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The Burning Shadow

Written by: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld
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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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Great story, strong female rdiculously written.

I love this author, I have this series and others. Yet, generally speaking for the love of baby jesus WHY WHY WHY do authors write, smart, strong female lead characters who upon facing something become ridiculously unable to sort out basic concepts like secrets and why they happen. Writing a character with above average self awareness in extreme circumstances, only to conveniently forget everything that has happened and start behaving like an emotional mess with inner and outer cringe dialogue that is irrational and the opposite of how they are being written overall.. It's exhausting.

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Really Good!

Loved the narrator, voices were easy to follow the different characters. I enjoyed this second installment and look forward to the third. Would have enjoyed a little more romance but the tension keeps getting higher so maybe more later ;)

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  • whatcha.listening.to
  • 2019-10-23

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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  • Theresa A. Doumitt
  • 2021-01-27

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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  • Lindsey O
  • 2021-01-25

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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  • Trina Ayers
  • 2020-11-29

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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  • Sandy C
  • 2020-08-16

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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  • Chrystal
  • 2020-01-27

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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  • Kelly L
  • 2024-01-14

loved it

great story and great reader! just what I needed after finishing the lux series! can't wait for the next one

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2024-01-07

Binge!

Couldn’t stop listening. Armentrout writes the best captivating stories. Working on completing all her series, this one is just as great as her others. Love the pop culture references and the fun dialogue. Narration is great! Now for book three!

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  • Jason Shertzer
  • 2023-11-30

Twilight meets aliens

This story reminds me a lotttt of Twilight. Replace vampires and ware wolves with alien races and the resemblance is uncanny.

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  • B Truly
  • 2023-11-04

Holy Alien Babies

Jennifer never disappoints. The sequel was better than the 1st book in the Origin series. At 1st, I didn’t think this series would be able to hold a candle to Lux. But the author surprised me, This series is just as fantastic, and even more mysterious.
I loved the virus plot seeing Luc and Evie growing closer. They are my new favorite couple Luc is my new book boy friend. He’s arrogant, funny, and loves his woman like she’s the only person in the world. He’ll also fight to the death to protect the people he loves. Luc is just my type. I can’t wait to see how the story unfolds in book 3. Knowing Ms. Armentrout, it will be a wild ride. Her writing style and creative story telling are exceptional. She is my absolute favorite YA author.

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