This was AMAZING!
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#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.
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Evie and the gang are back in this surprisingly enjoyable sequel to The Darkest Star.
My first vacation in three years (count them people – THREE years) deserved a good book, and, lucky for me, The Burning Shadow lived up to my desires. It was the perfect amount of romance, action, and world development. Whereas I felt the relationship between Luc and Evie toxic in the first book, this novel attempted to create a balance between the two. Considering this novel puts their relationship center stage, it needed to create a healthier dynamic between them.
Characters may take center stage in the first half of the novel, but the plot moves forward rapidly in the second half. Perhaps a little too fast? I felt a bit of whiplash from all the twists and turns. It ends on a cliffhanger that has me eager to read the next installment. Those looking for familiar faces from the previous series will be pleasantly surprised.
tl;dr A healthier dynamic is established between Luc and Evie, making me enjoy this novel more than the previous one.