Friday, June 17, 2011

Review: Luminous by Dawn Metcalf

Author:Dawn Metcalf
Release Date: July 7, 2011
Publisher: Dutton Children's Books
ISBN:   0525422471
ISBN13: 9780525422471
Genre: Young Adult
Review Copy Source: Librarything Early Reviewers

As reality slips and time stands still, Consuela finds herself thrust into the world of the Flow. Removed from all she loves into this shifting world overlapping our own, Consuela quickly discovers she has the power to step out of her earthly skin and cloak herself in new ones-skins made from the world around her, crafted from water, fire, air. She is joined by other teens with extraordinary abilities, bound together to safeguard a world they can affect, but where they no longer belong.

When murder threatens to undo the Flow, the Watcher charges Consuela and elusive, attractive V to stop the killer. But the psychopath who threatens her new world may also hold the only key to Consuela's way home.
LUMINOUS is yet another book I just could not get into and could not finish. I'm sad to say that it lost me just a few chapters in. It was extremely strange and it first lost me when Consuela found out she could take off her skin, Yes you heard me right she took off her skin so she was nothing but bones and she thought it was fantastic. Yeah I just could not get into the world that Dawn was writing about. The story what I read of it was fast paced and seemed to have some interesting characters in a high fantasy world, it just wasn't for me. If it sounds like something you would like I definitely recommend borrowing a copy from your local library.

I gave it 1/5 stars


  1. Aww, that's too bad! I really enjoyed this one! Guess I should post my review huh? :)

  2. Yeah I feel bad but I just couldn't get into it. The cover is gorgeous.

  3. Hi Stacy so how far do you stay with the book, before you put it down? I try really hard to get about half way maybe a little more. I dread the books that don't excite me.

  4. Hi Raind Maiden

    I got to about page 84 of my ARC then skimmed through to the end. Its very rare that I don't finish a book or at least get halfway through it, i truly just could not force myself to get into it. Its not that I thought the writing was bad because it wasn't. The story just didn't grip me.


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