Monday, February 14, 2011

Seers of Light and Whisper of Light by Jennifer DeLucy

Seers of Light (The Light Series)Seers of Light
From Goodreads:
Lillian Hunt has never truly lived. Always sensing more to the world than is easily perceived, she fears that her instincts are stubborn flights of fancy, or worse, mental instability. But some things—disappearing strangers, tangible dreams, and visits from malevolent creatures—cannot be ignored. Before it's too late, Lillian is ripped from the only existence she’s ever known and thrust into a reality that she always suspected, but could scarcely believe. She must learn the truth about who she is, the powerful beings that wish to destroy her, and the two men who would die to protect her.  
Jennifer DeLucy has created a unique, enchanting tale of destiny and the ageless power of love in her debut novel, Seers of Light. DeLucy's novel charms readers with quirky characters, while sketching a haunting portrait of one woman's journey on the path of the supernaturally gifted. But be prepared. Once you've entered the world of Seers, you will never be the same.
This is a sweet PNR. Or, at least, it ends up being one. Let me explain... Lilly, the main character has been sleepwalking all of her life. Knowing something was missing, but not knowing exactly what. Before she knows it, strange things begin to happen and she is suddenly in danger. Christian, comes to her rescue and whisks her away to a group of kind, if not odd, people. She feels calm in their presence, but knows they are manipulating the situation. Plus, they know more about her than she could think possible. Not knowing the situation, she learns more about them and feels like she belongs someplace for the first time in her life. However, how does she balance the seething and righteous anger of her rescuer to the one person she keeps getting drawn?

As you can see there is tension, emotions, and a possible direction for love. Not going to tell you who what or where, that is what you will have to find out for yourself *evil laugh* ;) I will say that it is an interesting turn of events. At first, I did not like Lilly. She was too eager to be with people with no information at all. I thought she trusted them way too soon and was too influenced by those around her. However, she does learn in this book and begins to think for herself. That is when I really started to like her. Her decisions were well grounded and she was brave. By then, the PNR to this book was really there and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

As a whole, I give this book 4 stars. Despite what I saw as a shaky beginning, I really enjoyed it in the end. I will review the next one in this same post. I will endeavor to make it spoiler free. :)

Whisper of Light (The Light Series)Whisper of Light
From Goodreads:
The saying goes that all men are created equal... but Nicole Abbot knows better. Lacking the supernatural gifts of the Sentients she has known all her life, Nicole has lived with her nose pressed to the glass, withering beneath the guilt of her own inadequacies and the disapproving glare of her father. It's easy to believe that the universe has forgotten all about her, but things are not always as they seem. With the arrival of Christian Wright, a handsome but complex Combatant with a troubled history, Nicole is forced to question everything she has ever believed about herself, proving that sometimes, our most flawed perceptions are those reflected in a mirror.  
Jennifer DeLucy again plunges us into the world of lingering spirits, dark apparitions, and malicious vampires. But this time she takes us to the California coast where we get to know a new ensemble of gifted souls that are just as vibrant and endearing as the Sentients we came to love in Seers of Light. In Whisper of Light, DeLucy delivers exciting supernatural encounters as well as very human interactions that will both break your heart and make it soar.
This story starts slightly before the ending of the first. I do think you need to read the first before reading this one so you have a full understanding of who sentients are and a grasp of the characters, especially Christian. This is important, for Christian especially, since we see from where he starts to where he ends up in this book. We do see things through one POV, Nicole. It is her and Christian's journey in this book and many of the lessons learned in this book apply to everyone. How we perceive ourselves in relation to others. How we accept ourselves in the face of feeling inadequate. How to find ourselves in the flurry of other people's opinions. How we don't often look around and see that just about everyone else feels the same way. 

As I stated, I will not reveal too much in case you haven't read the first just yet. I will tell you that I give this book 4 stars and recommend it to those that loved the first book and PNR lovers as well. :)


  1. Good to read that the sequel lives up to the expectations of the first novel as its so disappointing when you enjoy a book only to find the next one isn't as good.

  2. Yay and Yes! So glad you read these and enjoyed them. William *le swoon* and Christian *le sigh* are some of my favorite book boyfriends. :D

  3. Ohhh think I'm going to like this book! I remember seeing them on Missie's blog and thinking they would be a good fit for me, but now I know for sure they need to be on my list. I actually like when I start out unsure about a character and then grow to like them, it's like get to mature together and then I feel like I'm involved more in their story. Fabulous review Melissa!

  4. Shaky but ending up good, gotta like those, well the times you keep on reading and do not give up ;)

  5. @...Petty... The next one IS good too. I do admit, I am more on team Wm... although Christian is nice. :)

    @Missie... I know. LOVED the interview you had w/both characters!

    @Jenny... I think you'll like it. Come by tomorrow for a chance to win both books!

    @Blodeuedd... it wasn't hard, just I liked Lilly more in the end. :)

  6. Ah, so Lilly doesn't end up with Christian! *evil laugh* I hope Lilly doesn't end up alone :(

  7. "Lingering spirits, dark apparitions, and malicious vampires." Sounds really good! (I haven't read this series yet ... thanks for not spoiling it. :-)

    Happy Valentine's Day!

  8. @Stephanie... you'll just have to read them to find out! :)
    @Vamchoir... I think you'd like it!

  9. The artwork for these covers and trailers are gorgeous (what can I say I'm very visual haha :D)

  10. This series sounds so gosh darn intriguing! Thanks for the great review Melissa- adding them to my TBR lists!

  11. These books do sound great. :) So glad you enjoyed them so! Thanks!


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