: Luminous: An Alternate Reality ... Is the Real One
: E. Bell
: 200 pages
: June 4th 2013 (e-book edition)
: provided by the author
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It is 2049, and sixteen-year-old Lucia Carboni carries a weight on her shoulders not typical of a teenage girl. Her burden is not clothes, boys, or school; it’s saving the world. Born into the Ascended Ones, Lucia’s mission is to help the cult depopulate the world, take over, and enslave the survivors. If all goes well, by 2050, there will be a New World Order—a plan the Ascended Ones have been working toward for centuries.
After Lucia is sent undercover to public school, she attempts to fit in and develops friendships with the very people her cult seeks to destroy. But what no one knows is that Lucia is immune to her cult’s brainwashing techniques. Torn between her upbringing and hope for her future, Lucia makes a bold decision to escape to Ground Zero in New York City, where she hopes to find her mother, pose as an alter, and seek proof of the Ascended Ones’ plan. As she embarks on a journey to the truth, Lucia soon discovers that nothing is as it seems.
In this exciting futuristic tale, a teenager races against time to enlighten the world and stop an evil plan before it is too late.
All religions, if you notice, are basically focused on the same thing, getting to God, the afterlife.
The God has different name for each religion, but all instill some kind of moral code,
the command to be good to each other.
- Aerecura -
The story is pretty good. I wished it was more fast-paced and longer, so there was a chance to explore more from this book.
What I don't like is the world builing, I wish for something unique on 2049, but too bad nothing special.
I like Lucy as main character. She is not a kick-ass heroine, but she is strong! Not in fighting though, but how she faces the world. She is bullied, but she is trying not to count on her friends. When she started to fight the bullies, the story goes more interesting!
The writting style is not memorable. Early chapter is pretty flat, I was pretty confused when I started it but the middle part is getting better :)
Other book is written by E. Bell
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