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Kagama -The Literaturevixen

I love reading everything from fantasy to historical romances. On a constant quest for more books to read.





Luminous by Dawn Metcalf

Luminous - 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.



This book is weird,not good weird, but creepy weird.Or no thats not it either because creepy weird can be good. It was just horrific.

It begins with our maincharacter Consuela in a changing room trying on clothes and lamenting about how all the clothes seems to be made for skinny girls.
At this point I a thinking "ok this girl has some serious selfesteem issues" Why would she go to a store that has only small sizes? Thats like masochistic behavior.


I felt  like it was included only so that the author could make a point of it.

Anyhow,after nearly fainting in the shop,and thinking she noticed something strange in a mirror,she decides to go home and freshen up a bit (all normal so far) until she notices there is a hole in her necks skin...and proceeds to pull off her skin. All of it! Like her skin was a suit or something.

Normal reaction for me and every other sane person would at this point have been to:
b)Go into catatonic state
c)Faint from the pure shock of having no skin

Not to calmly observe yourself in the mirror and laugh in pure joy.I skimmed a bit after that in horrified fascination. But I just couldnt keep reading til the end.My desire to read this book was completely destroyed by what had happened.

Maybe its really a wonderful once you get into it...but I am too freaked out to read any more of it.

And seeing as I unlike Consuela dont believe in torturing myself I decided to put this aside and call it a DNF