Monday, March 31, 2014

Luminescence by Braden Bell

Welcome to this stop on Braden Bell's Luminescence Blog Tour and Middle Grade Monday!

The Story- (goodreads)
Determined to rescue their favorite teacher, Conner, Lexa, and Melanie confront their worst fears and use their powers in unexpected ways to defeat Lady Nightwing, the treacherous Darkhand leader. But when the trio makes a terrible choice to save Dr. Timberi, their powers may not be enough to keep everyone alive.
My Thoughts-
In this thrilling conclusion the Middle School magic trilogy we find out the fate of the beloved Dr. Timberi. While the rest of the magi believe him to be dead, Conner, Lexa and Melanie are sure he is alive and being held captive by the evil Lady Nightwing.

The tension is strong as our trio turn against their leaders and befriend The Stalker, who once tried to kill them. They head off on a near impossible journey into the center of the Darkhands power. All three children must learn to use their powers insync, or all will be lost. For different reasons, they each feel responsible for Dr. Timberi's capture and need to resolve within themselves that it was not their fault, or their powers will not progress to the next level. Lexa, jealous of her brother and Melanie’s blooming relationship, must also overcome her bitterness and envy or be stripped of her powers forever.

Their journey teaches them the true meaning of personal sacrifice and love. Filled with humor and adventure this book will hook the reader and bring the story of our trio full circle. 4.5 stars!


  1. Thank you so much, Dorine! I appreciate your thoughts--and the time you took to read the whole series! Your feedback has been wonderful in helping me grow and improve.

  2. I've wanted to read this series for some time now. Your review pushes the desire to the top of my list. Braden Bell sounds like an author who can weave a thrilling story that kids and adults will love.

  3. This one sounds great. I love the cover! Thanks for telling me about it.