{Book Review} Beckoning Light by Alyssa Rose Ivy

May 15, 2012 Blog Tours, Reviews 2

Pages: 256
Publication Date:  July 25th 2011 by Createspace
Age Group: YA
Source: Blog Tour
Series: Afterglow trilogy #1
Challenge(s): Ebook challenge, Young adult reading challenge, 150+ reading challenge, TBR pile challenge,  Dusty Reads Challenge
Buy this Book: Amazon

Summary(from Goodreads):

As Charlotte steps through the gate, she has a strong feeling that nothing will ever be the same again.
Moving back to South Carolina after three years away, Charlotte knows she’s going to have to face people from her past and adjust to a new high school, but she’s completely unprepared for what else waits for her in Charleston. 
Drawn through an old garden gate, Charlotte discovers a hidden world where she meets Calvin, a boy to whom she is inexplicably attracted. As Charlotte is pulled deeper into this hidden world, it’s up to her older brother Kevin to rescue her. No matter how hard Kevin tries, the rescue depends upon Charlotte fighting her intense feelings for Calvin while mastering a set of abilities that she has only just discovered she possesses.

Beckoning Light got me excited about reading again. I have been so busy lately, and the past few review books that I have picked up have been kind of eh for me. Not that they were bad, but they just didn’t get me excited like truly awesome books do. I was in kind of a reading slump. But boy did that change when I picked up Beckoning Light. I knew when I was only 6 pages in, and I got super annoyed that my mom tried interrupted my reading with a silly question, that I was really going to love this book. From the moment I picked up Beckoning Light, I could not stop reading. I was hooked.

Charlotte is a girl after my own heart. Shy to the core, and such a good person. Those are the kind of people, and characters, that I like. Some people may find them a bit boring, but not me! Plus, she has some spunky in her. You can be a good person and still be sassy. 🙂 There are a bunch of guys that like Charlotte, but I only had eyes for Liam. He is a loyal guy- my favorite kind.

James was funny in his own way. I appreciate how straight forward he is. He doesn’t even try to play mind games, he just lays all his cards out on the table. In an obvious, yet sneaky way. I know that sounds strange but you will know what I mean after you meet him. And Calvin, well I just see him as weak. I like him and I think everything that surrounds him is fascinating but I am not completely sold on him yet.

I loved seeing how strong and confident Charlotte has become. She is a smart, level headed girl and I am totally rooting for her! I can’t wait to see what is going to happen next. I am so tempted to start reading book 2 right now, even though I have to be up early for work tomorrow morning. I’m also keeping all my fingers and toes crossed for some Liam/Charlotte action in the next book. This is one of my favorite books that I have read this year. 

5/5 Gavels

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2 Responses to “{Book Review} Beckoning Light by Alyssa Rose Ivy”

  1. Jennifer Messerschmidt

    I’m with you, I LOVED Liam! Calvin was lame. He just followed that evil guy and wouldn’t even listen to Charlotte though he claimed to love her. James was fun! I liked him a lot. He is out there but honesty is always good.

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