Tuesday, October 8, 2019

The Burning Shadow by Jennifer L. Armentrout ~ Review

#1 New York Times, USA Today, and internationally bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout returns to the world of the Lux with The Burning Shadow, the steamy, shocking second installment of the Origin series that will leave readers reeling.

When Evelyn Dasher crossed paths with Luc, she was thrown headfirst into the world of the Lux―only to discover that she was already far more involved in their world than she ever suspected.

Because the Luxen aren’t the only ones with a hidden past. There’s a gap in Evie’s memory, lost months of her life and a lingering sense that something happened, something she can’t remember and nobody is willing to tell her. She needs to find out the truth about who she is―and who she was. But every answer she finds only brings up more questions.

Her search for the truth brings her ever closer to Luc, the Origin at the center of it all. He’s powerful, arrogant, inhumanly beautiful, extremely dangerous…and possibly in love with her. But even as Evie falls for him, she can’t help but wonder if his attraction is to her, or to the memory of a girl who no longer exists.

And all the while, a new threat looms: reports of a flu-like, fatal virus that the government insists is being spread by Luxen. A horrifying illness that changes whoever it touches, spreading panic across a country already at its breaking point.

You remember the ending of book 1, yes?  It was a tough wait for this book but well worth the wait.  The book picks right up where book 1 ended.  Thanks goodness, because I needed more at the end of The Darkest Star.  Of course, I still need MORE at the end of The Burning Shadow.  JLA is the flooring us all with that ending!  Seriously, I need MORE, like right now.

The world that this author constructed way back with the original Lux series is still going strong.  It's a huge talent that this author has to build worlds that spawn stories all over the place.  This is one of those worlds.  It was nice to see many of our favorite characters from that original series all grown up being a family in this book.  So many characters that I love and was so happy to see; Daemon, Katy, Dawson, Bethany, Dee and Archer.  Love it.

Of course, the writing is great.  I always enjoy reading this author.  Her style includes humor and super interesting plots.  I can't tell you how many times I just laughed right out loud reading this book.  Luc has the most ridiculous sense of humor.  And he's Evie's rock.  Love them both.

Speaking of Luc.  Don't let him catch a bruise on Evie.  He will take you down if you caused said bruise.  The boy is protective of her beyond belief.  He's got the power and he's not afraid to use it.  It's clear how he feels about her.  Really, it's just adorable. 

There is a large part of the beginning of this book where things are back to normal for Evie.  High school life, dealing with feelings about who she really is, and just being attracted to a boy all occupy her time.  It did make this part of the book drag a bit for me.  I wanted things to pick up quicker.  But once that happen?  Dang, it really happened.  Between that and the ending?  I really need book 3!

More than anything, I'm excited for Luc and Evie to get their happy.  Both of them have been through a lot.  They need their happy.  

This is a great read that you do not what to put off.  Read this book now.  So good.



  1. I can't wait to start this book! I'm trying to hurry and finish my current read, so I can dig in!!

  2. I cannot wait for the next book! That ending is just GAHHHH. Great review!