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{Beckoning Light: Alyssa Rose Ivy}Beckoning Light by Alyssa Rose Ivy
Series: The Afterglow Trilogy
Published by Amazon Digital Services on July 15, 2011
Genres: Fantasy, Romance, Young Adult
Pages: 258
Format: eBook
Source: Read for Review
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{Synopsis} –As Charlotte steps through the gate, she has a strong feeling that nothing will ever be the same again.

Moving back to South Carolina after three years away, Charlotte knows she's going to have to face people from her past and adjust to a new high school, but she's completely unprepared for what else waits for her in Charleston.

Drawn through an old garden gate, Charlotte discovers a hidden world where she meets Calvin, a boy to whom she is inexplicably attracted. As Charlotte is pulled deeper into this hidden world, it's up to her older brother Kevin to rescue her. No matter how hard Kevin tries, the rescue depends upon Charlotte fighting her intense feelings for Calvin while mastering a set of abilities that she has only just discovered she possesses.

{My Thoughts} – This book is about a girl named Charlotte and her family’s secret. She is born and raised in the United States, but that isn’t where she is really from. Her family has secrets and with her dad away on a job and her mother dead she and he brother are left in the care of their Uncle.

Things I loved about this book. I loved how it was slow to get to the point. I loved how it was eased into the paranormal portions and it wasn’t forced immediately at the beginning of the book. I also enjoyed the fact that it approached the paranormal world in a different manner. In a sense it reminded me of the premise of {Alice in Wonderland}. I believe that if you enjoyed that book set you would enjoy reading this book. I am looking forward to reading the rest of the series.

The only thing I didn’t like was that the two names Calvin and Kevin are within it’s pages. They are so similar when I was reading I would mix them up on occasion. Otherwise, the book was a wonderful read.

Final Conclusion: 5 Star Rating.