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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

[The Teen Book Scene Blog Tour] Review: The Light of Asteria by Elizabeth Isaacs

I am glad and honored to be able to have the chance to read such a wonderful book!

Title: The Light of Asteria by Elizabeth Isaacs
Pages: 380
Release Date: March 22nd 2010
Published by: iUniverse
Source: Teen Book Scene
Buy: Amazon | Book Depository

Summary (from Goodreads):

If Nora Johnson hadn't been on campus that day she would have never known her true destiny. Helping her friends move into the dorm that she wanted to call home, Nora accidentally collides with mysterious stranger, Gavin Frey. His very first touch sends flames through her heart. The world seems different-something within her has changed. She tries to resume her mundane life, but she is now consumed with the one whose very presence ignited her soul, the one with eyes of emerald. Nora soon learns that an energy buried deep within has been unleashed. She now wields unimaginable power and has become Gavin's source, his strength. Her newfound joy is shaken when she discovers that Gavin is not who he appears to be and she has been thrust in the middle of a war of mythical proportions. Negativity allows all things evil to flourish, the earth is under siege. The fate of creation hinges on the power within her heart. Will she be strong enough to survive? A gripping tale of unbounded love and ancient power, The Light of Asteria will take you on an epic adventure filled with war, treachery, and demons, as well as unimaginable delights.

Love. Love. Love.

The Light of Asteria is such a beautiful novel. Read the first page and you'll immediately be greeted with an intriguing background story. And then we are introduced to Nora and Gavin, our two protagonists. I will sum up their relationship using one word: Intense. From the very first moment they've met up to the end, both Gavin and Nora are emotional characters and readers won't be able to help themselves and be emotionally invested in them. I was overwhelmed with the almost instantaneous attraction between the both of them.

What's "in" today are faeries, vampires, werewolves. In The Light of Asteria, we are introduced to Elves. I for one have not read of any book featuring Elves as extensively as in this book. And the idea of being able to project emotions and affect people just by showing off your emotions is such a fresh concept to me. Elves from Alfar survive because of the emotions they feel. I haven't read of anything like this before!

Kailmeyra is a wonderful land you'd wish was true.

The Light of Asteria has such dynamic supporting characters, readers will be occupied reading not just about Nora and Gavin but also of Edna and her ill-fated love with Michael, Rena and Tark. There were moments in the book that was just so heart breaking I couldn't help but tear up. Edna is such a strong support, a beacon of love and hope for Nora. It's one of my favorite parts of this book. You see love in all it's different forms. The love of a parent to a child, the love between two people who are destined for each other. You get to read the best of it.

A combination of intense action and emotions, The Light of Asteria is such a great read. It will be worth every moment you'll spend reading, I promise! The secrets surrounding Gavin and Nora's identity is worth finding out! I love how romance, mystery and action balances very well in this story.

The Light of Asteria is fantasy and romance at its best! Definitely, definitely a recommended read for everyone! Grab a copy of this book now!

Content (plot, story flow, character):

Stunning: Worthy of a Goddess' Praise!

Book Cover:
This cover is pretty cute as it ties well with the jewels mentioned in the book, but I still like the violet cover better than this one!


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