Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Review: Shadows by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Title: Shadows
Series: Lux, #0.5
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Category: Paranormal/Romance
Genre: Young Adult
Rating: 5 stars out of 5
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.

My Review

Oh. My. God.
I have been waiting for months for this book to come out. Ever since I read Obsidian, I have been, literally, addicted to Jennifer Armentrout's books, especially the Lux series.

Therefore, this book was not a disappointment at all. No way, in any shape or form.
I loved it. I literally got it last night, stayed up waaayyy past my bed time (yeah I have one) and read that sucker in one sitting! 

It took my breath away.
Stunned me, thrilled me.
Left me wanting more.

Shadows is a prequel to Obsidian, and usually you can tell if a book is a novella, however, Shadows didn't feel that way at all.
Beautifully written, flowed wonderfully and it didn't feel too rush.

And it answered questions that I had from Obsidian and it showed us just who the Black family really is.
We get to finally meet Dawson, and wow, I loved him. (but Daemon is still my favorite :3 )
Dawson was a wonderful character, and even though he was very different from his twin, Daemon, they have did some similar characteristic. 
Especially their tempers.
He is such a beautifully created character and I feel privileged to finally get to see who he is.
Not only that, we got to see just how deep the bond was between Daemon, Dawson and Dee.
And it was a bond of true love, one that could not be broken.
(And it made me wish I had siblings like that!)

Bethany was also an incredible character, I liked her personality and the way she was written. She was definitively a unique character.
I loved the fact that she painted, and was just so, normal.

Her love for Dawson felt real.
Breath holding real.

Their love was so bittersweet.
And I did cry at the end, tears flowing free.
(yeah, I get emotionally involved with fictional characters.....)

I just can't write, explain, whatever, how awesomesauce this novella was.
All I have to say is, if I ever meet Jennifer Armentrout (yeah, I'd even sell part of my soul to do so) I would hug her, which would probably freak the shit out of her. Some random chick hugging her, thanking her for creating the book. 
I would. Straight up hug her and thank her. 
Because, well, I just love her books.
( did that sound weird or stoker-ish any??)  :/

All in all.
Wonderful, heart meltingly beautiful.
A story that I am glad I got to read, to finally see the characters in a different light and getting to know them better. Who they are, why they act the way they do, especially Daemon.
And to finally get Dawson and Bethany's story.
Even though it was an ending I didn't want for them.

And I am hoping it wasn't what it seemed *wink, wink*


I wonder what it is with the Black brothers?? Falling for human girls :)

Favorite Quotes:

“how could he explain what happened? 'hey, honey, I'm an alien and apparently I just doused you with some radioactive loving! wanna catch a movie?' Yeah, not cool.” 

"love of sugar had to mean true love."

"Daemon strung together an atrocity of F-bombs. Quite imaginative, too, and even Matthew looked impressed."

"Oh, for the love of baby humans everywhere, you're an idiot."

“Daemon stomped past them, bumping into his brother's shoulder. "You make my head hurt", he said, scowling. "And you make me all warm and fuzzy inside," Dawson replied.” 

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