Monday, April 7, 2014

Book review of Scintillate (The Light Key Trilogy #1) by Tracy Clark


A mighty flame follows a tiny spark.

Cora Sandoval’s mother disappeared when she was five and they were living in Ireland. Since then, her dad has been more than overprotective, and Cora is beginning to chafe under his confines. But even more troubling is the colorful light she suddenly sees around people. Everyone, that is, except herself—instead, she glows a brilliant, sparkling silver.

As she realizes the danger associated with these strange auras, Cora is inexplicably drawn to Finn, a gorgeous Irish exchange student who makes her feel safe. Their attraction is instant, magnetic, and primal—but her father disapproves, and Finn’s mother orders him home to Ireland upon hearing he’s fallen in love. After a fight with her father, Cora flees to Ireland, both to follow Finn and to look for her missing mother.

There she meets another silver-haloed person and discovers the meaning of her newfound powers and their role in a conspiracy spanning centuries—one that could change mankind forever…and end her life.

Scintillate is the first book in this lush and exciting new trilogy, full of romance, adventure and metaphysical mystery.

 ARC provided by the author via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

DAFUQ did I just read!? I can't even... Excuse me while I process... ahhhhhh!

OK. AH! When I read the synopsis to this I knew I had to read it! I also knew that I would absolutely love the story. I wasn't wrong. This book was so freaking cool!!! The concept was great! Someone who can see auras????? How cool is that!?

I noticed in some reviews people thought it was a slow start. I didn't feel that way at all and I usually do. The beginning sucked me in and actually kind of gave me some time to buckle up for the crazy that was about to come. Seriously, one of the most engaging books I've read in a while.

The characters were alright. They seemed really believable to me but I didn't really become attached to any of them except maybe Cora. There were plot twists all over; most of which were completely unexpected but welcome!

I think what turned me off was the insta-love. I am pro-insta-love (when done right) but I felt like this was a little forced. Also, the love triangle and the fact that it was way reminiscent of Twilight. Now, don't get me wrong. I love Twilight because it was the book that ignited my passion for bookcrastinating but I don't read it for the amazing plot and writing LOL.

So, if you read the synopsis and think you'll like it just keep in mind that its super fast paced, a little cheesy, and it will remind you of Twilight a few times. But if you can get past that (and I hope you can) you're gonna love it! Especially recommended to Paranormal lovers!

I will definitely be reading the next book... I WANT ANSWERS. 

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