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Friday, September 21, 2012

*[Blog Tour Review] The Luminary by Elle J. Rossi


A witch running from death. A warrior seeking redemption. Only one can win a battle that may very well cost them their hearts and strip them of their souls.

When Meera Brennan learns she’s a Luminary, one of the most powerful witches in existence, it rocks her already fragile world. The revelation explains the disturbing episodes that made her question her sanity, but does little to soothe the sting of discovering her life is now at risk. To save herself and keep peace within the veiled community, Meera will have to hone her powers and brave an ancient realm to destroy the slayer’s magickal source. She alone must dispel chaos and ensure the balance of good and evil for all mankind.

Banished and stripped of his guardian powers because of a witch, Ghanem Adamo, former prince of the Saharren realm, receives a chance at redemption when his estranged father reveals an immortal battle destined to alter all realms. In order to protect the innocent, regain his title and reunite with his family, Ghanem must destroy the slayers’ source of power and bring down their terrorizing leader.

Her life . . .

Or his throne . . .

When the war against the slayers force Meera and Ghanem to work together, more than magickal sparks fly. Challenged by fate, can love survive a nefarious battle that can result in only one prize?
Summary & Photo provided by Dark Mind Blog Tours
Length: 279 pages
Source: Review Copy
Publication Date: September 10th 2012 by Crimson Romance         
Firstly, I need to say how happy I am to be able to host a review stop on another of Elle's blog tours. Last month I had the pleasure of hosting a review and interview with Elle on her blog tour for her book Chasing Fate click HERE to check out my post. So, when I saw that one of my favourite tour companies would be hosting a tour for her newest book I couldn't resist signing up and I'm really glad I did.
When I read Elle's other book last month I was really struck by her writing style. I really enjoyed how she created the story in that book and I wondered what it would be like if she wrote a full length novel. Now, that I've read her full length novel I can't help but love her writing even more.
In this book I think that Elle's talent was really able to shine through. I haven't read a lot of novels with witches but the ones that I have read are absolutely nothing like the witches in this novel. I really felt for Meera. She had no idea what she was for so long I can only imagine how hard it must have been for her to continue living yet not knowing what was wrong. However, as you probably guessed from the summary she eventually does learn what and who she is and I'm glad to say that the story surrounding that came together really well. Even Ghanem was introduced into the story in a great way instead of being thrust into the story which I've seen a lot of authors doing lately.
I loved the story of Meera and Ghanem but what I liked most was that there was more of a paranormal mystery/adventure to the book rather than it being all romance. I love how Elle always seems to work a lot of action and strong female characters into her stories and like Chasing Fate, The Luminary was no different.
I finished this book over a period of about two days even though I could have read it in one sitting I've come to enjoy Elle's writing so much I just had to spread it out. I really loved this book and I wish that I hadn't finished it because it was so good. I can't wait to read the next book in the series but since I have no idea when the next book comes out it won't be soon enough.
I highly recommend this book to everyone, including those new to the paranormal romance genre. This book is one that is not to be missed. If you like a novel where you're always anticipating what comes next this might just be your next read!

*I received a free copy in exchange for my free and honest review. I was not compensated in any way and all thoughts and opinions expressed therein are my own.
Awesome, I loved it!
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
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  1. That image of men scares me,but the cover peransamble is nice.

    1. He is a bit scary! I'll give you that. Ghanem looks a little different in the story. Thanks so much for stopping by today!

  2. Wow!So much praise, Kimberly. I think I will have to pick this one up asap. Thanks for adding to my list of TBR. :p

    1. Hi, Pragya! I agree. Kimberly's review really made my day. I hope you enjoy THe Luminary!

    2. LOL it's about time I started making you add more books to your tbr list again. I hope you like it as much as I did.

  3. The Luminary sounds like a book I would love to read. I am a big fan of books about witches.

    Nancy @ The Avid Reader

    1. Welcome, Nancy! I, too, love books about witches. It's amazing how many different worlds people create! Thanks for stopping by!

    2. If you love witches Nancy this one is right up your alley. It's a really great book!

  4. Oh, Kimberly! I read your review this morning, but couldn't respond until now due to work. Let me just tell you, I floated through my day and am still on cloud nine. I am beyond thrilled that you enjoyed this witchy tale! I may even frame your words!!! You are MOST AWESOME! The 2nd book of the trilogy features Calliope. I think you'll really like her story. It should be released in early 2013. I'll keep you posted!

    Thanks again. I love hanging out at your gorgeous online home!

    1. Thanks for stopping by my blog Elle! I'm glad you enjoyed my review as much as I loved your book. I can't wait to read book 2 with Calliope, 2013 can't come soon enough. Feel free to stop by any time I love reading your comments!

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