August 11, 2015

#Review #Giveaway of Lumière (The Illumination Paradox #1) by @Jackie_Garlick

One determined girl. One resourceful boy. One miracle machine that could destroy everything. 

After an unexplained flash shatters her world, seventeen-year-old Eyelet Elsworth sets out to find the Illuminator, her father’s prized invention. With it, she hopes to cure herself of her debilitating seizures before Professor Smrt—her father’s arch nemesis—discovers her secret and locks her away in an asylum. 

Pursued by Smrt, Eyelet locates the Illuminator only to see it whisked away. She follows the thief into the world of the unknown, compelled not only by her quest but by the allure of the stranger—Urlick Babbit—who harbors secrets of his own. 

Together, they endure deadly Vapours and criminal-infested woods in pursuit of the same prize, only to discover the miracle machine they hoped would solve their problems may in fact be their biggest problem of all.

 About the Author

Jacqueline Garlick loves strong heroines, despises whiny sidekicks, and adores good stories about triumphant underdogs. A teacher in her former life, she’s now an author of the very books she loves to read: young adult, new adult, and women’s fiction. Lumière, the first novel in her Illumination Paradox series, won the prestigious 2013 LYRA award for Best Young Adult Novel and an Indie B.R.A.G. Medallion. The book also received the title of B.R.A.G. Medallion Honoree. Jacqueline lives in a house with a purple wall or two, and dreams of one day having a hidden passageway that leads to a secret room. Visit her website at

This is officially my fav self published book!  I am not really one for SP but this one I can see why Amazon snagged it up.  It was AWESOME!!

Magic, Talking Ravens, Sentient Bikes what more could you ask for right?  

Well I want book two now please.  

This has a head strong girl who thinks she is full of light madness.  She grows and becomes the woman that I think her mother and father would be proud of.  

The love interest in this book is also suffering from thinking that he is not good enough.  

This book is a great tale of learning that being different isn't always a bad thing.  Being different doesnt mean that your sick or that there is something bad or wrong about you. Being different doesnt mean that you should be locked away.  It doesnt mean that you shouldnt be able to live a normal life. I mean look at our world.  There are millions of people that live with anything from Limb Loss to Seizures and they are all living lives that in this book they would be committed or murdered.

The story is fast paced and wonderful!  I really need book two and I can't wait to chat it up with the author on my show #AuthorChat.  

Go Into This One Knowing
No love triangle, Magic, Mystery, Fantasy, Talking Raven, Yummies

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