Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Luminous by Dawn Metcalf

imageAs reality slips and time stands still, Consuela finds herself thrust into the world of the Flow. Removed from all she loves into this shifting world overlapping our own, Consuela quickly discovers she has the power to step out of her earthly skin and cloak herself in new ones-skins made from the world around her, crafted from water, fire, air. She is joined by other teens with extraordinary abilities, bound together to safeguard a world they can affect, but where they no longer belong.

When murder threatens to undo the Flow, the Watcher charges Consuela and elusive, attractive V to stop the killer. But the psychopath who threatens her new world may also hold the only key to Consuela's way home.


Luminous is one of those books that I hadn’t heard a lot about, but I was personally really excited to dive into. Luckily, it didn’t let me down. Consuela was a strong main character. Though she was confused by the Flow and what was happening to her, she managed to keep a fairly level head. She had guts which is always admirable in a book character, she wasn’t afraid to take chances and actually be a part of the action. V was so moody, confusing, and adorable- I loved him. The chemistry between V and Consuela was awesome. They worked well together while still butting heads and creating chemistry and conflict.

Dawn Metcalf’s writing flows perfectly and challenges the reader. Some scenes were a bit confusing, but ultimately the writing was perfect. Metcalf wrote the story in a way that fits the tone of the novel perfectly- mysterious, fluid, and intelligent. Luminous is a novel about something strange, different, and wonderful- I loved everything about it.

Metcalf has written a novel that is a thrilling and refreshing addition to young adult literature. I can’t wait to read her future novels!

FTC- Publisher.

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