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Welcome! My name is Haley, I'm a 27 year old book-aholic. I'm a book reviewer for the RiverTalk Newspaper. I love reading YA, NA, and adult paranormal mostly, but I do go into other genres on occasion. If you want to talk more one on one about books, please don't hesitate to contact me on facebook or twitter, I love making new bookish friends!

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The Light of Asteria (Kailmeyra #1) by Elizabeth Isaacs
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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. She 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 allows 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.

"What I need to know is...can you accept me for who I am? 
Can you love someone not of your world?" 

The Light of Asteria was nothing, but exquisite. I believe there are different kinds of authors out there…ones that are good writers, and ones that are good story tellers. There are the books that, yes the authors writing is amazing, but the story itself is nothing exciting or throat gripping. Then there are the authors that while their writing could use some work, there imagination to tell an amazing story is captivating. Once in a blue moon, I will come across an author that is both an amazing storyteller, and writer.  Elizabeth Isaac’s story fulfilled my book needs to the fullest, The Light of Asteria gave me romance, action, it gave me friendship, betrayal, loss everything someone would want in a story..not only did it give me all of this, but the words that made the story were  nothing short of extraordinary.

Although Nora’s life isn’t perfect, she is happy with her life out on the farm with her foster mother Edna.  She works at a hardware store, attends community college, and has two friends Kate and Holly. Her life would seem average, normal. That was all before she met Gavin, after running into him on campus she feels alive for what feels like the first time. The events that follow make Nora realize that humans are not the only kind on earth, and that she herself may not be as she seems.

First I want to go over Elizabeth’s writing, it completely consumed me. The way Elizabeth captures the scenery threw Nora’s mind was so vivid; I was able to picture everything perfectly. The scenes throughout The Light of Asteria were gorgeous, tons of beautiful forests, a scene of unicorns, and another of butterflies, there were some very beautiful scenes  in The Light of Asteria that I loved being able to imagine so clearly with Elizabeth’s writing. Of course with the beautiful scenes, also came the epic battle scenes with the Dokkalfar, and those were gruesome, and well EPIC.

Along with the amazing writing, came an amazing story, I loved every aspect of this story! The romance between Gavin and Nora was magical, the friendship between Rena and Nora was great, the love between Nora and her foster mother Edna was touching, the action scenes were awesome, and the scenery was beautiful.  

All in all, I absolutely loved The Light of Asteria. Anyone looking for an amazing story with beautiful  writing, magical romance, and anything you could possibly want in a novel, then I highly recommend The Light of Asteria. It’s a novel that will take your breath away..

"I love you," I mumbled, falling into oblivion.


Hope Collier said...

You nailed this review! Asteria is an incredible story on its own, but Isaacs' beautiful words just take it above and beyond. Thanks for sharing! :)

Amy said...

Awesome review! I haven't heard much about this book, but after your review I am really interested in it.

Jennifer said...

I've never heard of this, but I will definitely check it out. Awesome review!

roro said...

. Awesome review!my 1st review of it i read

Jen (Books and Other Happy Ever Afters) said...

Great review! I'm definitely picking this one up now!

Celine said...

I haven't heard of this book but wow, it sounds awesome! And if you say it's BEYOND AMAZING, well this is definitely going to my TBR pile!!! Thank you so much for the awesome review, Haley! ♥ Glad you loved it! :)

Celine @ Forget-me-not

Book Passion for Life said...

I knew you'd love this! I really enjoyed the book and I loved all the romance!!! Glad you you liked it and awesome review hun!!! xx

Rod Tyson said...

Great review! Sounds totally awesome :)

bookittyblog said...

This sounds like something I would read!!! Awesome review!