The Darkest Star eBook ê The Darkest PDF/EPUB ²

The Darkest Star eBook ê The Darkest PDF/EPUB ²


  • Hardcover
  • 367 pages
  • The Darkest Star
  • Jennifer L. Armentrout
  • English
  • 02 July 2014
  • 9781250175731

10 thoughts on “The Darkest Star

  1. Alen Alen says:

    OMFGOH MY FUCKING GODASDFGHJKLCXVSUJDG CFWAKYFUKwahgsdfihIAVISOGOOD LORD ALMIGHTY YES BITCH YESMY PRAYERS HAVE BEEN ANSWEREDSWEET LUXENORIGIN ASSUPDATEOh man I've had to delete my previous updates cause I've just finished reading TDS and I have to sayit did not meet my expectationsUPDATE 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 nostalgic However there were many things that did not made me happy whilst reading The Darkest Star so if you don't wish to read something that will potentially irritate you please move alongEvie is an okay main character and I say okay because she really isn't anything special she's like Kat with different physical attributes and different hobbies but their personalities are the same which was definitely something that made me not like her very much I wish time had been spent making her extra special not to mention to turn her into her own character The same can be said for Luc's personality he's exactly the same as Daemon Seth and Roth so he's really not adding anything innovativeI know what you're thinking GTFO we don't want you to say shit about TDS I get you I hate reading negative comments on my favorite books and authors but I feel like I got to be honest and not pretend everything's magical I did feel a bit disappointed on this front though especially because I know JLA can write different characters I've been a fan of hers for a long time folks That being said since I know she's capable of that it did disappoint me and also made me wonder whether or not she rushed writing this book or even if she enjoyed writing it Another detail that discouraged me was the fact that I read this book really fast as when I was already than half way through I felt like I was still reading the introductory chapters the action was condensed and the plot twist was so predictableAs for the things I liked about TDS yes not all was negative Like I've mentioned before I loved seeing all the characters I had fallen in love with so many years ago Revisiting this world was also something I truly missed and I find myself wanting to know and about it I also love a good alien romance and JLA definitely delivered that as alwaysOverall I thought it was an okay book but then again if I had read TDS without reading any of JLA's previous books I'm pretty sure I would've loved it it's just that I know so much of what she's written that certain things have become so utterly predictable ruining my enjoyment Again I do not mean to hurt anyone's feelings by writing this not so positive review but I like being honest on all of my reviews and people let's be honest this is a free world and everyone has the right to speak their mind even when you believe they are wrong


  2. megs_bookrack megs_bookrack says:

    We were all dark stars but Luche was the darkest The Darkest Star is the first book in a new YA series written by Jennifer L Armentrout If you are not aware this is a 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 previously read the Lux seriesYes it's true I went into this having never actually read a Jennifer L Armentrout book and having no idea what the Luxen were all about I was most pleasantly surprised I think it is a testament to Armentrout's skill as a writer that I never for a moment felt lost or like I was missing any important information If I had not heard of the Lux series prior to starting this I would have never guessed that there was a prior series This being said if you are like me and have never read the other series please don't let that dissuade you If the synopsis of this sounds interesting pick it up Have no fear you will understand everything That's a megsbookrack guaranteeThis book follows teenager Evie as she navigates a lot of disturbing revelations about herself Early on in the story she meets a handsome stranger Luc at the club You know how it is One thing leads to another and before you know it they are running from the cops hiding in a broom closet and then seemingly just a part of each others lives forever I had a lot of fun watching Evie and Luc's relationship grow It was heavy in the 'hate to love' vibe and I cherish that particularly when the banter is so witty Luc is a sexy and successful young man Well actually he is an Origin which means he is the child of a Luxen and mutated human He also just so happens to be the baddest badass of all and he knows it Side Note for Newbies like Me the Luxen are an alien race that cohabit Earth with us after they had to flee their own planetThrough Evie's new relationship with Luc a lot gets revealed to her about her own past and who she truly is Pretty much anything she thought was real wasn't Poor Evie really gets thrown for a loop but she handles it as well as could be expected and her growth is satisfying I look forward to seeing where the next book goes I have a few ideas of areas I am hoping will be explored but only time will tellI really enjoyed Armentrout's writing style It seems relaxed and had a nice even flow The pace was good and there was a lot of great natural humor that I found refreshing I also picked up on some social commentary in regards to issues such as race immigration minority communities and fear mongering I was surprised by some of the connections I was able to make from what was happening in the book and what has happened in my own country in recent years I always appreciate when an author throws in real social issues into a fantastical or magical narrative It feels like finding Easter EggsOverall I had a great time reading this book I was impressed with the writing I found it very easy to read and follow I especially appreciated the fact that Armentrout made the story approachable for both new and veteran readers of her material Thank you so much to the publisher Tor Teen for providing me with an early copy to read and review I appreciate the opportunity to jump into this world and am already excited for the next book in the series


