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Peek Inside Shadows

The last thing Dawson Black expected was Bethany Williams. As a Luxen, an alien life-form on Earth, human girls are…well, fun. But since the Luxen have to keep their true identities a secret, falling for one would be insane. Dangerous. Tempting. Undeniable. Dawson is keeping a secret that will change her existence…and put her life in jeopardy. But even he can’t stop risking everything for one human girl. Or from a fate that is as unavoidable as love itself.

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Don't miss Shadows, Dawson Black’s story in Jennifer L. Armentrout's bestselling Lux series, now available as a standalone in print for the first time!

"An unmissable series!" –Samantha Young, New York Times bestselling author of On Dublin Street

“This is the stuff swoons are made of.” —Wendy Higgins, New York Times bestselling author of Sweet Evil

The last thing Dawson Black expected was Bethany Williams. As a Luxen, an alien life-form on Earth, human girls are…well, fun. But since the Luxen have to keep their true identities a secret, falling for one would be insane. Dangerous. Tempting. Undeniable.

Bethany can't deny the immediate connection between her and Dawson. And even though boys aren't a complication she wants, she can't stay away from him. Still, whenever they lock eyes, she's drawn in. Captivated. Lured. Loved.

Dawson is keeping a secret that will change her existence…and put her life in jeopardy. But even he can't stop risking everything for one human girl. Or from a fate that is as unavoidable as love itself.
Want to read the LUX series on your ereader? Each book is sold individually in e-format:
#1: Obsidian
#2: Onyx
#3: Opal
#4: Origin
#5: Opposition
Dawson’s story: Shadows


"The riveting love story that Jennifer wrote of Dawson and Beth, they will shows that love will conquer all and gives the greatest strength like no others. I praise the novella, giving it a 5 Cat's Tails review when you know you found your match, there's nothing in the world that can pull you apart. " --Sassy Cats Book Review

"Ok, seriously, this YA series has me HOOKED !!!! Like woah hooked! I feel like I could easily devour ten of these books in a sitting! Im totally and completely in LOVE!!" --Aesta's Book Blog, Goodreads

"The author really understands the key ingredients to a fantastic YA romance: swoon-worthy guys, realistic heroines, wistful romance, action, and humor. One of the reasons Armentrout stands out to me compared to many other YA authors I read is the humor in her writing." --Rachael Wade, Goodreads

"Dawson and Bethany represent what young love is all about. They made my heart flutter. Fingers crossed that we see them again as the series moves forward." --Karla, Goodreads

Additional Details

ISBN: 9781622667208
Series: Lux, Book 0.5
Release Date: Feb 20, 2012
Page Count: 192
Imprint: teen
Genre: aliens, sci-fi, young adult
Tropes: bodyguard/protector, forbidden love/off limits, mistaken identity, opposites attract

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By Jennifer December 10, 2011

It amazes me how quickly things go up on goodreads. Anyway, writing this was a treat ...more

Thank goodness I read the other books first 🖤 ...more

By Blacky *Romance Addict* July 19, 2016

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When she nodded, he bent down, pressing his head against her forehead. “Seriously though, I want this—I want you.” The earlier awkwardness was gone from his voice. He was all intent and purpose now. “More than I’ve ever wanted anything.”

This was an uber-sweet and heartbreaking prequel novella ab ...more

By Rachel Reads Ravenously August 30, 2017

3.75 stars

I've been doing some catch up on all of my JLA novellas and stories. This is one I've always meant to read but never got around to. Shadows is the prequel novella to Obsidian, in which we get the story of Daemon's twin brother Dawson, and his love Bethany.

This was a very sweet and fast r ...more

By Aestas Book Blog November 01, 2012

4.5+ stars!

Ok, seriously, this YA series has me HOOKED !!!! Like woah hooked! I feel like I could easily devour ten of these books in a sitting! I’m totally and completely in LOVE!!

K, first off, very important but this book should be read AFTER Obsidian. I repeat, READ Obsidian FIRST !!!!! Even ...more

By Eunice March 03, 2012

*Initial thoughts after reading:

Oh god, I think I might cry. This was so heartbreaking. But this gave light and more understanding about Daemon's attitude and actions towards Katy in Obsidian. If I could just jumped into the story and help them, I really would. Haha! I have so many theories coming u ...more

By Sophia December 27, 2018

The tragic story of Luxen Dawson Black and human Bethany Williams.
I have already read the main books in the series, so I knew how this novel ends. Still it was nice seeing Dawson and Bethany falling in love no matter their cultural differences and the negative comments and actions by their family a ...more

By ~Tina~ November 15, 2016

*drools at the cover* Image and video hosting by TinyPic

For the love of all Aliens! I loved this book!!

For those of you who know me already know that I'm a HUGE fan of Jennifer L. Armentrout. She is such a brilliant author and I simply can't get enough of her stories.

I've been looking forward to Shadows ever since I found out it ...more

By Rachael February 29, 2012

Kimmy turned on the girl, about to pull a Linda Blair, no doubt.

Okay, so forgive me in advance if this review is completely all over the place and disjointed...but that's what Armentrout's writing does to me. She is positively my favorite YA author as of late, and along with adult romance author E.L ...more

By Annie February 27, 2012

Gawd.....I love this series. I love Dawson and Daemon. I love Jennifer. Need to get my thoughts in to come!

