Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Review - Shadows (Lux 0.5) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Title and Author: Shadows (Lux 0.5) by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Publisher:  Entangled Teen
Publication Date: February 20th 2012
Paperback/Hardcover: 179
Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal

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

After reading Obsidian I really had to read Shadows so I could find out exactly what had happened to Dawson. Gladly this story, even though it was bittersweet, did not disappoint me.
In Shadows we get to know exactly what happened to Daemon and Dee’s brother Dawson and see how his relationship with Bethany, a human he just couldn’t stay away from, started and developed. Dawson wasn’t supposed to fall in love with a human but he couldn’t help himself and he’s determined to be with Bethany no matter how dangerous their relationship can be.
Dawson and Daemon might look exactly alike but when it comes to their personalities they couldn’t be more different! If you’ve read Obsidian you already met Daemon and know what he’s like so I’ll concentrate on Dawson now, especially because I really like him.
Dawson is sweet, warm and funny. I really thought he was a great character and the fact he also has a temper he keeps hidden most of the time but sometimes unleashes only made me like him even more. Dawson is really similar to Daemon when it comes to loving and wanting to protect his family, which only adds to his appeal!
Bethany is a great character as well. She’s an artist and she’s sweet and intelligent. I think she was perfect for Dawson and she was very understanding when it comes to what Dawson really is.
The relationship between Dawson and Bethany is definitely the best thing about this book. It’s obvious they really do care for each other and their feelings seem incredibly real. Their romance is sweet and the passionate moments between them are almost scorching. My favorite scenes were the ones they were together, getting to know each other and falling in love. They really are a great couple.
I really enjoyed this novella. There are some great moments, especially between Dawson and Bethany. Plus, I think Shadows really helps the reader understand why Daemon acts the way he does in Obsidian and it adds a lot to the story.
All in all, Shadows is a great addition to the Lux series. It gives a glimpse into Dawson’s and Bethany’s story as well as Daemon and Dee’s past. The novella is well-written, fast paced interesting and a little bittersweet. There’s romance, action and a little adventure.
I can’t wait to read Onyx now because I really need to know more about what happened to Dawson and Bethany.
If you enjoyed Obsidian you should definitely read Shadows. It will answer some of your questions and bring forth a whole new set of them!

Rating: Worth Your Time ( 4 Stars)


  1. I'm so glad to hear that Dawson and Daemon aren't completely alike! I have to admit that Daemon frustrated me sometimes in Obsidian. It sounds like this is a great prequel though, and one I'll definitely have to read. Thanks for the review!

    Christin @ Portrait of a Book

  2. This one was a bit too boring for my taste. Maybe it's because no one can compare to Daemon(at least in this series).