October 22, 2020

The Brightest Night Blog Tour: Review + Giveaway

The Brightest Night (Origin #3)
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Genre: YA Science Fiction
Release Date: October 20, 2020
Publisher: Tor Teen
Reading level: 13 - 18 years
Hardcover: 512 pages


The thrills, drama, and intrigue continue in the third installment of the Origin series from #1 New York Times bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout.

He is the darkest star.
You are the burning shadow.
And together, you will bring about the brightest night.

Less than a year ago, Evelyn Dasher was a normal girl, living an unremarkable life.

Now, she's on the run, under the protection of the beautiful, deadly inhuman Luc. She's been betrayed by those who were closest to her. And she's learned truths about herself that she never saw coming--things she once knew, and was made to forget. Truths with devastating consequences. She's caught in the eye of the storm.

She is the eye of the storm.

"Highly Anticipated" —Entertainment Weekly
"Thrilling" —Hypable
“A Must" —Booklist
"Enthralling" —SLJ
"Engaging" —VOYA

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The Brightest Night is the thrilling third book in a fantastic YA science fiction/fantasy series that fans of the author and the genre are definitely going to want to get their hands on. Before I start, I want to make a confession: I haven't read the original Lux series. I know, I know. I've heard nothing but amazing things about it, but I just haven't gotten around to it. Since this is kind of a spin-off series, and given how much I adore it, I know I have to go read them as soon as possible. That being said, I have to break this down into what I loved the most about this book because this is one of those novels where I could ramble on forever about why I loved it so much. Because I did - so, so much.

Characters: I continued to adore Evie as the main character. The story is told from the first person point of view, from Evie's perspective. We really get to know her on a deep level because of this writing style, which I absolutely loved. We get to know her innermost thoughts, hopes and fears, dreams and doubts, memories, and so much more. I immediately connected with her from the very beginning of the series and it felt like seeing an old friend again when I started this one. And of course there's Luc, the other major character in the novel. He's a bit more complicated. Don't get me wrong - I love him. Definitely book boyfriend material - and I don't usually do that whole thing. Luc is very self-assured, cocky, smug, and can be a bit mean at times. He's got the bad boy thing going all the way. But then there's the other side we get to see - the sweetest and most sincere person, especially when it comes to Evie. He's the classic bad boy with a heart of gold and I almost never fall for guys like these in books. I never see the appeal. BUT I totally fell for Luc in the first book and I love him more with each installment - if that's even possible. Like I said, I don't normally do the whole "book boyfriend" thing and I almost never go for the "bad boy with a heart of gold" - but Luc is different. He makes my heart dance and melt and flip-flop the entire time. I'm totally in love with him. Evie and Luc are the epitome of the perfect couple and usually I hate that too because that kind of thing doesn't happen in real life. It's only for books and movies. But I couldn't help it - I loved them together and I will admit to be incredibly jealous of Evie on multiple occasions.

Story: The main thing I think I loved about the book was the characters and their relationships, but the story itself was really interesting and I loved learning even more about the different species (if you can call it that), their history, their powers, and everything else. As I mentioned, I haven't read the original Lux series, so I wasn't familiar with the Luxen before reading this series. After getting to know Evie, Luc, and some of the other major characters better, I loved catching up with them. There's some action and suspense in this book, but nothing like the first two had. It's still an amazing story line and you can tell that it's leading up to something huge in the final book. 

Series: Another huge thing I love is that this is part of a series and we still have one more to go. I want - no, NEED - more of this story. I have to find out what's going to happen in the next book. There's a lot happening and I have a sinking feeling that the author is going to break my heart. But that book isn't going to be out for awhile and I definitely will be re-reading this entire series before the last book is released. And I need more Luc. I want to get to know him better and get to know Evie and the others better too. I want to watch Luc and Evie's relationship develop and grow into what's possible between them. (Cue a bit of swooning.) Anyways, I'm done rambling because I could keep going forever and not make any sense. If you were a fan of the Lux series - you need this book. If you're a fan of the author's - you need this book. I definitely also recommend it to fans of YA science fiction, fantasy, dystopia, romance, and aliens. READ THIS BOOK (SERIES) NOW. You won't regret it.

Photo Credit: Franggy Yanes

JENNIFER L. ARMENTROUT is a #1 New York Times, USA Today, Amazon, iBooks, and international bestselling author of the Lux series and other books for teens and adults. She is a #1 bestseller in Germany and Italy, and a top seller in markets around the world. Her young adult novels have sold over a million copies since 2011 in the US alone, and have been finalists for the Goodreads Choice Awards and many others. Jennifer lives in West Virginia with her husband and dogs.

Website: https://jenniferlarmentrout.com/
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