Wednesday, October 31, 2018

The Darkest Star by Jennifer L Armentrout ~ Review

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've always been a fan of this author from her very beginning.  I loved the Lux series and am thrilled that there is a spin-off series featuring Luc.  I have to admit that I remember Luc as a kid.  It took me a bit to have him be older but I totally fell in love with him.  Who couldn't?

I wondered what secrets where left to have after the ending of the Lux series, but I should never doubt JLA to have crafted some twists and turns that throws off even the biggest Lux fan.  And with Luc involved, anything is possible.

Now let me say, if you are going into this book thinking that Luc will be another Daemon, think again.  Luc is better.  Yes, you heard me right.  I love Luc better.  He has a mysterious edge and a lot of power.  He's gorgeous, of course, but I loved how he was with Evie.  Not at the very beginning but later.  He's adorable really.  He has issues with "peopling" and he has no sense of personal space.  I do love him.

As for Evie, she's lived her life away from the Luxen and a little afraid of them.  Everything is safe and easy until she meets Luc.  Then things run into crazy town and have her holding on for dear life.  And things are just not what she's always believed.  A deal she has no idea about comes unraveled and she's in the middle of nothing she understands.  But she's not to be walked all over either.  She stands up to Luc and doesn't put up with his excuses.  I do love a strong female character.

It's a great story that I devoured.  I loved being back in this world and seeing Daemon a bit.  I will never grow tired of the Lux world and look forward to more from the Origin series.

Any JLA fan will want this right away!  But it can stand alone so if you've never read this author or about the Lux world, give it a go.  It's a great read.


1 comment:

  1. I cant believe Luc beat out Daemon for you! For me its such a close call, but man is Luc amazing. I cannot wait for more of this series and so glad she went back to this world!