Friday, September 7, 2012

The Light Tamer

The Light Tamer
The Light Tamer
Author: Devyn Dawson
YA Book
(Amy's Review)

Jessie moved from New York to North Carolina one week after school let out for summer break. Her newly single mother and Jessie move in with grandma Gayle. Being a teen in a retirement area, is one more thing to add to her 'this sucks' list. It's bad enough to have to move, but even worse her alcoholic father left them as he went on a quest to be an artist in Greece. Things begin to look up when she is reintroduced to Caleb, the dorky boy that saved her life one summer at the beach. Caleb is no longer scrawny and nerdy, he is now tall, dark and handsome. Caleb is a Light Tamer.  Jessie and Amber become fast friends. Amber is a no frills girl, her snarky comments and sassy attitude will raise a few eyebrows and have you laughing out loud. Amber is rough around the edges, a light tamer with only two years left to find the one she is bound to. Her father's surfing accident left her dad paralyzed and her brother dead.

I am so happy I read this book.  I've read Devyn's other books, The Legacy of Kilkenny series, and enjoyed them but I loved this one so much more.  This book was so different than any book I've read.  I loved the characters.  They each add so much to the story and their personalities are so different that they compliment each other.  Although this is a romantic story, there is so much more than the romance that you don't feel bombarded with the typical love triangles.  The story flows so well that it almost seems real.  I highly recommend that you read this book.  It will not disappoint.

Rating 5 out of 5 

1 comment:

  1. Thank you! It was so much fun to reach deep inside and remember what first love was like. Book two will expand on Mrs. Ward - you'll see a common person that made a brief appearance in Malevolence have a bigger part in book 2 of TLT.