Hey guys it’s Emma here! Sorry it’s been so long since I’ve posted a review. I have been busy reviewing books for Creative Kids Magazine and our blog kinda fell apart. Anyways, here is a review I wrote for CK Magazine. I hope you enjoy!
Title: Under the Light
Author: Laura Whitcomb
Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal Fantasy
Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars
Helen needed a body to be with her beloved and Jenny needed to escape from hers before her spirit was broken. It was wicked, borrowing it, but love drives even the gentlest soul to desperate acts.
When Jenny returns to her body, she finds that someone has been living her life while she was away. She doesn’t remember being Billy’s lover or defying her family. But now she is faced with the consequences. And Helen, who has returned to warn Jenny—to help her—finds herself trapped, haunting the girl she wished to save.
In this captivating companion novel to A Certain Slant of Light, the love story between Jenny and Billy begins out-of-body—where they can fly and move the stars–and continues into the tumultuous realm of the living, where they are torn away from each other even as they slowly remember their spirits falling in love.
Under the Light is the sequel to A Certain Slant of Light, and a book I was truly pleased to receive. It is a story of two girls; Helen, a ghost who took over a young girls body and Jenny, the young girl that cannot remember what happened during the time her spirit was separated from her flesh. Under the Light is broken down into three parts. The first from Jenny’s point of view, the second from Helen’s and the third switches seamlessly between the two.
Helen’s choice to take over Jenny’s body has had some unimaginable consequences for Jenny. In Under the Light we catch up with Jenny after her body has been returned. We follow along as she struggles to recall the weeks worth of memories she has lost while she tries to separate dreams from reality. As the pieces start to fall back into place for her she tries to mend broken relationships and reconstruct the past week.
Although the main focus of this book is on Jenny it just would not have been complete without Helen. When we are first introduced to Helen we find her in Heaven. But she felt a lot of guilt for what she had done to Jenny and wanted to help guide her along to reach her own happy ending just like she had with James in the previous novel, A Certain Slant of Light.
While I suggest you read A Certain Slant of Light before picking up Under the Light it certainly isn’t necessary. This novel was beautifully written as I expected from Ms. Whitcomb. It left me with a sense of hope. I’d recommend this book to anyone feeling lost in his or her own life. You may shed a few tears while reading this book but the ending will leave a smile on your face.
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