by Dawn Metcalf

  • Title: Luminous
  • Author: Dawn Metcalf
  • Publisher: Dutton
  • Publication date: June 30, 2011
  • Hardcover: 304 pages
  • How I got this book: ARC from Dutton

Book Synopsis

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.


The Cover: Very intricate.  I love it, even though it’s pink.  My sister likes it, too.

The Characters: They’re good. I loved Tender, V was cool.  Bones/Consuela was pretty good.  Wish was annoying, but well-written, etc.  They were all well-rounded. Joseph Crow was one of my favorites.

The Story: Interesting, original idea… kind of weird. Weird is good :).  I liked it.

Overall:  I had a few problems with it.  It took about fifty pages for me to actually get interested in the story. I think some people who died didn’t have to.  Although, that’s also the mark of a good book – I care enough about the characters that I want them to live.

Spare Thoughts: None.

Final: Although it took some time for her to fall into the flow (no pun intended…) Dawn Metcalf crafted a worthy read.