Publication date: 10th October 2012
Paperback edition: -
Rating: 5 stars
Synopsis: Jessie Lucente, a Light Tamer, has started her junior year at Parca Academy in New Bern, NC. She has a new boyfriend, Caleb Baldwin. He is beyond good looking, he is her mate for life. They've been bound by the light and will rule and heal with it too. Her new classes aren't what she expected. Finding out the school is filled with 'gifted' kids is almost too much to comprehend. She finds out what it really means to be a Light Tamer. Some of the assumptions she had are debunked and now everything is crystal clear...well, clear as mud. Now that she is enlightened with the facts, she struggles with the truth.
Thorne Woodson has all of the girls swooning. His Doc Martens and hoodie stand out against his school uniform. He might be the guy to heal Amber's broken, grieving heart. What's his story, and why does he appear everywhere Jessie is? He has a secret that will change the game for everyone. Who is he in cahoots with?
Amber starts her junior year with a bang and a huge crush. She has a point to prove on the first day of school. She refuses to let everyone believe she went soft over summer break. Her shenanigans end with detention on the first day. The anniversary of her brother's death has her making dumb decisions but her friends have her back. Jessie will struggle to help Amber deal with the grief.
The secrets that have been revealed by Fate will leave Jessie in a new role. It will all come down to bloodline versus logic. She must step up and embrace her new title, and life on the other side of the shimmer. With her small army together, they promise to vanquish Nyx back to the Underworld and seal the portal she came through.
I was really looking forward to reading this book after reading The Light Tamer and it did not disappoint! Again the plot was amazing and paced perfectly enough to hold my interest and again it was original! It was great to find out more about Light Tamers as well! The characters grew so much since the first book and it was good to see more characters be introduced! Jessie was again a strong main character! It was good to see her grow and become more mature! Caleb was even more protective of Jessie and he was so cute! I thought that Caleb and Jessie's relationship developed quickly in the first book then I got a big surprise at the end of this book! Thorne Woodson was such a good character! I liked that he was sure of himself and also how protective he was of Jessie but I really liked that it didn't develop into a love triangle! Amber was again so funny! Her lines continued to make me laugh again and again! I cannot wait to read the next book in this series after that massive ending! I really like the cover and also how different it is compared to the first book in this series! Big thank you to Devyn for a copy of Enlightened!