Author: Jennifer DeLucy
Series: Light #2
Publisher: Omnific Publishing
Pub. Date: 2010
Genre: Romance/ Fantasy/ Paranormal RomancePages: 272
Rating: 5 Kisses
Synopsis (from Goodreads): The saying goes that all men are created equal... but Nicole Abbot knows better. Lacking the supernatural gifts of the Sentients she has known all her life, Nicole has lived with her nose pressed to the glass, withering beneath the guilt of her own inadequacies and the disapproving glare of her father. It's easy to believe that the universe has forgotten all about her, but things are not always as they seem. With the arrival of Christian Wright, a handsome but complex Combatant with a troubled history, Nicole is forced to question everything she has ever believed about herself, proving that sometimes, our most flawed perceptions are those reflected in a mirror. Jennifer DeLucy again plunges us into the world of lingering spirits, dark apparitions, and malicious vampires. But this time she takes us to the California coast where we get to know a new ensemble of gifted souls that are just as vibrant and endearing as the Sentients we came to love in Seers of Light. In Whisper of Light, DeLucy delivers exciting supernatural encounters as well as very human interactions that will both break your heart and make it soar.
My Reveries and Ramblings:
I love this book. I love this series. The. End. Seriously, though, Ms. DeLucy has delivered an amazing book. I’ve read this book probably 3 or 4 times now. Every time it’s just as amazing as the first. I even have the same reactions: OMG! AWWWWWWWWWWW! NONONO!
I actually skimmed through the book again before writing this review and had the urge to read the first book (Seers of Light) so I did (that was probably the 5th or so time I’ve read that one). What I love about Whisper of Light as well as the whole series is that Ms. DeLucy fleshes out her characters so well. I relate to her heroines and all the secondary characters remind me of people I know. They all have talents, likes, dislikes, quirks, flaws, motivations and insecurities. No one is completely evil or completely good. Everyone is gray. Even Duncan. Ugh. He was horrible. You find out why he treats his daughter the way he does...but still...no excuse! But that is a driving force in why Nicole is the way she is. Just like with the first book, with Lily, I felt like I really related to Nicole. Nicole was never weak. She was always strong, just hidden and scared. Scared to forgive herself.
This causes her to sacrifice things in her life to hopefully gain approval from her father or to make up for her what happened to her mother. Cue Christian. Christian is hot, British, and kind. On his own self-forgiving journey, he sees Nicole’s strength and challenges her to be brave and start thinking about herself (not in a self-absorbed way, just in a stop putting yourself last kind of way). I will admit, I was skeptical about having Christian be the love interest in this book. I found him so annoying in Seers of Light. But I found I really really liked him!
Part of the way through the book, we get to see William and Lily for a little bit. (OMGOMGOMG) It’s very brief, but left me very happy. What’s great about these few scenes is that we get to see their relationship through an outsider’s eyes. Let me tell you, there’s so much love, it made me tear up. (I swear I could be an empath :P)
Finally, my favorite thing about this book and this series is Ms. DeLucy’s story and writing. Jennifer DeLucy’s writing flows so well. Her ability to write non-cliched dialogue and story at the same time as making her characters speak like normal people makes her one of my favorite authors. This book wasn’t that plot driven. However the characters were so interesting and the dialogue was so real and at times funny that I barely noticed. This book is more about relationships, what it means to be a family, and what it means to love (not only others but oneself). I like the spiritual aspect of the books, as well. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not religious! These books have soul.
I HIGHLY recommend this book and this series. There’s tons of paranormal stuff, romance, drama, and even even some humor.
(Hey, guess what?? This book is currently $2.99 on kindle and Nook!)