15 May 2014

Shadows Review

I'm reposting my review of Shadows (Lux novella #0.5) by Jennifer L. Armentrout 

It originally appeared as part of a novella reading week post & people have been asking me why I haven't reviewed Shadows...

What they say: The last thing Dawson Black expected was Bethany Williams. As a Luxen, an alien life form on Earth, human girls are…well, fun. But since the Luxen have to keep their true identities a secret, falling for one would be insane.

Dangerous. Tempting. Undeniable.

Bethany can’t deny the immediate connection between her and Dawson. And even though boys aren’t a complication she wants, she can’t stay away from him. Still, whenever they lock eyes, she’s drawn in.

Captivated. Lured. Loved.

Dawson is keeping a secret that will change her existence...and put her life in jeopardy. But even he can’t stop risking everything for one human girl. Or from a fate that is as unavoidable as love itself.

What I say: With my love of all things by Jennifer L. Armentrout I cannot work out how I haven't read Shadows before now?! Shadows is set before the events in Obsidian but can easily be read first or even as a standalone novella (Katy has not moved there yet and so isn't in the book).

I loved how even though Shadows is Dawson and Bethany's story, Jennifer includes lots of insights into Daemon and Dee's lives too! I actually think reading the novella explained a lot in terms of Daemon's reaction to Katy in Obsidian.

I wasn't expecting to like Dawson as much as Daemon, but I totally did. Dawson is very laid back compared to his brother, yet equally as motivated and protective. Dawson and Beth have the insta-love thing going on, but their relationship builds slowly and is very believable. Dawson fights for Beth from the very beginning and as Daemon points out in Onyx or Opal Dawson really is the brave one. He's prepared to give everything for the girl he loves.

Since reading Shadows and the other Lux books, I've discovered there's little more upsetting than a foregone conclusion. If like me you've already read the other books in the series then you'll already know what happens to Dawson and Beth, yet watching or reading it actually unfold is really sad. The most heart-breaking part for me was Dee and Daemon's reaction...! A great edition to the series.

4.5 Stars in my Sky!

You can catch up with my previous Lux series reviews here:

Obsidian * Onyx * Opal * OriginObsession (Adult Arum spin-off) 


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