Friday, August 30, 2013

Daughter of Light by Morgan L Busse - giveaway and review on the Team Novel Teen Tour

Daughter of Light by Morgan L. Busse

Daughter of Light
by Morgan L Busse

What if with one touch you could see inside the soul? 

Rowen Mar finds a strange mark on her hand, and she is banished from her village as a witch. She covers the mark with a leather glove and seeks sanctuary in the White City. She lives in fear that if she touches another person, the power inside her will trigger again, a terrifying power that allows her to see the darkness inside the human heart . . .  

But the mark is a summons, and those called cannot hide forever. For the salvation of her people lies within her hand.


Morgan L. Busse writes speculative fiction for the adult market. She is the author of Daughter of Light and Son of Truth, the first two books in a series from Marcher Lord Press. Morgan lives in the Midwest with her husband and four children. * Facebook

I've been thinking of my review all day...  I haven't finished the book, yet, but my opinion is spilling out already, anyway. So this is my early opinion... PRE-review:

First thoughts:

The writing style - WOW!  I love the way Morgan thinks. Fast-paced, precise, urgent, logical, fluid. I really enjoy her writing.

Content: First half is fantasy for anyone and everyone. Mid-way took a dive into a very Christian perspective with Word appearing to Rowan. Borderline edgy-uncomfy-strong. The story then picks up again with the great fantasy, making me wish that encounter could've been adapted to the storyline smoother. I'm left with lots thoughts, anyway!

Characters: I love Rowan. She makes sense. The side characters are deep, motivated, varied. Amazing. I can't help like Caleb, oddly enough, and Lore, absolutely, and even the tangled red head. What's her name? She's cool.

World-building:  OMG. Ok, this is where this book totally soars off the planet. There are so many things going on and they all flow so beautifully. People from the sea city have color-changing eyes depending on the moods of the ocean?!  YES PLEASE!!!  Seriously creepy bad guys - multiple kinds, mysterious like Lord of the Rings mysterious.  Landscape I can see from the text without consulting the map.  The desert scene from the balcony is achingly beautiful. I love this world

Rating and more thoughts to follow... what a unique book!!!

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