Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Review: Luminous by Dawn Metcalf

Luminous by Dawn Metcalf

As reality slips and time stands still, Consuela finds herself thrust into the world of the Flow. Removed from all she loves into this shifting world overlapping our own, Consuela quickly discovers she has the power to step out of her earthly skin and cloak herself in new ones-skins made from the world around her, crafted from water, fire, air. She is joined by other teens with extraordinary abilities, bound together to safeguard a world they can affect, but where they no longer belong.
When murder threatens to undo the Flow, the Watcher charges Consuela and elusive, attractive V to stop the killer. But the psychopath who threatens her new world may also hold the only key to Consuela's way home.
Publishes in US: July 7th 2011
Source: Library Thing Early Reviewers

My Review:

   Luminous is well crafted story and it kept me intrigued the whole way through. This is such a neat concept and Ms. Metcalf executed it so well. The characters were rich and developed... they also held mystery--there were layers to everyone we met, and they all played specific roles that I didn't fully understand until the end where they all wove together so beautifully.
    There was just a touch of romance, and it really added to the story for me. It had me wondering for a bit, just like Consuela, what were the real motivations.
    The idea of the flow, and their purpose being to save others really appealled to me. The addition of Tender and the mystery surrounding him was interesting. And when his whole story unfolded I was blown away.
    The relationships between the teens in the flow were very believable for me, and at the end I still wanted to know more about the secondary characters--were those wards because they were in love, and what were each's wishes.
    I def. recommend to give this a try.
I'd love to hear what you think of this book and/or my review.
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  1. I really love the sound of this one, it's just so different from anything else I've come across. Glad you enjoyed it. :)

  2. Ohh! I love YA novels it gives me something i can share with my 15 year old daughter and this book sounds like its right up both our alley's thanks for sharing it was great review..

  3. Oh I love being blown away, that's always a good thing when reading! The cover of this one is enough to make me want to pick it up, but it sounds like it's a fabulous read as well:)

  4. This is definitely one of the books that I want to read. I'm glad to see that you've found that it was such a great read - I can't wait to meet the characters.

  5. I remember this cover, it felt so different. So I am glad the book is good too

  6. You sound very exited about this book in your review. :D
    I take it as a great sign and hope to make my way to this book in my TBR pile.
    Oh and YES, the cover is gorgeous!!!!!!

  7. Oh this sounds like a great read. And the mystery of the characters and the plot all working out in the end, but keep you going through the book is wonderful! :)

    Great review! :) Thank you!


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