt when Luc and previous and new characters were coming back. So the gifs below kind of describe me! :p
Now af ...more
We met the Origin before but now we are getting up close a personal with a new direction to these aliens that are cohabitating with us on earth. I can't wait to see where this will go.
My only com ...more
Extended review is to be found on my blog;
*thanks to the publisher for sending me an arc, which I received in exchange for writing a review.
Obviously if I'd read the previous series I'd have already known certain things about the aliens and I'm guessing that perhaps one or two of the characters here will be familiar to ...more
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