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The Light of Asteria by Elizabeth Isaacs: Review and Giveaway!

Monday, August 6, 2012
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.
 Nora 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 has allowed 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.

Goodreads Summary

Gavin and Nora are the "insta-love" type.  Nora is a sweet girl who hasn't had the best chances in life; she hasn't been able to go to college, but lives with her kind foster mother.  When she meets Gavin, she connects to him perfectly and that connection remains unbroken through the novel.  Gavin is charismatic and handsome, he is the typical white knight in modern times.  Although the plot is nice enough, their solid relationship was the focal point of the novel for me.

The plot itself is best explained by the Goodreads summary above.  I admit that I was sometimes a little confused or had to reread some passages.  The fantasy plot line did shine through and I enjoyed the different take on elves.  The Dark Fey add a dark, harsh aspect to the book that breaks up the glow of young romance.  They are the true antagonists and easy to hate.  The author does a terrific job of creating the environment and developing the characters.  This plot was definitely romance driven though.  The romance was one of the more memorable ones for me in the YA genre.  This book is recommended to young adult/teen readers.

3 Stars

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  1. Lili said...:

    Ah, the whole insta-love thing really worries me. I have trouble connecting with characters that fall for insta-love because they tend to never fully be fleshed out since everything is rushed. I think I'm going to pass on this book, but thanks for sharing!

    Happy reading and thank you for the review. (:

  1. I absolutely *adored* The Light of Asteria! It's truly one of my favorite books! I love the fact that Gavin and Nora's relationship has the obvious spark but that it runs so much deeper than attraction. It's a genuine love. They're excellent characters! Isaacs has a knack for making you hyper-feel every moment. I personally can't recommend this book enough if you want something that's a little deeper!