Thursday, July 4, 2013

Book Review: Shadows by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Series: Lux 0.5
Publisher: Entangled Publishing
Release Date: February 21st 2012
My Rating: 4 cups
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.

Wow! I just read this book last night, so I'm still a bit shocked by it. I wasn't expecting that. I've had the Lux series on my TBR pile for a while now, but last night, after seeing the amazing cover for Origins I decided to start reading the series right away. It was also the first book I read by J.L. Armentrout and I can honestly say it was just as I expected it to be: amazing.

I have to say that I fell completely in love with Dawson. He was such an easy character to like. I was hoping he and Bethany would find their happy ever after and get a happy ending. Of course, those of you who've read the book, you know how the story ends. It was sad and tragic and heartbreaking. I had a moment of doubt right at the beginning, when I thought that maybe something bad would happen, but I decided to think happy thoughts and pink unicorns instead.

I'm not exactly sure it was a smart decision to read this novella first, though. I mean, I'm hoping Daemon, Dawson's brother, will be just as lovable. Dawson pretty much broke my heart at the end, but I loved him. I have very high expectations :D

There is a big reason why I can't give this book a full 5 cups review, even though that's what it should get. And that reason is called insta-love. Though it was done beautifully, I still can't say I'm a fan of this "boy meets girl, girl meets boy and BAM! pink hearts" theme.

Anyway, insta-love or not, I loved this novella and I will now start reading the rest of the novels.

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  1. Excellent review, Ruby. I have this series on my TBR, and I really think I should start it soon :) Maybe it should be one of my vacation reads.

    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

  2. Great Review Ruby! (: I have had this series on my TBR list for like FOREVER! I need to stop procrastinating and read it!

    Kelsey @ Calliope Reads

    1. Thank you! Read it! I feel like that TBR list is becoming a little planet :)) But do read this series, it's very good :D


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