Wednesday, May 4, 2016

{Blog Tour} The Lightning Luminary - R.S. McCoy (Review)

YA Bound Book Tours is organizing a Blog Tour for: The Lightning Luminary by R.S. McCoy. This tour will run from May 2nd to 6th.  Check out the tour schedule.
The Lightning Luminary
by R.S. McCoy

Genre: Paranormal Romance/Urban Fantasy
Release Date: April 26th 2016

Summary from Goodreads:

 Talia Stanley may look like the typical wealthy New Yorker, but she's hidden her secrets for more than a thousand years. One of the last surviving members of an ancient race called Luminaries, Talia has suppressed her ability to control lightning in exchange for safety. 

And for generations it worked. Talia's hermit lifestyle protected her from strong Luminaries that want her power. All that changed the day Mason Rathbone walked into her life.

A good-looking artist, Mason is just the guy to get Talia out of her penthouse apartment and show her what it means to live again. But just as she starts to get comfortable, Talia gets sucked right back into her vicious past.

A new paranormal romance novel by RS McCoy, author of the Sparks Saga. 



This book jumps right into the action and follows several characters.  The chapters are broken up between characters and have minimal overlap so you get to see different sides.  The chapters continue during the same event so you get to see the different perspectives, but also you get to learn a little bit more of what is actually going on in the story.

I love that in the book we get to see so many different perspectives from different people, but we also get a bigger picture.  The story is told through the eyes of Mason having a seizure and ending up in the hospital, Talia who is having trouble with her accountant and might need to run again, Jamie who can track luminaries, Eudora a healer luminary who is trying to save people, and Larisa who is a wife of the Hadrian who only wants a son.  The book mainly focuses on Talia and Mason as they are trying to figure out their relationship, but we do get the overall story that Talia is being hunted by Hadrian because he wants her to give him a son.  This may seem overwhelming at first with so many characters, but the story is easy to follow along.  The different perspectives really allow the reader to get a complete picture of what is going on.

I love Talia as a character I felt really connected with her.  She has lived many years and has taken the precaution of staying away from people and always protecting herself.  Talia has seen so much in her life she is avoiding love and being hurt.  I love that during the book Talia is able to take a leap of faith with Mason and try to go back out into society.  She is very educated and a smart women who is just trying to stay safe and keep the people she loves safe.  

Mason was another great character the author did an excellent job with developing.  He seems so naive when we first meet him with the seizure and waking up disoriented, but he really picks up and accepts everything that is happening to him.  He is very real and adaptive to what is going on.  Mason is much stronger then he originally appears.

I love how the story jumped right into the action.  It made the book easy to read and a want to read.  I wanted to figure out what was going on with all of the characters and what was going to happen to everyone in the end.  This book is part of a series and the ending of this book sets up a great cliffhanger so I personally want to read the next book to see what is going to happen next.  

I would suggest this as a nighttime read.  It is easy to follow along in the book so it is easy to pickup and put down while reading.  

I received a copy of this book from YA Bound Book Tours for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of this book. 

My Rating: 4/5

About the Author
Rachel McCoy is a Texan living in New Jersey. Between binge watching MTV reality shows and baking gluten free treats, she writes paranormal fantasy and science fiction novels. She is the self-published author of the Sparks Saga trilogy as well as numerous short stories, some of which now reside in anthologies. Back when she lived in the real world, Rachel earned a degree in marine biology, which contributed to her die-hard love of manta rays. 

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