Review: Scintillate

Posted 9th February 2014 by Emma in Reviews / 0 Comments

I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Review: ScintillateScintillate by Tracy Clark
Series: The Light Key Trilogy #1
Published by Entangled: Teen on 4th February 2014
Genres: Love & Romance, Science Fiction, YA Fantasy, Young Adult
Pages: 304
Format: eARC
Source: from Netgalley
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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.

Wow what a book. As soon as I saw the cover I knew I had to give this book my attention. Once I read the blurb I knew my heart was all in.

Cora is your typical teenager. She wants to live her life without the constraints of her father. After Cora gets extremely sick she can see things other people can’t. Everyone has a colourful light around them ever changing with their mood. Her’s however is silver, always. She’s braver than she knows and pretty tough. She is determined to find out what happened to her mother and why her aura is so different. Sometimes she was a little too trusting of strangers.

Finn has something about him. It’s like you’re instantly drawn to him. For Cora he reminded her of the place she was born, the place her mother disappeared and the place she longed to return to.

Mari and Dun were extremely good friends. I really liked them Dun had this way about him that made you smile.

Giovanni was this interesting stranger who like Cora also had a silver aura. She was instantly drawn to him, knowing that he could know the answers to the questions she fiercely needed. I liked him but I think he’s holding something back. There’s something he’s not telling Cora and I’m intrigued to know what it is.

I had guessed bits of the book before they happened, but I was still shocked by the plot twist. I had only half guessed it. I had not been prepared for the road it would take. I really enjoyed every page of this book. I devoured it quickly and I honestly cannot wait for the next one.

About Tracy Clark

Tracy Clark is a young-adult writer because she believes teens deserve to know how much they matter and that regardless of what they’re going through, they aren’t alone. In other words, she writes books for her teen self.
She grew up a “Valley Girl” in Southern California but now lives in her home state of Nevada, in a small town at the base of the Sierra Foothills. Her two children teach her the art of distraction and are a continuous source of great dialogue. She’s an unapologetic dog person who is currently owned by a cat.
Tracy was the recipient of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) Work in Progress Grant. A two-time participant in the prestigious Nevada SCBWI Mentor Program where she was lucky enough to be mentored by bestselling author, Ellen Hopkins, who taught her so much about the art of writing and cured her of her ellipsis addiction.
Her debut novel was inspired by her enchantment with metaphysics as a teen, seeing it as the real magic in life. Tracy is a part-time college student, a private pilot, and an irredeemable dreamer.


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