Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Fractured Light Blog Tour with Rachel McClellan

Welcome to my stop at Fractured Light blog tour! Fractured Light blog tour is organized by Cedar Fort and by the author Rachel McClellan and it runs until 31st of December. My stop includes a review of Fractured Light and a giveaway.

Author: Rachel McClellan

Title: Fractured Light
Release date: 8th of February 2012
Published by: Cedar Fort Publishing
Imprint: Sweetwater Books
Reading level: FICTION – YA: Paranormal Romance
URL: http://www.rachelmcclellan.com/
Pages: 313 pages in PDF
Source: Book provided by the author and Cedar Fort for reviewing and blog tour


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 the Vykens 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 even bigger than she can understand, with a power she can’t wield, and no one she can trust, except, just maybe, a mysterious stranger.

In this breathtaking and romantic adventure, Rachel McClellan delivers a truly mesmerizing story that will keep you guessing to the very end.

My review:

When I saw the book cover for the very first time, I thought that this looks interesting. When I got the invitation to the blog tour by cedar fort publishing and got to read the blurb, I was even surer that this is a book I want to read.

Rachel McClellan has created an interesting world of Auras, Vykens and Guardians. I enjoyed the book very much- it was easy to read, the characters were pleasant and interesting and the story was good!

Regarding the plot:

Llona seems like ordinary high school girl, but she has a secret that only her closest family knows: She is an Aura, a person who can manipulate and use light. Auras a supposed to use the light only for doing good and healing, but Llona needs to protect her from the shadows and needs to learn how to use her ability to fight and protect her.

The story starts with a school year in Bountiful where Llona is starting her last year in senior high. She has been keeping distance from other students because she is trying to hide who she really is and has promised that she will not reveal to anyone that she is an Aura. Llona’s mother died because of the ability of using light, and that has made Llona extremely careful.

As the story goes, Llona starts to make new friends. Step by step she starts to open up and by that making her more vulnerable. Llona also meets a young man – a new boy in the school – Christian who seems to take a special interest in Llona. When Llona falls in love with him, he turns her down, even though he keeps following Llona wherever she goes or whatever she does.

After strange things start to happen to Llona – people murdered around her and weird shadow following her – she knows that she needs either to move again or learn how to use her light to protect her.

The plot was captivating and interesting; I read the book in one sitting. I was getting more and more curious about who is the person in the shadows and what will happen to Llona. The story has a clear ending, but it seemed that there will be more books in the series. Fractured Light at least built up to that the author could write more books about Llona and Auras and Vykens.

Regarding the characters:

I really loved Llona. She had courage what was admirable. While other Auras never fight and learn how to hide you from Vykens, then Llona found the will and courage to start learning how to be different and how to protect her from the enemy. She had a spark and I think that Rachel did a very good ob with the main character!

I did not understand Christian in the beginning. I was annoyed by his way of overprotecting Llona and not knowing exactly what he wanted. After he reveals who he is to Llona, his character started to grow on me.

The supporting characters were wonderful! I absolutely adored May, Matt and James! They were well written and they did not just helped to develop the story, but they had a big role to carry in the book. They had their own stories and I sincerely hope that fractured Light is not the only book about them!


Fractured Light by Rachel McClellan was a very good book. It had everything you would want to have in a paranormal and fantasy book for young adults – romance, action, interesting world the characters live in and last, but not least, a wonderfully created dialogue!
5 Flowers!
5 stars.


Author Blog: http://www.blackbirdinmywindow.blogspot.com/

Author Website: http://www.rachelmcclellan.com/
Author Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorRachelMcClellan
Publisher Blog http://www.cedarfortbooks.com/
Publisher Facebook https://www.facebook.com/cedarfortbooks
Publisher Twitter http://twitter.com/#!/cedarfortbooks
Publisher GoodReads http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/4202252-cedar-fort
Cedar Fort Publishing and author Rachel McClellan have been so nice and agreed for giveaway. There will be one winner who wins Fractured Light by Rachel McClellan. In order to enter you need to leave a comment why you would like to win the book! Please remember to add your name and email!
Giveaway runs until 31st of December and the winner will be announced at the 1st or 2nd of January.
To participate in other stops, please visit following site where you can find all other participating blogs: http://www.cedarfortbooks.com/fractured-light-blog-tour/
Happy blog touring!


  1. gr8 review inga
    i really loved this week

  2. I love to Fractured Light because I havent read a really good fantasy book in a while and this seems to fit my tastes perfectly! XD
    Thanks so much for the giveaway!

  3. I'm loving the idea of a character who manipulate light & harness it's energy. The review is very positive, so I would love to read FRACTURED LIGHT for myself.


  4. I would love to win this book because I enjoy fantasy and because I know my granddaughter would enjoy it, too!
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  5. Thank you for the giveaway!
    I would love to win his book as it seems to be one I would enjoy a lot!
    Here is the link to my blog if anybody would like to follow (I follow back).
    there's no fun in being normal

  6. Thanks for the giveaway - I'm looking for all new authors to read in 2012, instead of just reading the same ones over and over!


    Thanks :)

  7. I want to read more fantasy book and this author is new to me :)


  8. I love fantasy the books.The cover is so pretty and the story line seems very interesting.I would love a chance to see how this story turns out.

  9. forgot my email
    helldog3 at aol.com

  10. This sounds like an interesting book and I see from your review that the author did a good job world building. I really enjoy YA fantasy that does that, so I'd like to read it. Thanks for the opportunity!

  11. This sounds like such a fantastic book. I love a new super power that the heroine has rather than the same old ones we have been reading. I am looking forward to a fresh read!

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  12. I would like to read the book because I'm new to this author and this book sounds really interesting.