Where Sparks Fly
Clean Teen Publishing
January 5, 2016
Colby Evans can leap from one country to the next in a heartbeat. She can see every sunset in every time zone in the same day. She can travel across the world in a flash. She defies gravity and physics with every breath she takes. She's tested her abilities and found them limitless. She is the lightning. She is Lucent. And nothing can stop her. Except him. Theodore Ramsey isn't supposed to be able to flash like Colby. The power of travel is passed on from mother to daughter in their people. Except once in every hundred generations. Theo is the one. He can flash like Colby. And it makes him a target to their enemies and to himself. His abilities change everything he knows about life and throws his future into an uncertain tangent. In fact, the only thing certain in his life is the love he feels for Colby. Their love defies time and space and has been the only constant thing in their lives since childhood. But even their infallible love will be stretched to its limits. She will risk her life to protect him. But he will risk everything to protect them all. Lightning Kissed is the first book in The Lucent Series by Lila Felix."
Where Sparks Fly…
Lightning Kissed, the first book in the new Lucent Series by Lila Felix kicks off with a bang.
I have to give credit where credit is due. I owe getting back into reading to my now 18 year old daughter. Back when she was a tweener I would screen the Young Adult books she wanted to read and then we would have impromptu book clubs. It didn’t take long for her to critically analyze her own books and become a die hard bookworm, think the classics and even War and Peace, and a connoisseur of YA books. To this day we still enjoy sharing our latest YA read so we can have “book talks”.
But, I can’t seem read a YA book without thinking about if it meets my daughter’s standards. Is it well written? Does it have unique story lines and believable characters? And most importantly… does the romance not exceed a PG-13 rating?
Lila Felix nails it in this first book of her new Lucent Series – Lightning Kissed. Lila’s fluid writing style caries you along as she weaves the twists and turns of her captivating story through this less than 300 page book. Strong-willed Colby and adorably sweet Theo are believable characters who have been in love since they first met in elementary school. (Aww) While there is nothing platonic about the sparks that fly when they are together, it is all very appropriate for a YA book.
When Theo realizes he has the same gift, plus some, as Colby – an improbability considering it is passed down to females except for that one male who gets it every 200-300 years – he becomes the key to set things right or unleash the forces of evil. And where does that leave their love? I can’t wait to find out.
Luckily, book two Lightning Sealed is already released for the Kindle so I don’t have wait till April 25, 2016 for the paperback to come out. I’ll have the review for that out shortly.
Find out more about Lila Felix at www.lilafelix.com
Tanya’s love for books has been a lifelong passion that she likes sharing with others. Reading is also the thing that relaxes her after a day of juggling the many responsibilities that come with being being wife to an amazing man, mother to four great kids spread around the world, business manager, and farm hand on their place in southwest Missouri; home to Akaushi cattle and a menagerie of pygmy goats, horses, chickens, dogs and cats.