(Florence Waverley, #2)
by Ciye Cho
Released |December 1st 2012|
Source |For Review - Author|
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Being the only human in a world of merfolk... isn't easy. Florence Waverley chose to stay in Niemela, 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.I thought Luminaire was a great sequel to Florence, book 1. I loved being reunited with this unique world of Niemula. I believe Ciye does a fantastic job in describing the world and the characters in a way where you can truly envision them in you mind. I devoured this book in about a day or so and did not want to put it down and was so sad when I reached the end. If you have not checked out this series, I really think you should give a try because I am definitely enjoying it and can't wait to find out what happens in book 3 :)
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 in 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, and her love.
Florence Waverley is the only human living among the mer people. For that, she is brave because they treat her different because she's a human. I really love reading more and more about Florence and seeing the development of her characters. But the things that she experiences in this book with the mer was sad to see. For instance Rolan. I don't know how I'm feeling about him right now, but in the beginning I was so confused because I didn't know what happened from book 1 to book 2. It was like he was a completely different person than what I was use to seeing of him. He kind of redeemed himself a little bit towards the end, but I wish we could have seen more between Florence and Rolan.
Yolee was pretty much the same and I STILL love her! She's just a fun and exciting character to read about and anyone will be transfixed with her. She's also the type of character that draws you in and love when she suddenly pops up in the story. I also love how we were introduced to some new characters. Wynn was pretty awesome :) A little dorky, but awesome!
This book was filled with tons of action. There were so many suspenseful moments that kept me reading all night! You have to force yourself to tear your eyes away from the book at times to get a little but of rest. lol I simply loved this book!
And that ending was like, 'WHAT?!' I can't wait for book 3. I am dying to know what will happen! I definitely recommend this series to those of you who love mermaids/men. Even if you don't, I still think you will enjoy the series! :) Thanks so much to Ciye Cho for a review copy of Luminaire. All thoughts are my honest opinion.