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Blog Tour: ‘Luminosity’ by Stephanie Thomas Review and Giveaway

I received this book for free from blog tours, requested from publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Blog Tour: ‘Luminosity’ by Stephanie Thomas Review and GiveawayLuminosity by Stephanie Thomas
Series: Raven Chronicles #1
Published by Entangled Teen on November 13th, 2012
Genres: Action & Adventure, Fantasy & Magic, Love & Romance, Science Fiction, Young Adult
Pages: 282
Format: eARC
Source: blog tours, requested from publisher
four-stars
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.

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review

Seers are revered in the City and our main character Beatrice is a powerful Seer. The City houses the Citizens, while the Seers stay in the Institution. Seers keep the City safe from any attacks. Especially from the Dreamcatchers who steal memories and thoughts from the Citizens. When a powerful Dreamcatcher invades her visions, she finds herself at the height of the war between her people and his.

Beatrice is one powerful Seer and with all that power, the Keeper tends to put her on a tight leash. She obviously loves to defy her, and once she finds out that freedom exists, Bea struggles whole heartedly to find out the truth. Her childhood best friend Gabe is probably the kindest, and sweetest best friend a character could ever ask for. He’s protective, loyal, generous, and kind. It also helps that he’s practically in love with her as soon as you read their cute and clever banter.

This is a wonderful dystopian read. I love love love the history behind the Seers and the Dreamcatchers. How humanity had to survive after all the wars, how they had to rebuild their world again, and I also loved how Stephanie Thomas weaved it so perfectly into the classes they taught at the Institution. It felt fluid, and so much more realistic. I also enjoyed how the descriptions of all the technology was detailed. As for the romance fans, this is one cute little love story that won’t make you roll your eyes. The characters know each other, and they know each other well, so no instant love here guys! (Thank God!)

Stephanie writes with a wonderful plot that keeps you wanting more, with characters that are so much more than what they seem, and with a near future dystopian setting that will have your imaginations soar. Where’s book two? I wants it!


quotes

I’m not proud of being someone that get people killed.
We should not trust are the things we want to trust the most. For example, the most poisonous of flowers tend to be the most beautiful. The deadliest of animals tend to be the ones who are most interesting.
I don’t quite understand what it means to be free. I live a life that other Seers have lived before me.
Blood runs down the gutters. It flows like rainwater, except rainwater is innocent and pure. Rainwater gives life, and blood is the evidence of life sifting out of the living.

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rating

4/5

four-stars

14 Comments

  1. nadiraalisha

    November 11, 2012 at 1:03 AM

    nice review!! beautiful coverrrrr i thought it was a paranormal romance,hehe.

  2. Christina K.

    November 6, 2012 at 5:18 AM

    It’s awesome you loved it! Love that the world is so complex:)

  3. Holly B

    November 5, 2012 at 4:19 PM

    Thanks for the great review and the giveaway! I’ve had my eye on this one for a while. And let’s be honest – I LOOOOOVE the cover, and that is initially what drew me to the book! But I’ve heard good things about what’s *inside* the cover too! 🙂

  4. Brianna

    November 4, 2012 at 5:23 PM

    Thanks for the review and giveaway, I’ve been trying to figure out if I want to read this one.

  5. Shane @Itching for Books

    November 2, 2012 at 6:56 PM

    Really nice review. Thanks for participating.

  6. Brent

    November 2, 2012 at 6:53 PM

    great giveaway

  7. Jen (A Reading Daydreamer)

    November 2, 2012 at 6:42 PM

    I got an e-ARC of this book too but I haven’t gotten to it yet. Clearly, I need to! This dystopian world sounds really cool, especially because raven wings are involved. I’m so glad that the dystopian world was able to feel realistic. Hooray for no insta-love! I really enjoy romances that develop from friendships, those are THE best. Brilliant review, Giselle! 🙂

  8. Devon

    November 2, 2012 at 4:19 PM

    Dystopia YA is my favorite genre in YA. This book sounds good. thanks for the giveaway =)

  9. Erika

    November 2, 2012 at 2:28 PM

    You had me at dystopian! Thanks for a great review and giveaway! Adding this to my to-read list now:)

  10. Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit

    November 2, 2012 at 9:57 AM

    Great review, Giselle – I’m so annoyed that I can’t enter this giveaway – this book sounds awesome!

    Just curious, you don’t mention Matt at all in your review, but every quote you mention is his. Is he the other love interest?

    • Giselle

      November 2, 2012 at 12:57 PM

      Hi Tiff!

      Thanks for catching my error. That was from another book review lol It should be corrected now!

  11. galena

    November 2, 2012 at 9:23 AM

    Dystopian YA is some of my favorite YA, especially if it incorporated fantasy elements.

  12. Antoinette H.

    November 2, 2012 at 8:58 AM

    Thanks for sharing your review. 🙂

  13. Jen Haile

    November 2, 2012 at 4:23 AM

    Very nice giveaway, thank you!

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