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Number one New York Times, USA Today, and internationally best-selling author Jennifer L. Armentrout returns to the world of the Lux with The Burning Shadow, the steamy, shocking second installment of the Origin series that will leave listeners reeling.

When Evelyn Dasher crossed paths with Luc, she was thrown headfirst into the world of the Lux - only to discover 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.   

©2019 Jennifer L. Armentrout (P)2019 Macmillan Audio

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The Burning Shadow

Ok wow, so much happens in this book in all the good ways. We really get to the meat of what is going on and how Evie. This whole book was jam-packed with action. I found the darkest star left us with sooooo many unanswered questions and this book gives them all to us but also leaves us wanting MORE.

I loved the romance happening between Luc and Evie you can see genuine affection from both even though Evie questions herself a lot Luc never does it really is a great story.

The narration was PHENOMENAL!

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interesting storyline, too much drama

The storyline was interestimg but there was far too much young female drama in the main female character for my taste.

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Infuriatingly Stupid Lead Character

Overall story not bad but Evie, the main character, is so infuriatingly immature and stupid at every turn. Acts clueless over everything and somehow Luc still just loves her for no reason it seems.

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Great series and fantastic writer

Absolutely love JA’s writing. She creates imaginary worlds you are pulled right into. Already bought the 3Rd book. Such a good storyline. Was one of those, I think I know what’s going to happen..... oh, didn’t see that coming!

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A little disappointing......

**Conatins spoilers**

I guess I went into this thinking it was going to be another great series like Lux (my favorite series) but sadly, very sadly I was greatly disappointed. I wanted to love it because of Luc but there was way too much of Evie's/Nadia thought process I wanted to scream and it was repetitive. I almost stopped listening to it but pressed on no matter how bored I got. There were more than several fantastic moments though with Daemon, his brother, Asher and at the end Evie met Kat and the whole gang! That made my day! Some cussing, very little violence and not enough intimate moments between Luc and Evie! I know, sad, right??!! They had one night of serious messing around but didn't have sex. Then there was a very sad moment with Kent.... enough said (I stinkin actually cried!). You know there will be a 3rd book but honestly, I've lost interest.

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Great book!

I haven’t read a book by Jennifer Armentrout that I didn’t love. I absolutely loved the Lux series (read it once and then listened to the audiobooks). It’s so good to read about an older Luc and to have all of my favorite other characters make an appearance in this series. Can’t wait to find out what happens to Luc and Evie/Nadia in the next book.

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Great srory. Exceptional Narratipn

I find Jennifer's books tragic and intense. So much ao I think I will choose a very superficial and fun story for my next read! I greatly enjoyed revisiting the unique and imaginative Lux universe and catching up with our dear friends - they are woven into tbe story in fun ways but this is Luc and Peaches story and it is totally gripping.

Saskia's narration is superior - one of those rare situations where I wanted to race back to the audiobook in preference to reading.

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Read It

Ugh! Another cliffhanger and now I have to wait until December for the next one to come out! Jennifer wrote another adrenaline ridden book. Luc and Evie Are to amazing main characters in the series. They both are very likable and they have awesome sidekicks as friends. What I really like about Jennifer’s books is that if it takes a few months for her new book to come in, she reviews enough to help you remember what happened in the previous book. You don’t even have to read the first book, but it is recommended.

I don’t want to go into much detail because I don’t wanna give anything away, but there are so many twists and turns, and a few shocking deaths, to make this a thriller.

Saskia did an excellent job performing this book.

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Can’t wait until October

I love this series just as much as the LUX series! One thing I haven’t figured out though is Grayson? I can’t figure out what his connection is and why he’s so against her? I can’t wait for the next one!

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great second book

I love this series and I am looking forward to the next one!! just get it!!!

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  • Lucy Mcgough
  • 02-15-21

Amazing

Gripping & exciting with lots of unexpected twists. Love these books & can't wait to start the next one.

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  • MummysVampire
  • 12-18-20

Lots of reveals for Evie

This book 2 of the Origin series and I’ve been listening to the audible version on my daily walks. The narrator Saskia Maarleveld did a wonderful job again bringing Evie to life and changing her voice for the male characters. You almost forget it’s only one female narrating.
The story picks up exactly where we left off in book one with grilled cheese lol - this made me go and make myself some 🤣🤣
This story focuses on a strange flu like virus spreading and making the humans really sick or turn into something not human. (Given we are living in a COVID world it’s rather creepy) Of course the government are trying to blame the Luxen.
This of course is in addition to strange deaths where the bodies looked to have scorch marks from a Luxen attack so things are not looking good for them.
While this virus and hate is spreading, we get some HUGE reveals about Evie. I can’t put them into words without giving spoilers but it’s something I had suspected or maybe hoped and it happened.
Throughout the journey Luc and Evie are getting closer and that’s nice to see but I’m finding it a little bit of slow burn lol. Still doesn’t take away from the overall enjoyment that’s just me being impatient.
Straight onto book 2 for me 4/5

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  • 1mysteriouslife
  • 11-20-19

Not a Lux Series

Issue with my expectations I guess the story was no where as good as the Lux Series. But an ok read if you want to continue reading about Luxens, Origins and Arams