Fractured Light by Rachel McClellan
- Pub. Date:February 2012
- Publisher:Cedar Fort, Incorporated/C F I Distribution
- Pages: 312
First Line: "Sigmund Freud once said that the goal of all life is death."
I paused from getting into the now-empty hearse, looking from the black-gloved hand gripping my arm to the woman who'd spoken the depressing words.
Review: I found myself reading Fractured Light late into the middle of the night, telling myself I'm almost finished just a few more pages. I really enjoyed this book despite the fact that it followed your typical Paranormal YA story line of where there is a girl who has powers but is hiding it, a guy who falls in love with her and she with him but they are forbidden to be together and of course the dangerous enemy. I loved the uniqueness of the Auras, the characters were very likable and it was all incredibly fast paced that I couldn't help but love Fractured Light.
I loved Llona's character especially when she burst out of her shell and refused to be weak and scared of the Vyken and took control of her life. I really found the Light to be very interesting and am interested to see what more Llona learns about the Light and how her powers will grow in the upcoming book. Another person I really loved was May I thought it was pretty awesome how McClellan made Llona's closest friend an undiscovered fury. I can't wait for the second book to see how their friendship develop and really hope we get to see more of what May can do as well.
I also liked Christian, I wasn't a fan of the mixed signals he gave Llona but at the same time I can see why he was so conflicted. I 'm interested to see how things develop with the two.
Another thing that I found very predictable was knowing who the Vyken was. It was very obvious from the moment the character appeared although I wanted to think otherwise because I figured it couldn't be that simple. Nonetheless it didn't take away from the plot for me in a twisted way I actually was interested to read how the antagonist toyed with Llona. There was one scene that I did not see coming though, a character who I was growing to like got killed but I can see why it had to happen.
Overall this was a fast paced and exciting debut novel. And I can't wait to buy the second in the series when it comes out because I have a feeling that all that happened in this book is just the beginning with many more secrets still waiting to be revealed.