  3. jessica jessica says:

    i swear JLAs writing is t i m e l e s s five years have passed between the last lux book and this one a spin off but it honestly feels as if JLA never took a break i know that some readers may not enjoy that as i have seen than one person say that ‘this story is stuck in the past’ but for me the storytelling in this is reminiscent of everything i love about the lux series and so much even i love that JLA hasnt changed her writing style and remained faithful to everything that made the lux series so great but what really impressed me was how much i enjoyed luc as a character truth be told i was very indifferent to him in the lux series i didnt really think about him he was just kind of there but i really appreciated him as a character in this which just goes to show that depth and development is soooo important to a character arcthis book is action packed witty and just so gosh dang addictive its perfect for fans of JLA the lux series and anyone who loves to read also for those of you who are reading this review and asking yourself ‘do i need to read the lux series in order to read this?’ i think you would get out of this if you did but you dont have to the world building and brief explanations given are enough to understand what is going on so it is doable without also the reveals probably wont be as predictable but the lux series is so amazing that i suggest reading the books regardless P↠ 45 stars


  4. Candace Robinson Candace Robinson says:

    When I heard one of my favorite side characters ever Luc was getting a spinoff series I was so freaking ecstatic He was just so weirdly awesome in the Lux seriesAs 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 itLuc is seriously the best character His shirts are awesome his attitude is awesome and his fight for things he loves is awesome There were moments where I wanted to shake Evie but I understood a lot of her feelings and why Also we get to see some characters from the Lux seriesThe ending was perfect It isn't a cliffhanger but there are still uestions that I can't wait to be answered in book 2 I'm seriously fangirling over this one


  5. Nenia ✨️ Socially Awkward Trash Panda ✨️ Campbell Nenia ✨️ Socially Awkward Trash Panda ✨️ Campbell says:

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || || Pinterest🦇 Read for the Unapologetic Romance Readers Halloween 2018 Reading Challenge for the category of A romance about aliens 🦇This author's Lux series is basically what launched her from uiet 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 DARKEST STAR as an ARC I'm no longer uite as curious If this book is representative of her other works we have some problemsTHE DARKEST STAR is basically like if you took the plot of TWILIGHT and injected it with violence and sex and tried to instill a bit of superficial commentary about illegal immigration and ICE through the use of aliens a la District 9 Evie is an Ordinary High School Girl™ who lives in a world where aliens called Luxen have made contact They are called Luxen because they have magic light powers and usually that just makes them Groin Meltingly Hot™ but sometimes if they are evil they zap humans' eyeballs outEvie meets the Luxen while out with her Token Lesbian Friend™ and they go to the forbidden alien night club to meet her best friend's girlfriend who is also a Luxen It's super obvious that this is what she is so I had a HI larious moment later when Evie finds this out and is shocked Anyway that's when she meets the Pecs and Abs™ love interest Luc who is basically Edward Cullen with even personal space issues Also he can read minds and finds Evie so fascinating His personality can be summed up in one word abs In two words? Low riding jeans Wait Nenia you're saying that's not a personality Correct friend Because he doesn't have one unless you consider being a possessive lamely sarcastic alphahole a personality in which case that is hisAt Evie's school the Luxen sit at their own Groin Meltingly Hot™ cafeteria table but unfortunately an evil Luxen is going around zapping humans' eyeballs out This causes the kids to wantonly discriminate against the Luxen students against their school and say that they should basically be deported One of Evie's ex friends is the ringleader for this movement and Evie thinks she is so lame but doesn't really do anything to stop her except saying Hey not cool Evie's ex best friend responds the way all bigots do by flipping the verbal middle finger and then spending all night posting on message boards about how much they admire President Trump In a word Evie does jack shit Unless you count agonizing over whether to bang or not to bang Pecs and Abs™ in which case she does that thing Many many times But he's an evil alien oh noes But oh she's not a bigotThe story continues with a vain attempt at a mystery subplot with Evie discovering that she's not an Ordinary High School Girl™ after all what a shock a young adult paranormal romance where the heroine isn't ordinary? Luc trying to figure out who the evil Luxen who's zapping out humans' eyeballs is while also Hiding Potentially Existential Crisis Causing Information from the Heroine for the Heroine's Own Good™ while also mooning over his Pure and Long Lost First Love™ much to Evie's admiration and jealousy guys who moon over dead girls are so romantic oh waitThere are a lot of similarities to TWILIGHT between the mind reading and the evil human hunting Luxen who wants to kill the heroine the popular Luxen table at the school and the way that Evie gets involved with Luc's whole immortal family except they're not exactly his family just friends and associates so actually maybe they are his family after all but in the Italian mob sense Evie was especially unlikable as a heroine because she had no personality I heard the heroine in the original Lux series was a book blogger but this heroine has no interests and nothing about her was interesting I also thought the twist about her was super lame and a cheap excuse to legitimize Insta Love™I feel like this book tried to do many things and it did almost all of them badly Thanks to Netgalleythe publisher for the review copy 2 to 25 stars


