Fractured Light (Fractured Light #1) by Rachel McClellan0
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.
In this breathtaking and romantic adventure, Rachel McClellan delivers a truly mesmerizing story that will keep you guessing to the very end.
In Fractured Light by Rachel McClellan, her main character Llona stands out even though throughout the book, she is focused on fitting in. You can sense the inner battle that she faces as she fights both the desire to be peaceable and violent. Will she disobey the Auran Council and use her gift as a weapon or will she hide behind what should be her gift? She is hilarious and so much like myself. When things go wrong, she pretends to be stronger than she actually is and she lies to seem stronger when something is wrong.
May is probably one of my favorite best friend characters in all of the books I've read. She is loyal and determined to remain friends despite Llona's stand-offishness and the things that set them apart from "normal" people. Christian is a frustrating love interest that most of the time makes you want to bang your head against the wall. Despite this though, he is set in doing everything the right way and because of this, he pushes important people away. Can we agree that if a gorgeous guy was constantly like, "I love you but I shouldn't so I will pretend I don't," that we would be frustrated? Yeah, that covers that whole frustrating situation.
I wish the bad guy had played a bigger part, other than being a creepy stalker and stuff. I want more struggle, more fights, and so that was a little disappointing. The bad guy still gave me the chills.
The plot follows the typical battle between light and dark although light and dark takes the form of two different races or people. That definitely set the whole story apart. Rachel McClellan did a great job of using plot twists which truly twisted my ideas about how the book was going to work out and they were easy to follow.
I really liked the story.