Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Review of Luminaire by Ciye Cho

Synopsis: "Being the only human in a world of merfolk... isn't easy. Florence Waverley chose to stay in Niemela, but things have gone awry. Secrets have risen and the prince she cares about has pulled away. All the while, dark dreams warn her of a tragedy that only she can stop. But in order to save the merman she loves, Florence will have to enter the Life Path tournament: a brutal test of fear and madness.

The tournament is a rite of passage--a maze where young mermaids and mermen battle to find their purpose. It is also a place where Florence will face grave danger: mermaids with evil magic, tunnels filled with sea fire, and guardians who wish to use her as a pawn in their secret plans. But will Florence be strong enough to survive the tournament... or will she perish inside it?

Everything hangs in the balance: her life, her world, and her love.

("Luminaire" is the second book in the Florence Waverley series.)"

My Review: Lets start off by saying this is the second book in the series and I really enjoyed the first, Florence. For some reason latey I have been disappointed with follow up books in a series, but with Luminaire that is not the case! We get to continue Florence's undersea adventures through turbulent times. I think that this book may have been even better than the first, maybe because romance really took a back seat to adventure and self discovery. Also while the book is filled with action, it doesn't feel like it is crisis after crisis until the main event of the Life Path Tournament. Now I can't talk too much about things without spoiling surprises but I really like where the story is headed. I enjoy how Ciye Cho really made you remember that she is underwater, the characters and scenes really stick to the setting (I know that sounds odd but I really hate when stories or characters that are not human or on earth start to take on the traits of being on earth and forget the true setting).
My Rating: I really enjoyed Luminaire and I think that many of you will also enjoy it, but I do suggest reading Florence first as it is a continuation of the story.  I give Luminaire a rating of Four Paws!
Luminaire was sent to me by the author for an honest review.
You can find out more about the Florence Waverley series and Ciye Cho on Goodreads or the dedicated series Website.
If you would like to obtain your own copy of Florence and/or Luminaire they can be found on Barnes & Noble and Amazon
You can also see my original review of Florence, book number one of the Florence Waverley series HERE


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    1. It is interesting, I like how it is different from so many that are out now that feature the back of a girl on a cliff side with wind blowing hair and dress around.