Title: Shadows (Lux #0.5)
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Release date: February 21st 2012
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The last thing Dawson Black expected was Bethany Williams. As a Luxen, an alien life form on Earth, human girls are…well, fun. But since the Luxen have to keep their true identities a secret, falling for one would be insane. Dangerous. Tempting. Undeniable.
Bethany can’t deny the immediate connection between her and Dawson. And even though boys aren’t a complication she wants, she can’t stay away from him. Still, whenever they lock eyes, she’s drawn in. Captivated. Lured. Loved.
Dawson is keeping a secret that will change her existence…and put her life in jeopardy. But even he can’t stop risking everything for one human girl. Or from a fate that is as unavoidable as love itself.
Shadows is the prequel to Obsidian (you can read my review here), and when I decided to start reading this series, I was undecided of whether to start with Shadows or Obsidian and although it would have been more logical to start with the prequel, I decided to read first Obsidian, because in that order they were published.
Shadows is a short story of 180 pages (according to Goodreads, since I bought the ebook) that tells the story of Dawson Black, he is an alien or Luxen and he´s the twin or triplet of Daemon the main male character in the Lux series. And because I had read Obsidian before reading this book, I already knew how this story would end, but I was not emotionally prepared for that ending ..... I cried and cried .... it was a very sad ending, but the story is really beautiful.
Shadows takes place one or two years before Obsidian and the main characters are Dawson Black and Bethany Williams, they´re sixteen years old and Dawson falls in love at first sight with her and although all the Luxens are against Dawson´s relationship with a human girl, he decides to be with her and ignores all the warnings and they have a very sad ending. The romance is super sweet, cute and definitely of the Black brothers, my favorite so far is Dawson. Ohh! and Dee is hilarious in this story and I really liked the dynamic between Black triplets.
The book is told from the points of view of Dawson, Bethany and Daemon, which I loved because now I understand Daemon to some extent, the why of his negative feelings and resentment towards humans. I really liked this book.
"What?" he demanded.
"Did you just....clean a dish?" Dee backed away slowly, blinking. She glanced at Daemon. "The world is going to end. And I´m still a vir-"
"No!" both the brothers yelled in unison
Daemon looked like he was actually going to vomit. "Jesus, don´t ever finish that statement. Actually, don´t ever change that. Thank you."