Saturday, January 21, 2012

Lightbringer by K.D. McEntire

Series: Lightbringer (bk. 1)

Genera: Paranormal Romance

Subjects: Supernatural, ghosts, death, afterlife, reapers, magic, love, other worlds

Length: 317 pgs.

HC/PB: Hardcover

Summary/ product description: “Wendy has the ability to see souls that have not moved on—but she does not seek them out. They seek her. They yearn for her . . . or what she can do for them. Without Wendy's powers, the Lost, the souls that have died unnaturally young, are doomed to wander in the never forever, and Wendy knows she is the only one who can set them free by sending them into the light. Each soul costs Wendy, delivering too many souls would be deadly, and yet she is driven to patrol, dropping everyone in her life but her best friend, Eddie—who wants to be more than friends—until she meets Piotr. Piotr, the first Rider and guardian of the Lost, whose memory of his decades in the never, a world that the living never see, has faded away. With his old-fashioned charms, and haunted kindness, he understands Wendy in ways no one living ever could, yet Wendy is hiding that she can do more than exist in the never. Wendy is falling for a boy who she may have to send into the light. But there are darker forces looking for the Lost. Trying to regain the youth and power that the Lost possess, the dark ones feed on the Lost and only Wendy and Piotr can save them—but at what cost? Lightbringer is a YA urban fantasy/romance set in a world a breath away from our own . Similar in tone to Tithe and Unleashed , Lightbringer tiptoes down the line between love and horror as Wendy discovers herself and the darkest parts of the afterlife.”

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My Review: This book had me very confused in the beginning. I wasn’t sure who Piotr was or how to pronounce his name (It’s Peter, not Pietree) and where Wendy had went. I eventually figured out that Piotr is a ghost (and Russian) and Wendy is the Lightbringer and that they were gonna be all romantic together. So, awesome. I started liking it. This book reminds me of a whole lot of books and series I have read (Meridian, Angelfire, Demon Trapper’s Daughter, Die For Me, Possess, ect.). Sadly, no angels, but that’s okay! The uniqueness of this story had me! Wendy’s a strong character, and so are the others. Wendy was searching for her mother’s soul in a lot of it and the outcome surprised me (Because I went out on a limb with a guess and was totally right as usual. I have said I am psychic to this stuff!). The story may have been awesome, but I will warn you the line spacing/text size is small. That was probably why I had a hard time with it. But, it’s still worth reading.

Cover Art Review: I’m not sure if this is a painting or a digital illustration. I doubt it’s a photo. Either way it looks well done. The artist must have been a talented graphic novel/comic illustrator because the detail is amazing!

~Haley G

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