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Thursday, February 9, 2012

Fractured Light by Rachel McClellan

I received Fractured Light from the author for review.
Check out the summary from Goodreads: Llona Reese is used to living on the run. After the Vykens killed her parents, she knew they would eventually come for her too. But she never felt ready to face them---until now. Defying the Auran Council and everything she's been taught, Llona must learn to use her power over light as a weapon if she wants to survive.
I was immediately intrigued by the premise of this story, because it sounded unique! The idea of Auras as people sounds really cool.

What I Liked: 1) May. May is Llona's best friend, and really the only friend she has for a while. May seems to be friends with everyone at the school, floating around from group to group. But she's funny, and bubbly, and reminds me a lot of my sister. I was always wondering who we'd find May hanging out with next. And what she'd be wearing! 2) Christian. I wasn't sure about Christian at first. He's kind of mysterious, so I was wary if he was going to turn out to be a good guy or a bad guy. But he's also sweet, and not in a, "I'm trying to get you to trust me" kind of way, so he definitely grew on me. 3) The idea of using light to manipulate life and energy. I can't go into much detail about this because I don't want to give away any spoilers. But this is definitely something that was unique in a world of paranormal books, and something that a lot of people will find very intriguing. 4) The writing style. Miz McClellan's prose was very descriptive and smooth. She makes it easy to forget that you are reading a book, instead of living the life of the characters spring to life from the pages.

What I Didn't Like: 1) Someone died that I didn't want to die. I'm all okay when it's random people whose deaths are being talked about (okay, not in real life), but when one of the characters that I've gotten to know gets killed, it bums me out. Though, I know why it had to happen. But none the less, when it happened, I said "NO!" out loud. 2) The ending felt a little...rushed. Like there was all this build up, and then...it was over quickly. But I didn't worry too much, because I realized it wasn't really over. There's another book!

Overall thoughts: Fractured Light is a unique YA paranormal book with some really great characters and a unique plot line. As with series books, we know that the end is not really the end, something that with this particular book makes me happy. The reader is left with the feeling that while Llona may have won the battle, the war is far from over. I can't wait to see where the Light takes us next!

My rating: 4 shots


  1. This sounds like a good book. I had gotten it from NetGalley, but the file didn't work, then they archived it before I could contact them about it. Great review. It's on my TBR list.

  2. Amy - I'm sure you'll enjoy it. It's definitely a unique story!

    Thanks for stopping by!


  3. great review sounds like an awesome read! and thanks for introducing me to the title!

  4. Melissa - Hey girl! It was a fun read, you should check it out! Thanks for stopping by!


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