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Book Review of A Certain Slant of Light (Light, Bk 1)

A Certain Slant of Light (Light, Bk 1)
denisemarie avatar reviewed on + 16 more book reviews

This is a young adult book, which I typically am not crazy about as I like my books grittier than most books that are classified this way. However, after reading some of the other reviews, I was really intrigued. I finished it in one day, it is a pretty easy read and flows well. It did have enough "grit" to keep me interested and I think it is written beautifully. It is a ghost love story but has much deeper undercurrents. The concept the author has regarding how ghosts move about in our world and can actually claim human bodies that belong to souls that have already given up and left is compelling. Actually, I believe this book could have been twice as long as the world the the author creates is full of so many possibilities. I felt the ending was almost to short after the rest of the book went into so much detail and seemed to flow at a much slower pace. I would have liked to have the end tied up a little tighter, especially with the human characters. I also did not feel the emotional attachment some other reviews spoke of, unfortunately. I typically read series as I fall in love with the characters and want to continue on with them, but I do not care to hear from these characters again. Overall, I would recommend this book to anyone over the age of 14 that enjoys a good romance with a twist. I have ordered two non fiction writing books by the same author as I think she is totally gifted!