The Burning Shadow by: Jennifer L. Armentrout

Synopsis: 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.

Burning is an understatement. This book is full of ashes. Overall, another amazing ride from JLA.

It is nice to see Luc and Evie growing together and getting some answers on what Evie is. Also, I must say Grayson intrigues me. I really want to know more about him and follow him into that snarky head of his. Hoping we see more of him.

I hate to have to admit this but, I was somewhat disappointed in this installment. It hurts my soul a little to say that since I am such a Jennifer L. Armentrout fan. However, The Burning Shadow I felt like it built very slowly. Usually JLA is the type to hit the ground running, however I don’t think it really happened until about 50-60% of the way through the book. Also, I know cliffhangers are nothing new but this one just felt flat to me. Almost like if a movie cut off in the middle of a scene… it just didn’t feel “ended”.

It still is a super enjoyable story. Plus, I still love Luc and Evie’s story and will be anxiously awaiting the next book in the series!

– 4 out of 5 splatters – 

Published by Jena Freeth

30. Boy mom. Book lover. Fitness junkie. Shopaholic.

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