Seers of Light (Light 1)by Jennifer DeLucy-Mature YA Paranormal Romance
Kindle format given by author for review/blog tour
Summary:Lillian Hunt has never truly lived. Always sensing more to the world than is easily perceived, she fears that her instincts are stubborn flights of fancy, or worse, mental instability. But some things-disappearing strangers, tangible dreams, and visits from malevolent creatures-cannot be ignored. Before it's too late, Lillian is ripped from the only existence she's ever known and thrust into a reality that she always suspected, but could scarcely believe. She must learn the truth about who she is, the powerful beings that wish to destroy her, and the two men who would die to protect her. Jennifer DeLucy has created a unique, enchanting tale of destiny and the ageless power of love in her debut novel, Seers of Light. DeLucy's novel charms readers with quirky characters, while sketching a haunting portrait of one woman's journey on the path of the supernaturally gifted. But be prepared. Once you've entered the world of Seers, you will never be the same.
I really enjoyed Seers of Light. I appreciated the fact that the story took off right away. I wasn't left trying to figure out what Lily was. Her role is clearly explained. The characters were likable. The story held my interest and I was ready to read more.
Lily is living in Pennsylvania living an ordinary life, but she feels like she's missing something. When Christian arrives and saves her life, she leaves with him to find some answers. I liked that Lily wasn't a damsel in distress. She was a tough girl who was ready to take on her responsibilities. She trained hard and really worked on doing her best for the group. I also loved that there is a love story. I have to have some type of romance in my books. I thought Christian was going to be that guy for Lily, but when she meets William, she can't deny that there is something between them.
William is a tortured soul. He was turned into a vampire, but his soul was able to be saved. He is a healer and a key part of the group. The only problem is that not everyone trusts him. I understood why, but he was such a sweet, likable guy. I was so glad that Lily trusted her feelings for him. It bothered me a little that she wanted to keep their feelings for each other a secret though. Again, I understood why, but it made me feel sad for William.
I loved the paranormal abilities. The idea of basically turning bad energy into something positive was a concept that is pretty realistic. It was just turned into something a bit more. My husband reads a lot of books about this subject. He always tells me that he reads the true stories and I read the fiction, but believes there isn't much of a difference between the two.
If you are looking for a fast paced story that's filled with action, intrigue, and romance, this is a great book for you. I was excited to read the second book and got started on it immediately after I finished. Be sure to check this one out!
Whisper of Light (Light 2) by Jennifer DeLucy-Mature YA Paranormal Romance
Kindle format given by author for review/blog tour
Summary:The saying goes that all men are created equal... but Nicole Abbot knows better. Lacking the supernatural gifts of the Sentients she has known all her life, Nicole has lived with her nose pressed to the glass, withering beneath the guilt of her own inadequacies and the disapproving glare of her father. It's easy to believe that the universe has forgotten all about her, but things are not always as they seem. With the arrival of Christian Wright, a handsome but complex Combatant with a troubled history, Nicole is forced to question everything she has ever believed about herself, proving that sometimes, our most flawed perceptions are those reflected in a mirror. Jennifer DeLucy again plunges us into the world of lingering spirits, dark apparitions, and malicious vampires. But this time she takes us to the California coast where we get to know a new ensemble of gifted souls that are just as vibrant and endearing as the Sentients we came to love in Seers of Light. In Whisper of Light, DeLucy delivers exciting supernatural encounters as well as very human interactions that will both break your heart and make it soar.
Once again, I really enjoyed this book. I was curious to see where Christian's story would go once her left for California. I liked the new cast of characters, but not as much as the first book. Nicole and Christian were my favorite part of this story.
I really felt bad for Nicole. She's such a sweetheart, but allows herself to be taken advantage of. She feels responsible for her mothers health problems and she lets her dad to treat her unfairly. I was happy to see her finally let go of that and learn to take care of herself. I also liked that she was a therapist. She was so sweet with Samantha. I really enjoyed watching Christian and Nicole fall in love too.
I was a bit worried that Nicole was going to be a rebound for Christian. He was so hurt and sad until he met her. Even though he is a Combatant, Christian is a sensitive guy. He has issues that he needs to work on too. I really felt like Nicole and Christian weren't all that different in that way. They both had to let go of feeling responsible for others.
This book wasn't as fast paced as the first book, but I still enjoyed it the same. I felt like this book was a bit softer and more romantic.If you're looking for a great series to start, check this one out. The books are well written and held my attention to the end.