Llona Reese is used to living on the run. After the Vykens killed her parents, she knew they would eventually come for her too. She can’t take any chances. But when she starts to make friends for the first time in her life, she gets careless and lets her guard down. Big mistake.
As an Aura, Llona can manipulate light and harness its energy. But if she wants to survive, Llona will have to defy the Auran Council and learn to use her power as a weapon against the Vyken whose sole desire is to take her light. Now she’s caught in something even bigger than she can understand, with a power she can’t wield, and no one she can trust, except, just maybe, a mysterious stranger.
In this breathtaking and romantic adventure, Rachel McClellan delivers a truly mesmerizing story that will keep you guessing to the very end.
When I started reading ‘Fractured Light’ I admit that I felt like I was in the plot of a generic YA paranormal novel. However, Rachel McClellan managed to absorb me into her story, despite the fact that I had deduced who the bad guy was!
What I liked most about this book was Llona, the Aura who has lost both her parents and is now living with her Uncle in a small town. Llona knows little about her gifts, but she does know that a shadow keeps appearing at her window, and a sense of danger is following her. Along with this the new guy at school, Christian, will not seem to leave her alone and her feelings for him confuse the issue.
Llona’s character is admirable because she does not rely on anyone else to solve her problems and she stays, rather than running to live with her Aunt and the other Auras at Lucent Academy. Llona chooses to learn about her abilities, defy the laws of the Auran council and learn to be a fighter – and she kicks ass!
Rachel McClellan does not spend time on the will they/won’t they relationship between Christian and Llona either which is refreshing. Although they share a lot of page time and flirting takes place, the reader is able to focus on the tension of the plot, knowing that the relationship will go no further.
‘Fractured Light’ has a great ending which I promise will have you gasping out loud! So, if you enjoy paranormal mysteries then give this one a go, I don’t think you will be disappointed!
‘Fractured Soul’ is a much darker story, as the author explores the Vyken and Aura relationship further. the reader witnesses the development of Llona’s character, as she manages the events of ‘Fractured Light’ and being in a new environment. We are introduced to new characters, such as Tessa, the Lizen; Liam, the Enlil and Jackson, the new Guardian, who all contribute to the story, but Rachel McClellan ensures that some of our old favourites remain!
I am always pleasantly surprised when I enjoy a sequel more than the original story but I can see that with ‘Fracured Soul’ Rachel McCellan has worked hard to engage her readers and progress the story to enable the Auran world to become more accessible.
‘Fractured Soul’ should be a definite read! I am now tapping my foot waiting for the thitd book in the series :-).