Monday, May 19, 2014
Review: Luminous by E. Bell
Author: E. Bell
Rating: 3/5 Stars
Summary: It is 2049, and sixteen-year-old Lucia Carboni carries a weight on her shoulders not typical of a teenage girl. Her burden is not clothes, boys, or school; it’s saving the world. Born into the Ascended Ones, Lucia’s mission is to help the cult depopulate the world, take over, and enslave the survivors. If all goes well, by 2050, there will be a New World Order—a plan the Ascended Ones have been working toward for centuries. After Lucia is sent undercover to public school, she attempts to fit in and develops friendships with the very people her cult seeks to destroy. But what no one knows is that Lucia is immune to her cult’s brainwashing techniques. Torn between her upbringing and hope for her future, Lucia makes a bold decision to escape to Ground Zero in New York City, where she hopes to find her mother, pose as an alter, and seek proof of the Ascended Ones’ plan. As she embarks on a journey to the truth, Lucia soon discovers that nothing is as it seems. In this exciting futuristic tale, a teenager races against time to enlighten the world and stop an evil plan before it is too late.
Review: I received this book free from the author in exchange for an honest review. This book really confused me. I don't even know what to say because it was just so weird. I still don't know if any of the story was real or if Lucia was just a crazy person. I also didn't find any depth to these characters and that made it impossible to connect with them or the story. I also found that there were a ton of secondary characters that wee only in the story for a few seconds and then we didn't hear about them again. they also didn't serve any purpose. Overall I just found this to be a very awkward read and I didn't really enjoy it.