  6. Wendy Higgins Wendy Higgins says:

    Two thumbs up and all the stars I can't wait for all of the Lux Army to be back in this story world


  7. TheBibliotheque ♡ TheBibliotheque ♡ says:

    “I’ve wanted this for forever”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 handsBecause guys The Darkest Star was glorious Going back to the Lux universe was like waking up to the smell of a pancake and waffle feast With all the syrup cinnamon chocolate and fresh strawberries And coffee Don't forget the coffeeIt was gloriousI had literally no idea what to expect from this Origin series except for the fact that Luc was going to be there In all his gloriousness I must add I will apologise right now for excessively using the term “glorious” but there is really no other word accurate to express my fangirlish feelings Anyway despite my uncertainty there is one thing I never doubted and I will never dare and that is the fact that JLA was going to deliver A swoon worthy hero An action packed plot An addictive writing The best banter A tale about our favourite aliensTo say The Darkest Star was my most anticipated release this year would be putting it lightly My expectations were high as the sky and yet I shed no fearThis book was everything I expectedIf I had to complain about something I’d say it felt way too short It left me wanting much much But well what’s new there really? It’s JLA I am talking about after allI adored Luc and Evie’s dynamic and how their relationship and connection was full of secrets ready to be unravelled The plot moves forward filled with action and depending heavily on Evie’s character Her life starts changing slowly after visiting Luc’s club for then finally imploding into a million of pieces and one huge revelation GUYS That plot twist had me reeling and I cannot wait to discover what JLA has in store for us nowAs for the rest I loved the implications and parallelisms this fictional world had with ours and I was very happy to find diverse characters and relationshipsBut all in all I was just happy to escape for a few hours to one of my all time favourite fictional worlds one time Back in the day I devoured the Lux series and it uickly became a YA series I’ll always keep close to my heart So it nothing else this spin off series brings me the best kind of nostalgia It brings back all the warmth and familiarity of a world I know well and So much I can’t recommend this book enough to all the Lux fandom out there I swear it is worth every second and cent and chunk of your heart I received an eARC from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review


  8. Kat Valentine Kat Valentine says:

    What fabulously written tale This is such a beautiful storywhen evie and her best friend heidi go to the night club foretoken her life and all she knows will change when she meets luc At first evie thinks he's One of the luxen who are aliens who once tried to take over the worldbut their's something different about luc then just his purple eyestheirs the feeling of a connection when their eyes meet and though evie is drawn to luc something inside her is warning her to leave and forget about this strange and beautiful boy So very well writtenI enjoyed this book so much Their was everything I love in a epic readfrom romance to witty banter to funny great linesdark secret's and even a few bad guy's The main characters are nicely layered and intriguing and even the secondary characters are interesting and great as well I hope to read about luc and evie they were great characters and want to see of their story💖😉Thank you Bookish firsts for the arc It did not influence my review😉


