Thursday, November 1, 2012

Review♥Giveaway: Luminosity by Stephanie Thomas

Description via Goodreads:
My name is Beatrice. When I was born, I was blessed with the Sight. I was immediately removed from my parents and enrolled in the Institution. At the age of twelve, I had my first true vision, earning my raven’s wings. And when I turned seventeen, one of my visions came true. Things haven’t been the same since.

The Institution depends on me to keep the City safe from our enemy, the Dreamcatchers, but I’m finding it harder to do while keeping a secret from everyone, including my best friend Gabe. It is a secret that could put us all in danger. A secret that could kill me and everyone close to me.

The enemy has been coming to me in my dreams, and I think I'm falling in love with him. He says they're coming. He says they're angry. And I think I've already helped them win.

Book Trailer:


First I like to say how I love this paranormal, institute kind of books. It just provides this "mystic action" feel to the book. I really love the concept of how the Seers are protecting the city. I don't know, I just love this "solider" feel of the book. A lot of these institute books typically have students and they are shut in with study and stuff but I love this "protection" idea. I think this was one of the reason why I wanted to read this book from the start.

Bea was amazing. She was powerful. Her ability was near the level of The Keepers. She didn't know her parents and she was detached in many ways. I am annoyed at how almost every paranormal YA book will have the main female character have a best friend who she suddenly realizes is hot. But wait, she falls for another "bad" boy. -______-. I am sorry but I am so sick of it. Gabe was your sweet best friend. He was really the Bolin type (this is a reference to The Legend of Korra). He was the person that you could lean on when shits happen. He was your genuine-amazing-all-I-want type of guy. Echo, the enemy started to appear in Bea's dream. He was mysterious but I haven't seen enough of him to determine how I felt about him.

The plot was very predictable and very cliché. But to be fair, it was action-packed and full of emotions. Overall, it was a very enjoyable read. I cannot wait for the sequel because wow, cliffhanger!

About the Author
Stephanie Thomas has been writing ever since she could put letters together to form words. When she was a small child, she would present her mother and father with self-made newspapers filled up with make believe stories and pictures. Her love for writing followed her all throughout her schooling, where she entered and won writing contests of all sorts. Stephanie decided to become an English teacher and completed her B.A. at The Pennsylvania State University. While teaching, she later went on to get her Master’s in writing from The Johns Hopkins University. She completed her very first manuscript during her graduate studies, and by the end of the program, she had completed two more.

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  1. I love the cover, and the trailer and the description above it make it sound like a really interesting read.

  2. This book sounds amazing. Thanks so much for the giveaway.


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