Friday, December 30, 2011

Book Review: Fractured Light

Fractured Light


Published by Cedar Fort Publishing
Release Date: Feb. 8, 2012
Genre: Young Adult
312 pages
Buy it on AmazonIndieBound or Barnes and Noble
Source: Provided by Publisher



We want to thank Cedar Fort Publishing for giving us the opportunity to be a part of this blog tour. You can find the entire tour schedule here.

My thoughts: Fractured Light is an entertaining, fresh read. 

The concept is the usual young-girl-discovering-her-powers-and meets-hot-guy, with an interesting and unusual twist: the main character can manipulate light, and in so doing give people peace and hope. The characters are nicely developed, and there are enough of them that weren't essential to this first volume's storyline that the reader is drawn back for book 2, to see what becomes of them. The plot could use a little streamlining; there were spots where the author spends time on scenes that are extraneous, though they do feed into the genuine feel of typical high school life. 


Although I was a little frustrated through much of the first half of the book from the lack of information  about Llona's world, the discovery process along with her worked. It helps the reader sympathize with her, that we don't know the same things she doesn't know.

Without giving too much away, I'll say that readers who love Jennifer L. Armentrout's Half-Blood series will enjoy this one as well. There is a kick-butt heroine with a hottie guy training her, and plenty of supernatural evil for them to fight. Not to mention some great chemistry. . . Speaking of, did you catch the My Book Boyfriend post from last night, featuring Christian? You can find it here.

Summary from GoodReads:
I’m dying, I thought. This was unexpected and not at all how I envisioned my death. I was supposed to die gardening in a flowerbed as a hundred-year-old woman, not as a seventeen-year-old trapped in a lake beneath inches of ice. 

Llona Reese is used to living on the run. After the Vykens killed her parents, she knew they would eventually come for her too. She can’t take any chances. But when she starts to make friends for the first time in her life, she gets careless and lets her guard down. Big mistake. 

As an Aura, Llona can manipulate light and harness its energy. But if she wants to survive, Llona will have to defy the Auran Council and learn to use her power as a weapon against the Vyken whose sole desire is to take her light. Now she’s caught in something even bigger than she can understand, with a power she can’t wield, and no one she can trust, except, just maybe, a mysterious stranger. 

In this breathtaking and romantic adventure, Rachel McClellan delivers a truly mesmerizing story that will keep you guessing to the very end.




5 comments:

  1. Sounds like a good read. I'm adding this one to my TBR list.

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  2. Just wanted to stop by and comment - I too enjoyed this book!

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  3. If if resembles JA work...will DEF have to ck it out!!! great review. Thank toy!!

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  4. Hi Beverly- thanks for stopping by!

    Andrea and Mindy- I really enjoyed it, and I think you will, too.

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  5. i 2 aswell enjoyed it
    new folower

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