Saturday, November 10, 2012

Luminescence (Luminescence Trilogy, #1) by J.L. Weil

4 stars
Genres: young adult, fantasy/paranormal, witches
Format: ebook
Published in May 20th 2012
Where to Buy: Amazon, Barnes and Noble
View on Goodreads

Note: I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

Synopsis from Goodreads:
My dreams are anything but normal.

My temper sucks.

And the new guy at school is anything but average.

With his bad boy attitude, disarming smirks and uber mystery shrouding him, Gavin Mason is mouthwatering hot. His stormy sapphire eyes are filled with secrets. One run in, literally and I was a goner. I mean picking my drooling tongue off the floor kind of gone.

Gavin might be dark and dreamy, but he wasn’t the guy in my dreams. Lukas Devine looks like the boy next door, and it’s his sunny face that heats up my unusual dreams. The closer I get to Gavin, the crazier they become. Then the unexpected happens, Gavin literally freezes an object mid-air saving my ass.

Turns out the guy I am crushing hardcore on, is a witch.

Yep. You got it. A full-blooded witch. Magic just isn’t a myth, and Gavin and his family aren’t the only witches in town.

But will I be able to accept my fate, a fate that might be unavoidable.

My Review:
I have to say that I did end up loving this book. The characters were well developed and the plot kept me interested. It was a very fast paced read, enjoyable for a rainy afternoon. It was kind of one of those cozy, fuzzy, just girly lovable books.

It was like love triangle overkill though: the light and dark, the good and bad sides both guys totally contrasting the other. Plus I thought it was absolutely ridiculous that Brianna felt bad about having feelings for her dream Lukas. Hello it is a dream! He is not real he is just someone you have dreamt about for a long time. Gavin on the other hand is real, I totally didn't understand her. I mean I love having hot steamy dreams about guys but I know it is not real. She seemed like she couldn't tell the difference. Also there was a complete lack of information about Brianna's special ability and why she was able to hide it for so long. It kind of was just in the beginning of the book then poof disappeared into love sick girl problems. Getting the badness out of the way even though I thought Brianna was a little annoying I ended up liking her. She was a no judge type of person and showed a great deal of respect and caring for those around her.

The story seems a little twilight influenced, but I guess everyone is comparing everything to Twilight nowadays.

I will definitely be reading the sequel!

About the Author:
J.L. Weil is a scorpio born and raised in Illinois. She is the author of teen paranormal romance trilogy Luminescence.

A life long avid reader of romance and fantasy, she loves to get swept away from reality. Whenever she isn't reading or writing she enjoys playing Call of Duty with her two boys, country line dancing, reality tv, vampire shows and shopping. Like most writers she has an addiction to coffee (Starbucks) and loves a great sense of humor.

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