The darkest star

Jennifer L. Armentrout

Book - 2018

"When seventeen-year-old Evie is caught up in a raid at a notorious club known as one of the few places where humans and aliens 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"--

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Series
Origin ; [1]
Subjects
Genres
Romance fiction
Science fiction
Published
New York : Tor Teen 2018.
Edition
First edition
Language
English
Item Description
"A Tom Doherty Associates Book."
Physical Description
366 pages ; 22 cm
ISBN
9781250175731
1250175739
Main Author
Jennifer L. Armentrout (author)
Review by Booklist Reviews

Four years ago, the alien Luxen invaded Earth. Four years ago, there was a war. Four years ago, Evie lost her father to the violence between humans and the supernaturally perfect aliens. Now, living with just her army colonel mother, she prefers a boring life—staying home, watching dumb movies, and staging artistic Instagram shots. When an illicit visit to a 21-and-over Luxen club leads to an encounter with the hunky and mysterious Luc, Evie's chance at boring disappears forever. Their love-hate relationship starts off innocently enough, but Evie finds out soon that she and Luc are inextricably linked, and what that means for her future is terrifying and unclear. There may be more to the Luxen than she ever knew, and learning about them will turn her world upside down. Armentrout doesn't stray far from her sf-romance base, though there are threads of action-adventure and political intrigue woven into this story. A must for older-teen and new-adult readers. Grades 10-12. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.

Review by Publishers Weekly Reviews

This science fiction drama picks up four years after the events of Armentrout's Lux series. Aliens known as the Luxen have launched a failed invasion of Earth, and humans have entered into an uneasy, fragile peace with those Luxen who chose integration rather than conflict. When 17-year-old Evie Dasher accompanies a friend to a nightclub where humans and aliens can mingle, she's inadvertently drawn into a terrifying mystery in which she discovers that many aspects of her life are false. The aggravating and oh-so-sexy Luc insinuates himself into her life at every turn, and Evie can't get away from the Luxen, as much as she'd prefer to continue her quiet life as an ordinary high schooler. But she may need Luc if she wants to survive the attentions of a superpowered killer. While this series opener draws heavily on the events and premise of the previous series, it works as an entry point for new readers. Unfortunately, Luc comes across as more annoying than appealing, and the constant string of surprise revelations may test the limits of plausibility. Ages 13–up. Agent: Kevan Lyon, Marsal Lyon Literary. (Oct.) Copyright 2018 Publishers Weekly.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

"When seventeen-year-old Evie is caught up in a raid at a notorious club known as one of the few places where humans and aliens 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"--

Review by Publisher Summary 2

Caught up in a raid at a controversial club where humans and aliens mingle freely, 17-year-old Evie, a girl with firsthand knowledge about the devastating war between humans and aliens, discovers that an uncannily attractive boy she mistakes for a Luxen is actually someone even more powerful. Simultaneous eBook.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

After being caught in a raid at a nightclub where humans and aliens mingle freely, seventeen-year-old Evie encounters Luc, whom she assumes is an alien, but is in fact a powerful being who leads her into a secret, dangerous world.

Review by Publisher Summary 4

When Evie meets Luc, she's led deeper and deeper into a world she had only heard about, the world of the Luxen...and there's so much more to be revealed.

Review by Publisher Summary 5

#1 New York Times, USA Today, and internationally bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout brings her trademark drama and intrigue to a new romantic YA science fiction series with The Darkest Star.

In the world of the Lux, secrets thrive, lies shatter, and love is undeniable.

Set in the beloved world of the Lux, a girl pulled into in a world she doesn't understand finds herself confronted by long buried secrets, a betrayal that could tear her life apart...and Armentrout's most swoonworthy book boyfriend yet.

Seventeen-year-old Evie Dasher knows firsthand the devastating consequences of humanity's war with the aliens. When she's 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...

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