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Buddy Read: The Darkest Star by Jennifer L. Armentrout


The Darkest Star by Jennifer L. Armentroutt 
Series: Origin, #1
Genre: Science Fiction | Romance | Paranormal
Age Range: Young Adult
Format: Hardcover, 368 pages.
Source: My Copy
Published on October 30th 2018 by Tor Teen
Jennifer L. Armentout: Website | Twitter | Goodreads


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…

Another book from Jennifer L. Armentrout’s Lux world, so of course we decided to buddy read it with Demi @ Demi Reads. You can check her review here. This one was actually maybe my most anticipated book of 2018 but honestly I didn’t want to read it without her and I was afraid that the hype of Lux series was going to ruin it for me.

I  enjoyed Evie’s relationship with Luc but I also want to know more about her relationship with Brandon, like do they still talk? How did her friends peer pressure her into dating him? Was it just because they were dating people? I just wasn’t as invested with Luc and Evie’s story as I was with Daemon and Katy’s or even with Hunter and Serena’s. They had their moments but I just wasn’t as connected with them.

I know I should like Evie’s mom because she really cares about her but I just don’t care? I just hate how she kept everything from her but still expected Evie to tell her everything. I like Evie but I don’t get why she was having hard time believing what her mom told her?

I loved that Damien made appearance but where’s Katy, Hunter and Serena? I need to see those characters in later books, OK?

Evie wants someone to look at her like she looks at tacos, so I really enjoyed how nervous Luc made her. Luc thinks that she’s brilliant, fighter, the kindest and strongest person he knows. I like how Damien called Katy kitten and now Luc calls Evie Peaches.

I could’ve like this book more if it wasn’t so predictable. I already knew who Evie was because I was weak and had to make sure that she was who I thought she was but I guessed almost every plot twist, like why the killer killed the first girl and the ‘big’ reveal about Emery.

3.5 stars

You can find Demi in her: Blog | Twitter | Goodreads

4 thoughts on “Buddy Read: The Darkest Star by Jennifer L. Armentrout

  1. Awww I’m sad you didn’t like this more Jamsu. I’ve always wanted to read a Jennifer Armentrout book and was thinking this one may be the one. She is so super popular but this sounds like I shouldn’t pick it to start reading her… Great review!! ❤️


    1. I was hoping to enjoy it more too but it was still good!

      I’d recommend starting with either her lux series or the dark elements. i might not like the love triangle in the dark elements but because of Roth i can’t recommend it enough.

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