Friday, March 1, 2013

Fractured Light

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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.


****This book was part of a blog tour, I received a copy for my honest review****

This book started out with an abnormal girl, who doesn't like to be noticed and doesn't really know anything about her gift. Then we have a guy who knows all about her, he is protective and tells her they can only be friends. There are these bad guys Vykens who kills Auras, Llona has to learn how to use her powers and fight to protect herself. Christian helps her while trying to not to get emotionally involved with her. The beginning of this book started out like so many other young adult paranormal books that I have seen recently, there were a few things that set it apart. The characters were well developed, easy to relate to and had certain little quirks that set them apart from other typical young adult characters. I was interested in the story and while it wasn't something I couldn't put down, it was still a engaging. The writing itself was good, the author created a great world within a world. I would have rated this higher, but I have read another series with a similar plot line. Overall this book was your typical young adult novel; it had great characters, an angsty love story and a conflict. I am going to read the next book in this series, a lot of the time the second book is a lot better than the first.

Llona will do whatever it takes to protect her new found friends and home, but the dark plot that is threatening Lucent Academy, a school that’s supposed to be a safe place for Auras, may be too powerful for even Llona to defeat. This fast-paced tale of love, loyalty, and overcoming the darkness will keep you on the edge of your seat until the last page!
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