The Brightest Night (Origin #3) by Jennifer L Armentrout

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.

This book was everything I wanted and more. Jennifer L Armentrout never lets me down with her stories. I struggled for a long time to put into words how much I enjoyed this novel. It has taken me a few days to get my emotions under control.

First off, the Lux series is one of my absolute favorite book series of all time. It’s my go-to when giving out recommendations for my customers at the bookstore. I’ve placed this series in the hands of many friends and family members and converted them into JLAnders (if you aren’t in Jen’s group on Facebook, you should join!). Every year I go back and re-read them because I just can’t stay away from the characters or the story. Daemon Black was my first hardcore book crush, he’s still my #1. Fun fact; I named my car “Dolly” after Daemon’s car. If you haven’t read these books yet, I HIGHLY recommend them. Please start with Obsidian;

We are now into the third book in the Origin series by JLA. In the Lux series we meet Luc, our main star of the story. He is now a fully grown Origin male full of power and protectiveness. It almost pains me to say, move over Daemon Black! The Brightest Night made me into a diehard Luc fan!

The story picked right up where it left off in The Burning Shadow (Origin #2). Jen provides many twists and turns. Along with some pretty heavy bombshells. I really think she wanted us to sweat this time around. Can anyone say “Opal?” There wasn’t a second that I wasn’t invested in the characters or the plot. The relationship between Luc and Evie is so sweet and sugary. Luc’s pick up lines are freaking hilarious! I found myself laughing out loud quite a few times. They have that type of relationship that would make anyone envious, besides the fact that they are on the run.

Can we talk about Grayson for a second? He is so dry and witty! I just love him so much! His one lines crack me up!! I’m getting some major vibes that he is going to be a key player in the next book. I’m so glad we get to see my babies from the Lux series in the Origin series. I’ve missed them so much. We even get a little bitty baby!!

THE ENDING…..OMG! Y’all I died just a little bit inside. Do not, I repeat, DO NOT flip to the back of the book. You will spoil it for yourself. The ending literally blew my mind. I reached for my cell phone and immediately text my sister, “WTF!?!?!?” and throw in some confused emojis. It will leave you wanting MORE! I’m half tempted to beg Jen for the next book now, but I know she is working on other projects LOL!

Overall there wasn’t one thing about this book that I didn’t love. The story, characters, and the plot were executed perfectly. If you love paranormal romance and some action packed scenes, I highly recommend this series for you. It holds a special place in my heart and on my shelves.

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