OKAY, I think I have had enough time to gather my thoughts so I can write my review for this. It wont be as long as my other reviews because I have so much to say but don't wan ...more

By Karla November 23, 2014

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5 Stars! DAWSON...delicious!

Okay, I get it now, I see what's so appealing about this series and Shadows showed me the way. My hope is that eventually Daemon reveals some of the same personality traits as his brother Dawson, and is just hiding them, because he's protecting his family and can't let do ...more

By May R October 19, 2015

Como precuela está bastante bien. Tiene un buen ritmo, se descubren cosas nuevas y hay algunos giros. Si te gusta la saga no te lo pierdas. ...more

By Jaz February 22, 2016

Let us all just take a minute to thank the author for this lovely, sexy as hell, drool worthy COVERRRR!
Ughhh that face, those eyes, the hair..... no I'm not drooling! I'm losing my mind.
I've always had a thing for Daemon, but Dawson is hell of a romantic.



By Maria February 22, 2012

I finished Shadows last night I just i was not in a an emotional condition to come online and say or write something. In fact i didn’t stop thinking about it not even the next day and the evening too.

If you are not familiar with the Obsidian (Lux, #1) the first book in the series since Shadows (Lux, ...more

By Sheryl C. Nash February 28, 2012

Duh..... Like I would or could give this book ANYTHING other than 5 stars!!! ...more

By Suzanne February 05, 2019

This got me interested in this series for sure! Now to finish a few other books then I can get to reading this series. I really enjoyed the story and also getting to sneak look and feel of the characters. Sounds like it will be a very entertaining series.

My quick and simple overall: prequel to what ...more

By ☆ Sammy ☆彡 July 23, 2016

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5 Stars!


This novella is a prequel to Obsidian, the first book in the Lux series. I don't want to g ...more

Quick review

Cover: Hotness
Rating PG–13 .
Thumbs Up 4.5
Overall: Really Good Read.
Characters: Love them.
Plot: Totally original.
Page Turner: Yes.
Series Cont.? Yes.
Recommend Yes.
Book Boyfriend: DAWSON!


This is a novella, but it packed a punch. I really loved DAWSON. We got to see more of th ...more

By Leah City of Words and Pages August 20, 2020

Die Vorgeschichte von Beth und Dawson hat mir richtig gut gefallen!

Dass man als Leserin oder Leser etwas von den beiden erfährt, bevor alles in Obsidian losgeht, fand ich echt super, da man nur etwas von ihnen hört und nichts so richtig mitbekommen hat.
Jedenfalls von dem Anfang ihrer Geschichte.

V ...more

By Mia August 08, 2020

I don't know what took me so long to get to this book considering that the Lux series is my absolute favorite but I'm so glad I did! I like Dawson in the main books but we really get to see how sweet, thoughtful, and protective he is. And I LOVED seeing Beth before everything that's happened to her, ...more

By ★★Sara Lizzy★★ July 14, 2013

BR with Jo and Sammy
(This was a re-read for me.)

5 Stars!

Shadows is a prequel to Obsidian and tells the story of Dawson Black and Bethany Williams. This book also has in it Dawson's siblings, Daemon and Dee (they are triplets) as well as other supporting characters in the story. The story is told fro ...more

By Erin February 23, 2012

Well, hello Dawson, so very nice to finally meet you!! This novella was an awesome short read, adding to what is already an awesome series!!

Dawson makes up one third of the Daemon/Dawson/Dee triplets, the beautiful alien siblings that live in a small town in West Virginia. In Obsidian we didn't get ...more

By Duchess Nicole July 14, 2012

This is one of the BEST prequels I've read. Not only is it a story all on its own, but the stupid cliffhanger ending left me screaming inside my own head. Surely, SURELY this can be explained!!! Surely, SURELY that did not just happen! What's sad is that I read Obsidian first, then realized that the ...more

By Tana June 06, 2012

Shadows (Lux # .5) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Shadows in a short novella which fills in some blank spots about Daemons brother Dawson Black.

Since I’ve read Obsidian (Lux #1) first this story gave me some of the unanswered questions I had about the missing brother and what may have happened to them.

Ev ...more

By Souma BookAddict February 24, 2016

“Finish that sentence and i will stab you in the eye with the spork Bethany's about to pull out of her bag for her apple sauce. And she'd be very upset if i got her spork all messed up. she's rather fond of the thing.
"A spork,” Dee said, grabbing her bag. “What is a spork?”
Bethany’s mouth

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Jennifer L. Armentrout

About the author

NY Times Best Selling, USA Today Best Selling Author

Jennifer L. Armentrout

# 1 NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY Best-selling author Jennifer L. Armentrout lives in West Virginia. When she's not hard at work writing, she spends her time, reading, working out, watching zombie movies, and pretending to write. She shares her home with her husband, his K-9 partner named Diesel and her hyper Jack Russell Loki. Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent her time writing short stories. Therefore explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes Young Adult Contemporary, Urban Fantasy/Paranormal and Romance. She writes New Adult and Adult romance under the pen name J.Lynn She is the author of the Covenant Series (Spencer Hill Press) the Lux Series (Entangled Teen) and the upcoming YA Don't Look Back (2014) and untitled YA (Fall 2014) from Disney/Hyperion. She is also published with Harlequin Teen and HarperCollins.

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