Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Fractured Light by Rachel McClellan
Goodreads Description: 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.
My thoughts: I really liked this book! Llona is a really strong girl, with really strong powers. I felt bad for Llona, just for the fact that she didn't have her mother there (who was also an Aura) to teach her all about her great power and how to use it.
She is being raised by her uncle, who is a great guy, but the first part of the story, he is in a great depression following the death of Llona's father (who was his brother). I liked when her uncle comes to his senses and starts being involved in her life. But, even he can't help her with her powers, or her role as an Aura.
The Vykens are major bad guys, and I figured out pretty early in the story who the Vyken was. That being said, there were still so many people in the book that raised suspicion, and I didn't know who exactly Llona should trust.
I really loved the relationship between Llona and Christian. There was a lot of conflict there, but towards the end of the story I was able to understand why.
Oh, can I say that I loved May?
Looking forward to reading the next book in the series to see what is coming next!
Received this ebook from NetGalley for review.