Review: The Burning Shadow by Jennifer L. Armentrout

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The Burning Shadow picks up after the events of The Darkest Star, with Evie and Luc trying to get back to normal after Mica’s devastating attack. 

After finding out that she is really Nadia, Luc’s childhood friend and the love of his life, Evie must piece together her past…if only she could remember what happened to her in the immediate months after she became Evie Dasher. She has an inkling that her mom is keeping her out-of-the-loop, and with Americans contracting deadly cases of the flu, Evie knows there is more to her story than meets the eye.

With the help of Luc, the broody and charismatic Origin who Evie cannot manage to stay away from, and her friends, Zoe, Heidi, and Emery, Evie discovers that she may not be exactly human after all. The government is insisting the new flu is being spread by Luxen, but Evie and her friends discover that the virus is more than the flu: it changes whoever contracts it at the molecular level, creating a new— and dangerous— breed of alien species never seen before. Is the Daedalus back, or is there a new threat brewing? 

The Burning Shadow was an excellent book that did not fall victim to the sophomore-slump phenomenon most YA series experience. The book was action-packed from start to finish and we were dying to see where the book would take us next! Armentrout is a writing goddess, possessing the unique ability to keep her readers engaged with wicked plot and character development…and swoonworthy romances! 

The romance between Evie and Luc was off-the-charts adorable, and we found ourselves falling for Luc right along with Evie. We may even prefer him to Daemon from the Lux series, which is….*gasp* sacrilegious, we know— but its hard not to love Luc! Their banter was great and Evie is a strong heroine that definitely does not need a man. The side romance in the series between Emery and Heidi was also adorable and we are rooting for these two. 

The book ended on a major cliff hanger, and we are dying for the third book. JLA cranks out books like nobody’s business, so JLA, if you read our blog, please write quickly! 

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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