Title: Shadows (Lux Novella ~ Book 0.5)
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Publication Date: February 20 2012
Length: 179 Pages
Link to Synopsis: Goodreads
Source: Purchased (Kindle Edition)
Buy It: Amazon US / Amazon UK
My Rating: 4 Stars
Point of View: 3rd Person, following different characters
What is it that they say? Better late than never? That is how I feel about the Lux Series. Unfortunately I had just never got around to reading this series before but I am very excited to be starting them now.
There are currently two books and this novella. In a way it is probably a good thing that it has taken me this long to start the series simply because it appears this novella came out after book one even though it is a prequel. This way I can read them all in order.
From what I have gathered book one and two mostly follows Daemon and his sister Dee. This novella follows their brother Dawson and the new girl at school, Bethany . Make no mistake, this is a love story. There is a bit of love at first sight in that they are instantly drawn to each other. However in saying that it is also written in a way that it seems to draw out their courtship, which was lovely. Dawson's family, although they know it is a bad idea, eventually supports his decision because they know he is happy.
Dawson and his siblings are aliens, yes just like ET but much better looking. They are Luxen and can take the form of humans but in their natural state they are pure light. Although it is only frowned upon for Luxen to 'hook up' with humans, it is a very bad idea for them to become more serious. The government knows of the Luxen and most of them choose to live in a colony however some do choose to live outside of the colony and attempt to live their lives as humans. The DOD (Department of Defence) watches over those outside the colony and if they put a toe out of line they will be there to take care of the situation. Outside of the government humans do not know of the Luxen and if a human does find out they are made to 'disappear'. This kinda puts a damper on serious relationships across species...
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