Blog Tour and Review of Fractured Truth by Rachel McClellan

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Welcome to the official blog tour for Fractured Truth by Rachel McClellan!  To see the full tour schedule, click HERE.

About the Book:

Age Range: Young Adult (12 and up)

Series: Fractured Light #3

Genre: Urban fantasy

Hardcover: 352 pages

Publisher: Cedar Fort, Inc. (April 8, 2014)

Source: From author for tour, which did not affect my review in any way.

My Rating: 4 of 5 stars

Synopsis:

Llona is determined to end the fight with the Vykens once and for all. All she needs is to find and destroy the Shadow–the ultimate source of dark power. But when she makes a startling discovery about someone she loves, Llona has to fight the toughest battle yet in this exciting conclusion to the Fractured Light series.

Excerpt from Fractured Truth:

I opened the door slowly. A breeze blasted me in the face, and I reared back from the shock of it. Liam placed his hand at the small of my back as if to steady me.

“Do you sense anything?” he asked.

I focused my Auran senses. They tingled with a familiar dizziness. “Vykens.”

“How many?”


I took a deep breath. The feeling was strong. “I can’t tell. It could be a lot or it could just be a few super close.”

“We need to go,” Liam said, taking hold of my arm.

“No! Vykens are here for a reason. We need to know why.” He pulled me close. “I won’t risk your life for this.”

“I have to know,” I said and shrugged my arm away from his grip.

I opened the door wide, spilling what little light there was into what appeared to be a massive room. A turbulent wind raced through the doorway, twisting my hair in every direction. Reaching up, I smoothed and twisted it into a loose bun, securing it with a rubber band that had been around my wrist.

“This is such a bad idea,” he said while he searched both sides of the door, probably looking for a light. I could barely hear him over the loud humming.

“That wind—it’s got to be some kind of industrial fan, right?”

“Probably.” Liam clicked something behind me. “No lights. Let’s get out of here.”

I stepped one foot into the room and closed my eyes, focusing both my hearing and the part of me that sensed Vykens. I couldn’t hear anything but the fans, but every other part of me sensed more Vykens than just a few. My skin wasn’t just tingling, it was burning.

“Llona?” Liam asked.

“You’re right. Let’s go. We’ll come back later with the others.” I took one step backward to join Liam in the open doorway when all of a sudden he was shoved into me, and together we stumbled into the room.

The door slammed shut.

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About the Author:

Rachel McClellan was born and raised in Idaho, a place secretly known for its supernatural creatures. When she’s not in her writing lair, she’s partying with her husband and four small children. Her love for storytelling began as a child when the moon first possessed the night. For when the lights went out, her imagination painted a whole new world. And what a scary world it was…Currently she lives in Rhode Island where the graveyards are as enchanting as the forests.

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My Thoughts:

This is the third and supposed final book in the Fractured Light series. It’s been an interesting ride because each book is so different from the one before it. I was excited to read this book and had been looking forward to it for quite some time. It was not what I expected, but that wasn’t a disappointment.

Fractured Truth is much more violent than the first two books, and in a couple places it was too much. There is a LOT of action contained in the pages. There were a few times when I wanted a slower pace and some time to spend with Llona and Liam. I liked Liam a lot (he is one of my favorite characters in the series) and I wanted to see more of his personal side. There were a lot of surprises and plot twists, some I could see coming, and some I couldn’t.  One major surprise happened close to the beginning.  I could see it coming, but then the author gave it an unexpected twist that I couldn’t have predicted.

I love the setting of Lucent Academy. It’s ancient and mysterious. For the most part, I liked the characters, both major and minor. The addition of the Lycans bought another interesting creature into the mix, and I liked them a lot.

The ending was different. It wasn’t what I was hoping for, but it wasn’t disappointing. I don’t want to spoil anything, so I’ll just say that I hope the author writes another book for this series. This was supposedly the last one, but I’m keeping my fingers crossed because I’m not quite finished with this world of Auras and Vykens.

Content: Violence and disturbing scenes.

4 STARS

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2 Comments

  • Reply
    Tressa S
    April 17, 2014 at 4:28 am

    I'm glad that it turned out okay for you. I'll be reading and reviewing it next week and I'll have to see what I think. I've been looking forward to this series for some time.

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      April 17, 2014 at 5:27 pm

      I hope you like them. They frustrated me sometimes, but in general, I liked them. I would keep reading if the author decided to write more books.

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