Monday, April 8, 2013

YA Review: Shadows by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Shadows (Lux 0.5)
by Jennifer L. Armentrout  Blog
Purchase Link: Amazon
E-book 180 pages


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.

I was so happy I started Obsidian first before reading Shadows. In Obsidian you know that Daemon and Dee’s twin brother Dawson and his girlfriend Bethany were killed. It was nice to see what Dawson was like and get his story leading to his death.
I loved Shadows just as much as I loved Obsidian. Dawson is the sweet brother. I felt so bad for him because the girl Bethany he falls in love with is human. Since he is an alien he has to be mated with his own kind. The reason for this is because the woman of his kind are rare and they need to breed. Dawson is drawn to Bethany right from the beginning and can not stay away from her. Their lives change from a simple kiss. He lost all control over his body with that simple kiss and with out thinking shows her the real Dawson. Now his mark is on her for his kind to see her. The others in his group are not happy about this incident especially Daemon. Who I adore and he was still a smart mouth when ticked off in Shadows as he is in Obsidian. Love it when Daemon gets mad and mouthy.
What if I can’t?” he asked, looking away when Daemon scowled.
His brother swore. “Are you kidding me? It’s not hard. You. Stay. Away. From. Her.”
As if it were that easy. Daemon didn’t get it. “But she’s glowing right now. Nothing serious, but there’s an Arum around, and she’s not safe.”
“You probably should have thought about that before you Lite-Brited her ass.

Dawson does not care that his and Bethany relationship is out in the open with his family and friends. The only thing he cares about is protecting her. It does bother him that he marked her and her life is in danger because of him. Loved when he took action and warned Andrew to stay away from Bethany. Very intense moment with an alien temper hottie hero. Totally freakin loved it when he told Ash to stay away from Daemon that he can do better.
It is nice to see what made Daemon the way he is in Obsidian. You understand more why he was a jerk to Katy in the beginning. Why he can not and does not want to fall in love with a human. The love and protectiveness he has for his family is sweet. In Obsidian you see his over protectiveness towards Dee. I thought it was because he lost Dawson and did not want to lose his only family he has left. But reading Shadows you still see he is over protective of Dawson and Dee.
What I loved most about Shadows was seeing how Dawson, Daemon and Dee were like as a family before Dawson’s death. They were a happy, loving and fun family. Great sibling moment was when Dawson was in a good mood after meeting Bethany and actually washed his dish.
“What” he demanded.

“Did you just... Clean a dish? Dee backed away slowly, blinking. She glanced at Daemon. “The world is going to end. And I’m still a vir-”

“No!” both brothers yelled in unison.

Daemon looked like he was actually going to vomit. “Jesus, don’t ever finish that statement. Actually, don’t ever change that. Thank you.”
The ending left me wondering if Bethany and Dawson are dead. Or were they taken away or even did they run away. I want more of them. Their time together was very short and deserve to be together for many years. I would love to see more fun, happy and loving family times with Dawson, Daemon and Dee.
Shadows was a bonus for me after reading Obsidian. So if new to this series really start with Obsidian first. You will appreciate and enjoy Shadows so much more.


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