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Shadows (A Lux Novella)

Shadows - Jennifer L. Armentrout Wow! I just read this book last night, so I'm still a bit shocked by it. I wasn't expecting that. I've had the Lux series on my TBR pile for a while now, but last night, after seeing the amazing cover for Origins I decided to start reading the series right away. It was also the first book I read by J.L. Armentrout and I can honestly say it was just as I expected it to be: amazing. I have to say that I fell completely in love with Dawson. He was such an easy character to like. I was hoping he and Bethany would find their happy ever after and get a happy ending. Of course, those of you who've read the book, you know how the story ends. It was sad and tragic and heartbreaking. I had a moment of doubt right at the beginning, when I thought that maybe something bad would happen, but I decided to think happy thoughts and pink unicorns instead.I'm not exactly sure it was a smart decision to read this novella first though. I mean, I'm hoping Daemon, Dawson's brother, will be just as lovable. Dawson pretty much broke my heart at the end, but I loved him. I have very high expectations :DThere is a big reason why I can't give this book a full 5 cups review, even though that's what it should get. And that reason is called insta-love. Though it was done beautifully, I still can't say I'm a fan of this "boy meets girl, girl meets boy and BAM! pink hearts" theme. Anyway, insta-love or not, I loved this novella and I will now start reading the rest of the novels.