Review: Shadows by Jennifer L. Armentrout

(Lux, # 0.5)
By: Jennifer Armentrout
Publisher: Entangled Publishing
Published: Feb. 21, 2012
Genre: YA

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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.

I have heard a lot of good thins about this series and decided to give it a try. I’m glad that I did. Every where you turn there are books about vampires and shifters. So it was nice to read a book that revolved around aliens. Apparently, smoking hot aliens that will literally light up your world… in their true form that is.

Too many times have I read a novella and found myself not connecting with the characters or really grasping the story. However, I really liked this short story about Dawson (luxen) and Bethany (human). Obviously there is the whole forbidden love aspect since well, he’s an alien but it’s more deep than that. The Department of Defense is well aware of the Luxens on earth and actually having colonies for them to live as well as monitoring the ones who decide to live amongst humans. There are also other aliens that kill the Luxen who are now inhabiting earth as well. So the story isn’t just about two kids falling in love. There is a lot of set up for the series in this book.

I personally really enjoyed the story. Like I said, I like the newness of having aliens be the focal point. I also like the authors style of writing. She keeps the characters real by not making them so politically correct, which I like. I’m sick of reading teenagers think or say things that a 50yr old person would say. Sorry but that’s just not the real world. We use words like “mofo”… well okay at least I do. HaHa Either way, the characters and writing was a nice change to what I’ve been reading. And I must say that I applaud the ending. I totally did not see that coming and I don’t know if I’ve ever read a book that ended on that note. It was just… wow!


1favequote“She. Spoke. To. Him. First. It was like winning the lottery, getting laid, and climbing the highest cliff all rolled into one. But he needed to play it cool, becase he was trending into lame-o land at a quick pace.”


4 Thoughts on “Review: Shadows by Jennifer L. Armentrout

  1. I have been telling myself that I have to start this series soon. Your review has really made me want to start it now. I am like you I love my Vamps and shifters, but every now and then I want something different. Loved the quote you posted too!

  2. Great Review!!! I love love love Jennifer! You should definitely continue on with the Lux series, if you haven’t already! Her covenant series is super awesome too!!!!!
    Thanks for stopping by my site earlier!
    Happy Reading! =D

  3. I still have to read this series too. I’m glad you started it! Everyone raves about JLA’s writing!

    Giselle from Book Nerd Canada

  4. Alien’s are the new thing?! Cool Beans! I need to pick up this series ASAP. Just wanted to drop by and say thanks for stopping by my STS post the other day. I’m also a new GFC follower.

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