Friday, September 10, 2010

BOOK REVIEW - THE LIGHT OF ASTERIA by Elizabeth Isaacs

Title:  THE LIGHT OF ASTERIA
Author: ELIZABETH ISAACS
Publisher: iUniverse Inc.
Format: Read in eBook
Pages: Paperback 380 pages

RATING:  4 POWERFUL STARS!!!

Description (from Goodreads):

If Nora Johnson hadn't been on campus that day she would have never known her true destiny. Helping her friends move into the dorm that she wanted to call home, Nora accidentally collides with mysterious stranger, Gavin Frey. His very first touch sends flames through her heart. The world seems different-something within her has changed. Nora tries to resume her mundane life, but she is now consumed with the one whose very presence ignited her soul, the one with eyes of emerald. Nora soon learns that an energy buried deep within has been unleashed. She now wields unimaginable power and has become Gavin's source, his strength.
Her newfound joy is shaken when she discovers that Gavin is not who he appears to be and she has been thrust in the middle of a war of mythical proportions. Negativity has allowed all things evil to flourish, the earth is under siege. The fate of creation hinges on the power within her heart. Will she be strong enough to survive?
A gripping tale of unbounded love and ancient power, The Light of Asteria will take you on an epic adventure filled with war, treachery, and demons, as well as unimaginable delights.


REVIEW:

WOW! WOW! WOW!....... Did I mention WOW!?  This is like no other I have read.  It is a book of pure and raw emotion.

Elizabeth uses the strengths of colours and elements to help the reader visualise every aspect of the book.  The senses are in overdrive with this book. I truly felt apart of the story.  And yes.... I cried. There were two parts that I shed a tear for - one of sorrow and one of relief.

Nora is a wonderful female lead that grows spiritually, emotionally and even physically throughout the book. Her undeniable love for Gavin is felt from it's inception right through till the last page. Her inner strength is unmatched by those around her and her purity is second to none (though Rena comes close!).

Gavin is a protective Alfar whose "source" is Nora. Not only the source of his existence on a physical sense, but the powerful love he has for her is immense.  He his, however, torn between his love and at times his position within the Alfar world.

Elizabeth introduces us to a few characters that stay with us till the end and will sure be paramount to the second installment of this series.There is of course one main loss during this first book that will be felt by all as it was so powerfully written.

The synopsis does not do this book justice......though having read The Light of Asteria, I struggle to put into words the overwhelming emotional, spiritual and sensual elements that Elizabeth has so greatly given us. Your best option is  - GET A COPY AND READ IT-FEEL IT-LOVE IT!

ENJOY !
MARISSA

3 comments:

  1. This one has been on my tbr pile for a while now. I need to bump it up. Sounds so good!

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  2. I love love love this book. Elizabeth is such a sweetie and she has written an amazing novel!

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  3. Fantastic review! This is one of my favorite reads!

    I am hosting a cover contest for The Light of Asteria!
    http://yaaddict.blogspot.com/2010/09/time-for-another-cover-re-creation.html

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