The Burning Shadow - 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.
My Review :
JLynn absolutely never fails to deliver! She can give you ALL the feels.
I just finished reading this last night. Like the whole night.
I WANT THE NEXT BOOK. NOW.
The amazing thing about this author and this book is that you feel one with the character. You feel things in the book as though you are living them. I felt everything Evie felt, most part her frustration, confusion, terror, love ,etc.
This story was honestly super gripping. I usually don't like second books in most series because they turn out a little boring compared to the first. But not this one. Ya I wasn't as big a fan of it as TDS but it was ... WOW. And like the first book this one too has so many quotes I'll be saving as my favorites! A few :
“There is only you and me. Boyfriend. Girlfriend. Mates. Lovers,” he said, and muscles low in my stomach curled tight. “I don’t care what you call me as long as you call me yours.”
“By the way, just going to remind you that you told me last night you missed me.” I had. “I must’ve been high.” “On my presence.”
I loved that we got so much Luc! And the scenes were definitely more steamy than anything we've read so far in the Lux world.
I'm still reeling from the book, just feeling too much. There are a few spoilers below because i cant stop the rant:
I am so scared for Evie and what's going to happen to her. I don't think she can ever be normal/human now. What happened to her as we learned in the end...whoa it makes me cry. (Sort of more for Luc.. because damn poor guy blames himself) Also, there were too many deaths for one book. Please JLynn don't kill so many characters, it's crushing me. And as usual my heart broke for Luc and how much he had to go through, how powerless and out of control he felt. But I'm super wary of the way it was mentioned in the book that 'they were made for each other'. That's super creepy, like were they genetically altered to love each other or what?! Obviously that won't be the case...this is JLynn we're talking about. She can write romance which makes you swoon. So fingers crossed and here's to waiting AGAIN for another year for the next book to release.