  9. Nazanin Nazanin says:

    2 StarsDNF 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 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


  10. Sophia Triad Sophia Triad says:

    Luc LUC? 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 planetLuc 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 interested in a girl “He he knew my name Heidi”Her eyes widened “What?”I nodded “How is that possible? He said he knew who I was and he knew that I’d never been there before” Uneasy I folded my arms over my waist “That’s really freaky right?”And then there isA bit of kissing “A Luxen didn’t kiss you Evie” His lips brushed mine “But neither did a human”A bit of kidnapping “You’re—you’re trying to kidnap me”“Hmm” He turned slowly so he was facing me “I wouldn’t say I’m trying to kidnap you I would say that I’m actively offering you a place to stay for an undetermined amount of time”But Evie will be fine because so far she is Safe from pain and truth and choice And Luc for his own reasons would never hurt her Everybody says soLuc “I could do a lot of things I have done a lot of things and sometimes I do hurt people” he said uietly softly “But I could never hurt you”Mom “Luc would never hurt you”Emery “You can trust him Out of everyone you’ve ever met you can trust Luc”A new book in the Lux universe and I was so excited before I started this book and I was so satisfied when I finished itThis is the story of Luc and the girl that he loves but the book also moves forward the story of what happens in Earth after the Lux invasion Humans know now that aliens are among them Earth has suffered a huge destruction Many have lost siblings relatives friends neighbours Cities have been destroyed The unfriendly Luxen have almost been brought to an end The friendly Luxen are allowed to live among humans but their super powers are dampened Although they intend no harm soon they will be isolated and treated like intentional murderers and society's number one enemy Most humans know nothing about the Origins or the Arums or the mutated humans Or the experiments Or the fact that Luxen had been in Earth before the invasion “history has proven that anytime a certain group of people has been placed in their own communities bad things come from that”Evie has a lot of things to find out About her past About her parents About Luxens Origins and Arums About earth before the invasion About LucWhen one after one the people she knows start taking off their contact lenses she will realise that all her life was a well orchestrated lieAnd Luc the most powerful Origin apparently has only one weaknessI like carefree Evie and I love smart mouth but caring Luc I thought that these two are perfect for each other and that they are a great example of star crossed loversI NEED MORE BOOKS PLEASE


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The Darkest Star[Download] ➽ The Darkest Star ➺ Jennifer L. Armentrout – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk 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 beauti 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 Luxenbut he is in fact something much 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 The Darkest PDF/EPUB ² knew will be turned on its head 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.


About the Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout

Hey Guys Please note I don't send out ARCs for review If you're interested in reviewing a book of mine before release date please contact the appropriate publisher I also do NOT check my Goodreads emailTo email me please use the below addy jenniferlarmentroutlivecom New York Times and International Bestselling author Jennifer lives in Charles Town West Virginia All the rumors yo.


10 thoughts on “The Darkest Star

  1. Alen Alen says:

    OMFGOH MY FUCKING GODASDFGHJKLCXVSUJDG CFWAKYFUKwahgsdfihIAVISOGOOD LORD ALMIGHTY YES BITCH YESMY PRAYERS HAVE BEEN ANSWEREDSWEET LUXENORIGIN ASSUPDATEOh man I've had to delete my previous updates cause I've just finished reading TDS and I have to sayit did not meet my expectationsUPDATE 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 nostalgic However there were many things that did not made me happy whilst reading The Darkest Star so if you don't wish to read something that will potentially irritate you please move alongEvie is an okay main character and I say okay because she really isn't anything special she's like Kat with different physical attributes and different hobbies but their personalities are the same which was definitely something that made me not like her very much I wish time had been spent making her extra special not to mention to turn her into her own character The same can be said for Luc's personality he's exactly the same as Daemon Seth and Roth so he's really not adding anything innovativeI know what you're thinking GTFO we don't want you to say shit about TDS I get you I hate reading negative comments on my favorite books and authors but I feel like I got to be honest and not pretend everything's magical I did feel a bit disappointed on this front though especially because I know JLA can write different characters I've been a fan of hers for a long time folks That being said since I know she's capable of that it did disappoint me and also made me wonder whether or not she rushed writing this book or even if she enjoyed writing it Another detail that discouraged me was the fact that I read this book really fast as when I was already than half way through I felt like I was still reading the introductory chapters the action was condensed and the plot twist was so predictableAs for the things I liked about TDS yes not all was negative Like I've mentioned before I loved seeing all the characters I had fallen in love with so many years ago Revisiting this world was also something I truly missed and I find myself wanting to know and about it I also love a good alien romance and JLA definitely delivered that as alwaysOverall I thought it was an okay book but then again if I had read TDS without reading any of JLA's previous books I'm pretty sure I would've loved it it's just that I know so much of what she's written that certain things have become so utterly predictable ruining my enjoyment Again I do not mean to hurt anyone's feelings by writing this not so positive review but I like being honest on all of my reviews and people let's be honest this is a free world and everyone has the right to speak their mind even when you believe they are wrong

