My name is Beatrice. When I was born, I was blessed with the Sight. I was immediately removed from my parents and enrolled in the Institution. At the age of twelve, I had my first true vision, earning my raven’s wings. And when I turned seventeen, one of my visions came true. Things haven’t been the same since.
The Institution depends on me to keep the City safe from our enemy, the Dreamcatchers, but I’m finding it harder to do while keeping a secret from everyone, including my best friend Gabe. It is a secret that could put us all in danger. A secret that could kill me and everyone close to me.
But the enemy has been coming to me in my dreams, and I think I’m falling in love with him. He says they’re coming. He says they’re angry. And I think I’ve already helped them win.
This book definitely goes by an idea that we don't see everyday. By the look of the includtion of dreams and visions, this book could be wrongly judged because I really didn't expect what I found. Honestly, the idea of falling in love with enemy was what kinda - kinda - sold it out to me but then this book also seemed to me as a semi-dystopian future novel - it sort of has the same layout as the dystopian future novels - which was interesting but it needed more than that.
In a world that consists of what seems like Citizens, Dreamcatchers and Seers - people with visions - in places no more than the City, the Instituion and Aura ( the home of the Dreamcatchers )..... and that's it, it may seem as enough but it didn't feel like so, it felt a bit shallow. To be quiet honest, I didn't at all like the world-building, it was limited and abysmal. I needed much more than that about the world in which the story takes places.
The general idea though, I personally thought of it as a unique and good one. But it does need further illusatration and just more of everything about the story that's supposed be fulfilled in the next book. Nonetheless, the ending at first may be thought of it as a cliffhanger but then it just gave the book an unfinished ending rather than a cliffhanger. At some points the incidents of the story were so intense and so the auhor was able to accomplish the factor of excitement in the story. I also really liked the flavour of the dystopian future genre that the story was flavoured with.
Overall, Luminosity was a book worth reading, I mean, it had it flaws but it was still a good one and I can't wait for the next book which - I know! - is going to be an astonishing one. A well-written book with an enjoyable storyline. However, I do think that this book might not be for everyone.
Author: Stephanie Thomas
Release Date: November 13th 2012 by Entangled Teen Source: For Review ( From Blog Tour ) Links:Goodreads | Amazon Rating: 4/5
Author Spotlight: Stephanie Thomas has been writing ever since she could put letters together to form words. When she was a small child, she would present her mother and father with self-made newspapers filled up with make believe stories and pictures. Her love for writing followed her all throughout her schooling, where she entered and won writing contests of all sorts. Stephanie decided to become an English teacher and completed her B.A. at The Pennsylvania State University. While teaching, she later went on to get her Master’s in writing from The Johns Hopkins University. She completed her very first manuscript during her graduate studies, and by the end of the program, she had completed two more.
Stephanie is quick to tell anyone that she’s a born and raised Philadelphian, and her heart will always belong there. She moved to Baltimore with her husband, and they’ve been living there for the last five years with their doggie, Sailor, and their rabbit, Buns (aka “T Sizzle).