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The Burning Shadow

Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld
Series: Origin, Book 2
Length: 16 hrs and 10 mins
Categories: Teens, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
4.5 out of 5 stars (118 ratings)

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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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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 second book

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

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Awesome!

Predictable but still awesome. Jenn does not disappoint with her alien babies. Luc and Evie are great! I love them. But Daemon and Kat are still my favorites. Pretty much my review is just that I need book three NOW!

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Another Excellent JLA Book

This is the 2nd book in the Origin Series. as always, Jen tells a story that keeps you guessing, swooning (Luc is amazing) and wondering why the next installment will only be out in a year! Her characters are relatable and lovable and no one writes a better book boyfriend.

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wow

Wow what a cliffhanger. Excited for the next book. I can't wait until it comes out.

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My thoughts (spoiler free)

The Burning Shadow is the long awaited second book in the Origin series and I loved it! The story picks up from where The Darkest Star ended and it feels so good to spend time again with these characters. Evie is still struggling with the truth of her identity and her friends are by her side to support her. Luc is still the bad boy alien but fans see more of his sensitive and passionate side. Their romance is slow building, with a mix of tender and steamy moments. Luc’s ranks in my BBF list jumps to the top because of his heart-warming revelations and protectiveness of Evie. JLA amazed me with his voice and often left me weak in the knees. Along with the romance the story has humor and I love the characters banter. It’s clear with this teasing how much love they have for each other and how they have become a family. There is also suspense, action and heart-breaking scenes that kept me glued to the story. The audiobook was 16 hours long and I tried to not rush into listening to this book. I did not want this book to end!

Saskia Maarleveld’s narration for the audiobook was excellent.She brought the characters to life with their unique personalities and emotions. Combined with JLA’s talented writing, the audiobook was entertaining and I highly recommend listening to this version.

I can’t wait for the next book!

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Luc!!!

This book is amazing!! I love seeing the gangs in here!! Can’t wait for more. Saskia did an amazing job at narrating

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Worthy sequel

My heart wants to explode every time I think of Evie and Luc.

I thought this story had the perfect balance of romance and plot. The book picks up right where book 1 ended. People are still terrified of the Lux and hate is spreading the country. There’s a deadly flu like virus going around, one that seems to be originating from the Lux. People are dying and some people are tired of having the Lux around.

I listened to the audio version, and I thought the narrator did an amazing job. It’s the same narrator from book 1, and I think she handles all the characters and emotions really well.

The chemistry between Evie and Luc jumps from the pages. Every time they’re together I get a stupid grin on my face. The banter between the two is hilarious.

I also like that there’s an ensemble of characters. You see a lot of Evie with her girl friends, as well as the alien groups.

Fans of the Lux Series will be ecstatic, as we see a lot of the old characters we know and love.

Thankfully, the cliffhanger wasn’t that bad. I can deal until the next book comes out next year.

Overall, this was a great addition to the ever expanding Lux universe. While not completely original, this was highly entertaining.

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I love this series Luc is the ultimate boyfriend

I love JLA books, she is always taking her characters to the next level, but this time Luc and Peaches are on a league of it's own. This second book was perfect I can't wait for the next one. Tje audiobook was simply extraordinary.

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  • 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