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

Shadows (Lux, #0.5)Shadows by Jennifer L. Armentrout
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
ebook, 179 pages
Published February 21st 2012 by Entangled Publishing
Purchase: Amazon - Barnes & Noble

Description 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:

Having read Obsidian first, I knew what was coming when I started Shadows, but it didn't make it any less sad.

What I loved most about this novella is actually getting to learn Dawson, while getting to see another side of Daemon. The boys are pretty much exact opposites, and although Daemon isn't crazy about Dawson's feelings for Bethany, a human girl, he tries to be there for his brother.

Knowing how their story would end, I was sure that when the moment came, it wouldn't be a big shock. Nope. It still was. There's so much emotion in that scene. Add in the final scene between Daemon and Dee? It is definitely an emotional end, whether or not you know about what is in store.

Shadows manages to include Armentrout's usual humorous lines; most of which come from Dee. Seriously, the scene between Dawson and Dee in his bedroom? Priceless.

I'm going to keep this short, as this is only a novella, but if you're planning to skip over this prequel, I'd say you're missing out. Yes, you know what to expect. But Shadows is still an emotional ride worth experiencing.

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I apologize for this being late. I saved the review, but never actually hit publish. My brain doesn't work well while I'm sick. I'm rewriting my Deity review since it was mainly just fangirling...and I'm sure you want to read something else besides HJFHEJTYEIUT^#*^T*#(YHDGHSGFJSGJFGJ...because that is pretty much what my review is right now. With some Aiden/Seth love added in, of course.

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