by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Genres: Favorite, Paranormal, Young Adult
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...
*ARC received from publisher in exchange for an honest review*
The Lux series is one of those series that has always held a very dear place in my heart. The fact that I get to read a new book in a universe that I have adored for so many years gave me absolute goosebumps. The story takes place four years after the events in the final book of the Lux series. The world continues to try and repair itself after an invasion of massive proportions threw it into chaos. Now, humans and Luxen live side by side in a very uneasy truce. For Evie, one night at a club that was known as a Luxen haunting ground is about to change her life. Luc is the sexy, mysterious boy who she believes is a Luxen but if you’ve read the Luxen series, you know he is so much more. Evie is not taking any of his cockiness though. She’s got her own sass that I loved, even when she’s melting into a puddle of drool when he keeps popping up shirtless. Luc sure has grown up. I thought Daemon was the love of my life but Luc made it hard not to cheat!
“…we can pretend like you weren’t checking me out.”
“Whatever makes it easier for you to sleep at night, because checking out someone you think is an alien? Oh, the horror.”
“You are an alien.”
“You know nothing, Evelyn Dasher.”
I was expecting a homage to the series when I started reading and I got so much more. Action, shirtless boys, drama, friendship, grilled cheese, old favorites, and plot twists. Hello. I had all the feels reading this. It was like visiting an old friend and meeting new ones. I loved that the ending actually ended. There’s no sort of cliffhanger but rather, the potential for more but with a satisfying ending. I think fans of the Lux series will be happy with this new story and those who haven’t read get an intro to it that doesn’t disappoint.
Preorder this ASAP because you are not going to want to miss this one. I did keep this deliberately short and vague as it is still a few months out. Once it gets closer, I will e updating with more deets.