Title: The Darkest Star (Origin #1)
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction
Publisher: Tor Teen
Source: Publisher via NetGalley
Release Date: October 30, 2018
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…
I really enjoyed this story. I’ve heard a lot of good things about Jennifer L. Armentrout’s books, but I hadn’t read one before. Now I’m going to look for more of her books.
This world was like ours, but there was an alien invasion. The aliens can take the form of humans, so it can be difficult to tell the difference, unless the Luxen (the aliens) wear a bracelet which signals what they are. The main character, Evie, becomes immersed in the Luxen world, after going to a Luxen club called Foretold.
I guessed the twist in the story fairly early on. It was the same twist as another book I read recently, so I was able to figure it out. I won’t tell you which book it was, but if you have read both books, you will know what I’m talking about.
I’m curious to see where this series goes, but I guess I’ll have to wait a while for the next book!
What to read next:
This Mortal Coil by Emily Suvada
Obsidian (Lux #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Have you read The Darkest Star? What did you think of it?