Monday, August 6, 2012

Review♥Giveaway: The Light of Asteria by Elizabeth Isaacs

Synopsis: If Nora Johnson hadn't been on campus that day she would have never known her true destiny. Helping her friends move into the dorm that she wanted to call home, Nora accidentally collides with mysterious stranger, Gavin Frey. His very first touch sends flames through her heart. The world seems different-something within her has changed.
Nora tries to resume her mundane life, but she is now consumed with the one whose very presence ignited her soul, the one with eyes of emerald. Nora soon learns that an energy buried deep within has been unleashed. She now wields unimaginable power and has become Gavin's source, his strength.
Her newfound joy is shaken when she discovers that Gavin is not who he appears to be and she has been thrust in the middle of a war of mythical proportions. Negativity has allowed all things evil to flourish, the earth is under siege. The fate of creation hinges on the power within her heart. Will she be strong enough to survive?
A gripping tale of unbounded love and ancient power, The Light of Asteria will take you on an epic adventure filled with war, treachery, and demons, as well as unimaginable delights.


WOW! I knew this book was going to be great since a lot of my friends commented on my weekly haul video saying that this book was just simply brilliant. And surely they did not lie! When I first started the prologue, I was stunned by the lyrical writing of Elizabeth. Her words captured me as if they were jumping out of the page and grabbing me with their small ink hands. The words seemed to twist and turn like mist and slowly forming into pictures and scenes that I can picture with clarity. And surely the prologue was just the beginning. I really appreciated how the action started immediately (seriously, I was two pages in). It really reminded me of how fast Of Poseidon started (if you don't know, Of Poseidon is one of my favourites of 2012 so far).

The character Nora is just so kind (but also real - I find a lot of kind characters tend to sound unrealistic, but Nora was kind and real). I think one of the reason why she was so real was that we really acted like a real high school graduate. Her relationship with others are so unbreakable. She immediately reminded me of Winry, and as Edna entered (who reminded me of Pinako), I knew that I will be picturing Winry for the rest of the book.

And shall we talk about Gavin? Of course, he is GORGEOUS! I mean emerald eyes! EMERALD! I mean emerald is so great that even Pokemon has an emerald version!

The romance between Gavin and Nora can be seen as rushed. I mean they bumped into each other and sparks flew. Normally I hate instant love connections (really I usually have a puking fest in my brain), but I didn't mind this at all. Elizabeth! What have you done to Ashley?! Yes at parts the romance can be overdone but I think it was necessary.
The character Gavin reminded me of Ichigo, especially his will to protect.

Okay now setting! HELLO! The world building for this book was out of this world.
There are setting that are beautiful like the background of the Snow White and the Huntsman poster. (Okay, I don't care if you don't like Kristen Stewart, just look that the background, the background people!) See the prettiness?

And at parts, where everything is dark, gloomy, dangerous. Think of the scariest Harry Potter setting or anything that scares the crap out of you. Well right there are some of the scenes you can expect from this book. 

Really, Elizabeth controlled both light and dark, contrasting, but also connecting the two with her magical words. She captured romance, action, pain, joy, friendship and betrayal so perfectly that I just want to scream.

Remember to check out the second book!

I have my master’s in music performance and at one time considered a career in opera. My teacher’s heart wouldn’t stand for it though, and so we moved back to Kentucky and I found a wonderful elementary school that needed me; I’ve been there for thirteen years now.

Books have been a part of my life for as long as I can remember, and I’ve always been a closet writer. Though it wasn't until recently that I found the courage to share my work with the world.

The Kailmeyra series will be complete in the spring of 2013 with the release of the final book, The Heart of the Ancients

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  1. I don't really have a favorite book. I have favorite authors like JD Robb, JR Ward, Sherrilyn Kenyon, and Christine Feehan.

  2. My favorite book at the moment is The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky.

  3. I have so many favorite books! Love the dystopian series! Thanks!

  4. I have to know what happens with Nora and Gavin LOL I have tons of favorite books. One of my favorites reads so far this year was A Perfect Blood by Kim Harrison. Thank you for sharing with us today and for the fun giveaway opportunity.

  5. Looking for Alaska! Thanks for the giveaway! :D

  6. My favorite books are The Hunger Games, Pride & Prejudice, Divergent and Number The Stars.

  7. My favorite book is oh wow that's a hard one. I have a few favorite series- fallen by Laurenn Kate- the Watcher trilogy By Karice Bolton. I could go on and on. That you the the chance to win these books. They sound awesome.


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