  2. megs_bookrack megs_bookrack says:

    We were all dark stars but Luche was the darkest The Darkest Star is the first book in a new YA series written by Jennifer L Armentrout If you are not aware this is a 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 previously read the Lux seriesYes it's true I went into this having never actually read a Jennifer L Armentrout book and having no idea what the Luxen were all about I was most pleasantly surprised I think it is a testament to Armentrout's skill as a writer that I never for a moment felt lost or like I was missing any important information If I had not heard of the Lux series prior to starting this I would have never guessed that there was a prior series This being said if you are like me and have never read the other series please don't let that dissuade you If the synopsis of this sounds interesting pick it up Have no fear you will understand everything That's a megsbookrack guaranteeThis book follows teenager Evie as she navigates a lot of disturbing revelations about herself Early on in the story she meets a handsome stranger Luc at the club You know how it is One thing leads to another and before you know it they are running from the cops hiding in a broom closet and then seemingly just a part of each others lives forever I had a lot of fun watching Evie and Luc's relationship grow It was heavy in the 'hate to love' vibe and I cherish that particularly when the banter is so witty Luc is a sexy and successful young man Well actually he is an Origin which means he is the child of a Luxen and mutated human He also just so happens to be the baddest badass of all and he knows it Side Note for Newbies like Me the Luxen are an alien race that cohabit Earth with us after they had to flee their own planetThrough Evie's new relationship with Luc a lot gets revealed to her about her own past and who she truly is Pretty much anything she thought was real wasn't Poor Evie really gets thrown for a loop but she handles it as well as could be expected and her growth is satisfying I look forward to seeing where the next book goes I have a few ideas of areas I am hoping will be explored but only time will tellI really enjoyed Armentrout's writing style It seems relaxed and had a nice even flow The pace was good and there was a lot of great natural humor that I found refreshing I also picked up on some social commentary in regards to issues such as race immigration minority communities and fear mongering I was surprised by some of the connections I was able to make from what was happening in the book and what has happened in my own country in recent years I always appreciate when an author throws in real social issues into a fantastical or magical narrative It feels like finding Easter EggsOverall I had a great time reading this book I was impressed with the writing I found it very easy to read and follow I especially appreciated the fact that Armentrout made the story approachable for both new and veteran readers of her material Thank you so much to the publisher Tor Teen for providing me with an early copy to read and review I appreciate the opportunity to jump into this world and am already excited for the next book in the series

  3. jessica jessica says:

    i swear JLAs writing is t i m e l e s s five years have passed between the last lux book and this one a spin off but it honestly feels as if JLA never took a break i know that some readers may not enjoy that as i have seen than one person say that ‘this story is stuck in the past’ but for me the storytelling in this is reminiscent of everything i love about the lux series and so much even i love that JLA hasnt changed her writing style and remained faithful to everything that made the lux series so great but what really impressed me was how much i enjoyed luc as a character truth be told i was very indifferent to him in the lux series i didnt really think about him he was just kind of there but i really appreciated him as a character in this which just goes to show that depth and development is soooo important to a character arcthis book is action packed witty and just so gosh dang addictive its perfect for fans of JLA the lux series and anyone who loves to read also for those of you who are reading this review and asking yourself ‘do i need to read the lux series in order to read this?’ i think you would get out of this if you did but you dont have to the world building and brief explanations given are enough to understand what is going on so it is doable without also the reveals probably wont be as predictable but the lux series is so amazing that i suggest reading the books regardless P↠ 45 stars

  4. Candace Robinson Candace Robinson says:

    When I heard one of my favorite side characters ever Luc was getting a spinoff series I was so freaking ecstatic He was just so weirdly awesome in the Lux seriesAs 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 itLuc is seriously the best character His shirts are awesome his attitude is awesome and his fight for things he loves is awesome There were moments where I wanted to shake Evie but I understood a lot of her feelings and why Also we get to see some characters from the Lux seriesThe ending was perfect It isn't a cliffhanger but there are still uestions that I can't wait to be answered in book 2 I'm seriously fangirling over this one

