Sep 13, 2012

Shadows (Lux # 0.5) by Jennifer Armentrout

Book Description:

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.
Christina's BookReview
 “She. Spoke. To. Him. First. It was like winning the lottery, getting laid, and climbing the highest cliff all rolled into one. But he needed to play it cool, because he was trending into lame-o land at a quick pace.”

In this novella from Jennifer Armentrout’s Lux series we are introduced to Dawson and Bethany’s story.

In Obsidian we met Daemon and Dee and scratched the surface on what their life had been pre-Katy. In this book we get the complete details.

Dawson is the complete opposite of Daemon. Dawson wears his heart on his sleeves as to where his brother is very cautious. He’s caring, loving, sweet and levelheaded. But he is also very protective of the people he loves and that is one thing that the triplets have in common. When Bethany Williams walks into his life Dawson finally finds the one thing that will test his dedication to his life as a Luxen. Bethany is a human girl and as we found out in Obsidian, a relationship between the two is forbidden.

Bethany Williams isn’t happy with the new change in her life. Although she understands that her uncle has to be cared for her family has broken up. With a father that only comes home on the weekends and a mother that is overprotective she tries to keep to herself. The moment she sets eyes on the beautiful twins she can’t help but be captivated with the one with the smile on his face.

Bethany wants Dawson and Dawson wants Bethany. Unfortunately their lives get complicated when the Luxen community doesn’t agree with Dawson’s decision and the Arum is out to kill them. And after reading Obsidian we know how it ends up. Or do we?

I have my suspicions about what happened to the two and hope that everything works out as I predict them. I can’t wait to continue reading more!

I liked this book and liked getting to know more about what happened with Dawson and Bethany. I found myself enjoying their relationship as much as Katy and Daemons. Where Katy’s and Daemon’s is hot and heavy, Dawson’s and Bethany’s is sweet and cute.

If you haven’t checked out this series do yourself a favor and pick it up! You will love it!  

Obsidian (Lux #1)- Review HERE
Oynx (Lux #2)- Review HERE


  1. I still haven't started this series yet. Should I read 'shadows' before 'Obsidian' or should I start with Obsidian?

  2. you can actually start with either one. Obsidian will give you the quick recap on what happens in Shadows and Shadows leads you into Obsidian. I started with Obsidian. If you want to read it in order of events then start with Shadows.