[Review] The Darkest Star

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Title: The Darkest Star
Series: Origin #1
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction
Published: October 30, 2018
Source: Copy provided by NetGalley

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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...

#1 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.
I don't normally read Science Fiction and I'm not quite sure. The thoughts of aliens and species on other worlds is unnerving for me because of the actual possibility of it being truth. I remain extremely picky when it comes to choosing the Sci-fi I read, but the summary was enough for me to request it. 

The writing was childish throughout the book, with a few spots where the writing didn't make my eyes roll into my brain. I'm not sure if it's because I'm an adult outside the knowledge of how teens act/react/talk/think, though it could be. Because of such writing, I slightly resented Evie just because of the narration. As for Luc, I hated him the moment he stepped into the picture and that hate never faltered despite the way the story unfolds. He's arrogant, pushy, and a downright asshole and I'm not sure why it still surprises me that people are still attracted to that type of person. The fact that Evie puts up with his bullshit is, well, bullshit. 

Despite the lack of... like for the characters (in the end, I somewhat liked Evie), the plot was engaging and kept me wanting to read more. The ending didn't have a massive cliffhanger (thank you), but instead, had the subtle opening for the next book. Honestly, I'm looking forward to the next book The Burning Shadow and hope that October comes quick. I was originally gonna give it a 3, but since I liked the plot, I'm giving it an extra point.

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