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...
~MY QUICKIE REVIEW~
I do love when the title of the book is subtly worked into the story, as it is in the above quote. I so went into this wanting to love it, but it just wasn't happening. The first half of this book was a struggle to get through…by far, there is too much silly high school drama. I don't remember the Lux Series being this childish, I actually really liked it. It was overwhelmingly disappointing for me.
With the second half, the story slowly improved little by little…once JLA stopped being so evasive and actually started giving us something plot-wise, anyway. She was so evasive that I found myself wishing I could remember more about the Lux Series, especially the final book, just so I might know wtf was up.
By the ending, it finally felt like something intriguing was being hinted at…unfortunately, I don't know if that hint will be enough for me to continue the series. Maybe, if I wait for the Audio, it will be doable??? I was looking at other reviews for this…and it seems most people loved it…so it's possible I'm in the minority here.
☆2.7☆STARS - GRADE=C-
~BREAKDOWN OF RATINGS~
Main Characters~ 2.7/5
Secondary Characters~ 2.5/5
The Feels~ 2/5
Theme or Tone~ 2.7/5
Flow (Writing Style)~ 2.3/5
Backdrop (World Building)~ 2.5/5
Ending~ 3.2/5 Cliffhanger~ "to be continued"
Book Cover~ It's Starry…
Series~ Origin #1
Setting~ Columbia, Maryland
Source~ I received an ARC via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review