Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Scintillate by Tracy Clark

Scintillate (The Light Key Trilogy, #1)
Release date: February 4, 2014
Publisher: Entangled: Teen
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance
Series: The Light Key Trilogy #1

A mighty flame follows a tiny spark.

Cora Sandoval’s mother disappeared when she was five and they were living in Ireland. Since then, her dad has been more than overprotective, and Cora is beginning to chafe under his confines. But even more troubling is the colorful light she suddenly sees around people. Everyone, that is, except herself—instead, she glows a brilliant, sparkling silver.

As she realizes the danger associated with these strange auras, Cora is inexplicably drawn to Finn, a gorgeous Irish exchange student who makes her feel safe. Their attraction is instant, magnetic, and primal—but her father disapproves, and Finn’s mother orders him home to Ireland upon hearing he’s fallen in love. After a fight with her father, Cora flees to Ireland, both to follow Finn and to look for her missing mother.

There she meets another silver-haloed person and discovers the meaning of her newfound powers and their role in a conspiracy spanning centuries—one that could change mankind forever…and end her life.

Scintillate is the first book in this lush and exciting new trilogy, full of romance, adventure and metaphysical mystery.

My Rating: 5 Roses

A thrilling YA romance that kept me on the edge of my seat, Scintillate was a wonderful read. I absolutely loved this book! It had sweet romance, dark secrets, and an ending that left me wanting more.

Cora was a wonderful heroine. She wasn't a confrontation kind of person, but neither would she let herself be a doormat. And, if she set her mind to something, nothing would stop her. I really liked her. I thought she was strong, likable, and a lovely character.

Finn was complicated. For most of the book, he was super sweet and clever and devoted to Cora. But, then we find out something that changes everything. Yet, Finn still proved himself to be a truly good guy and a total sweetheart. I absolutely adored him.

The romance was lovely. Cora and Finn were very sweet together. A revelation near the end of the book complicated matters for them, but I'm still hoping they find a way to be together.

Giovanni was an important character in the book, so I just want to mention him. He was clever, strong, sweet, and I really liked him. There's a potential for another love interest in him, but we'll see what happens.

The plot was fast paced and I was hooked the entire way through. There were tons of thrills, secrets, and surprises that kept me on the edge of my seat. I really enjoyed the story and the ending has me anxious to find out what happens next. I'm dying to get my hands on book 2. Can't wait!

Scintillate was a fantastic YA paranormal romance. I absolutely loved this book. From the romance, to the secrets, to the thrills, this book was wonderful. YA romance lovers, this is a book not to be missed.

*I received a free copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review

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