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review 2019-10-14 17:03
Audio Book Review: The Darkest Star (Origins #1) By Jennifer L. Armentrout
The Darkest Star - Jennifer L. Armentrout


I haven't felt this strongly about a book in, at least, a few months! It's even more impressive that it was with this author in particular. Books by Jennifer have been more misses for me then hits in the last few releases, but OMG I want to scream from the high heavens how amazingly wonderful this book is!


As much as I enjoyed the world the author wove in the Lux series they ended up getting released so far apart that by the last book I just lost interest. Which, is completely my fault, but I didn't and still don't want to re-read everything and risk not liking it because it's been eight years since I started the series.


Luc was amazingly cryptic, mysterious and caring. I know those make no sense together but trust me, he's awesome even though it may not seem like it at first. His story was the story I never knew I needed but now that I've started on it I'm obsessed!


Evie started off being a very mundane character and that slowly evolved over time. She's stubborn, strong and loyal. Her interactions with her friends made all that very evident. Though she did get a tad bit annoying right before the end with her reactions (it was totally justified, I just didn't want to be in the presence of it for that long of a scene(s)).


The ending was something alright! I was expecting a cliffhanger (which is why I took my sweet sweet time getting to this novel in the first place) and I was taken aback with the action-packed sequence with a slight open-ended ending. I can't wait for the next novel!! And the year-long wait after that for the next book...


The Audio Book:


The narration was great! I could differentiate each character in a conversation with no problem. She has a good range of male and female voices.


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review 2019-09-02 01:53
Storm & Fury - audiobook
Storm and Fury (The Harbinger #1) - Jennifer L. Armentrout,Lauren Fortgang

Audience: Young Adult

Format: Audiobook/Library


"Just a kiss?"

- first sentence


Trinity lives in a community of Wardens (gargoyles who fight demons and can transform into human form). Trinity isn't a warden, but she isn't just a human either. She is one of a kind - a true born. Misha is Trinity's protector, and if she dies, he will also die. Trinity's mom was killed by a warden and since then, she has lived under the protection of the wardens.


This book reminded me of the Court of Thorns & Roses series. It had the same feel. I enjoyed the book, but I didn't realize it was part of a larger universe (The Dark Elements series). There was danger, magical creatures, good vs. evil, treachery, death, betrayal, and of course, hormonal teenagers. Overall it was just ok for me. 


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review 2019-08-14 16:18
Review: ReRead The Darkest Star (Origin #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout
The Darkest Star - Jennifer L. Armentrout


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.

When I first read this book I was in a weird mood and I ended up not liking it as much. So now there are a few months ( almost a year lol)  in between and I’m in a better overall place thought I try this book again since I like all her other books, and see what I think the second time around. And yes I liked it much better this time, maybe because I knew what to expect in some areas. I still thought Evie was annoying most of the time and felt overly trying to be funny, though some parts I did feel a tad bad for her. Some of her stuff with Luc still seemed a bit too immature even for YA. Even Luc himself which made no sense in the overall story given his character what he does and his past. I think last time my mood and annoyance with Evie made skim a lot of parts and with that the overall story was washed out. I’m so glad I re-read this book because I really enjoyed the story and can’t wait to read the second book. I’m hoping Evie and Luc , but mostly Evie will grow a bit next book. I can’t wait to figure out what is happening, I have some ideas but we shall see. Overall... I’m happy with it and give it 4★ this time around.


Initial Review

*I received a free copy from the publisher via Netgalley and chose to leave a voluntary review. Thank you!*

I love Jennifer L. Armentrout’s work and I loved the Lux series. So this book was a must read for me. I was super excited excited to dive back into the lux world. You don’t have to have read the Lux books in order to read this one but I would recommend it, not only are they great but it will help you with past events and or people. But again, it is not necessary in order to read this book.

That being said, sadly I didn’t love as much as I thought I would, it was not horrible by any means, but it also was not the best she has written.

The good,  it had plenty of action and humor, we get from her books. Loved the banter we got between Luc and Evie, most of the time, there were a few times it just seemed forced or over the top. It also had its suspense and defiantly kept you asking for more and wanting to find out, who ,what and why….And of course there is the romance, which also had its up and downs. We see some lovely and familiar faces again and it was great. But also meet some pretty great new people.  

Luc, it has been a few years since we saw him last but he is still the funny dude we met way back when. Just all grown up. Or well almost ……. And for the most part I liked him, funny, cocky and willing protect those around him. Now that includes Evie.  Sometime now with Evie he had his moments, that more than anything made me roll my eye, not so much him as them together. Evie, it is clear from the beginning that there is more to her and it takes a bit before we get there but I must say I was just like “ oh okay…..” not shocked or anything it was just hmm okay. Maybe that was because, I was not her biggest fan and she annoyed me a lot of times. She often just came over as whiny more than anything. The romance sometimes seemed to be taking over the story but it all came back around.

For me, the whole narrative came over as very young or naiveish ?! IF that is a word lol. I know it is YA, but so was the Lux series but that by any means did not seem that young/ and or teen angst written as this book.

So overall, we get a teen angst insta love/lust teen drama but that is also wonderfully connected to the world we read and loved. In a weird way I couldn’t quit. I was often annoyed with it but also couldn’t put it down.

So the verdict.  I give it 3★, I didn’t love it and I didn’t hate, it was just in the middle somewhere. That being said though I most likely will get book two to see how it continues.

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text 2019-08-12 14:25
Reading progress update: I've read 367 out of 367 pages.
The Darkest Star - Jennifer L. Armentrout

I actually did like it better this time around/

I will update my review soon :) 

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text 2019-08-11 16:56
Reading progress update: I've read 1 out of 367 pages.
The Darkest Star - Jennifer L. Armentrout

Giving this another chance to see if I like it better second time around now that Im in a overall better mood 

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