He is the darkest star.
She is the burning shadow.
And together, they will bring about the brightest night.
Less than a year ago, Evelyn Dasher was a normal girl, living a safe, rather unremarkable life―a life that was a total lie. Now she’s learned the truth about who she was and what she is.
Hidden within Zone 3, she knows that if she loses control of her dangerous abilities again, she not only puts everyone in the secret community at risk, but also the beautiful, deadly inhuman Luc. He will do anything to keep her safe. Lie. Barter. Beg. Kill.
But there are truths that not even Luc can prepare for, and as Evie’s abilities evolve, the consequences of everything he’s done turn devastating.
Luc is stepping into the darkness. But Evie might already be lost to the shadows.
The Brightest Night (Origin #3)
by Jennifer L. Armentrout
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The Brightest Night was breathtakingly emotional and beautifully captivating. From that very first page, I was pulled right into their world and couldn’t put this book down. Love, friendships, action, ghosts from the past, and scenes so emotional that tears poured down my face splashed across the pages. If you’re a fan of Jennifer L Armentrout, the Lux Series or Paranormal/Sci-Fi stories then definitely add this one to your tbr! I can’t recommend this book and series enough!
We just all have a little bit of a monster inside of us. How could we not when we love someone like we do?
The Brightest Night started exactly where The Burning Shadow ended. Evie and Luc were in Zone 3 with all of our favorites. I was shocked learning the scope of what Evie was and what the Daedalas planned to do. But I wish someone would have said, just hold on because that’s nothing. What’s to come in this book will blow your mind! I gasped multiple times, screamed NO so loud I woke up my husband and even stared at a wall because I couldn’t believe something happened. Many truths come to pass, and each one rocked me more than the previous one. The way this book unfolded was absolutely brilliant!
We had no idea what was going to happen from hour to hour, and I just wanted the beauty of this, of him, of us together, and there wasn’t a single thing wrong with that.
At the core of this story is Luc, Evie and so many people errr Aliens, Hybrids and Origins whom we love from not only this series, but The Lux Series too. The happy moments had me flying so high. I loved watching their lives unfold, catching up with everyone and I laughed more times than I can count. I even had happy tears over some of their moments together. They felt like a big family that would pull together at times for one another. It all warmed my heart. And yes we even got to hear more of Luc’s fabulous cheesy pick-up lines ha! But I’m thankful for all of these happy moments, because there were also ones that shattered my heart.
“Well, that’s kind of offensive. I’m totally trustworthy,” Luc argued. “And I give great gifts.”
Daemon crossed his arms. “You once tried to gift Kat and me a llama because, according to you and literally no one else, they’d make a great family pet for a baby.”
Luc’s smile turned thoughtful. “They will protect a herd—”
“A lone child is not a herd, Luc,” Daemon sighed.
I couldn’t shake this feeling that I was waiting for the other shoe to drop. So I was extremely nervous for Evie at times. I was terrified how her power would affect her, but I loved watching her grow in leaps and bounds. I was so proud of Evie for learning more about herself, her abilities and even how she interacted with Luc. She was someone I respected and could look up to. It became even more obvious how she had captured Luc’s heart so easily.
“I loved you before I even knew what that meant, and I loved you even when you were gone, and I loved you when you became someone else,” he said— pleaded, really. “And I fell even more in love with you when you walked through the doors of Foretoken. I’ve never stopped loving you. I never will.”
Luc was the ultimate book boyfriend! He was fierce, deadly, and would do whatever it took to protect those he loves. There’s literally nothing he won’t do to protect Evie. But on the other side, he could be so calm and collected with her. His patience, gentleness, and the amount of affection and love he showed her melted my heart. Luc was sexy, intense, passionate and most definitely sigh worthy. And when he was with Evie, they felt like the ultimate power couple. I loved how they talked and confided with each other. It felt like even if the world was falling apart around them, they would still be standing by each other’s side.
His forehead pressed to mine. “I need to forget that we’re both stained with your blood.”
Closing my eyes on a shuddering breath, I cupped his cheeks. “You have me.”
Luc kissed me, and there was nothing slow or tentative about the way his mouth moved or how his lips parted mine. The kiss deepened, and there was an edge of desperation to it, a hint of lingering fear.
I can’t say more than what I have, but just know that The Brightest Night will keep readers hooked and has a heart stopping ending! That ending was powerful and shook me to my core! So if you love fierce and loyal characters, a story line that has tons of heart, and moments that will make you laugh, smile and cry, then you definitely need to pick up this series. Now I’m patiently waiting until we can see how the series ends with the next book! I can’t wait!
He pulled out a sour apple Blow Pop. “The Daedalus have more like her, and when they decide to break up this little militia you have going on here, even someone who isn’t particularly intelligent would know what a good idea it would be to have her on their side.”
The world just stopped spinning on its axis. Pigs were flying. Santa was real. Hell had even frozen over.
PS I love Grayson’s love of blow pops!
Love was the thunder in our hearts, the lightning in our veins, and it was what kept us together where we landed, even after our skin had begun to cool and our breaths had slowed.
My rating: 5/5 stars.