  5. Nenia ✨️ Socially Awkward Trash Panda ✨️ Campbell Nenia ✨️ Socially Awkward Trash Panda ✨️ Campbell says:

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || || Pinterest🦇 Read for the Unapologetic Romance Readers Halloween 2018 Reading Challenge for the category of A romance about aliens 🦇This author's Lux series is basically what launched her from uiet 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 DARKEST STAR as an ARC I'm no longer uite as curious If this book is representative of her other works we have some problemsTHE DARKEST STAR is basically like if you took the plot of TWILIGHT and injected it with violence and sex and tried to instill a bit of superficial commentary about illegal immigration and ICE through the use of aliens a la District 9 Evie is an Ordinary High School Girl™ who lives in a world where aliens called Luxen have made contact They are called Luxen because they have magic light powers and usually that just makes them Groin Meltingly Hot™ but sometimes if they are evil they zap humans' eyeballs outEvie meets the Luxen while out with her Token Lesbian Friend™ and they go to the forbidden alien night club to meet her best friend's girlfriend who is also a Luxen It's super obvious that this is what she is so I had a HI larious moment later when Evie finds this out and is shocked Anyway that's when she meets the Pecs and Abs™ love interest Luc who is basically Edward Cullen with even personal space issues Also he can read minds and finds Evie so fascinating His personality can be summed up in one word abs In two words? Low riding jeans Wait Nenia you're saying that's not a personality Correct friend Because he doesn't have one unless you consider being a possessive lamely sarcastic alphahole a personality in which case that is hisAt Evie's school the Luxen sit at their own Groin Meltingly Hot™ cafeteria table but unfortunately an evil Luxen is going around zapping humans' eyeballs out This causes the kids to wantonly discriminate against the Luxen students against their school and say that they should basically be deported One of Evie's ex friends is the ringleader for this movement and Evie thinks she is so lame but doesn't really do anything to stop her except saying Hey not cool Evie's ex best friend responds the way all bigots do by flipping the verbal middle finger and then spending all night posting on message boards about how much they admire President Trump In a word Evie does jack shit Unless you count agonizing over whether to bang or not to bang Pecs and Abs™ in which case she does that thing Many many times But he's an evil alien oh noes But oh she's not a bigotThe story continues with a vain attempt at a mystery subplot with Evie discovering that she's not an Ordinary High School Girl™ after all what a shock a young adult paranormal romance where the heroine isn't ordinary? Luc trying to figure out who the evil Luxen who's zapping out humans' eyeballs is while also Hiding Potentially Existential Crisis Causing Information from the Heroine for the Heroine's Own Good™ while also mooning over his Pure and Long Lost First Love™ much to Evie's admiration and jealousy guys who moon over dead girls are so romantic oh waitThere are a lot of similarities to TWILIGHT between the mind reading and the evil human hunting Luxen who wants to kill the heroine the popular Luxen table at the school and the way that Evie gets involved with Luc's whole immortal family except they're not exactly his family just friends and associates so actually maybe they are his family after all but in the Italian mob sense Evie was especially unlikable as a heroine because she had no personality I heard the heroine in the original Lux series was a book blogger but this heroine has no interests and nothing about her was interesting I also thought the twist about her was super lame and a cheap excuse to legitimize Insta Love™I feel like this book tried to do many things and it did almost all of them badly Thanks to Netgalleythe publisher for the review copy 2 to 25 stars

  6. Wendy Higgins Wendy Higgins says:

    Two thumbs up and all the stars I can't wait for all of the Lux Army to be back in this story world

