Sunday, June 5, 2011

Luminous by Dawn Metcalf

Source: Publisher
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 an original and unique story that engaged me the whole time. The plot was really interesting, but I got lost a few times, since the story isn't fully explained till the end of the book. While other times, the imagery and writing was so beautiful that I couldn't help loving it. The idea of Flow is unlike anything that I have read and I loved that Metcalf never fully explained it. Luminous left enough mystery in the Flow that it kept me guessing, but at the same time it didn't confuse me the whole time. The characters were unique and had different powers and reasons for being in Flow. I didn't alway feel connected to the character though. Like anytime, that Consuela took off her skin it freaked me out like crazy and I didn't feel like I could connect to Bones at all. I found Tender to be interesting, but I didn't feel like I understood him and his motives. The romance between V and Consuela was sweet, but it wasn't a believable as I would like it seemed like a romance that was kind of out of nowhere. Metcalf's writing was poetic and raw. I just wish that the characters were developed a bit more, but the plot makes up for that. I recommend this book to anyone that is looking for a unique read.
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  1. Hi Sarah,

    This book looks really interesting. Great review - I'll have to keep an eye open for it.

    Nice to meet you :).

    The Word Fiend


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