Sunday, March 16, 2014

Review: Luminescence by: Braden Bell

Title: Luminescence
Author: Braden Bell
Publisher: Cedar Fort
Series: Middle School Magic #3
Pages: 302
Format: ebook ARC
Source: Author Request


Determined to rescue their favorite teacher, Conner, Lexa, and Melanie confront their worst fears and use their powers in unexpected ways to defeat Lady Nightwing, the treacherous Darkhand leader. But when the trio makes a terrible choice to save Dr. Timberi, their powers may not be enough to keep everyone alive. A thrilling conclusion to the Middle School Magic series!

My Thoughts:

With Dr. Timberi dead or at least to everyone else he is dead.  Lexa hasn't felt anything from the sigil in a while.  The trio are upset and blaming themselves.  Melanie blames the fact that she can't stream, as to what happened to Dr. Timberi, Connor blames himself for not being strong enough to fight of Lady Nightwing, and Lexa blames herself for fighting with Dr. Timberi had she not fought with him none of them would have been at the school.

A Cherub approaches Melanie to help get the trio back together.  Lexa gets messages from Dr. Timberi, and Connor works with an group to learn how to control the darkness.  Pilaf is still the unknown mystery, is he a magi or not?

So much happens in this book we get to see the trio get back together and make peace with each other over loosing their teacher.  We also get to see the sigil work through Lexa to help their beloved teacher.  Melanie finally figures out how to stream.  Of course there is also the trial of Timothy Timberi the stalker who has been after the trio since book one.  In this book we see a different side of him, a side of him that wants to be good to make peace with his father and do the right thing, of course sometimes in order to do the right thing one must do a bad thing first.

We also watch Pilaf and Lexa make the biggest sacrifices of everyone.  Lexa sacrifices her power to save them all, and Pilaf absorbs so much darkness it's a miracle he's alive.  Then there is Timothy who proved his loyalty and love to his father by saving him from death.

My favorite parts are the ending even though it ends I like how Dr. Bell did it.  I also laughed quite a bit with the various phrases Lee used instead of swearing those were great.  I hope that we will see more books by Dr. Bell that are like this genre he has a great ability to spin a fabulous trilogy.  Definitely a great fan of his and can't wait to see more work of his in the future.  I will miss these characters they gave me laughs and a lot of oh my gosh moments.  They will definitely live on in my hearts and to anyone I can recommend this series to.
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Braden Bell said...

Thank you so much, Paula! I appreciate your time.

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