Saturday, October 12, 2019

The Burning Shadow (Origin #2) by Jennifer L. Armentrout ~ Review

The Burning Shadow (Origin, #2)Source: ARC provided by the author in exchange for a fair and honest review.

The Burning Shadow (Origin #2) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

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.

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

After falling head over heels for Evie and Luc in The Darkest Star last year, I was beyond ready to dive into this beautiful monster of a sequel once I finally got my hands on a copy. As usual, JLA did not disappoint and instead delivered a sequel that rivaled the initial installment--and now I'm sitting here trying to figure out which I actually enjoyed more. (I think The Burning Shadow wins.)

I've been a fan of the Lux series for over seven years now. Every time I pick up a new book in the world, it almost feels like home. That was one of my favorite things about The Burning Shadow--it took me literally no time at all to get swept up in the characters and the story. Things pick up basically right where the last book left off, and then it's easy to settle in.

These characters are phenomenal. Evie is so complex. She's going through a ton, and I felt for her. She's processing while also trying to be normal while also trying to not feel useless. It's a lot for her to put on her shoulders, but I understood., the more we learn about him and get to know him, the more my feelings compound on each other until I think my heart is going to explode? I'm such a fan of Luc. He's got even more weighing on his shoulders than Evie but rarely if ever does he let it show. His humor and his caring are endearing. So basically, we get the Luc we know and love yet again but he'll somehow make us love him even more.

And there's more than just Luc and Evie shining in these pages. I was such a huge fan of Zoe and Heidi and all the friendships. I'm so here for a good friendship. And we get to see characters from the Lux series again, which I'm always grateful for. I know these books are for Luc and Evie and their story but goodness knows I love me some Daemon Black, you know?

Speaking of Luc and Evie and their story, can I mention how in love I am with their romance? Honestly. I can't even. I'm here for it all day every day and I don't think I'll ever get over it. They're so cute and sweet and I love them more than words.

Overall, The Burning Shadow is the kind of sequel that rivals its predecessor, and it's one y'all should definitely not miss. There's humor and feels and sweetness all over these pages that make this monster of a book fly by without a problem. Now I'm just waiting for book 3!

5 stars - Humor and feels and sweetness, a sequel that's so worth your time!

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