Book Review – The Light Tamer (The Light Tamer #1) by Devyn Dawson

9 Aug

The Light Tamer (The Light Tamer Trilogy #1) by Devyn Dawson

Light tamer

Book Description

Publication Date: April 17, 2012

Jessie moved from New York to North Carolina over summer break. Now that Jessie and her mom are living with her grandma, she finds out the split up of her parents is more complicated than she thought. Living in a retirement community is not how she wanted the summer before her junior year to start.

Things begin to look up when she is reintroduced to Caleb, the boy that saved her life one summer at the beach. Caleb is no longer scrawny and nerdy, he is now tall, dark and handsome. The instant he shook her hand, she felt warm vibrations running through her veins. They soon learn what it means to be bound to one another. Fate is more than responsible for their meeting and their future together.

This book is appropriate for young teens and people of all ages. Remember what it was like to kiss for the first time, or what it was like to fall in love.

This paranormal romance will keep you on the edge of your seat with humor, romance, and determination. Fall head over heels for Caleb and Jessie.

My Review


I really enjoyed reading The Light Tamer, what a story! When I first started reading it I was very reluctant to feel “in-like” about it, what with all the instalove. But boy was I surprised. First I will say I was surprised by the back story involving mythological beings. It was a fresh and sweet take into yet another paranormal world.

Dawson took me back to my high school days. With this book she reminded me about what it felt like to fall in love, to get those butterflies in my stomach and the times I stood in front of the mirror analyzing every detail to perfection. Her writing style was very good. It had a moderate pace and was not hard to follow.

The main characters were written very well. Jessie (the heroine) has to move with her mother to North Carolina from New Jersey after the abandonment by her father and at first she is not happy about it. Things turn around for her when she is re-introduced to Caleb the pale sickly looking boy who saved her life as a child.

Caleb is now gorgeous (typical YA male character)! He is tall, ripped and overall a sweet kid. He’s been through a lot emotionally and with Jessie being around things turn around for him. Miss Gayle a.k.a. the cool grandmother who will always be there to talk about ANYTHING! Mrs. Ward can’t say much about her without giving spoilers, I will say that this character was a surprising twist. And I can’t forget Amber, who was HILARIOUS! I just loved her. Her hot mouth, the attitude and humor was amazingly written and it balanced out the “instalove” which was done perfectly.

Overall it was a good story and I would recommend it and look at that it’s still free on Amazon and Barnes and Noble give it a try!

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The Light Tamer is the first book in the The Light Tamer trilogy. The second, Enlightened was published October 2012 and the last installment Light Bound is expected to be published October of this year. Find out more about author Devyn Dawson and her upcoming projects HERE!

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