Welcome to my First Ever Blog Tour Post! It’s another step I’ve taken into the wide world of Book Blogging 🙂 I am pleased to be presenting The Light Series as I have enjoyed the readings. Without further ado, here are reviews of both books:
Seers of Light (Light #1) by Jennifer DeLucy
Lillian Hunt has never truly lived. Always sensing more to the world than is easily perceived, she fears that her instincts are stubborn flights of fancy, or worse, mental instability. But some things-disappearing strangers, tangible dreams, and visits from malevolent creatures-cannot be ignored. Before it’s too late, Lillian is ripped from the only existence she’s ever known and thrust into a reality that she always suspected, but could scarcely believe. She must learn the truth about who she is, the powerful beings that wish to destroy her, and the two men who would die to protect her. Jennifer DeLucy has created a unique, enchanting tale of destiny and the ageless power of love in her debut novel, Seers of Light. DeLucy’s novel charms readers with quirky characters, while sketching a haunting portrait of one woman’s journey on the path of the supernaturally gifted. But be prepared. Once you’ve entered the world of Seers, you will never be the same.
My Blurb with 4 stars rating
The beginning of the book was freaking me out. I’m kinda a scaredy cat. Well, okay, I am one. I don’t read Stephen King exactly for this reason. I can’t really say what freaked me out but suffice to say that Lilian Hunt saw things, some pretty scary things, that I thought, err… my initial impression of the book must’ve been wrong!
No fear, it soon changes as Lily was “retrieved” to learn who she truly is and the dark world surrounding her. She has a power which she needed to learn to control to be able to protect herself. Her mentor, William Maddox, is a controversy and not completely welcome in her new-found world. And yet, despite this prejudice, Lily found in him an able mentor, protector, and then… the man beneath.
What I really love about this book is the playful humorous dialogues. These dialogues feel so natural that I found myself actually smiling whilst reading (had to stop myself from chuckling or people on the train will look at me funny). The romance was breath-hitchingly hot, yet still has that tone of playfulness which was just so appealing & lovely. This was a pure pleasure read 🙂
Whisper of Light (Light #2) by Jennifer DeLucy
The saying goes that all men are created equal… but Nicole Abbot knows better. Lacking the supernatural gifts of the Sentients she has known all her life, Nicole has lived with her nose pressed to the glass, withering beneath the guilt of her own inadequacies and the disapproving glare of her father. It’s easy to believe that the universe has forgotten all about her, but things are not always as they seem. With the arrival of Christian Wright, a handsome but complex Combatant with a troubled history, Nicole is forced to question everything she has ever believed about herself, proving that sometimes, our most flawed perceptions are those reflected in a mirror. Jennifer DeLucy again plunges us into the world of lingering spirits, dark apparitions, and malicious vampires. But this time she takes us to the California coast where we get to know a new ensemble of gifted souls that are just as vibrant and endearing as the Sentients we came to love in Seers of Light. In Whisper of Light, DeLucy delivers exciting supernatural encounters as well as very human interactions that will both break your heart and make it soar.
My Blurb with 3 stars rating
It might be part of my OCD nature which demands that if it’s a series then the main character should be the same. However, in the real world, series could be based on the same “world” and not necessarily with the same main character from the first book (whom I get really attached to!). If this is the case, as it is here, I’d start reading (if I ever get to it) with some reluctance. This is not to say that the book itself isn’t good, just that I’m being obsessive compulsive! It’s me, it’s not the book.
In terms of writing, DeLucy did as well as the first book (Seers of Light) but I just didn’t enjoy this new character, Nicole Abbott. Her martyrdom really grates me. She accepts the way others treat her even though it hurts terribly and not because she can’t handle confrontation but because she thinks she deserves it. So, most of the time I feel like shaking her; I don’t like it when I feel like that about a main character. That’s not to say that she didn’t change but it just took forever.
The romance is kinda sweet. I said ‘kinda’ because as both sides are troubled souls, it was that much harder for me to appreciate. But then again, did I mention that I get attached to the main character from the first book? Suffice to say, that I like the way she ended this book. Nothing compares to that ‘*sigh*, *how wonderful!* contentment feeling which should come with all romantic books ;p
Just because I enjoyed the ease of reading DeLucy’s writing, her witty but natural dialogues, and the sweetness of the ending, I’ve rated this 3 stars. But… I’m really keen on book 3 as we’re getting back to… Lily Hunt! Yeah! You can check out the book trailer here…
Jennifer DeLucy is the author of The Light Series, as well as a free-lance editor. Jennifer grew up in the valley city of Scranton, Pennsylvania, where she developed an obsession with all things literary and musical thanks to the influence of an extroverted and creative family. Currently living in the Midwest, Jennifer continues to pursue opportunities as an author, editor and musician. She is determined to put her love of the arts, nature and spirit to good use, broadening minds and opening hearts in every way she can.
Omnific Publishing has very generously offered 1 ebookcopy of both books in the Light Seriesfor up to 14 winners!!!
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