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The Darkest Star

(Origin #1)

4.23  ·  Rating details ·  5,894 ratings  ·  1,322 reviews
In the world of the Lux, secrets thrive, lies shatter, and love is undeniable.

#1 New York Times, USA Today, and internationally bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout brings her trademark drama and intrigue to this new series with a girl caught up in a world she doesn't understand, secrets long buried, a betrayal that could tear her life apart...and Armentrout's most sw
Paperback, 368 pages
Published October 30th 2018 by Tor Teen
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Yasamin You can, even JLA states that you can. HOWEVER, there will be spoilers about the Lux series in this book! If you plan on never reading the Lux series…moreYou can, even JLA states that you can. HOWEVER, there will be spoilers about the Lux series in this book! If you plan on never reading the Lux series (which I recommend you do) then go ahead and read this. But trust me when I say this, the Lux series is sooooo worth the read. You will get a way better understanding of everything.(less)
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Feb 17, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: alien, young-adult








Oh 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...


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
Apr 07, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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 more 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 more. i love that JLA hasnt changed her writing style and remained faithful to everything that
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, and his fight for things he loves is awesome! The
Nenia ✨ Queen of Literary Trash, Protector of Out-of-Print Gems, Khaleesi of Bodice Rippers, Mother of Smut, the Unrepentant, Breaker of Convention ✨ Campbell

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🦇 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 of hers up and see if I liked it. After picking up THE
Wendy Higgins
Two thumbs up and all the stars - I can't wait for all of the Lux Army to be back in this story world!
Oct 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
“Sometimes the truth is worse than the lie.”

“Did you love her, Luc?”
“With every breath I take.”

“You were all my good memories.”

☽ 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 Star was glorious.

Going back to the Lux universe was like waking
Sep 14, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arcs-read
**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 Luxen were all about. I was most pleasantly sur
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 unknown proportions.”

Only this time he has grown up. And he is interest
Kat Valentine
Sep 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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, something inside her is warning her to leave and forge ...more
Nov 11, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018
2 Stars

DNF @ 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!
Ashwood (애쉬 우드).
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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 tiny detail. I'm happy to say that The Darkest Star i ...more
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 fabulously creative as she takes us back to the world of Lux
Jennifer Kyle
4.5 Stars ⭐

“Are you freaking kidding me? Is there not a single person around me who hasn’t lied to me?
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 horror films started out, but in for a penny, in
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 soon).

The book had me entertained from the very first p
Pavlina Read more sleep less blog❤❤
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4-4,5 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,sweet and there is a little bit mystery.I was intrigued
Nikki Poulos
Jun 28, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018-favorites
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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 count on on Jennifer L. Armentrout books is the humor. Is always
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 of Luc so of course I was excited to read his story and
Patricia Bejarano
Nov 26, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
¡Ay! Pues a mí me ha encantado y lo he disfrutado muchísimo. Sin duda, Jennifer nunca me decepcionada.
Si habéis sido fans de la saga Lux, os encantará volver al mundo que había creado la autora. He sentido tanta nostalgia al leer este libro... sobretodo por algunas apariciones estelares de personajes que ya conocemos de la saga Lux.
Aunque al principio tenía mucho miedo de comparar historias, debo decir que la autora tiene un don para hacer cosas muy diferentes dentro del mismo mundo y sorprend
Ugh. This book is way too short!!!!!! I seriously can't get enough of Luc and Evie. O_O

Before I come up with something for this review, go read this amazing Lux series spin-off, guys!!!

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Rylee (Hermit Odysseus)
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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.


It feels like a romance from the get-go. Instant palpitating chemistry with tall, dark and dangerous. It screams indulgence. I’d knock it, but everyon
Claire Robinson
Oct 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: shit-hot-series
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 blossoming sexual tension between the leads The Darkest Star was t
✨Brithanie Faith✨
Oct 06, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
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 really my cup of tea). I feel like this is very much a gui
Nov 12, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

" 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, asombrosa, intensa, amena ... podria seguir durante
Sheharzad ⚘ (hiatus)
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JLA IS MY QUEEEEN™ I CAN'T WAAAAIT FOR THIS 💖💖 I literally have tears in my eyes 😭😭


I better not die before this series ends bc 2018 never looked so. damn. good. KJAHSDGFDSJHG
"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 back. So the gifs below kind of describe me! :p





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Sep 12, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The ARC of this book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

3.5 stars

The 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.

The beginning of the book was a little bit chaotic,
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