Arc review – The Burning Shadow by Jennifer L Armentrout

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October 6, 2019 by ceresbooksworld

The Burning Shadow by Jennifer L Armentrout

Book two in The Origin series

Publisher: Tor Teen

Publication Date: October 8th, 2019

Source: eARc from the author

Rating: 5 hearts




#1 New York TimesUSA Today, and internationally bestselling 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 readers reeling.

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


Evie learns a little more about who she is but the danger increases and she realizes that Luc will do anything to protect her.

Thanks to Daemon, Evie discovers that Luc has no limits when it comes to protecting her. She also realizes that no matter what happens, Luc doesn’t trust her mother. There is a lot of change in the world and the worst is yet to come.

Evie has a lot to clear up in her head, whether it’s about her mother, Luc or herself. She will discover a rather extraordinary element that will change her life and her vision of seeing things. I liked her awareness and even though it annoys me that she trusts her mother after all the lies, I also understand her reasoning.

I loved this book, Luc is still as funny as ever even if he knows how to be very serious. He is leading his little world by leaps and bounds, even if it is becoming more and more complicated in the face of humans who are more corrupt than ever.

I enjoyed seeing Daemon, Dee, Dawson, Katy and Asher again. We discover an additional little secret and frankly I’m very afraid for the next volume because knowing Jennifer, I expect the worst.

I wasn’t necessarily surprised by the outcome or anything else, but I must admit that at the end of the first volume, I would never have imagined that.

Anyway, Jennifer still manages to take us into the story and I look forward to reading the next volume.

Quick Word: A second volume that clarifies the mystery but also adds a layer.


Evie en apprend un peu plus sur ce qu’elle est mais le danger augmente et elle se render compte que Luc est prêt à tout pour la protéger.

Evie découvre grâce à Daemon que Luc n’a pas de limite lorsqu’il doit protéger Evie. Elle se rend compte aussi que quoiqu’il arrive Luc ne fait pas confiance à sa mère. Il y a beaucoup de changement dans le monde et le pire est à venir.

Evie a beaucoup de choses à mettre au clair dans sa tête, que ce soit à propos de sa mère, de Luc ou d’elle-même. Elle va découvrir un élément assez extraordinaire qui va bouleverser sa vie et sa vision de voir les choses. J’ai aimé sa prise de conscience et même si ça m’agace qu’elle fasse confiance à sa mère après tous les mensonges, je comprends aussi son raisonnement.

J’ai adoré ce tome, Luc est toujours aussi drôle même si il sait être très sérieux. Il mène son petit monde à la baguette même si ça devient de plus en plus compliqué face à des humains plus corrompus que jamais.

J’ai aimé revoir Daemon, Dee, Dawson, Katy et Asher. On découvre un petit secret supplémentaire et franchement j’ai très peur pour le prochain tome parce que connaissant Jennifer, je m’attends au pire.

Je n’ai pas forcément été surprise par le dénouement ni par un autre élément mais j’avoue que à la fin du premier tome, je n’aurais jamais imaginé ça.

En tout cas, Jennifer arrive encore à nous emporter dans l’histoire et j’ai hâte de lire le prochain tome.

En bref : Un deuxième tome qui éclaircit le mystère mais en rajoutes une couche aussi.

About the author

# 1 New York Times and # 1 International Bestselling author Jennifer lives in Charles Town, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing. she spends her time reading, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell Loki. In early 2015, Jennifer was diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa, a group of rare genetic disorders that involve a breakdown and death of cells in the retina, eventually resulting in loss of vision, among other complications. Due to this diagnosis, educating people on the varying degrees of blindness has become of passion of hers, right alongside writing, which she plans to do as long as she can.

Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She is published with Tor, HarperCollins Avon and William Morrow, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen. Her Wicked Series has been optioned by PassionFlix. Jennifer has won numerous awards, including the 2013 Reviewers Choice Award for Wait for You, the 2015 Editor’s Pick for Fall With Me, and the 2014/2015 Moerser-Jugendbuch- Jury award for Obsidian. Her young adult romantic suspense novel DON’T LOOK BACK was a 2014 nominated Best in Young Adult Fiction by YALSA. Her adult romantic suspense novel TILL DEATH was a Amazon Editor’s Pick and iBook Book of the Month. Her young adult contemporary THE PROBLEM WITH FOREVER is a 2017 RITA Award Winner in Young Adult Fiction. She also writes Adult and New Adult contemporary and paranormal romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.

She is the owner of ApollyCon and The Origin Event, the successful annual events that features over hundred bestselling authors in Young Adult, New Adult, and Adult Fiction, panels, parties, and more.



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