Book Review: Liminal Lights by J.M. Bogart

Liminals_BookCoverVER2Title: Liminal Lights

Author: J.M. Bogart

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

Age Group: Young Adult

Rating: 4 stars

Purchase: Amazon

Review copy provided by Enchanted Book Promotions in exchange for an honest review.

What if faerie magic is real?Nadia discovers an ancient truth hidden by Liminals, coveted by Shadow Monsters, and protected by humans.

Somewhere, between faerie legends and story books, lies the truth to magic. It grows in children, matures, and is eventually captured by Liminal beings. These small, faerie-like creatures harvest and manipulate it, crafting it into the talents and skills inherent in humans. The rest, they keep for themselves in an effort to sustain their own life forces.

The human race is evolving, forcing Bean, Pritt, and Tissa to find new ways of harvesting human magic to save their own kind. Nadia’s power, found in her talent as an artist, is the last hope for these Liminal beings who find themselves caught between light and shadow. Liminals aren’t the only ones after her magic, so are the creatures who lurk under the bed, hide in the darkness, and go bump in the night.

This is the first book of a trilogy.

In Liminal Lights, Magic is real, and that’s something Nadia will find out soon enough. It grows in children and matures in them, until it’s captured by Liminal beings, who harvest and manipulate the magic into talents and skills inherent in humans. Whatever is left, they keep for themselves, in an effort to sustain their own life forces. But with the human race evolving and magic growing more and more scarce, Liminals like Bean, Pritt and Tissa have to come up with a new way to harvest magic and survive. Nadia’s dormant power is the last hope for the Liminals. Unfortunately, the shadow forces are out to get her powers as well.

Nadia is an interesting character, and Bean, Pritt and Tissa make for intriguing protagonists as well. I liked how the Liminals were like faeries, but different. My favorite character was Bean. She’s quirky but intelligent, and she’s also very determined.

The writing was good, and the story is suitable for middle graders and young adults alike. A solid plot, good characters, all in all, very enjoyable.

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