The Brightest Night (Origin #3) – Jennifer L. Armentrout

Genre: Science Fiction, Young Adult Science Fiction
Publisher: Tor Teen
Pages: 512
Release Date: October 20, 2020

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 

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In true Armentrout fashion, The Brightest Night turns everything readers thought they knew about the world and characters on its head. Origin is a slow burn novel as Armentrout takes her time exploring Evie and Luc’s relationship as well Evie’s new powers and discovering her limits.

The Brightest Night reminded me how much I love this series and the world Armentrout has created. It’s original, exciting, and feels like coming home. Seeing all the characters from the previous novels is one of the best parts of the novel because they’re not overwhelming the story. Armentrout strikes the perfect balance between bringing back old characters into a new story.

Evie and Luc’s relationship is also a slow burn. It’s a delicious combination of sizzling angst and adorable romance. Their relationship is simultaneously heartwarming and heartbreaking.

“The way you say my name like that? It’s going to kill me,” he said, his tone still that strange, power-heavy, cold one, but his words? They were all Luc as he caught my lower lip between his teeth. “You have no idea.”

The atmosphere throughout the novel is foreboding as Armentrout builds to an explosive ending. I hate the throw around the word cliff hanger, but The Brightest Night left me with my jaw on the floor. It’s one of those ending that will have you questioning everything that came become and wondering if Armentrout had this planned from the beginning.

Overall, The Brightest Night will leave you desperate for the final novel. I cannot get enough of Evie and Luc.


*** I received an ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review. 

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