Friday, May 24, 2013

BOOK REVIEW - SHADOWS by JENNIFER L. ARMENTROUT - LUX #.5 PREQUEL NOVELLA - ENTANGLED PUBLISHING

By: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Published By: Entangled Publishing
Released : Available Now
Details : Kindle, 178 Pages

RATING: 4.5 BEAUTIFUL DAWSON & PROTECTIVE DAEMON STARS!

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.



BOOK REVIEW by Michelle:

Tear my heart up and let the wind take it away.

Awwwww, LOVE Bethany and LOVE Dawson.

I just love reading anything with Jennifer’s name on it. I was lagging behind in the Lux series so I thought I had better get onto Shadows , Onyx and Opal before I crack open Obsession, then Origin.

Gahhh !! I was getting way behind, people in this series.

The minute Bethany Williams crossed Dawson’s path, he was not going to be looking at another girl ever again and he wasn’t going to be able to hide who he was for very long.


Dawson’s feet hit the floor with an audible thump. Holy crap, she was... she was beautiful. And he knew beautiful. Their race had won the genetic roulette when they adopted human forms, but the way this girl’s elfin features were pieced together was absolute perfection.


Holy crap on a cracker. He actually changed in front of her. There were no words.


“I love you, Dawson. I love who you are, what you are. And I don’t think love recognizes differences. It just is. And we really aren’t that different.”


Jennifer has such a great voice for YA. Love her humor and the dialogue.


“You’re always welcome to join in,” Daemon said with a smirk. “Although I doubt you’d enjoy it.”

Vaughn’s face flushed. “You have a smart mouth, Daemon.”

“Better than a dumb one,” Dawson replied. “At least, that’s what I like to say.”




A dry, bitter laugh came from his brother. And then what came next rhymed with suck and ended with duck.

This is the classic line, remembering I had read Obsidian first. 

Then Ash twisted toward Daemon, her cheeks flushed. “I can’t believe you’re allowing him to do this. Next thing we know, you’ll be dating a human. Daemon busted out laughing. “Yeah, not going to happen.”


I read Obsidian first as Shadows was released after Obsidian. I really liked seeing Daemon in his protective family mode. He is just so frightened for his two family members.

I got more understanding of Daemon and his behaviour with Katy in Obsidian through this book. Watching what happens to his brother. Watching Dawson fall for a human.

I can see where Mr Cranky Pants gets his attitude from in Obsidian. I’m kinda glad I read Shadows after Obsidian even though it is the prequel novella.

I got more about DOD and felt how dangerous they could be to the Luxen and to a human.

I can’t help it, after reading Obsidian , I just had this feeling that this won’t be the last we see of Bethany and Dawson.

More so after reading Shadows and Daemon not being allowed to see the bodies. I mean why?

That stuck a red flag up for me.

Or is it me wishing?

Nah, I just have this gut feeling that DOD are capable of anything. After all Alien’s are living on a human’s planet, it can’t be that easy, surely?

There has to be something more to DOD.

Dee is still ever so sweet. Such a gorgeous character.

Andrew needs a stinky dead fish slap!


“I guess it’s a good thing, then. A relationship between us would never work.”

His eyes narrowed. “And why is that?”

“Because I’m allergic to assholes.”

I had held off reading Onyx because fellow bloggers told me to wait and read Onyx and Opal together. I feel nervous as to the why? Then I asked them about Opal once it was released and they were like GAHHHHHH!!!! about something, so I am like EEEEeeeEEEEeeee. I am so glad Origin is not far away.

Anyhoo I can't put it off any longer as I am getting way behind on Jennifer's works as she is pumping them out left right and center.

Origin is August 27th so I must keep reading as apparently I read Obsession ( adult genre from Lux world) after Opal, so I am ready for Origin.

I am picking Apollyon ( Covenant series)  up from library tomorrow. Woot!! 

A MUST read this novella as you meet such a gorgeous couple and get to see more of the inner workings of Daemon.

Michelle

1 comment:

  1. This sounds great, dnt know why I havent read it

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