Book Review: Luminous by Dawn Metcalf

As reality slips and time stands still, Consuela finds herself thrust into the world of the Flow. Removed from all she loves into this shifting world overlapping our own, Consuela quickly discovers she has the power to step out of her earthly skin and cloak herself in new ones-skins made from the world around her, crafted from water, fire, air. She is joined by other teens with extraordinary abilities, bound together to safeguard a world they can affect, but where they no longer belong.
When murder threatens to undo the Flow, the Watcher charges Consuela and elusive, attractive V to stop the killer. But the psychopath who threatens her new world may also hold the only key to Consuela’s way home.

I had a hard time getting into this one. Luminous was very unique and different which is a plus in a world of young adult books where all too often it is the same story told over and over again. I had no clue where this story was going which is also a plus since so many books are so predictable.

Unfortunately I never really connected with any of the characters and at times was confused with how things worked in this strange world of the Flow. Reviews seem to be split on this one and I understand why. This book is very original and creative and has some very beautiful writing but I had a hard time caring enough about the story line & characters that it took me a long time to get through this book.

If Dawn writes another book I’ll likely read it because I do like the way she writes.

Content: Some language including the F word

Rating: Tough call – 2.5 Take it or leave it – There are a lot of 5 star reviews so please read one of those before you decide to forgo reading this one.

Source: ARC tour through The Teen Book Scene