Book Review & Giveaway: Lightsreach by T. C. R. Felton

Genres: fantasy, young adult

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Blurb:
In a land where only a few can live in the light, one young girl may be the key to bringing the entire world out of the darkness.
Without knowing the secret prophecy that has altered her destiny, ten-year-old Lily will have to leave the safety of her home in Lightsreach on a journey that will alter the course of the future. But when she and her mysterious travelling companion are waylaid along the way, things quickly spiral out of control. Suddenly this young girl is the epicenter of a revolution that had been brewing within an ancient, lost civilization for thousands of years. Lily is the key to restoring peace and balance in a world torn asunder when it long ago lost the light.

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*** 5/5 Stars ***
I can be a bit of a fantasy junky at time and usually prefer YA or adult fantasy. I can be a bit leery of middle grade or fantasy geared toward a younger set. This book? Nerp. This novel can appeal to all ages though the author states it’s targeted for some of the younger folk. The blurb perfectly explains the book. Lily is an excellent example of a vulnerable, but very strong young lady in the face of challenges. The supporting characters are appealing. Their backgrounds, personalities, and roles in the book are clear and stated. The fantasy concept of magic, gods, and mischief are absolutely present and fun. Many of the elements in the book such as loss, courage, and growing (in a physical and mental sense) can ring true with any audience. The plot is fairly easy to understand, but the end action caught me in surprise. I am going to happily pass this book onto my nephew who is 11 years old. The fighting and adventure scenes are on par with a Harry Potty or Percy Jackson. There is nothing inappropriate in this lovely novel. I can absolutely see this book appealing to girls, boys, or adult version of kids, like myself. 😉 For unsure or wary readers, this would be a great introduction to the fantasy realm and a story even older kiddos could read with their parents.
The cover is gorgeous! Mr. Felton illustrated it all 🙂
Note: The author provided a review copy in return for an honest review. This did not affect my opinion in any way.
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T.C.R. Felton is a Houston, Texas based artist that graduated with honors from the University of Houston with a Bachelor of Fine Arts. He is married and has one child with another on the way this year. 
 
“Lightsreach” came about naturally after a conversation with fellow painter, Benjamin Walton. T.C.R. painted a series of illustrations in his studio that came completely out of the blue. There were castles, dragons, and lights and none of them were intended to be connected. They were just spur of the moment painting with no plan or thought put into them before the paint hit the canvas. They each just came from the brush strokes. 
Ben came into the studio and asked how they were all related, as they shared similar themes. T.C.R. then sat down and wrote a few pages that ultimately became “Lightsreach,” the final piece in the series of paintings.

 

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Heather

I'm 30 years year old and live in Texas. I'm married to an awesome guy and we have a 3 year old son. I'm a licensed social worker. I love reading and will read about any genre.
  • marypreston

    I think my daughter would enjoy this too.