The Darkest Star by Jennifer L. Armentrout

*Spoiler free, but spoilers for the other Lux books*

I’m surprised with a title like this that the cover is so bright!

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…

More books in the Lux world! I have to say, I’m not that big of a fan of more books in a world years after the supposed final book came out. I dunno, that’s just me. But, I loved the other Lux books and I love Jennifer Armentrout’s writing style, so though I’d definitely give this one a shot!

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Where I Like To Read

Ironically, this comfy place is not one of the places I read! It’s in my room and my room has no AC or heat. So I get very hot or very cold very quickly.

So, I make a lot of posts about what kind of books I like to read, giving recommendations, reviewing them, and screaming about my favorites. I thought it would be kind of fun to make a post about WHERE I like to read all these books!

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A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi

*Spoiler free*

It’s 2002, a year after 9/11. It’s an extremely turbulent time politically, but especially so for someone like Shirin, a sixteen-year-old Muslim girl who’s tired of being stereotyped. Shirin is never surprised by how horrible people can be. She’s tired of the rude stares, the degrading comments—even the physical violence—she endures as a result of her race, her religion, and the hijab she wears every day. So she’s built up protective walls and refuses to let anyone close enough to hurt her. Instead, she drowns her frustrations in music and spends her afternoons break-dancing with her brother. But then she meets Ocean James. He’s the first person in forever who really seems to want to get to know Shirin. It terrifies her—they seem to come from two irreconcilable worlds—and Shirin has had her guard up for so long that she’s not sure she’ll ever be able to let it down.


That’s a word that’s used a lot in this book.

But it is just… wow.

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