The Burning Shadow (Origin Series #2) by Jennifer L Armentrout

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.

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I’ve been waiting for the release of this book for MONTHS! It’s a little known fact that JLA is my favorite author. She will always be my #1.

This book was my everything! I love when JLA writes paranormal romance. She’s had me hooked since Obsidian. I’ve been a Daemon Black fan girl ever since.

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. Super excited that this book picks up right where The Darkest Star (Origin #1) left off. Literally, right where the last book left off.

I love Luc so very much! He’s super powerful, down right handsome, and super dangerous. His t-shirt choices and cheesy pick up lines are hilarious! Don’t let that fool you. He is a seriously dangerous Origin who will stop at nothing to protect Evie. He has been keeping a close watch on her for years. Luc himself has grown up so much since the Lux series….SIGH…he’s become so dreamy…

Evie has been dealt a shit hand in life. Poor thing has been through hell and back. She is fighting to figure out who she really is. So many bad things have happened to her in her past, now in her present things are getting cray-cray. There is a new “big bad” in town and Evie isn’t sure how she can help. She helps to uncover the new baddie and now they must work together to take them down.

There is so much ground covered in this book. Pay attention to all of the little details. Jen is really good at sliding them into the story. From the beginning to the ending I was hooked. The romance, danger, memories and fight scenes. It’s everything I love in a good paranormal YA! Please make sure that if you’re going to read this one that you have read the Lux series and The Darkest Star before continuing. I hope you love this book as much me!

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Aflame (Fall Away #4) by Penelope Douglas

The tables have turned. Now I have the power—and it’s his turn to beg…

Everyone wants to be me.

Maybe it’s the sway of my skirt or the way I flip my hair, but I don’t care. Even though their attention is the last thing I crave, I just can’t stop. I dominate the track, the speed rattles my bones, and the wind and the crowd screams my name.

I’m her. The girl driver. The queen of the race. And I’m surviving—something he thought I’d never do.

They all talk about him. Did you see Jared Trent on T.V? What did you think of his last race, Tate? When is he coming back to town, Tate?

But I refuse to care too much. Because when Jared does come home, I won’t be here.

Tatum Brandt is gone. I’m someone new.

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The Fall Away series is like warm chocolate chip cookies, I just cannot get enough! When Jaxson and Juliet’s (K.C.) story ended I NEEDED to know more about Tate and Jared. Pen left their story wide open for another book. You better believe I “one-clicked” the hell out of it!

Let me start by saying, I LOVE when Pen puts songs in her book. It makes it so much easier for me to picture the scene. Also, she has amazing taste in music, so there’s that! When she brings us onto the scene with a music intro, it’s seriously my EVERYTHING! Tate peeling out listening to “Click, Click, Boom” by Saliva…all the goosebumps!

Now, onto the good stuff…

I was super impressed that Tate stood her ground when it came to Jared. The flashback two years prior nearly broke my wholesome little heart. Ugh, these two are perfect for each other. However, I can completely understand Jared’s need to spread his wings a little bit. If I would have been in Tate’s shoes, I would have been completely and utterly deviated. Even reading the book was giving me super anxiety. Like hurry up and love each other again.

Tate was focusing on school and living her life at the Loop. She was grounded and focused. Her life was easy, but she still felt like she was missing a piece of herself. She kept comparing every relationship to her and Jared’s. I wanted to like Ben, but I was always rooting for Jared. Even when he was being a jerkface.

Jared has grown up so much. He’s a badass motorcycle racer. He’s building a name and a life for himself. What he doesn’t have is Tate. Uggh, I wanted to push them into a room together and make them fall back in love. When they were at the Loop, my pulse was racing when Tate was on the back of his motorcycle. So many times this book made my heartbeat speed up.

This book is absolute FIRE! I keep using shouty capitals because, y’all, it’s that MF good! The romance and the “sexy” scenes are on point. Pen really knows how to write a scene that will make you burn. Straight up BURN!

Do I recommend this book? HELL YEAH! Do I recommend this series? ARE YOU KIDDING ME? ABSOLUTELY! I loved these books so very much! ❤

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Here is Penelope Douglas’ playlist to go along with Aflame ❤