Monday, October 12, 2015

Link by Summer Wier (The Shadow of Light, #1)

by Summer Wier

My rating: 5 stars

Series: The Shadow of Light - Book 1
Publication Date: September 29, 2015
Publisher: REUTS Publications, LLC
ISBN-10: 1942111010
ISBN-13: 978-1942111016
Genre: YA Fantasy - Ages 12+
Print Length: 315 pages
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

For seventeen-year-old Kira, there’s no better way to celebrate a birthday than being surrounded by friends and huddled beside a campfire deep in the woods. And with a birthday in the peak of summer, that includes late night swims under the stars.

Or at least, it used to.

Kira’s relaxing contemplation of the universe is interrupted when a piece of it falls, colliding with her and starting a chain of events that could unexpectedly lead to the one thing in her life that's missing—her father.

Tossed into a pieced-together world of carnivals and gypsies, an old-fashioned farmhouse, and the alluring presence of a boy from another planet, Kira discovers she’s been transported to the center of a black hole, and there’s more to the story than science can explain. She’s now linked by starlight to the world inside the darkness. And her star is dying.

If she doesn’t return home before the star’s light disappears and her link breaks, she’ll be trapped forever. But she’s not the only one ensnared, and with time running out, she’ll have to find a way to save a part of her past and a part of her future, or risk losing everything she loves.

Dreamy, fluid, and beautiful, Link pairs the mystery of science fiction with the minor-key melody of a dark fantasy, creating a tale that is as human as it is out of this world.

Link by Summer Wier (The Shadow of Light, #1)

LINK (The Shadow of Light #1)Summer, a time of youthful fun, campfires, parties, and good friends enjoying the freedom of swimming under stars twinkling in the night, sounds like teen heaven, right? What if the unbelievable happened and your world became split in two and you had one foot in each world? Kira was the only one still swimming when an object fell from the sky and she finds herself in a mirror world and has only a limited amount of time to get back to Earth’s world before “her” star dies.

Summer Wier’s Link opens new doors into the science fiction, fantasy genre for young adults without playing the angst-filled romance card. Instead, she has used an imagination that must be as wide as the universe to tell a tale of black holes, magical links to stars and a race to return before being trapped forever. What Kira did not expect to find was the one man who could fill a hole in her heart, a man that went missing years before, a man forced into this world by another’s desperate ploy.

Travel to the heart of a black hole to a world of huge differences and great similarities where Kira meets both friend and foe in her desperate attempt to go back home. Prophecies predicted her coming, as well as the results, now Kira must go home before it’s too late.

Remember science class; the discussion of black holes? Too bad teachers didn’t have a way to explain them with as much intrigue as Summer Wier! Beautifully written, Ms. Wier tells her tale in such a way that one cannot help but feel a sense of wonder at the vastness of the universe, as well as the prospect of another “Earth-type” world traveling its own path. Her characters are, well, human! Full of life, emotion, they come to life and practically jump off the pages. Complex twists, endearing moments and a sense of urgency come through loud and clear as we are transported along with Kira into a fantasy that will stick with you as you make up your own, “what ifs.”

I received this copy from Reuts Publications in exchange for my honest review.

1 comment:

  1. This sounds interesting. I'll have to get this one.