Jessie Lucente recently moved in with her grandma in New Bern, NC. A cozy town for retiree's and home of Nicholas Sparks, but not good for a teenage girl.
Jessie is reintroduced to Caleb Baldwin, the nerdy boy that rescued her from drowning one summer. Caleb isn't scrawny and dorky anymore, he is tall, dark, and very handsome. Caleb is a Light Tamer and he needs Jessie for his survival. He is bound to her because he saved her life and now he is falling for her... because she's almost perfect. Jessie is a Light Tamer with unique abilities, you will learn what 15 seconds do.
Jessie is introduced to Amber, a girl that is angry at the world over her brother's death. Her sarcasm will have you laughing at her boldness. Amber was a loner, until Jessie came along and made her participate in life again.
In mythology, Fate is three sisters. The one to begin your life, one to weave your life, and one to end your life. The one that weaves the story of your life needs the Light Tamers to banish Erebus. He is the God of Darkness. Erebus is on a mission to steal an original Light Tamer, but he must be vanquished back to the Underworld. When you challenge darkness, you risk your light being drained. Can true love conquer the Dark Ones?
Be a fifteen-year-old all over again. This audiobook will take you on a journey through first kisses, to bonding for life. Jessie will captivate listeners with her likability. Caleb will open your heart to love and friendship. This is a story for all ages.
©2012 Stefanie Dawson (P)2013 Stefanie Dawson
The Light Tamer has been on my TBR for quite a while. I found the premise to be interesting and I was looking forward to reading a book with, what to my experience is, a unique paranormal premise.
The idea behind the light tamers in this book is great and new. It’s not often a paranormal book isn’t about an exhausted type of “creature.” But I did feel that there was also some strange things to it. The writing in this book wasn’t the best I’ve read before. I think that lead to some of my disappointment.
Dawson has great promise with this book, but there are aspects that could have used some work. To just touch briefly on that, I felt mainly like all of the characters didn’t react realistically to much of the reveals of the book. There was often a moment of questioning, but then it was explained away with a vague “we believe it could be….” explanation and everything’s back to normal again. Also, the conflicts that arise are almost too easily resolved. This is most apparent at the main event of the book.
Some of the dialogue wasn’t to my liking either. Jessie sounds enough like a fifteen year old, but Caleb who’s not much older than her, sounds too mature for his age. The way they deal with issues also makes many characters feel older than they are and the responsibilities given to them so easily by adults makes it seem like they’re older teens.
It wasn’t all iffy though. I wanted to keep reading and to find out more about light tamers and what was all going on. The book is very fast paced, if not a little short even at roughly 60K words, and this helps more things along nicely. I really liked Amber’s character, though she was a little upstaged by Jessie and Caleb’s insta-love relationship (explainable insta-love but still slightly too fast).
I did enjoy this book, even if it wasn’t all that I think it could have been if it were fleshed out more and given time to blossom in various ways. I grabbed a copy of book 2 and plan on reading it soon to continue in this trilogy.
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