  7. TheBibliotheque ♡ TheBibliotheque ♡ says:

    “I’ve wanted this for forever”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 handsBecause guys The Darkest Star was glorious Going back to the Lux universe was like waking up to the smell of a pancake and waffle feast With all the syrup cinnamon chocolate and fresh strawberries And coffee Don't forget the coffeeIt was gloriousI had literally no idea what to expect from this Origin series except for the fact that Luc was going to be there In all his gloriousness I must add I will apologise right now for excessively using the term “glorious” but there is really no other word accurate to express my fangirlish feelings Anyway despite my uncertainty there is one thing I never doubted and I will never dare and that is the fact that JLA was going to deliver A swoon worthy hero An action packed plot An addictive writing The best banter A tale about our favourite aliensTo say The Darkest Star was my most anticipated release this year would be putting it lightly My expectations were high as the sky and yet I shed no fearThis book was everything I expectedIf I had to complain about something I’d say it felt way too short It left me wanting much much But well what’s new there really? It’s JLA I am talking about after allI adored Luc and Evie’s dynamic and how their relationship and connection was full of secrets ready to be unravelled The plot moves forward filled with action and depending heavily on Evie’s character Her life starts changing slowly after visiting Luc’s club for then finally imploding into a million of pieces and one huge revelation GUYS That plot twist had me reeling and I cannot wait to discover what JLA has in store for us nowAs for the rest I loved the implications and parallelisms this fictional world had with ours and I was very happy to find diverse characters and relationshipsBut all in all I was just happy to escape for a few hours to one of my all time favourite fictional worlds one time Back in the day I devoured the Lux series and it uickly became a YA series I’ll always keep close to my heart So it nothing else this spin off series brings me the best kind of nostalgia It brings back all the warmth and familiarity of a world I know well and So much I can’t recommend this book enough to all the Lux fandom out there I swear it is worth every second and cent and chunk of your heart I received an eARC from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review

  8. Kat Valentine Kat Valentine says:

    What fabulously written tale This is such a beautiful storywhen evie and her best friend heidi go to the night club foretoken her life and all she knows will change when she meets luc At first evie thinks he's One of the luxen who are aliens who once tried to take over the worldbut their's something different about luc then just his purple eyestheirs the feeling of a connection when their eyes meet and though evie is drawn to luc something inside her is warning her to leave and forget about this strange and beautiful boy So very well writtenI enjoyed this book so much Their was everything I love in a epic readfrom romance to witty banter to funny great linesdark secret's and even a few bad guy's The main characters are nicely layered and intriguing and even the secondary characters are interesting and great as well I hope to read about luc and evie they were great characters and want to see of their story💖😉Thank you Bookish firsts for the arc It did not influence my review😉

  9. Nazanin Nazanin says:

    2 StarsDNF 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 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

  10. Sophia Triad Sophia Triad says:

    Luc LUC? 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 planetLuc 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 interested in a girl “He he knew my name Heidi”Her eyes widened “What?”I nodded “How is that possible? He said he knew who I was and he knew that I’d never been there before” Uneasy I folded my arms over my waist “That’s really freaky right?”And then there isA bit of kissing “A Luxen didn’t kiss you Evie” His lips brushed mine “But neither did a human”A bit of kidnapping “You’re—you’re trying to kidnap me”“Hmm” He turned slowly so he was facing me “I wouldn’t say I’m trying to kidnap you I would say that I’m actively offering you a place to stay for an undetermined amount of time”But Evie will be fine because so far she is Safe from pain and truth and choice And Luc for his own reasons would never hurt her Everybody says soLuc “I could do a lot of things I have done a lot of things and sometimes I do hurt people” he said uietly softly “But I could never hurt you”Mom “Luc would never hurt you”Emery “You can trust him Out of everyone you’ve ever met you can trust Luc”A new book in the Lux universe and I was so excited before I started this book and I was so satisfied when I finished itThis is the story of Luc and the girl that he loves but the book also moves forward the story of what happens in Earth after the Lux invasion Humans know now that aliens are among them Earth has suffered a huge destruction Many have lost siblings relatives friends neighbours Cities have been destroyed The unfriendly Luxen have almost been brought to an end The friendly Luxen are allowed to live among humans but their super powers are dampened Although they intend no harm soon they will be isolated and treated like intentional murderers and society's number one enemy Most humans know nothing about the Origins or the Arums or the mutated humans Or the experiments Or the fact that Luxen had been in Earth before the invasion “history has proven that anytime a certain group of people has been placed in their own communities bad things come from that”Evie has a lot of things to find out About her past About her parents About Luxens Origins and Arums About earth before the invasion About LucWhen one after one the people she knows start taking off their contact lenses she will realise that all her life was a well orchestrated lieAnd Luc the most powerful Origin apparently has only one weaknessI like carefree Evie and I love smart mouth but caring Luc I thought that these two are perfect for each other and that they are a great example of star crossed loversI NEED MORE BOOKS PLEASE

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