Saturday, December 17, 2011

Blog Tour Review: Fractured Light by Rachel McClellan



Fractured Light
Learn more about Fractured Light at rachelmcclellan.com
This book was provided for free by the publisher for review.
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SUMMARY:
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.

REVIEW:
At first this was a slow starter for me, and I feared that it would be like so many books I have recently read, one that I would have to force myself to push through, I think one of my main problems was that I was a little lost in the beginning, luckily for me as I progressed through the book I was glad that I kept with it. Everything was explained and I found myself relating to Llona and the fact that she kept everyone at arms length in highschool because it was dangerous. Both parents dead, she has lived a life relying mainly on herself.
 
Then to add to the fact that a forbidden love interest is thrown into the mix, you can't help but fall in love with the charachters in the book as the plot unfolds.
 
I will say that I did find the big bad of the book to be predictable, perhaps it is because I read so much but either way it was still a great fight to the finish.
I am hoping there shall be more to read about in a sequel.


MEMORABLE QUOTES:


FAVORITE CHARACTER:
Matt.

RATING:
4 MOONS.
REALLY GOOD!


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
My YA urban fantasy novel FRACTURED LIGHT will be released February 2012. The sequel is tentatively planned for release in February 2013. 

My short story, Simon Says, will be out in an anthology titled "After Dark: A Collection of Haunting Tales" in a couple of weeks. 

I've been drunk on writing ever since I traveled to Ireland and became blessed (or cursed) by a Leprechaun with a french accent and a bad attitude. Of course I did just steal his gold, but that's another story.

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My mind only knows how to write. Other people perform simple tasks like cleaning their house or using the bathroom without a distracting thought. 

I can't. 

Yesterday I meant to vacuum, but ended up scrubbing blood out of my carpet instead. The body's still in the freezer. And when I went to take a shower, a little girl in a red dress and pigtails appeared to me in the vanity mirror. Again. I wish she would go away. 

See what I mean? My life is a story and the only way to stay sane is write it all down. I only hope others can find joy in my insanity.

Learn more about Rachel and her writing at rachelmcclellan.com


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2 comments:

  1. ooh tnx 2 hear your thoughts yes the beginning was a bit slow

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  2. Thank you for reviewing my book and participating in my blog tour. I really appreciate it!

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