Title: The Brightest Night
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
First published October 20, 2020
512 pages, Hardcover
ISBN: 9781250175779 (ISBN10: 1250175771)
Not too long ago, Emma Jones was leading a mundane life, with nothing extraordinary happening. But now, she’s on the run, guarded by the stunning, deadly inhuman Daxton.
She’s been deceived by the people she trusted the most. And she’s discovered things about herself that she never imagined – things that she knew before but was forced to forget.
Truths that could ruin everything. She’s at the center of the chaos.
He is the blackest night. You are the glowing shadow.
And together, you will create the most luminous night.
In The Brightest Night, Jennifer L. Armentrout continues her popular young adult fantasy series, Origin.
Armentrout is a New York Times bestselling author known for her captivating characters and thrilling plotlines, and this latest addition to the series does not disappoint. Set in a world full of supernatural creatures, The Brightest Night follows the story of Evie, a hybrid creature who must navigate a dangerous world filled with both enemies and allies.
Evie is determined to protect her friends and family, but as she learns more about her own identity, she realizes that the secrets she uncovers will have major consequences for her entire world. Armentrout expertly weaves a complex web of political intrigue, emotional depth, and thrilling action.
The world-building is immersive and well-crafted, with a rich history that adds depth to the conflicts and characters. Armentrout handles the themes of identity, loyalty, and power with nuance and sensitivity, creating a story that is both thought-provoking and entertaining.
The characters are the heart of the story, and Armentrout excels at creating relatable, multi-dimensional personalities. Evie is a compelling protagonist, with a fierce determination and a vulnerability that makes her instantly likable.
The supporting characters are equally well-developed, and the dialogue and interactions between them feel natural and authentic. The pacing is excellent, with a steady stream of action and intrigue that keeps the reader engaged.
The plot is full of surprising twists and turns, but Armentrout masterfully ties everything together in a satisfying and emotionally resonant conclusion. While The Brightest Night is the latest book in a series, it can easily stand alone as a thrilling and engrossing read.
Armentrout’s writing is accessible and engaging, making this a great choice for both longtime fans and newcomers to the series. Overall, The Brightest Night is an excellent addition to the Origin series, showcasing Armentrout’s strengths as a writer and delivering a compelling story that is both entertaining and thought-provoking.
Highly recommended for fans of young adult fantasy and anyone looking for a thrilling read with well-drawn characters and a richly imagined world.