Thursday, November 8, 2012

Blog Tour: Luminosity by Stephanie Thomas

Title: Luminosity
Author: Stephanie Thomas
Genre: YA, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Expected Release Date: November 13th

See it at Goodreads

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 was an easy page turner with a good, entertaining, and refreshing story I found interesting from the very start. The characters were instantly likeable, though, I would’ve really liked to get more of an in-depth look at a few of them that I didn’t quite feel that connection with.

This story line is unique in the sense that I don’t see too many paranormal/dystopian backdrops that revolve around psychics and dream walkers. I found this world really fascinating. I wanted more of it. I wanted more details and information, especially when it came to the backstory, but in the end, I had a good sense of closure for this area--like I did understand and believe this world. The romance, however, often felt way too rushed for my liking. I’m never a fan of insta-love. I’ve also been reading too many books lately I guess that revolve around the whole “best friend romance” thing, and so when I got into this book and found it there as well--along with a hint of love triangle--I just couldn’t enjoy the romantic side of things in Luminosity. I quite enjoyed Beatrice’s sense of determination throughout. She sought out answers, wanting to learn, rather than judging everything right away. And even though I wasn’t a huge fan of the romantic side, I found myself enjoying more of the other things too, like learning about the Seers and the world around the characters, as well as a few of the characters themselves.

I can certainly see where this book will appeal to many. It crosses over into several different areas: YA, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Dystopian. I really liked the many different elements Ms. Thomas put into this story, and I found myself turning the pages with ease, always wanting to know what was going to happen next. There was a lot of action and twists to keep me on my toes.

I’m honored to be part of today’s tour stop, thanks, and I look forward to continuing on with the next book to see what happens next!

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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  1. A great review Pixie! I recently reviewed Liminosity as well and had similar thoughts to you; the premise for me was fascinating but I wanted 'more'

    Thank you for sharing :)

  2. Stephanie Thomas is an up and coming author. Really worth reading, am looking forward to more of her work.

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