Shadows (Lux #0.5)

Finished on 29th December, 2014

Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout

5 Stars

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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. 

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First of all, I would like to commend Jennifer L. Armed trout on creating such a beautiful, enthralling, captivating, well-written series. Lux is and will forever be one of my favourite series.
Shadows was the perfect prequel – another Armentrout gem. We finally got to see what Dawson and Beth we’re like before everything went to hell with the DOD – and they are so cute together!! We also got to see a lot of Adam and the Black family dynamics – and yes, I still love Daemon even though he’s a total ass. Daemon’s love for Dee and Dawson touched my heart so much.Though, I still wanted to bash Andrew and Ash over the head – multiple times – with a shovel – or just stick Daemon on them (like that was going to happen but I can dream, can’t I?)
I love how there was a heck of a lot of links and foreshadowing incorporated. There was so many times when I just wanted to scream at Dawson, Dee and Daemon that everything would be fine, they would find love and the DOD would go to hell.
Along with Ash and Andrew, I SO wanted to murder Will – more so, actually. Knowing what happened, what was going to happen and the unnecessary pain that everyone would have to go though just broke my heart – all because of that pathetic excuse of a human being.
Shadows was an absolutely brilliant read and I highly recommend it. Whether you read it before Obsidian, after Opposition (like I did) or somewhere in between, you certainly won’t regret it.
Awesome Quotes
Give up, young one, the Arum taunted, rising into the dark sky. You can’t defeat me. I promissse to make it painlesss.
Dawson gave a mental eye roll. Sure the Arum would. As painless as eating the last ice cream in the house and facing down his sister.
Glancing down at the table of paints, she frowned, knowing there was no way she’d get that hue of green right.
Yep, not obsessed at all.
He was obsessed.
Unable to remember the last time he had been this close to hyperventilating, which was amazing, since he didn’t really need to breathe, he glanced down at his phone. Again.
“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 the 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.”
Her mouth dropped open.”You expect me to never have—”
“This isn’t a conversation I want to start my morning with.” Dawson grabbed his book bag off the kitchen table. “I’m so leaving for school before this gets more detailed.”
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.”
Adam’s laugh followed. “Someone needed to put Andrew in his place. I always figured it would be Daemon. Who knew.”
“You’re my brother. The only one I have, so I am stuck with you.” He hugged Dawson back. “I do want you happy. And if Bethany makes you happy, then so be it. I’m not going to lose you over some girl.”

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