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Ebook Details
  • 02/2016
  • 152388648X B01BH8Y392
  • 331 pages
  • $3.79
Quoleena Sbrocca
Author, Illustrator
Rayne: Luminescence (Rayne Trilogy Book 1)

Children/Young Adult; Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror; (Market)

In the dawn of The Rebirth Period, a new species of humans dominates the Earth. In the first hours of their second year of life, they experience the Luminescence and awaken to a mystical ability. Except one. Her name is Rayne. Adopted as an infant, her relationship with her parents is cordial at best. She has one friend, Rafe, who is three years her senior. Her peers mock her because she has no higher ability. In the early hours of her 17th birthday, she experiences a night which will change this. The Luminescence has come 15 years too late, and neither her parents nor Rafe can help her to understand why. Fearing what this will mean to those in their colony, her parents force her to keep her latent ability secret. This is the most turbulent week of her life, filled with new discoveries and unprecedented power. Over the course of it, she realizes she will always be different. She fears she will forever stand alone. Book one of the Rayne Trilogy is an adventurous and sometimes harrowing journey of self-discovery and the need to belong and to be loved.
Reviews
Goodreads.com

I received a copy of the book from Quoleena for an honest review.

I must add, that the 'honest' part was needless as I simply loved this book. :)

The book is about a week of Rayne and her struggles with the problem she faces:

Coming of age: She's just a few days from becoming officially an adult and this transition tends to have problems that do not need too much explanation. Still connection and dependence on parents. Yet getting independent and about to bear all responsibilities.

Cast out: Because of the lack of an ability she is a cast out in her settlement and daily mocked. Considered a lower level of existence.

Abilities: She suddenly receives an ability. Something that has never happened before. Yet she is forced to keep it in secret and bear humiliating, degrading remarks. Then she gets a new one and a new one...

She also faces the insecurities women tend to have and sometimes makes mistakes by them. Bear in silence or lash out without ascertaining.

The book has an unusual first person view style and language that at first may seem peculiar, but soon it becomes one of its main strengths. The language means a lot and not just a stylistic choice. It describes the society Rayne lives in.

I don't intend to write more about the story. Not just to avoid spoilers, but because the main point is living the moments within.

This was unquestionably a five star experience for me. Quoleena did a great job and earned herself a place on my bookshelf.

I would mostly recommend this book to:

- Young women and those who remember how it felt.
- To men who can or want to understand what goes on inside those heads :)

Formats
Ebook Details
  • 02/2016
  • 152388648X B01BH8Y392
  • 331 pages
  • $3.79

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