Luminosity Blog Tour: Review, Author Spotlight, + GIVEAWAY

Hey guys! So sorry I’ve been kind of out of it lately. School was a super pain. I was getting piled with a lot of quizzes, tests, & projects. Plus, my computer wasn’t really working, so I’m EXTREMELY sorry about how late this was posted. But, without further ado… The LUMINOSITY BLOG TOUR is stopping by Vivalabooks today! I have a review, author spotlight, & a giveaway of a signed copy of Luminosity plus swag! Thank you so much for hosting this blog tour Shane!

Luminosity (The Raven Chronicles, #1)

Pages: 296 pages

Publisher: Entangled Teen

Format: ebook

Source: Publisher for Blog Tour

Age Group: Young Adult

Release date: November 13th 2012  


My name is Beatrice. When I was born, I was blessed with the Sight. I was immediately removed from my parents and enrolled in the Institution. At the age of twelve, I had my first true vision, earning my raven’s wings. And when I turned seventeen, one of my visions came true. Things haven’t been the same since.

The Institution depends on me to keep the City safe from our enemy, the Dreamcatchers, but I’m finding it harder to do while keeping a secret from everyone, including my best friend Gabe. It is a secret that could put us all in danger. A secret that could kill me and everyone close to me.

But the enemy has been coming to me in my dreams, and I think I’m falling in love with him. He says they’re coming. He says they’re angry. And I think I’ve already helped them win.

Rating: A Good Read!

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First off, didn’t that book summary just make you want more??? It sure made me! And, I really enjoyed reading Luminosity. It was really interesting to read about this futuristic world with Seers and Dreamcathers. Beatrice is apart of the Seers and is the most gifted among them. All Seers have violet eyes and once they are discovered they are taken and raised in The Institution. Also, Seers protect the people from Dreamcathers who see the past through dreams.
Beatrice, our main character, was a pretty likeable character. She was very loyal and truly wanted to do what was right. When faced with an obstacle she tried her hardest to overcome it and make the right decision which I loved about her.
Oh the romance… It just wasn’t there for me. There’s Gabe, her best friend, who’s discovering she has feelings for. He was a good edition to the book and I loved reading about him. He’s truly sweet with a great sense of humor. Then, there’s Echo, the enemy who’s been appearing in her dreams. Yeah, I don’t have too much of an opinion of him besides that he was very mysterious. Basically, it was your typical YA love triangle. I usually don’t mind them too much, but it just didn’t work for me.
Overall, Luminosity was an entertaining read with tons of twists and turns. It was extremely action-packed and filled with emotion. Plus, the ending!! CLIFFHANGER! I NEED!!! NOW!

Author Spotlight

Stephanie  ThomasStephanie Thomas has been writing ever since she could put letters together to form words. When she was a small child, she would present her mother and father with self-made newspapers filled up with make believe stories and pictures. Her love for writing followed her all throughout her schooling, where she entered and won writing contests of all sorts. Stephanie decided to become an English teacher and completed her B.A. at The Pennsylvania State University. While teaching, she later went on to get her Master’s in writing from The Johns Hopkins University. She completed her very first manuscript during her graduate studies, and by the end of the program, she had completed two more.

Stephanie is quick to tell anyone that she’s a born and raised Philadelphian, and her heart will always belong there. She moved to Baltimore with her husband, and they’ve been living there for the last five years with their doggie, Sailor, and their rabbit, Buns (aka “T Sizzle).




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