Read The First Chapter of Jennifer L. Armentrout’s THE DARKEST STAR

Meet Evie in the first look at LUX universe continuation THE DARKEST STAR!

Jennifer L. Armentrout is returning to the world of her Lux series with a new spinoff, The Darkest Star!

The upcoming novel will focus on Luc, the smarmy rare half-Luxen, half-human Origin who helped Katy and Daemon through the intergalactic war in the first series, and a new character named Evie. Humans isn’t exactly at peace yet after the harsh realization that far more powerful beings exist both in the universe and on their planet and as new tensions arise, Luc and Evie find themselves in the middle of the action.

Tor Teen is giving readers an introduction to Evie with the full first chapter of The Darkest Star, which comes from Evie’s POV as she enters a somewhat scandalous Luxen club.

If Mom ever found out I was sitting outside of Foretoken, she would kill me. Like, legit hide – my – body – in – a – deep – dark – grave kind of kill me. And my mom totally had the means to do so.

When she went from Momma baking brownies in the kitchen to Colonel Sylvia Dasher, she put the fear of God and then some in me.

But knowing just how much trouble I’d be in if I got caught obviously hadn’t stopped me, because here I was, sitting in Heidi’s car, applying yet another coat of lipstick with a shaky hand. Shoving the lipstick wand back into its tube, I watched fat raindrops bomb the windshield. My heart threw itself against my ribs as if it were determined to punch its way out.

I couldn’t believe I was here.

I’d rather be home, finding random things in my house to take pictures of and posting them on Instagram. Like those new gray-and-white vintage candleholders Mom had bought. They’d look amazing paired with the pale blue and pink pillows I had in my bedroom.

From the driver’s seat, Heidi Stein sighed heavily. “You’re second-guessing this.”

“Nuh-uh.” I eyed my final results in the little mirror in the visor. My lips were so red, it looked like I’d French-kissed an overripe strawberry.


And my brown eyes were way too big for my roundish, freckled face. I looked scared, like I was about to walk naked into class twenty minutes late.

“Yeah, you are, Evie. I can see it etched into the five hundred coats of lipstick you just applied.”


The Darkest Star hits bookshelves on October 30, 2018. You can preorder it now via Amazon or support your local bookstore via Indiebound.

When seventeen-year-old Evie Dasher is 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…

By Kait

Kait is a New Englander, a YA book and adaptation lover, and a Slythindor, as well as a red velvet and red wine enthusiast. She likes to like things. Catch her on Twitter: @kaitmary