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Publisher's Summary

Number-one New York Times, USA Today, and internationally best-selling author Jennifer L. Armentrout returns to the world of the Lux with this steamy, shocking third installment of the Origin series that will leave listeners reeling.  

He is the darkest star.

She is the burning shadow.

And together, they will bring about the brightest night. 

Less than a year ago, Evelyn Dasher was a normal girl, living a safe, rather unremarkable life - a life that was a total lie. Now she's learned the truth about who she was and what she is. 

Hidden within Zone 3, she knows that if she loses control of her dangerous abilities again, she not only puts everyone in the secret community at risk, but also the beautiful, deadly inhuman Luc. He will do anything to keep her safe. Lie. Barter. Beg. Kill. 

But there are truths that not even Luc can prepare for, and as Evie's abilities evolve, the consequences of everything he's done turn devastating.

Luc is stepping into the darkness. But Evie might already be lost to the shadows.  

A Macmillan Audio production from Tor Teen

©2020 Jennifer L. Armentrout (P)2020 Macmillan Audio

Critic Reviews

"Highly Anticipated" —Entertainment Weekly

“A Must" —Booklist

"Enthralling" —School Library Journal

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JLA, next book, please!?

I have been waiting for the next book in this series forever! Just finished my second time through. Narrator is fantastic, lots of revelations in this book but new questions arise. Fingers crossed the next book ia published this year!

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HOW DARE YOU JLA

how dare you end a book like this 😭😭😭😭

That’s all. I’ll be IMPATIENTLY waiting for the next.

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Wow!

OMG!! Oh my God! The cliffhanger! And the fact that it's been WAY too long since this one came out, I'm bloody dying here! Luc, oh Luc! Obviously, I can't wait until book 4.

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Pace was better than the last...

I am glad to see that this book picked up more from the last book, in all the possible ways. Some very interesting characters service and you will know what I'm talking about when you get there. (Mind blowing) The only downside of this book is that I wish I would have waited a few years before starting this series only because of the similar correlations to covid outbreak that is all over everything. I would rather not read about things that I am having to deal with everyday that I would rather not. I understand how writing about relevant things and I am not saying it is exactly the same but you can see parallels. Anywho glad to see more of old characters that I fell in love with in the last series. I also love seeing Evie and Luc both grow so much both emotionally and in strength. Warning there is a major cliffhanger and the next book doesn't have a release date at this time.

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Jonesing for book 4

major cliffhanger and am absolutely devastated . . . waiting for book 4 is going to be torture. . . so addicted to this series and these characters and way too emotionally invested in them lol

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  • 09-17-22

best in the series so far

This book we saw so much growth in the characters than in previous books. I had a hard time with Evie's character in the first book. the second book was better but she still seemed quite self centered and immature. Some immaturity is to be expected in a YA book but given the serious plot line, Evie was just a bit ridiculous. In this book she has really evolved though.
the relationship between Evie/Nadia and Luc also evolved which was gratifying as a reader.
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The plot line if this book and what is leading into the last book is erie. The government introducing a gene mutation agent amid flu vaccines is so on the nose from what we have been through the last few years. I can understand why the author pushed the release of The Fevered Winter back because the details about what Deadalus is planning is so similar to the pandemic. There was also foreshadowing that Dasher has mutated. Nadia remembered it in her dream state. I hope to see a showdown where he goes down.
Nate and the children are the reason why I didn't give this book 5 stars. The things that were done to him and the heart wrenching circumstances of all the children are sad. I hope Nate and his sister end up being okay. He was put in such as horrible position to betray Evie. How will tbey survive alone in the city? Its not right. He's a kid! What do people expect of him? No one should blame him.
The book ends on MAJOR cliffhanger which was annoying. I have to believe that Luc and Evie/Nadia will prevail together and will get their HEA so to speak.

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Massive Cliffhanger 😩

I loved going back into the luxen world , with all the old characters from the other books. But what a massive cliffhanger, 😭😭😭.

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still would like to know?

what happened to Luk? will there be another book? or maybe just a short story even?

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omg!

I need to know if there will will be a next one! I love this series!

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that ending tho...

lux is my favorite series of all time... JA is my favorite author but I really dislike her right now! 😉that ending was not what I thought was going to happen and WOW!!! I had this book in my library since pre-order and just wanted to wait to listen incase this wasn't the last book because I hate cliffhangers lol and having to wait and this one had a major cliffhanger but I listened any way and just like all the other reviewers said this can not end like this!!!! the ending was super shocking... for me any way I love this series!

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  • Maria Booklover
  • 10-21-20

Holy Alien babies everywhere! What a ride!

Holy alien and lama babies everywhere 😱

I'm mindblown 🤯 speechless, shocked, confused, a bit angry, a lot terrified and so so curious and intrigued. I'm still trying to wrap my head around what I read. I pronounce JLA the master of twists and turns. This book was full of surprises and so many unexpected plotlines. I have no idea how she manages to pull this out with every single book. Keep my attention glued to the pages and manage to leave me with mouth hanging wide open and desire for more.

I'm kind of horrified for the next one. What a ride though. Absolutely amazing.

And what a great listen that was. Outstanding audio performance.

I simply love this world. This is the best spin-off series I've ever read. One may think I would get bored after a 10th book in this world, but I'm so addicted to these characters, I don't want to ever leave this universe of Luxen, Arum, Origins, Hybrids and other powerful creatures. They are like family now. I felt their pain, fought their battles along with them, loved, cried and laughed with them. The emotions were so deep and strong, I was overwhelmed with everything happening.

Evie and Luc were just so cute together and their connection in this one really felt unbreakable. The romance was so sweet, the story so intriguing, the battles so intense. Everything fit perfectly like puzzle pieces added together to make the full picture. So well thought and captivating. There were also some very steamy scenes. Wink, wink ;)

But the proverbial cherry on the cake was the appearance of all the others from the Lux gang. All scenes they were present, made me emotional, on the verge of tears or grinning wildly. It was so awesome to be back in this world and with these characters.

That ending though. What was that ending 😱🤯 Still processing. I can't wait to read more, although I have to admit I'm a bit scared.

With the above said I solemnly declare I'm addicted to Lux and Origin world. I need my next fix in this universe.

P.s Swoon Alert! Shirtless Daemon with baby Adam. My heart nearly melted at that scene. Brace yourself to have your heart fall in love with these characters all over again 💘

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-18-21

cant wait

I really cant wait for the next book I hope that luc and evie/nadia and all the favourite characters are all well and in next book

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  • Carla Aston
  • 10-29-20

Amazing

I was fully expecting this to be the third and final book and I am ecstatic to know it’s not. I don’t think I can wait long for the next instalment. I loved Kat & Daemon but I love Luc & Evie/Nadia even more. Please don’t keep us waiting too long for the next book.

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  • 02-13-21

Really! Is that the ending???

My first review ever and I don't care if this is immature or what freaken ever, but this ending is shocking! I am seriously concerned! I just listened to two of the writers other trilogies and the 3 books are still to be published! Is this her style! Please please No, no no!!!!

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