Publication Date:February 21, 2012
Publisher: Entangled Publishing
Genre: YA, Fantasy, Romance
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Synopsis: 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.
“Love of sugar had to mean true love. It just had to.”
Shadows is a short prequel to the Lux series, in the eyes of Bethany and Dawson, Daemon's brother.
While this is a prequel, and can be read before you begin the series with Obsidian. I would recommend reading at least Obsidian and/or Onyx before starting this book, I won't mention why due to spoiler reasons.
Dawson and Daemon are the unapproachable duo. Everyone thinks the two bothers are super hot, but no girl ever seems to keep their attention, until Bethany transfers schools, and finds herself in Dawson's class. But love between the Luxen and Humans is dangerous, not only for them but for every other Luxen in the area.
I loved the first two Lux books (haven't gotten the chance to finish the series yet) because even though theres a sappy romance in the book, theres still lots of action to keep you entertained and Kat is a wonderful main character. But the thing with this series is that I don't feel the same way about Bethany and for that reason I wasn't a huge fan of this prequel.
Bethany is an artist, she is shy and cute. But she doesn't have that fire for adventure and I just found her kind of boring.
This book really focuses on the romance between Bethany and Dawson, and while their story of their first date and Dawson telling Bethany about being a Luxen is cute, there is no action until the very end of the book.
I was able to get through it since it was such a short read, but I feel like if it was any longer I would have left the book or taken some breaks in between.
I still recommend giving this a quick read, its nice to see how Daemon was before he met Kat and how the triplets interact with each other.