{Review+G!veaway} Fractured Light by Rachel McClellan

August 20, 2012 Blog Tours, Giveaways, Reviews 35

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Pages: 304
Publication Date: February 8th 2012 by Sweetwater Books 
Age Group: YA
Source: NetGalley
Series: Fractured Light #1
Challenge(s): Ebook challenge,Young adult reading challenge, 150+ reading challenge, Debut Author Challenge, ABC challenge, YA/MG fantasy challenge
Buy this Book: Amazon (.99 cents on Kindle)

Summary(from Goodreads):

Llona Reese is used to living on the run. After the Vykens killed her parents, she knew they would eventually come for her too. But she never felt ready to face them—until now. Defying the Auran Council and everything she’s been taught, Llona must learn to use her power over light as a weapon if she wants to survive.

Fractured Light was such a joy to read. I have been on a pretty good book streak lately. I have enjoyed almost all of the books i’ve been reading for the past few weeks, and then I come across a book like Fractured Light and I’m like, “now this is a GREAT book”. It makes me rethink those other books that I have been reading and liking that got 4 stars or so, because this one is just better. I loved the whole experience of reading Fractured Light. The world of Light just sucked me in, I was connected with all of the characters and I am super, duper excited to continue on in this series. There are books that you like, and then there are books that you love. I loved Fractured Light!

Llona is such a sweet girl. And that could be due to the light that she carries within her but I think it is more than that. I liked that Llona was sweet, but I LOVED her inner strength. I liked that she wasn’t just like the other light out there (that we know of anyways). She isn’t afraid to get her hands dirty. She is actually pretty fierce, and it was this spirit and determination in her that took her from a cool character to a great character.

Christian is nice and super serious when it comes to protecting Llona. I pretty much knew something was up with him right from the start, but they do keep you in the dark about what it is for a good part of the book. I liked slowly piecing the puzzle together as the plot unfolded. I thought the pacing was great. It wasn’t too rushed or too slow in any parts. It just kind of floated along at a medium to brisk pace. I would have liked to see a little bit more romance in the book but a certain character was pretty stubborn when it came to love. I hope there is more of where the book left off in the next installment.

The world in Fractured Light is so interesting because it is pretty much our world but with some new creatures thrown in co-existing with us. I liked the descriptions of the lights, and the vykens and I can’t wait to see what is going to happen in the next book. It seems like it will be action packed with “light” goodness! Fractured Light is a paranormal and fantasy lovers perfect book!

5/5 gavels

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35 Responses to “{Review+G!veaway} Fractured Light by Rachel McClellan”

  1. Heidi@Rainy Day Ramblings

    I am glad you are on a hot streak, I feel like I am in a rut. I need a good book! Fingers crossed that I can win. I am glad this has excellent world building and great characters and five gavels is a good sign πŸ™‚

  2. Wendy

    I have too many favorite books. I guess it depends on the genre. I really like Grave Mercy,the Divergent series, Matched series, Starcrossed series, Unraveling, Anna and the French Kiss, anything John Green.. so on..

  3. NoraA

    Since that is an open question. My all time favorite book is Foundation by Isaac Asimov.


  4. Aanchal

    Way too many favorites so my last favorite I just got done reading is Throne of Glass

  5. joannie

    I don’t have just one, Some people can do that i can’t. I Loved The Thirst series from Christopher Pike .I Love Paranormalacy series from kiesten White and fallen Soul series from jessica Sorensen and less but not last all Stephen King Books. Thanks Joannie.

  6. Christine

    I just finished For Darkness Shows the Stars and it has made its way to my all-time favorites list!! Of course, its being inspired by the great Jane Austen certainly didn’t hurt πŸ˜‰

  7. Lona

    I cant say a favorite book, but a favorite series I have is Chronicles of Nick by Sherrilyn Kenyon. Thx for giveaway.

    blinkysthebest at aol dot com

  8. Linda

    My fav changes depending on what I’ve been reading. Current favs are Kirsten Callihan’s Firelight & Kylie Griffin’s Vengeance Born.

  9. drkngl

    My favourite book keeps changing sowewhat regularly but in the last couple months it’s been Dead to the World by Charlaine Harris. I keep reading it over and over.

  10. Dynie

    If you think that this book is super duper the I can’t wait to get my hands on it. Your reviews are usually pretty close to my opinion so I trust you. It does sound great so I definately pt it on top of my TBR list. Thanks for the great review and the chance to win it.

  11. BookAttict

    I have an ever-growing list of favorites…I love The Great Lenore by J.M. Tohline and the Chronicles of Elantra series by Michelle Sagara!

    Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
    elizabeth @ bookattict . com

  12. Megan

    I can’t choose a favourite book. There’s too many I love.

    I enjoyed Fractured Light as well. I love Llona to pieces!

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