{ARC Review+G!veaway} Luminosity by Stephanie Thomas

November 6, 2012 Blog Tours, Giveaways, Reviews 9

Welcome to my stop on the Luminosity blog tour! 

Paperback296 pages
Expected publication: December 11th 2012 by Entangled Teen
Age Group: YA
Source: eARC from Publisher
Series: Raven Chronicles #1
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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. 
But 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.

Luminosity is a crazy adventure from the first page until the last. I loved the concept of seers v. dreamcatchers. I thought that was pretty unique. Plus, I know this doesn’t matter much content wise, but I loved the font on the cover. I feel like it fits perfectly with the story. 

Bea is a seer, and because of this she is taken from her family from birth and raised in the institution, which is where all seers go to learn their craft so they can protect the city if need be. And according to seer Beatrice’s visions, (that is how they address all the seers in the book. I thought it made them sound like some kind of royals, which is what I think the Keeper was going for.) they are going to need to protect someone or something because a war is coming. And it is going to be seer v. dreamcatcher. 

Dreamcatchers sounded like awful people. They can control dreams, which sounds peaceful but in order to live they need to take the life out of humans. At least, that is what the seers are taught at the institution. I thought stephanie Thomas did an amazing job giving the background of how the institution came about, and what the seers role in society is but I would have a liked a little bit more about the dreamcatchers. And I would have liked it through Echo, because I can’t trust a single thing the Keeper tells the Seers. 

Luminosity is not just really cool action scenes. There is a cute little love story going on. Actually it is a bit of a strange love triangle. One that I didn’t love all that much. There is Gabe and Echo. I loved Gabe and I didn’t really know too much about Echo. Bea felt comfortable with him and drawn to him but we didn’t get to know him and I didn’t even really know why she felt all that drawn to him. I would have liked a little more from his end of the story so I could have felt something for him and rooted for him a bit. But as it is, I ended up loving Gabe. He is so loyal, even though he does get a bit moody. I thought he was adorable. 

I am really interested in reading the second book because I have a feeling there are so many answers waiting for me within it. Plus, I am really hoping to find out more about Echo and the dreamcatchers. Luminosity is a supernatural, fantasy adventure. It was an adventure I enjoyed. 

3.5/5 gavels
Stephanie  Thomas
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.

Stephanie is quick to tell anyone that she’s a born and raised Philadelphian, and her heart will always belong there. She moved to Baltimore with her husband, and they’ve been living there for the last five years with their doggie, Sailor, and their rabbit, Buns (aka “T Sizzle).

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9 Responses to “{ARC Review+G!veaway} Luminosity by Stephanie Thomas”

  1. kimbacaffeinate

    Great review Michelle..i loved that you want Echo to tell you about the dreamcatchers..it sounds like you got to know the characters and got caught up in the tale!

  2. Dynie

    This sounds like it’s going to be a great sreies to get into. I’m looking forward to reading it soon. Thanks for the review & the chance to win.

  3. Helena Ison

    This book sounds very interesting, I’ve never read anything about dreamcatchers or seers before, but after reading your review I really want to now! 🙂

  4. evrythngzen

    Thank you for the review. It’s an interesting take on things and I think I will really enjoy reading it. Thank you for the giveaway too.

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