Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Shadows Review

Shadows by Jennifer L. Armentrout Review

Dawson is a Luxen, he's from another planet and must keep his identity a secret from humans. If the Department Of Defense finds out people know their secret, they'll disappear.

Bethany is new to town and boys are the last thing on her mind, her home life is complicated enough. But when Dawson and Beth met in class they were drawn to each other. Luxen are not suppose to be with humans, but Dawson doesn't want to stay away from the one person, human or Luxen, who makes him feel like he belongs.

The best word to describe this novella is bittersweet. The relationship between Dawson and Bethany is really romantic. It's they're innocent first love, both trying to get to know each other, and they discover how much they have in common while their love grows.

Bethany nor Dawson's family approves of their relationship for very different reasons, but that doesn't keep them apart. They learn to accept that, and more importantly they learn to accept their differences.
Knowing the end of this book didn't make my reading experience any different, except for the fact that I was dreading the end. I kept looking for a, "Maybe someone made a mistake in Obsidian," explanation that never came.

Armentrout takes us back to the beginning of the LUX series with this and is a perfect short book. I loved the dynamic of the triplets. You get to see how they act amongst other Luxen and themselves, including how close they were. While Dawson is closer to Dee, it's because Daemon feels the need to act as the adult responsible for them. It's easy to see that Dee and Dawson both respect and love their older brother.

Official Shadows Summary

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.

About The Author

Jennifer L. Armentrout lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you've heard about her state aren't true. When she's not hard at work writing. she spends her time reading, working out, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russel Loki. Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories....which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She also writes adult romance under the name J. Lynn.

Review by; Cyny


  1. Amazing review. Still haven't read Shadows yet but i'm planning too:)

    1. what Cyny said...cuz it gives a lot of hints on Onyx.

  2. thanks! and you haven't??
    you should... like right now!