Review: Shadows by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Posted 6 August, 2012 by Gabbie in Review / 3 Comments

Review: Shadows by Jennifer L. ArmentroutShadows by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Series: Lux #0.5
Publisher: Entangled Teen on February 20, 2012
Source: Purchased
Pages: 180
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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.
reviewFavorite Quote(s):

“The stuff was like a nuclear time bomb in a bottle. Toss it and watch it go boom.”

“He screamed for the first time in his life, really let lose like a pansy, but damn, the Arum got him.”

Favorite Character: Dawson. His sarcasm and wit reminded me severely of Daemon. And he looks identical. Who wouldn’t love him?
First Line:

“A shadow glided over the frozen hills, moving too quick to likely be cast by something of this Earth.”

My Musings: Jennifer has done it again. She managed to completely captivate me and insert me into the tale of Bethany and Dawson. It was a refreshing as well as informative read–It gave us more insight into the working of the Luxen world, showed us the past of the triplets and why Daemon is the way that he is, and gave us a great story all in one!

This novel started right in the middle of the action: we;re introduced to the leading man, Dawson, as he struggles against an Arum. This type of beginning immediately captures your interest. It’s page turning from the beginning. Also, I love Jennifer’s writing style. All of her books are written in a way that is relatable. The characters talk , like modern day teens, think like modern day teens, and act like modern day teens. The sarcasm apparent throughout this novel was hilarious. Dawson’s character especially. I was constantly cracking up while reading this novel (and earning some funny looks because of it!).

Bethany is the kind of girl that i’d love to have as a friend. She’s nice, funny, and down to earth. She’s the kind of character that I can relate to–and subsequently experience things through her eyes. And Dawson. A Daemon look-alike? Sign me up! Dawson’s character was hilarious, yet he could be serious and overprotective if the situation called. I loved reading him and Bethany: their love is that love that everyone hopes for. The swoon worthy romantic scenes were also a plus! They honestly reminded me of Katy and Daemon. If you love them, you’ll love Dawson and Bethany!

This book was just as amazing as all of Jennifer’s other books. I’m counting down the days until August 14th (Onyx comes out!). I honestly can’t wait to delve into the world of the Luxen once again. If you haven’t read this book, go to the Kindle store or B&N store RIGHT NOW and get the eBook. You won’t regret it!

5 Stars
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About Jennifer L. Armentrout

# 1 NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY Bestselling author Jennifer 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 Russell 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 is published with Spencer Hill Press, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen.
She also writes adult and New Adult romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.

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