Hardcover, 312 pages
Expected publication: February 8th 2012 by Sweetwater Books
I’m dying, I thought. This was unexpected and not at all how I envisioned my death. I was supposed to die gardening in a flowerbed as a hundred-year-old woman, not as a seventeen-year-old trapped in a lake beneath inches of ice.
Llona Reese is used to living on the run. After the Vykens killed her parents, she knew they would eventually come for her too. She can’t take any chances. But when she starts to make friends for the first time in her life, she gets careless and lets her guard down. Big mistake.
As an Aura, Llona can manipulate light and harness its energy. But if she wants to survive, Llona will have to defy the Auran Council and learn to use her power as a weapon against the Vyken whose sole desire is to take her light. Now she’s caught in something even bigger than she can understand, with a power she can’t wield, and no one she can trust, except, just maybe, a mysterious stranger.
I had the chance to read this through Net Galley and I am so glad I did! This was a great unique adventure. Llona she knows she is different and she keeps herself seperated from everyone because she doesn't want to draw attention. She is a great character, her and her Bestie I really enjoyed both girls. Mystery boy ... YUMMM I fell for him and his charming, weirdness.
There is a great story line here! You have all the great elements and they all fit together perfectly! There is mystery, You really won't know who is the bad guy till it's too late! Action, and romance all rolled into a Great Read!