The book itself was great. It was nice to jump back in a world that I missed so dearly. I read an early preview of the series, and I couldn’t have been more excited. I had hyped up the book in my mind, and it lived up to my expectations.
I loved the romance between Luc and Evie. It was clear from the beginning that Luc felt attracted to Evie when they first met, and that Evie didn’t. It was fun to see their relationship develop throughout the story. It didn’t develop too quickly, and it didn’t seem forced.
With a lot of romance-heavy books, the story solely focuses on the two characters’ relationship. What I like about The Darkest Star is that it basically has two plots: one that follows Luc and Evie’s relationship developing and one follows the murders that suddenly started occurring around town. It has some eerie elements that aren’t scary and aren’t quite creepy. It won’t keep you up at night, but it will make you slightly nervous as the murders hit closer to home and some paranormal events occur. You can feel the tension building, like something is going to happen, but you don’t know what or when. I think Armentrout did an amazing job blending the two plots together to create one cohesive story.
If you like romance and aliens, this book is for you. If you don’t like to be scared but are okay with tension then this book is for you. If you want your head to spin because the author just smashed you in the face with a curveball, then this book is definitely for you. Basically, read this book. It’s good, and it won’t disappoint.