Luminosity (The Raven Chronicles)

Luminosity (The Raven Chronicles) - Stephanie Thomas Luminosity was an easy page turner with a good, entertaining, and refreshing story I found interesting from the very start. The characters were instantly likeable, though, I would’ve really liked to get more of an in-depth look at a few of them that I didn’t quite feel that connection with. This story line is unique in the sense that I don’t see too many paranormal/dystopian backdrops that revolve around psychics and dream walkers. I found this world really fascinating. I wanted more of it. I wanted more details and information, especially when it came to the backstory, but in the end, I had a good sense of closure for this area--like I did understand and believe this world. The romance, however, often felt way too rushed for my liking. I’m never a fan of insta-love. I’ve also been reading too many books lately I guess that revolve around the whole “best friend romance” thing, and so when I got into this book and found it there as well--along with a hint of love triangle--I just couldn’t enjoy the romantic side of things in Luminosity. I quite enjoyed Beatrice’s sense of determination throughout. She sought out answers, wanting to learn, rather than judging everything right away. And even though I wasn’t a huge fan of the romantic side, I found myself enjoying more of the other things too, like learning about the Seers and the world around the characters, as well as a few of the characters themselves. I can certainly see where this book will appeal to many. It crosses over into several different areas: YA, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Dystopian. I really liked the many different elements Ms. Thomas put into this story, and I found myself turning the pages with ease, always wanting to know what was going to happen next. There was a lot of action and twists to keep me on my toes. Blog tour stop on November 8th: The Bookaholic