The Lucent Series #1
Published January 4th 2016
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Colby Evans can leap from one country to the next in a heartbeat. She can see every sunset in every time zone in the same day. She can travel across the world in a flash. She defies gravity and physics with every breath she takes. She’s tested her abilities and found them limitless.
She is the lightning. She is Lucent. And nothing can stop her.
Theodore Ramsey isn’t supposed to be able to flash like Colby. The power of travel is passed on from mother to daughter in their people. Except once in every hundred generations.
Theo is the one.
He can flash like Colby. And it makes him a target to their enemies and to himself. His abilities change everything he knows about life and throws his future into an uncertain tangent. In fact, the only thing certain in his life is the love he feels for Colby.
Their love defies time and space and has been the only constant thing in their lives since childhood. But even their infallible love will be stretched to its limits.
She will risk her life to protect him. But he will risk everything to protect them all.
About the Author
Lila Felix is full of antics and stories. She refused to go to Kindergarten after the teacher made her take a nap on the first day of school. She staged her first protest in middle school. She almost flunked out of her first semester at Pepperdine University because she was enthralled with their library and frequently was locked in. Now her husband and three children have to put up with her rebel nature in Louisiana where her days are filled with cypress trees, crawfish, and of course her books and writing. She writes about the ordinary people who fall extraordinarily in wild, true love.
I love the premise of the book. The way they can 'flash' anywhere they want reminded me of the movie, Jumper. I love that movie. To be able to visit anywhere in the world without the travel times and costs? Where do I sign up?! Obviously there are downsides to having this awesome gift, as is clearly outlined in the story, but I'd like to continue to dream in my little bubble of ignorance for a while.
The only thing that really bugged me about Lightning Kissed is that the writing felt kind of detached from the story. This prevented me from really feeling anything of substance for the MCs, which was kind of a bummer.
Theo was a bit on the mushy side for me to really get addicted to him, but I never once questioned his love for Colby. When they're together they are one of the cutest couples that I have ever read about, and me in a constant state of 'Aww!' Their relationship is definitely my favourite part of this novel.
A sweet and, at times, intense story, Lightning Kissed is the kind of book you knock out in an afternoon when you need a good dose of the feels.
3 out of 5
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