Friday, April 4, 2014

Luminescence by Braden Bell -- Blog Tour/Giveaway

18653504Luminescence (Middle School Magic #3)

Author: Braden Bell

Publisher: Cedar Fort

Published: March 2014

Paperback: 308 pages

ISBN13: 978-1-4621-1405-4

Middle Grade fantasy

FTC FYI: Received a paperback copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

 Goodreads Summary

Determined to rescue their favorite teacher, Conner, Lexa, and Melanie confront their worst fears and use their powers in unexpected ways to defeat Lady Nightwing, the treacherous Darkhand leader. But when the trio makes a terrible choice to save Dr. Timberi, their powers may not be enough to keep everyone alive. A thrilling conclusion to the Middle School Magic series!

My Review

Friendship, love, and sacrifice.  These three words came to my mind many times while I was reading this enjoyable book by Mr. Bell.  Conner, Lexa, and Melanie had a lot to overcome between each other before they were able to start to help to rescue Dr. Timberi.  I loved that part of it.  All three were harboring harsh feelings towards each other and once they were able to get over themselves, they were able to function more as a unit.  There are many secrets revealed, a wonderful back story, and many surprises along the way in this very enjoyable book.  The ending had me in tears, well, the tears came sooner at some points, but the last few chapters were my favorite.  So many exciting events take place through the whole book.  Once I got to a certain point while reading, I couldn't stop until I was finished.  Not only will your kids enjoy this series, you will too.

5 out of 5 stars.  If you new to this series, I would suggest starting with book one, The Kindling.  Then with book two, Penumbras.  You will better familiar with the characters and terms.

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