Monday, September 16, 2013

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.  

(Via. Goodreads)


Release Date: February 21st 2012


Pages: e-book, 179



   It was interesting to see Bethany "normal" because all that we have seen of her is after she was taken. Also seeing Bethany and Dawson's relationship through their eyes instead of Katy or Daemon's

    Some things were foreshadowed like, Bethany's Mom talking about teen pregnancy. Since we found out in Origin that Bethany is pregnant. Also, Daemon said that he never wants to fall in love, as well as that he would NEVER fall in love with a human, sorry to burst your bubble Daemon but both happen.

     We meet Bethany's family during Shadows and the most intriguing family member to me was her Uncle Will. He happens to be the same Will that tries to kill Katy in Opal, date Katy's Mom to get to Katy, and kidnapped Katy before, real nice guy. I actually had no idea that Will was Bethany's Uncle, I do not remember anything being mentioned of him being related to her, only that her Uncle "supposedly" turned in Bethany and Dawson. I really want to reread the first couple books in the series to see if their is talk about Will being Bethany's Uncle. It was interesting to see him when he was sick though.

     We got to see Daemon and Ash's relationship through Dawson and Daemon's points of view. It was sweet to see Dawson talking about how Daemon deserved better than Ash. As well Dawson though Dee did too with her relationship with Adam.

     I now understand why Daemon's hatred was so strong toward Katy and all humans. He wanted to protect Dee. He also viewed every single human as untrustworthy following the loss of Dawson because of Bethany. 

     The ending was so emotional with both Daemon and Dee breaking down because we experience it firsthand in Shadows unlike the rest of the series where it is just mentioned. It would have been more emotional for me though if I did not know that Dawson was actually still alive. But it was also emotional to me knowing that because it broke my heart that they had thought Dawson was, in fact, dead.

     Overall, Shadows was funny, cute, heart-breaking, and a quick read. I enjoyed the multiple point of views and the fact that some of Daemon motivations in Obsidian were clearer then they were when I started Shadows.



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