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Illuminous by Yolanda Allard

May 31, 2017 - 9:01 pm No Comments

 

Illuminous by Yolanda Allard

Published by Feather Dreams Press on 20th May 2017

324 pages

Reviewed by Yvonne Davies

I downloaded this book on Kindle Unlimited.

Aaliyah O’Hare or Allie to her friends was a high school student her only dream was to get through school and with her best friend Aimee travel the world before she started college. Spending her time in the local library/coffee shop she spends her time talking books with Jerum. However, she never realised that her life would change so dramatically when one night she followed Jerum to a party, hoping he would see her as a potential girlfriend instead of a friend.

Allie was like the majority of 17 year olds, just wanted to get through school and enjoy her life with her best friend. She was sweet natured and was true to her friends. After she was marked she always thought of others before herself. With her senses and feelings magnified, she had to learn to trust her instincts. When she had two guys lusting for her affections and even though she wanted them both, she never wanted to hurt their feelings. She had some big decisions to make, especially when she found out what she was and the role she had to play.  With everything she went through Allie handled it well.

Allie’s best friend Aimee was a feisty and a bit of a hellcat, she always had Allie’s back and was a true friend. When she found out the secret Allie, Jerum and Will her brother had, she handled it very well, which was a surprise as most people would have flipped and become hysterical. What helped her come to terms with how she romanticized the situations. Aimee’s sense of humour, help de-fused some of the tense situations that her and Allie found themselves.

Will and Jerum were the love interests, both liked Allie but both acted as gentlemen when they were around her as they wanted her to make her mind up with the pressure. Both had history and whilst we find about Will, Jerum’s past is still mostly unknown and I am hoping that the author writes more about his past.

I was surprised to find out that this is the author’s first book. Whilst this is a book about werewolves, it was more about a young girl who is on a journey of discovery. The story is well written and as this is not your typical werewolf story, it captured my interest from page 1. There is action throughout and whilst there is romantic undercurrent it did not distract from the story. With the addition of a secret society of werewolves it made it a story I could not put down and I read it pretty quick. The twist at the end left me wanting more and I hope that I do not have to wait too long to read more about Allie.