Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Review of Perilous Light (The Afterglow Trilogy #2) by Alyssa Rose Ivy

Would you sacrifice everything for a world you barely knew?

A year has passed since Charlotte and Kevin first stepped
through the gate into Energo and neither has been able to settle back into their normal lives. Charlotte tries to distract herself from thoughts of Calvin with the antics of James and her growing friendship with Liam. Kevin can’t seem to shake his feelings for Samantha as he adjusts to his new identity as a college basketball player.

When they unexpectedly return to Energo, both Charlotte and Kevin must face their fears and become the leaders they were always meant to be.


                     About Perilous Light
                                                        Recommended Ages: 15 and Up
Paperback: 224 pgs
Published: March 29th 2012

For This Review: *ARC Paperback Copy Provided by Author For Review*
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  A while back had mentioned that Perilous Light was one of those novels that was highly anticipating. Once it finally arrived can happily mention is a read that devoured in about 11 hours. Needless to say in a day! It was one of those novels that hits you with an intense sensation to read through without stopping since you want to absorb it as soon as possible. The entire time in reading was held captivated which was helped by Aylssa's interesting and creative fantasy world building. Oh yeah there were some new characters and new relationships which were a wonder to read into. If you happened to have reached in reading Beckoning Light (The Afterglow Trilogy #1) by Alyssa Rose Ivy and found it to your liking then continue it with Perilous Light. Contains quite a few surprises that pop-up!

In the Afterglow Trilogy #2, Perilous Light , the story keeps on spinning again. Charlotte had to leave Calvin behind in Energo so its no secret Charlotte mourns him. Charlotte though has to hold her ground to make a point to Calvin she is the one to believe and not Blake. So if he doesn't she can't be at his side. Still their being apart is wearing on them both. While Kevin is begining to feel that basketball just doesn't carry the same appeal it used to be. 

Kevin knows his real duty lies with protecting his sister Charlotte as her Guardian warrior. So when he gets ambushed by old Guardians of Charlotte's mother who happened to be an Essence too, it just makes Charlotte as well as Kevin realize they have to return to Energo to see what in the world is going on over there. 
Once there they see that Blake's number one goal at the moment is conquering lands and that his devious influence is going strong. Charlotte, Monty, Lawson: Henry's older brother, Liam, and James decide to split up to have a better chance at not only stopping but also to rescue Charlotte's mother which towards the end of Beckoning Light we learn is still alive but in a semi sedated state. Along the way, Charlotte discovers that her and Liam's spark a long time ago may have some influence over Liam's skilled archery and strength. Meanwhile, Kevin has to learn how to be a leader in front of others so he can have hope in obtaining help from other countries besides Energo to fight against Blake and his army. During their seperate journeys we get to see Charlotte and Kevin under pressure and try to handle themselves. We also get to see new places other than Energo. Some of which aren't stuck in the old days but choose to be modern and others with shapeshifters or some strange-looking beings. Fascinating to read since you really experience the develpment of Fantasy. All in all these were some of the main surprises that were interesting although there's still more in Perilous Light!

Perilous Light continues more secrets and danger only found in Fantasy that Fantasy fans who like their reads with romance should enjoy.
Overall: Amazing read!
Genre: Fantasy, Romance, Adventure, Shapeshifters

                            About the Author

Alyssa Rose Ivy lives in North Carolina with her husband and two young children. Although raised in the New York area, she fell in love with the South after moving to the region for college. After ending her years as a perpetual student (Law degree and Masters in Library Science), she turned back to her creative side and decided to write.
Want To Get To Know Alyssa More?
and A Review of Beckoning Light at Examiner.com.
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 Nashville Young Adult Fiction Examiner


Alyssa Rose Ivy said...

Thanks so much for reading and reviewing Perilous Light Cassandra! I am so glad you enjoyed it!

Cassandra (The Book and Movie Dimension blogger) said...

Thank you too, Alyssa for letting me do so!

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