*Review* The Burning Shadow (Origin #2)- Jennifer L. Armentrout

43263224. sy475 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.


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My Review

“You’re real, Evie. It doesn’t matter who you used to be or who you thought you were. You are real, and I see you.”

After finishing up The Darkest Star, I immediately needed The Burning Shadow in my hands. The first one hyped me up so much that I was expecting that kind of power with this one but it fell a tad bit short. I didn’t instantly fall in love with this one as I did with The Darkest Star but I did enjoy it.

I craved what everyone craved when they read this series. We wanted more Luc, more Evie, and more of the Lux Universe and that’s exactly what we get here but there was something missing that the first one offered. There was a great mystery following everyone like a shadow in the first book and yes, there was in this book too but it was more suspenseful in The Darkest Star. I felt as if they were more focused on the love between Luc and Evie and trying to create more sexual tension between those two. Which is a great addition to the story but not what I needed in book two.

The Burning Shadow was a good second book that will lead to bigger and better things in the upcoming third installment. I enjoyed what this had to offer but I hope that the third book is more like the first book. I need more action and more jaw-dropping moments. JLA is the Evil Queen of those answer burning endings and now I’m impatient for book three.

Rating: 3.5/5


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