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I love Jennifer L. Armentrout's contemporary young adult novels and when I saw she had a new book out, I was so excited!
I know Jennifer L. Armentrout is best known for her paranormal books, so I thought this would be really fascinating.

It isn't. The Darkest Store reads like every other paranormal young adult novel out there. The world is familiar enough to the contemporary one but with a supernatural twist. The good guys are good, the bad guys are bad. The heroine thinks she's nothing special, but of course she's the only one who can save the world. The love interest is super good looking and a "bad boy," a staple I'm starting to really hate in young adult parsnormal and contemporary young adult as well. And, of course, there's a cliffhanger or what is supposed to be one. I just felt like I was reading another assembly line young adult novel the whole time I was reading The Darkest Star, and don't care enough to want to read the next book.