Genre: Fantasy Paranormal
Title: Fractured Light
Blurb from Goodreads: Llona Reese is used to living on the run. After the Vykens killed her parents, she knew they would eventually come for her too. But she never felt ready to face them---until now. Defying the Auran Council and everything she's been taught, Llona must learn to use her power over light as a weapon if she wants to survive.
Review: previous reviews have spoken well of this book and mine will be no different. First of all let me just say I love the cover it is something special and I commend the artist!
The book itself was an action packed fun filled adventure with all the elements one would hope to find in a YA paranormal Romance book.
My recomendation: I know not all of you will not like it or at least not as much as I do, however I do encourage all of you to give this one a try!
Rosa's rating: 5/5 roses
1) Are you a fan of the genre you write and if so how does this affect your writing?
Rachel: I love anything paranormal or fantasy related. Almost all the books I read and TV shows I watch are in this genre and because of this it does affect my writing. I believe the imagination can be a terrifying thing, and I love to exploit it. This is easy and fun to do in this genre.
2)How long did it take for you to write Fractured Light?
Rachel:It took me six months to write and another couple to edit.
3)Would you say the process was taxing or was it fun and easy?
Rachel: I love to write novels, but I"m not particularly fond of editing. Because of this, I often start writing a new project while I'm editing another project. I'll use it as motivation. "If you edit 20 pages then you can go write."
4)What inspires you most to be an author?
Rachel: Simply to create new worlds that others will enjoy...or be terrified of. Along with this creation comes characters. Some of them have been as real to me as my sister. I can't even begin to describe how much writing means to me. It's my forever.
5) When can readers expect your next book?
Rachel:Probably around May of next year. I just saw the tentative cover for Fractured Soul. Very cool.
6) Is there anything more you'd like to tell your fans and the readers?
Rachel: First, thank you to those who took the time to read it. I know I'm a first time author so I appreciate you taking a chance on me. Second, if you haven't had the opportunity to read Fractured Light, I recommend it (really???). :) It's different from most YA books out right now because of the main character, Llona, who is an Aura which means she has the ability to manipulate light. The book is rated above four stars on Goodreads with over 200 ratings, so, um, check it out. :)
Fractured Light Excerpt:
I'm dying, I thought. This was unexpected and not at all how I envisioned my death. I was supposed to die gardening in a flowerbed as a hundred-year-old woman, not as a seventeen-year-old trapped in a lake beneath inches of ice.
Llona Reese is used to living on the run. After a Vyken killed her parents, she knew they would eventually come for her too. She can't take any chances. But when she starts to make friends for the first time in her life, she gets careless and lets her guard down. Big mistake. As an Aura, Llona can manipulate light and harness its energy. But if she wants to survive, Llona will have to defy the Auran Council and learn to use her power as a weapon against the Vyken whose sole desire is to take her light. Now she's caught in something bigger than she can understand, with a power she can't wield, and no one she can trust, except, just maybe, a mysterious stranger.
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￼Rachel McClellan was born and raised in Idaho, a place secretly known for its supernatural creatures. When she's not in her writing lair, she's partying with her husband and four crazy, yet lovable, children. Rachel's love for storytelling began as a child when the moon first possessed the night. For when the lights went out, her imagination painted a whole new world. And what a scary world it was...
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