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Title: The Darkest Star
Series: Origin #1
Author: Jennifer L Armentrout
Publisher: Tor Teen
Publication Date: 30 Oct 2018
Rating: 4.5/5

Synopsis from 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…

#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.

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There is really only one word you need to know in order for you to read The Darkest Star – LUC!!!!!

If like myself, you are a huge fan of the Lux series (Daemon and Kat will always hold a special place in my heart) then I am sure you were also chomping for further information about our intrepid youthful leader of the resistance – Luc.

Did you wonder what happened after the invasion? How did humans and luxen cope with the sudden integration of their species? What happened to Daedalus? How did the Origin children grow-up? These were just some of the questions that wandered my mind before I opened the pages of The Darkest Star. While these questions were answered in the story, there were plenty more questions that arose as a result opening up a whole new can of worms so to speak. What I didn’t expect from the narrative was how much I would empathise with Luc, how his loneliness would permeate through the pages and straight into my heart. In all honesty, I cannot give details of the plot because it is so cleverly interwoven even the smallest detail may spoil the whole thing.

While I adored getting to know Luc and the events that shaped his identity, I will say the surprising undercurrent of the story was unsettling – a harsh reflection of the hate-driven society we currently occupy. It was a very poignant representation of the political climate especially that within the United States 😢

As I have already stated The Darkest Star opens up a new line of questions that we have to wait an entire year to have answered – hence the deduction of half a point in my rating 😉 I only hope I remember the questions by the time I get to read The Burning Shadow.