The Brightest Night: A Steamy Sci-Fi Romance Book Review with an Alien Twist
It’s book review time! I just finished The Brightest Night (TBN) by Jennifer L. Armentrout, book 3 of The Origins Series.
This is NOT the last book, and I should note that the final book has not been written. There is no news that shows if/when the next book will come out. This is super important because TBN ends on a nasty cliffhanger, so consider yourselves forewarned.
TBN continues Evie’s exploration of her real identity, finally gaining a deeper understanding that she is not 100% human. But she’s not an alien either, and this book dives into what she is and just how powerful she can truly be.
We learn more about what the Daedalus did to her during all those months she was missing, and we get to see more of the post-apocalyptic world following the invasion from the Lux series. Of course, we also learn more about Luc and why the Daedalus continues to be so interested in him.
The deadly, flu-like virus introduced in book 2 takes center stage as we learn more about what it does and who is truly responsible for it.
In this book, Armentrout did what she always does best: give you one plot twist after another that you just don’t see coming. And, of course, Evie and Luc’s romance is a strong focal point, with some of the sweetest moments between her and him that left me sniffling and swooning.
I recommend this to anyone who likes
➡️ Morally gray alpha males ➡️ Steamy romance ➡️ Mysterious government agencies ➡️ Coming-of-age tales ➡️ Alien Sci-fi
Not recommended for younger readers due to sexual content, darker themes of torture/abuse, and gun violence.