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The Burning Shadow

Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld
Series: Origin, Book 2
Length: 16 hrs and 10 mins
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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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  • 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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  • C. Y.
  • 2020-06-05

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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  • Crystal
  • 2020-03-23

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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  • 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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  • Sally Stanley
  • 2019-11-30

great second book

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

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  • Angela M. Dokos
  • 2019-11-27

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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  • Roxanne Larkan
  • 2019-11-09

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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  • Latoya
  • 2019-11-06

wow

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

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  • Kathy A
  • 2019-11-03

5 Stars for The Burning Shadow

5 Stars for The Burning Shadow

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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  • Rosaphy Sorn
  • 2019-10-14

Luc!!!

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