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Rayne: Luminescence (Rayne Trilogy, #1)Rayne: Luminescence by Quoleena Sbrocca
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Enthralling! 4 stars

Luminescence by Quoleena Sbrocca was a great read. She immerses the reader in a unique and creative world that makes the reader curious for more. She has created a really strong cast of characters but I especially loved the lead, Rayne. As she struggles with her supposed shortcomings and rejection by her society, she becomes a character that is both tough and vulnerable, making her a heroine the reader both respects and connects with. The author has created a culture that is formal and reserved and this is reflected in the unique and original dialogue she uses consistently throughout. This, however, is the only draw back for me in a wonderful novel. The formality of the dialogue did at times present itself as stiff and a bit forced. Which made it a little harder to get into the story from the get go. That said, the consistency of the author’s style choice and her wonderful characters quickly overcomes that and after the first couple chapters I couldn’t put it down. The author successfully closes a fascinating story arc while leaving enough unanswered that you can’t wait for the sequel. This story will not disappoint; I definitely recommend it!

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