by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Series: Origin, #2
Published by Tor Teen
Release Date: October 8th 2019
Genres: YA, Sci-Fi, Romance
Format Read: ARC, eBook
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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
I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Jennifer Armentrout’s writing is addicting. I’ve read 90% of the books she has written, and I plan on reading the rest. Her stories never fail to entertain me. The characters are always funny and witty. The romances are swoon-worthy. Throw in a great plot and what else could you ask for?
The Burning Shadow picks up right where The Darkest Star left off (beware of spoilers in this review for The Darkest Star). Evie is still reeling from the bombshell that was dropped on her in the last book. Turns out, her name isn’t Evie, it’s Nadia. And the gorgeous, violet-eyed Origin named Luc is actually one of her oldest friends and loves. But, she doesn’t remember any of this.
In this book, Evie is struggling with who she is and who she was. She’s also trying to figure out if Luc only cares about her because she is Nadia or because of who she is now—whoever that is…. yeahhhh, things are a little complicated.
Not to mention, a lot of people are becoming anti-Luxen. There’s a flu-like virus going around killing humans, and the government says it’s because of the Luxen. Evie and her friends know this is false, but they’re fighting an uphill battle. It’s hard to make close-minded people see the truth when they refuse to see anything but what they want to see. Armentrout does a tremendous job of depicting just how damaging prejudice is to society. The treatment of the Luxen is very relevant and relatable to events that happen in our society in this day and age.
I don’t want to say too much because a lot happens in this book. If you haven’t noticed, this beauty is much longer than The Darkest Star. Buckle up, settle in, and prepare for an adventure with our favorite crew: Evie, Luc, Heidi, Zoe, Grayson, Kent, and more. Also, if you’ve read the Lux series expect some cameos from your favorite Luxen, hybrids, and Origins.
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