Berk Reviews ~ The Darkest Star ~ Jennifer L. Armentrout

Posted 20 April, 2020 by Brandee @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 6 Comments

Berk Reviews ~ The Darkest Star ~ Jennifer L. ArmentroutThe Darkest Star by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Series: Origin #1
Published by Tor Teen on October 30, 2018
Genres: Fantasy, Romance, Young Adult
Pages: 367
Format: Hardback
Source: Purchase
5 Stars

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...

Every great once in awhile. one of my kids graciously agrees to review a book for the blog. Berk was bingeing on JLA over spring break and agreed to review for us. 🙂


Well I’m not actually sure if I reviewed the entire Lux Series by Jennifer L Armentrout for my mom. I think I only reviewed Obsidian and I’m pretty sure I didn’t give it the best review. I think it’s safe to say that I was incredibly wrong; little high school me didn’t care for a good romance plot :P. The Lux Series has easily become my favorite series (or at least a close second to Percy Jackson) and Ms. Armentrout continues the saga with the first in her Origin Series, The Darkest Star. 

I was so happy to be thrown back into the world of Luxen. I couldn’t put this book down! It was a single day read and that’s very impressive for me (I’m a slow reader). It was the perfect mixture of action and romance that I needed. The character, Evie, was eerily relatable to me. It was kinda scary how similar my likes and dislikes were to hers – horror movies, true crime documentaries, and grilled cheese. The snark between her and Luc was so fun to read. I just really love snarky characters and relationships, maybe that’s why I liked Katy and Daemon so much XD. The love that Luc has for Evie is to die for, and the dorky pick-up lines and the nickname “Peaches” is the cutest shit on the planet. 

The world building was interesting. I liked seeing how the world was progressing after the end of Opposition. However some things just felt too normal, but maybe four years is enough time to go back to normal, I don’t know. The plot was cool too. It wasn’t super close to anything we’d seen in the Lux Series so the twists caught me by surprise. The story followed a basic line of: exposition, fall in love, action, fall in love some more, then final action, followed by even more falling in love. I don’t have a problem with this trope even if it’s kind of a basic story line. But I think that it worked well for this first book. 

Overall I just really enjoyed this book. It got me back into the excitement of the world of the Luxen, so now that’s all I’ve been reading during this quarantine-COVID-19 madness.



Brandee @ (un)Conventional Bookworms

About Brandee @ (un)Conventional Bookworms

Brandee is a mom of 3 and a soon-to-be empty nester. She is also an avid reader, a genre omnivore, and a compulsive one-clicker - but she's in recovery. Besides being a reader, she's also a writer and hopes to divide the vast quantities of spare time she'll soon have between reading and finally publishing her first book.

Subscribe to Blog via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 6,926 other subscribers

6 responses to “Berk Reviews ~ The Darkest Star ~ Jennifer L. Armentrout

  1. I used to read JLA’s book religiously but in the last couple of years I kinda lost track of her books. Definitely wanna get back to them soon, especially this one because I’m a huge Lux fan. This review was great! 😀

  2. I just LOVE this author so much and especially with that she has been dealing with medically I grab her up any chance I get. Haven’t read this series yet but definitely planning on it this summer

    Great review BERK!!!

  3. Berls

    I love JLA – but I don’t think I managed to finish the Lux books yet. If I did, I don’t remember them clearly. I may need to re/read and then move on to this! Glad you enjoyed it so much. Great review Berk!

  4. Lorna

    I gave this one 5 stars as well. The Lux series is one of my all time favorites. The second one in this spinoff is just as good I thought. Glad you loved it! Fantastic review!

  5. I miss her writing. I’ve read some books from her and enjoyed them. I really need to start picking up authors I know I’d love again

  6. Maureen Bakker

    I love Jennifer L. Armentrout. I sooo need to read this book.
    Thanks for the great review! I’ll have to buy myself a book now. LOL!!

Thanks for commenting - chat soon!

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.