Monday, March 5, 2012

Shadows (Lux #0.5) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

                                         Shadows (Lux #0.5)

                                                  by Jennifer L. Armentrout


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.

Rating: 3/5 stars
PublishedFebruary 21st 2012
Series: Yes, the prequel to the Lux trilogy.
Swoon Scale: Hearts In My Eyes, Adorable Gooey-ness 
Sex: No 
Swear Words: Kinda
Action: A bit, not much.
Romance swoon scale: 2.9/5 stars 

Shadows is a Lux novel. Its the story of Dawson and Bethany, and takes place before Obsidian.

After Obsidian, I had expected good things from this novella and thankfully it did not disappoint! 

The romance was as warm and gooey as ever and I loved Dawson- the male lead. Hes a nice, non-brooding guy who actually acts upon his feelings for once! 
He was sweet and adorable- and I'll say it again, I really liked him. 
Bethany was also nice enough I guess. 
If I had to choose between Kat (from Obsidian) and Beth though, Kat would win hands down, thanks to her sarcasm and book-blogger-ness. But Beth's an artist! So that's cool too.

  It was also fun to get to know the Luxen a bit better, and although I knew the ending, thanks to Obsidian, I really hoped it would not end the way it did. 

Speaking of the ending, I felt it was a bit too rushed. 
I wish the emotions of loss and pain had been more drawn out. Jennifer L Armentrout had succeeded in making me care for her characters and  if the ending was handled better, this novella would had definitely left a stronger mark.

Other than that, a nice little romance novella with a paranormal sci fi touch. If you are planning to read Obsidian (which you totally should) read this first. 
Or, if you loved Obsidian, this book is a must read.




  1. It was so fabulous getting to know Daemon better. It opens up a whole new understanding of why he has such sucky social skills with the humans anyway. I think I understand Dee better too. Seeing the three together made it clear what their relationship is really like. Bethany got to see that too. We saw them through her eyes. So fun.


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