Sunday, March 1, 2015

Book Reivew: Luminaire by Ciye Cho


Title: Luminaire
Author: Ciye Cho
Series/Novel: Florence Waverly Series (Book #2)
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
Form Read: eBook
Pages: 200
Publisher: Studio Amazepop
Year Published: 2012
First Line: “Everything had to be perfect.”

“Being the only human in the world of merfolk… isn’t easy. Florence Waverly chose to stay in Nimela, but things have gone awry. Secrets have risen and the prince she cares about has pulled away. All the while, dark dreams warn her of a tragedy that only she can stop. But in order to save the merman she loves, Florence will have to enter the Life Path tournament: a brutal test of fear and madness.
The tournament is a rite of passage—a maze where young mermaids and mermen battle to find their purpose. It is also a place where Florence will face grave danger: mermaids with evil magic, tunnels filled with sea fire and guardians who wish to use her as a pawn for their secret plans. But will Florence be strong enough to survive the tournament… or will she perish inside it?
Everything hangs in the balance: her life, her world, her love.”

My Rating: 4.5/5

Hi there. Hope that you are all having a great weekend and enjoying this brand new month of March. I hope that I’m not the only one that is having the busiest times in school EVER! So forth the delay in review.
Today I will be reviewing Luminaire by Ciye Cho. This is the second book the Florence Waverly series. It continues following Florence as she discovers new things about the mers and works her way through Nimela’s societal pressures.
This book was surprisingly better than the last one. I don’t mean that to sound as though the first one was a bad story, rather I mean that sequels usually don’t do the first book justice. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It was interesting, exciting and suspenseful (also including just the right amount of romance). I loved seeing more of Nimela and learning more about how their society functions. The idea that all Nimelans work together and choose a life path was already of interest, but to add a tournament was genius.
We also get to meet many more characters and learn more about the characters we already know. It was interesting to find out more about the life paths first hand from characters studying them.
I would recommend this book to anyone interested in fantasy along with a little bit of romance. It is not frightening or including dystopia with is hard to come by for people who like fantasy right now.

Thanks for reading,

Sidny xoxo

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