Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Review: Perilous Light by Alyssa Rose Ivy (Blog Tour Stop)

Perilous Light by Alyssa Rose Ivy
Series: Afterglow Trilogy #2
Publisher: Self-Published
First published: March 29th, 2012
Source: Received from author
Format: eBook
Pages: 230
Goodreads Summary:
Would you sacrifice everything for a world you barely knew?

A year has passed since Charlotte and Kevin first stepped through the gate into Energo and neither has been able to settle back into their normal lives. Charlotte tries to distract herself from thoughts of Calvin with the antics of James and her growing friendship with Liam. Kevin can’t seem to shake his feelings for Samantha as he adjusts to his new identity as a college basketball player.

When they unexpectedly return to Energo, both Charlotte and Kevin must face their fears and become the leaders they were always meant to be.
My review for: Beckoning Light (book 1)

My Rating: 3.0 / 5

First thoughts:
Finishing Perilous Light within a day, it turned out to be a fast and easy read for me - just like its prequel. While some conflicts were solved too casually for me and the love story still isn't exactly what I was hoping for, I enjoyed finding out more about Charlotte and the world she and her friends are pushed in.

More detailed:
Being set a year after the ending of the first book, Perilous Light starts off on a light note and introduces us to the things the characters have experienced since then. After not having been to Energo for the whole time, they tried to lead a life as normal as possible, but not forgetting what still awaits them in case of their return.

What I loved most about Perilous Light was the more elaborate world-building that I had actually hoped for after finishing Beckoning Light. Alyssa Rose Ivy created a place with many new things to discover and I loved finding out about the different places and people in this world.

At the same time though, I'm still not completely happy with the love-aspect of the story. While Kevin's love story is believable and cute to witness, I still had problems feeling the pull between Calvin and Charlotte. I'm not sure though whether it is because of the magical part of their love or because I'm completely in love with Liam and wished Charlotte were too.

Again, I would recommend this for a younger audience because of its characters' slight naivety and how certain problems were solved a bit too easily for my taste. Nonetheless it was an addicting read for me and I didn't find it easy to put it down - especially towards the end. If you're looking for a new world to delve into, you definitely should give the Afterglow series a chance.


 This review is part of the Afterglow trilogy's blog tour,




Have you read this series? What did you think about it?
Do you plan to read it?
Carina

4 comments:

  1. Thank you for taking the time to read and review Beckoning and Perilous Light!

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  2. I've heard similar thoughts but that it is addictive/hard to put down.

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  3. I don't think I've ever said that before, but I LOVE how you put a short paragraph outlining your thoughts first before you go into depth -- it really helps to get a feel on your feelings towards the book! :) LOL and I can definitely connect with your dilemma of liking the non-love interest boy more than the actually love interest. It actually happens a lot more than you'd think! x)

    Thank you so much for the amazing honest review, Carina! :) I've never heard about this series before your review, but it's definitely on my radar now! <3

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  4. I only recently heard of this series and I do love those covers! That's great that there was more world building! Sometimes the world can somewhat make up for what doesn't work as well. Glad you mostly enjoyed it anyway!

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Carina

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