Publication date: 14th April 2012
Paperback edition: 218 pages
Rating: 5 stars
Synopsis: Jessie moved from New York to North Carolina one week after school let out for summer break. Her newly single mother and Jessie move in with grandma Gayle. Being a teen in a retirement area, is one more thing to add to her 'this sucks' list. It's bad enough to have to move, but even worse her alcoholic father left them as he went on a quest to be an artist in Greece.
Things begin to look up when she is reintroduced to Caleb, the dorky boy that saved her life one summer at the beach. Caleb is no longer scrawny and nerdy, he is now tall, dark and handsome. Caleb is a Light Tamer.
Jessie and Amber become fast friends. Amber is a no frills girl, her snarky comments and sassy attitude will raise a few eyebrows and have you laughing out loud. Amber is rough around the edges, a light tamer with only two years left to find the one she is bound to. Her father's surfing accident left her dad paralyzed and her brother dead.
Favourite quote: “Jealous is ugly, it will betray you in a heartbeat.”
I wasn't really sure what to expect when I started to read this book but I definitely got more than I was expecting! I loved it! I really enjoyed the plot and the characters! The plot was really original and I loved that it went at a pace that made me want to read on and not make me lose interest! Jessie Lucente was the main character of The Light Tamer and she was like any other 15 year old teenager! She was sarcastic but realistic in serious situations and she was so sweet! I really liked her relationships with her mother and grandmother as well! Caleb Baldwin was the love interest of Jessie and he was so protective of her and a real sweetheart! I have to say though that I felt that their relationship developed a bit fast! Amber was one of the funniest characters that I have ever read! Her lines were funny and her attitude was amusing! I was really looking forward to reading Enlightened which is the next book in this series! The cover is also so pretty and I love it!