Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Lux Readathon ~ July 29th ~ Shadows

Shadows Day

Shadows (Lux, #0.5) by Jennifer L Armentrout

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 loved Shadows!

Yes I love Jennifer's writing, her characters and her storyline. I have yet to read anything from her that I didn't love but WOW I loved this book.

Dawson is this strong, fierce, determine guy that reminds me so much of Daemon without the sucky attitude. I fell fast and hard. He's attracted to Bethany from the start but it takes time for them to fall hard, which I appreciated. What I really, really enjoyed was how Dawson was bold and confident with their relationship. I loved how they spend time together. I LOVED their first kiss, which.... oh just read it. The point is we didn't spend 95% of the book waiting for them to figure out that they liked each other and then 2 pages of a great relationship followed by something breaking them up only to have it fixed at the last second. NO, we enjoyed a fabulous building of a strong happy relationship. (Lots and lots of sighing, fanning and awing happening here). Of course, if you've read Obsidian, you know the ending is sad but what a ride until then.

It was so fabulous getting to know Daemon better. It opens up a whole new understanding of why he has such sucky social skills with the humans anyway. I think I understand Dee better too. Seeing the three together made it clear what their relationship is really like. Bethany got to see that too. We saw them through her eyes. So fun.

Speaking of seeing through different eyes, this novella was from three points of view (POV). Dawson, Bethany and Daemon. I have really taken to reading from the male POV lately. Love knowing what's going on inside their heads and Jennifer does a great job with that.

If you read Obsidian, then this is one you're gonna want to read ASAP. If you haven't read Obsidian, then start with this one. It's fabulous.


Recently, Jessica and I re-read Shadows together!  Check out what were thinking while we read below.

If you are joining us for the Readathon, we're reading Shadows!  Prize pile and giveaway info below.

Prize Pile...

These things that have been donated to the giveaway pile.  If you still have something to donate, please contact valerie @ stuckinbooks.com and she will add it to the pile.

Signed copy of Lux Beginnings, INT (donated by Valerie @ StuckInBooks)
Signed copy of Lux Consequences, INT (donated by Valerie @ StuckInBooks)
eBook copy of Opposition, INT (donated by Valerie @ StuckInBooks)
eBook Short story, Fallen Souls by Linda Foster, INT mobi or epub format (donated by Linda Foster)
eBook copy of Origin, INT (donated by Kara Blank)
eBook copy of Alienated by Melissa Landers, INT (donated by Giovanna Arevalo)
eBook copy of These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman, INT (donated by Giovanna Arevalo)
JLA swag pack, INT (donated by Lea Krnjeta)
JLA swag pack, US/Can (donated by Jessica @ StuckInBooks)

How the Giveaway works...

The required entry is being signed up for the Readathon.  You can still sign-up here.

Each day, the rafflecopter will have entries for the book of the day.  One entry will be a question you can answer from reading the book.  One entry will be a direct link to a tweet of a favorite quote from that day's book.  One entry will be a direct link to a facebook post with a favorite quote from that day's book.

New entries will be added each day for the book of the day.  You do not have to complete the entries on that books day.  You just need to complete them before the end of the readathon.  Entries for books coming later in the readathon cannot be entered until the day that book is featured.

The first winner chosen by the rafflecopter will get first pick from the prize pile.  As the prizes are claimed, they will be crossed off the pile and the next winner can chose from what remains until all the prizes are claimed.  New prizes may be added over the course of the readathon as things become available.  If you would like to add something to the prize pile, contact valerie @ stuckinbooks.com and she will add it.

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  1. Re-reading Shadows was a happy but sad experience, It was nice reading about Dawson and Bethany, and how they fell in love, but it was also kind of sad because I knew what they'd go through later on. This reminded me of something the 11th doctor said in Doctor Who "what’s the point in them being happy now if you know they’re going to be sad later? The answer is, of course, because they are going to be sad later." ~ Anastasia

  2. I liked re reading shadows and it was interesting too.But I can't seem to like Dawson and Bethany as much as I like Daemon and katy.