Review: Luminous

Jun •  9 •  2011

Title: Luminous
Series: No
Genre: Young Adult- Fantasy
Author: Dawn Metcalf
Publisher: Dutton
Release Date: July 7, 2011
Book: Mundie Moms Blog Tour

“Flowing from Mundie Moms, the next stop on the MundiMoms’ LUMINOUS Blog Tour is Books with Bite.”

“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.”

When I was a little girl, I had some crazy dreams. I love books that are all about a fantasy place that no one can visit but you. The Flow is that place. Your not sure if it exist, but you feel it and know its there.
One thing that caught me in this book was the place, Flow. It is a magical place that not that many people can see or get into. I like how Consuela was able to get into this place when she was not suppose to. You can tell right from the start that Consuela is a unique girl with a great talent. I adored her. Even when she saw something she didn’t recognize, she fell into it with ease. It was like she was meant to be there, to do something great! And V! He is someone that made me want to follow him where ever he goes. I really like how the reader was able to see his thoughts. There is just something about him that make you want to know more.
The characters were well develop. They all had different parts to play but in the end, the way it was put together was cool. I like how each characters had a place of their own, their own secret place that no one can enter. 
Everyone knows knowledge and power can get in someone’s head and corrupt them. I like the plot twist and mysteriousness of it. You were pretty much kept in the dark till the very end. But when the whole picture came together, it clicked. I really like how it was all woven in to one piece.
Overall, Luminous is a book of a great fantasy place you want to live in. This story is nothing that I’ve ever read before. I really like how the Flow captured not only my eyes but my heart. Luminous is an amazing unique book with a world like no other!
I give it 4 BITES!
“This review on the MundiMoms’ LUMINOUS Blog Tour was brought to you by the letter: R . Collect all the letters along the blog tour, unscramble the puzzle, and win a secret surprise as well as an extra entry in the LUMINOUS Grand Prize Giveaway, June 30th! Details at”

I am also giving away 2 copies of Luminous via The Book Depository. One US and One INTERNATIONAL. Please make sure they deliever to your country!



Ends June 24th!

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Happy Reading!


  1. I like books that take you into a completely unique world. Awesome review Savy. And thanks for the giveaway and it being international 🙂

  2. Braiden
    Jun 9, 2011

    Thanks Savy for the giveaway. You always please us Aussies – or international – people 😛

  3. This book sounds so unique and different to anything I have ever read. I love the cover too!

    Thanks so much for the international giveaway, Savy! x

  4. Savannah
    Jun 9, 2011

    @Nic,@Braiden,@Leanna, I try to international cause I want everyone to have a chance. Thanks for entering!!

  5. Mundie Moms
    Jun 9, 2011

    Great review!!! Thank you!

  6. Jenny
    Jun 9, 2011

    Oh I like how different this one sounds, I love to get caught up in a completely fantastical world. Love the cover of this one too, so pretty!

  7. Lauren M
    Jun 9, 2011

    I really, really loved Luminous. I was captivated by the Flow, too! 🙂 Wonderful review.

  8. Carissa
    Jun 9, 2011

    OOO! I’m glad to hear that this one was a good one! I’m really looking forward to reading it!

    Thanks for sharing.

    On The Blog: Early Review of Half-Blood (Covenant #1)

  9. Bailey
    Jun 9, 2011

    I like the sound of this one. It is always good to hear that the characters are well developed. Characters are more important to me than the actual story, if you can believe it. =P

  10. Savannah
    Jun 9, 2011

    @Jenny, the world was magical and super cool!

    @Lauren, glad you like it too!

    @Carrissa, Its a great read! You’ll love the flow!

    @bailey, I agree. Characters and characters develop is what I like to look for in reading books.

  11. Denise Z
    Jun 9, 2011

    I was reading the review and thinking this book sounds interesting and then noticed the giveaway. Thank you so much for the opportunity to win what sounds like a really good book.

  12. Oh I’m so glad you enjoyed the characters. I’m not entering in the giveaway as I have this on my tbr, but your review made me happy. I think I’m going to enjoy this book!

  13. Small Review
    Jun 10, 2011

    This book sounds so unique and interesting. I really like it when authors do a good job with world building.

  14. Julie
    Jun 10, 2011

    I want to read this book just because I absolutely LOVE the cover!! And now knowing what a great review you gave it just makes me want to read it more! Thanks for a great giveaway!!
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    Jun 10, 2011

    I love this cover and the idea behind it. It’s been on my TBR list for ages, so I’m thrilled that it’s come out. Can’t wait to read it, and thanks for a giveawy us Aussies can enter.