The Darkest Star (Origin, #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

The Darkest Star (Origin, #1)

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 tur...

Details The Darkest Star (Origin, #1)

TitleThe Darkest Star (Origin, #1)
Release DateOct 30th, 2018
PublisherTor Teen
GenreYoung Adult, Romance, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Paranormal

Reviews The Darkest Star (Origin, #1)

  • Phire
    OMFGOH MY FUCKING GODASDFGHJKLCXVSUJDG CFWAKYFUKwahgsdfihIAVISOGOOD LORD ALMIGHTY YES BITCH YESMY PRAYERS HAVE BEEN ANSWERED!!SWEET LUXEN/ORIGIN ASSUPDATEOh man, I've had to delete my previous updates cause I've just finished reading TDS and I have to 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 ser...
  • Candace Robinson
    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 series.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,...
  • Nenia ✨ Queen of Literary Trash, Protector of Out-of-Print Gems, Khaleesi of Bodice Rippers, Mother of Smut, the Unrepentant, Breaker of Convention ✨ Campbell
    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || 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 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 ...
  • ☽ TheBibliotheque
    “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 hands.Because, guys, The Darkest St...
  • ~Poppy~
    “Sometimes the truth is worse than the lie.” “Did you love her, Luc?” “With every breath I take.” “You were all my good memories.”
  • Sophia Triad
    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 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 unk...
  • Kat Valentine
    What fabulously written tale!! This is such a beautiful story,when 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 world,but their's something more different about luc then just his purple eyes,theirs the feeling of a connection when their eyes meet and though evie is drawn to luc, some...
  • megs_bookrack
    **4-happy shining stars**"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 L...
  • Nazanin
    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 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!
  • Dianne
    Evie was in the wrong place at the wrong time, but the police raid that took place was the least of her worries when she catches the eye of the mysterious Luc and no matter how hard she tries, he catches her heart. The man she thought was a Luxen was so much more, so much deeper and so much more terrifyingly powerful and he knows things he shouldn’t, he couldn’t, and yet…THE DARKEST STAR proves Jennifer L. Armentrout is back as just as fabu...
  • Jennifer Kyle
    4.5 Stars ⭐“Are you freaking kidding me? Is there not a single person around me who hasn’t lied to me? 4.5 Stars ⭐️“Are you freaking kidding me? Is there not a single person around me who hasn’t lied to me?
  • Jen ♥Star-Crossed Book Blog♥
    The Darkest Star was breathtakingly emotional! It was swoon worthy and filled with action, banter, love, friendships, lies and deceit. This book pulled me right in from the start and held me in its clutches till that last page. I was beyond lost to the world around me and I couldn't be happier because this was my most anticipated book of the year. It more than lived up to my expectations. Seriously. My mind was blown and I loved every single tin...
  • Rachel Reads Ravenously
    4 stars "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...
  • Noura Khalid (theperksofbeingnoura)
    “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 so...
  • Pavlina Read more sleep less blog❤❤
    Live amazon,5 stars 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,s...
  • Sabrina The Trash Queen
    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. 3.5/5 ★ “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 cou...
  • Nikki Poulos
    16. October 2018*I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book via netgalley. All thoughts and opinions are my own.I've never put song recommendations in my reviews but there are two songs that keep popping into my head for this book and whenever I hear them I think of this book (or the series as a whole) and I get the biggest smile on my face.The series song is Vegas Lights by Panic! at the DiscoThe song for this book specificall...
  • Rylee (Hermit Odysseus)
    If you like added gifs, you can also check out my review here! =)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.OverallIt feels like a romance from the get-go. Instant palpitating chemistry with tall, dark and dangerous...
  • Claire Robinson
    5 - "Sometimes the truth is worse than the lie…" Stars!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 blosso...
  • ✨Brithanie Faith✨
    4/5 stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐ (Yes, you read that right!) 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 ...
  • Roobie
    ⭐4 stars⭐ 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...
  • Emma
    The ARC of this book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. 3.5 starsThe 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....
  • Maria...
    "3 Stars"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 bac...
  • Beth
    Its been awhile since I've picked up a Armentrout young adult read, but immediately starting The Darkest Star I was reminded why I love her writing so much. Fast moving, action intense and packed with solid, believable and humanized characters that pull you into her storytelling...hook, line and sinker!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...
  • melissafandomworld
    3,75 Stars - I normally only give half and whole stars but I feel like 3,5 isn’t enough and 4 is just a bit too much, lol.Extended review is to be found on my blog;https://melissasfandomworld1.wordpres...*thanks to the publisher for sending me an arc, which I received in exchange for writing a review.
  • Marta Cox
    My first by this author and yes I get that this connects to her previous series about the Lux but it absolutely worked for me as a standalone. I liked that the heroine Evie is someone I'd want to be friends with and there's a mysterious, somewhat dark hero in Luc but best of all secrets that will knock your socks off. 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...
  • Jessica
    Sadly, this didn’t deliver what I was hoping it would. You know, JLA writes the most delicious YA/NA romances and her Lux series is one of my all time favorites. I think I’ve read the first book about 10 times. It’s basically my Twilight with aliens. So I was hoping I would get that trademark JLA swoony, tingly alien romance but alas, it didn’t quite work out that way for me. Luc was a dreamy love interest, mind you, but I guess the fact ...
  • Fanny
    " Tu eras todos mis recuerdos felices. " The Darknest Star es el primer libro de la nueva saga de Jennifer L. Armentrout titulada Origin, ademas de ser un spin off de su serie Lux.Decir que estaba emocionada por leer esta novela es quedarse corta, desde que me entere de que la autora escribiria la historia de Luc, desee que llegara el momento de poder leerla.La historia de Luc y Evie fue todo lo que esperaba que fuera. Atrapante, interesante, as...