Thursday, February 23, 2012

Book Review: Shadows (Lux #0.5) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Shadows (Lux #0.5)
By Jennifer L. Armentrout
Release Date: February 21st, 2012
Number of Pages: 179
Format: ebook
Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

Blurb from Goodreads:

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.

My Review:


This was so awesomesauce!!! Dawson and Beth are such darlings. You couldn't not love them both the moment they were introduced. Shadows was really sugary sweet and poignant as fans of the fist novel, Obsidian, already knows what will happen to our sweet couple.

Dawson was the complete opposite of Daemon. Dawson was like sunshine, unicorns and rainbows while Daemon was all thunder and lightning. Shadows gave an insight of why Daemon was the way he is in Obsidian. Even in Shadows, Daemon kept people at arms' length and was the parent figure in the family as he was the oldest - by a few minutes. I understood Daemon better and his behavior in Obsidian  was justifiable as it was like history repeating itself all over again.

Dawson on the other hand, was a sweetheart and did what he liked. His romance with Beth was very different from that of Daemon and Katy. Dawson was the all-smiling-and-grinning guy. He was very lovable and sweet. When he asked Beth for permission to kiss her, I found it so cute. I mean, how many guys nowadays actually asked your permission to do that? He did not regret loving Beth but the only thing he regretted was that he wasn't as strong as his brother.

The other characters like Dee, Ash, Adam and Andrew were the same. Dee was as hyper as ever and her mouth was 'bionic' as quoted by Dawson. Man, she could really talk your pants off and you can't help but adore cute Dee.

The ending was really a heartbreak but I have a really strong feeling that Dawson and Beth may not be dead after all as Daemon and Dee never got to see their bodies. Therefore, I wasn't that devastated and frozen over the ending like my book buddy Maria Mentzelidi was. Shadows answered the questions I had in Obsidian but left me with even more after it. For example, what was happening to Beth when she suddenly felt all hot and collapsed near the end?

After reading the synopsis of Onyx, I'm more certain that this lovable couple isn't dead and I'm really hoping that I'm not wrong. They are too wonderful characters to be left dead. Jennifer, you can't just kill them off like that. Seriously.

Shadows is a wonderful read and I recommend reading it after Obsidian.

Now, I'm simply dying for Onyx.....


  1. The real question is now How is it possible to wait till August?

    1. I know right???? It was terrible to know that the release date was changed to August.

  2. I just bought this Obsidian and Shadows on amazon the other day and I can't wait to read them! Great review! You've made me want to read this series even more.
    New follower! I love your blog (:

    1. Awh, thanks for the compliment and new follow Tabitha. You just gave me a big goofy grin on my face. =D
      The Lux series is really an amazing read. Can't wait for you to get yours and start digging in.

    2. Your welcome! I just started Obsidian and so far I love it! (:

    3. Haha...great! Would love to know what you think about it. I adore the catty spats between Katy and Daemon. She's such a fierce kitten. LOL.

  3. Dawson is this strong, fierce, determine guy that reminds me so much of Daemon without the sucky attitude. I fell fast and hard. He's attracted to Bethany from the start but it takes time for them to fall hard, which I appreciated. What I really, really enjoyed was how Dawson was bold and confident with their relationship. I loved how they spend time together. I LOVED their first kiss, which.... oh just read it. The point is we didn't spend 95% of the book waiting for them to figure out that they liked each other and then 2 pages of a great relationship followed by something breaking them up only to have it fixed at the last second. NO, we enjoyed a fabulous building of a strong happy relationship. (Lots and lots of sighing, fanning and awing happening here). Of course, if you've read Obsidian, you know the ending is sad but what a ride until then.

    1. I do agree. Their romance was different from Daemon and Katy's. If you've browsed my review archive, I've already read and reviewed Obsidian last year =D


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