Review: Luminous by Ingrid Seymour and Katie French

About the book:

Lila McCarty used to see dragons.

That was before they killed her mother, before she told everyone what happened and people stamped the “crazy” label on her head. Now, as a senior in high school, she has no time for dragon legends or the tourists who putter around her lighthouse. She just wants to graduate and get the hell out.

But when twelve of Lila’s classmates, including her best friend, mysteriously vanish during the town’s dragon festivities, she tracks down the three mysterious guys who seem to know more than they let on. They’re sexy and infuriatingly charming, though that has nothing to do with why she’s enlisting their help.

It turns out Lila wasn’t crazy. Dragons are real. Not only that, the three dragon shifters have answers: her past, her role in their hidden world. It’s Lila’s duty to save her friends, whether she likes it or not.

When her classmates start turning up dead, she’s on a race against the clock–find the killer, or lose them all.

Cover of Luminous by Ingrid Seymour and Katie French

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Review by Katy Haye:

Luminous was thoroughly enjoyable. Lila was a great character and I adored the relationship with her father.

There was plenty of drama and adventure (Lila was perhaps a little bit too eager to leap into dangerous situations without planning or thinking them through, but then it wouldn’t be much of a book if she stayed home by the fire from beginning to end!), and it snapped along at a smashing pace.

The romance was good, although for a reverse harem, I thought it was perhaps a little uneven: she seemed to be genuinely attracted to one of the guys, with the other two relegated to crushes. But I’ll be interested to see how this pans out in the next book or two.

If you like a nice, handsome dragon shifter (and who doesn’t?), this is highly recommended!

Katy Haye writes speculative fiction for young adults. Contemporary fantasy, The Last Gatekeeper, is available now.


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