Review by Dana
February 2012 by Entangled Publishing
Amazon + Good Reads
"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 am a huge fan of the Lux series and pretty much anything Jennifer L. Armentrout writes. So obviously Shadows didn't disappoint. Shadows tells the story of Dawson and how he met and fell in love with Bethany.
The Lux series focuses a lot of the series on Dawson and Beth. Literally a whole book focuses on finding Beth but you never knew how strong Dawson's love was you only heard about it from other characters.
This novella sheds great light on their relationship and it makes the main books of the Lux series even more impacting. What I didn't expect was there to be both Daemon, Bethany and Dawson's point of views in the story. This being Dawson's story it was strange to read Daemon's point of view. But strange that this was all before Katy and you now understand why Daemon was so harsh to her in Obsidian.
It is funny how different Bethany takes finding out the guy she likes is an alien compared to Katy. I actually prefer how the romance between Dawson and Katy. It is definitely that sweet and cute love story. It feels more like a teenage love story. Where as Katy and Daemon are all snark for an entire book denying their love as long as possible and it took Dawson and Beth to fall in love in less that 100 pages. It wasn't insta-love per say but just an easy connection.
Learning Beth's backstory and how Will tied into the series was really great. Mainly this novella prequel added great insight into a series that I love dearly.
Have you read the Lux series yet? Do you love it?
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