Friday, May 18, 2012

Book Review: Beckoning Light

As Charlotte steps through the gate, she has a strong feeling that nothing will ever be the same again.

Moving back to South Carolina after three years away, Charlotte knows she's going to have to face people from her past and adjust to a new high school, but she's completely unprepared for what else waits for her in Charleston.

Drawn through an old garden gate, Charlotte discovers a hidden world where she meets Calvin, a boy to whom she is inexplicably attracted. As Charlotte is pulled deeper into this hidden world, it's up to her older brother Kevin to rescue her. No matter how hard Kevin tries, the rescue depends upon Charlotte fighting her intense feelings for Calvin while mastering a set of abilities that she has only just discovered she possesses.

Beckoning Light
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 280 (ebook)
Part of Series: The Afterglow Trilogy #1
Purchased: For Review for tour
Rating: 3/5 stars
Buy: Amazon (US)

So you have a door, getting in and you go into an entire different world? Who doesn't like that? 

I find the strongest part of the story, this new world i mentioned. It's so well created, with its own lore, people, ideas, magic and so well explained it's just feel so real. My favorite parts were when Charlotte was over there. And for the sake for it, the book deserves a read. No it's not the only good thing about it, but it's just so good.

Of course except Charlotte who is our main heroine there are others too. Okay wait..let's talk about Charlotte first. She is one of the strong girls, i didn't really connect with her and there were times she annoyed me with how easily she believed and followed Calvin but she is okay. My favorite character was her brother Kevin. He is older, and who doesn't love an older brother who is overprotective about his little sis and does everything about him? Maybe it's because i have a soft spot for that kind of things but i definitely liked his presence in the book.

In the end you have a book, with another world. Something we've seen before but still feels new and is quite enjoyable in here.


  1. Finally see you got around to reading this trilogy.
    Great you liked it.

    Why I love it- Beckoning Light (The Afterglow Trilogy #1) by Alyssa Rose Ivy (Blog Review)

  2. Thanks so much for reading and reviewing Beckoning Light!


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