Saturday, October 24, 2020

Blog Tour: The Brightest Night by Jennifer L. Armentrout

I am so excited to be part of The Brightest Night blog tour! I am a huge fan of Jennifer L. Armentrout and am always happy to scream about her books!

The Brightest Night
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Publisher: Tor Teen
Release: October 20, 2020
Series: Origin
Pages: 512
Review: 4.5 Stars

First Impressions

This review will definitely contain spoilers for the previous books!

Fun fact! This is the 100th book I've read this year!

I've been incredibly excited to read The Brightest Night ever since I finished The Burning Shadow last year. In general, Jennifer L. Armentrout is an auto-buy author for me, and this series is no exception! The book did start a little slow, but once I got into it, I devoured it in an afternoon!


The main POV character is Evie, or as we know from previous books, Nadia. She has discovered that she was experimented on by the evil government group The Daedalus, which featured heavily in the original Lux series. The various experiments gave her major alien powers, and as of the start of the book, she has no idea how to control them. They only time they've manifested, she almost killed people she cares about (like Luc). A lot of this book is about character development for Evie. She really comes into her powers while also connecting with who she was before her memories were taken from her. I liked to see her growth and how her relationship with Luc developed.

Speaking of Luc and Evie's relationship... Things get hot and heavy for these two lovebirds! Jennifer's books fall into the category of upper YA, and that's definitely the case for The Brightest Night. While not as graphic as say a romance novel, it's pretty clear what's going on when Luc and Evie get romantic. I really liked how the characters grew together besides just romantically. They really trusted each other more and more, and I got the sense that there were finally no secrets between them.

World Building

At the end of The Burning Shadow Evie and Luc arrive at the secret hideout of humans, Luxen, and others in Houston. A lot of the book is spent exploring this community and how it works. It was really fun to reconnect with characters from the previous series who were also living there. That said, we only really met a couple of the many people living in the community.

Despite the limited travel of the book, there are hints given about the hell that the rest of the world is going to. Like what's happening in real life, there is a pandemic happening in the book. Unlike ours, it is one that has been engineered by The Daedalus to have alien DNA and either kill or mutate the humans it infects. It was kinda weird to read about a pandemic happening given what's happening in our world. I get expecting the characters to put on a mask and keep six feet apart. We'll almost definitely see the effects of this in the next book, and I look forward to discovering what happens, even if I dread all the crap the characters will probably go through.

Final Thoughts

This is a solid edition to the Jennifer L. Armentrout library! It's very similar in style to her other books, but that can be a nice relief to fall back into an old favorite. If you've read the previous books you should definitely pick this one up! And if aliens falling in love sounds up your alley, then there are plenty of books to catch up on!


The thrills, drama, and intrigue continue in the third installment of the Origin series from #1 New York Times bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout.

He is the darkest star.
You are the burning shadow.
And together, you will bring about the brightest night.

Less than a year ago, Evelyn Dasher was a normal girl, living an unremarkable life.

Now, she's on the run, under the protection of the beautiful, deadly inhuman Luc. She's been betrayed by those who were closest to her. And she's learned truths about herself that she never saw coming--things she once knew, and was made to forget. Truths with devastating consequences. She's caught in the eye of the storm.

She is the eye of the storm

You Can Find it At:
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"Highly Anticipated" —Entertainment Weekly
"Thrilling" —Hypable
“A Must" —Booklist
"Enthralling" —SLJ
"Engaging" —VOYA 

Author Bio:

Photo Credit: Franggy Yanes

JENNIFER L. ARMENTROUT is a #1 New York Times, USA Today, Amazon, iBooks, and international bestselling author of the Lux series and other books for teens and adults. She is a #1 bestseller in Germany and Italy, and a top seller in markets around the world. Her young adult novels have sold over a million copies since 2011 in the US alone, and have been finalists for the Goodreads Choice Awards and many others. Jennifer lives in West Virginia with her husband and dogs.

Tour Schedule:

Part One - Reviews & Excerpts
October 19th Monday BookHounds YA Excerpt
October 20th Tuesday Movies, Shows, & Books Excerpt
October 20th Tuesday Emelie's Books Review 
October 21st Wednesday A Court of Coffee and Books Review 
October 21st Wednesday K-Books Review
October 22nd Thursday Ya It's Lit Review

Part Two - Reviews
October 22nd Thursday A Dream Within A Dream Review 
October 23rd Friday Rajiv's Reviews Review 
October 24th Saturday Tween 2 Teen Book Reviews Review 
October 24th Saturday Lisa Loves Literature Review
October 25th Sunday Nay's Pink Bookshelf Review
October 25th Sunday Book Briefs Review


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