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Illuminate (Light Key Trilogy Series #3)
     

Illuminate (Light Key Trilogy Series #3)

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by Tracy Clark
 

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Can one girl be the light in a world spiraling toward darkness?

Haunted by the loss of her loved ones, Cora Sandoval, one of the remaining few of an extraordinary race known as Scintilla, holds the key to disentangling the biggest conspiracy in human history...and its link to the fate of the human race. As Cora follows a trail of centuries-old clues

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Can one girl be the light in a world spiraling toward darkness?

Haunted by the loss of her loved ones, Cora Sandoval, one of the remaining few of an extraordinary race known as Scintilla, holds the key to disentangling the biggest conspiracy in human history...and its link to the fate of the human race. As Cora follows a trail of centuries-old clues and secrets, she collides with a truth not only shocking, but dangerous.

With enemies both known and unknown hot on her trail, Cora must locate each of the ancient clues hidden in the art, religions, and mythologies of humankind. And through it all, she must keep her heart from being torn apart by the two boys she loves most. One is Scintilla, one is Arazzi.

Save herself. Save the Scintilla. Save the world.

Or die trying...

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781943892198
Publisher:
Entangled Publishing, LLC
Publication date:
08/25/2015
Series:
Light Key Trilogy Series , #3
Pages:
444
Sales rank:
723,945
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.99(d)
Age Range:
13 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

Tracy Clark grew up in Southern California but now resides in Nevada with her daughter and son. She is the recipient of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) Work in Progress Grant and a two-time participant in the prestigious Nevada SCBWI Mentor Program. Tracy is a part-time college student, a private pilot, and an irredeemable dreamer. www.tracyclark.org

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Illuminate 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not worth it
BuckeyeAngel More than 1 year ago
Cora was one of the few Scintilla left and it was legend that the Scintilla was the key to heaven. Cora loved Finn and Giovannni. Cora’s parents had been murdered after Cora and her mom had escaped Dr. M’s facility and then was kidnapped by Clancy . Clancy had tried to kill Cora, her mom and even her grandmother but Ultana - the head of Xepa claimed them. But Ultana was now dead and Clancy laid unconsciousness next to Ultana. Cora regretted she hadn’t killed Clancy when she had the chance. But Ultana had killed Cora’s mom . Her grandmother had stolen a key from a statue of St. Peter at the Vatican. Cora had loved Finn but he had killed her cousin Mari even though he called it a mercy killing. Finn was also an Arrazi who for the most part are trying to kill all the Scintilla. Cora was on her knees over her mom’s dead body and wanted to know her purpose in life. Also her mom’s murder inspired a dark drive within Cora. So Cora goes to Italy to try to figure out the key. Giovanni goes to Chile working on a way to protect the Scintilla and Finn stayed in Ireland to try to learn more about the Arrazi plans. So the story was okay I didn’t hate it but didn’t love it either. I didn’t like the ending at all. I also don’t like a bunch of subplots and going between them. I did like the characters for the most part especially Cora and all the twists and turns she went through.Also Finn and Giovanni. I received an ARC of this story for an honest review.
Sailon More than 1 year ago
The battle between the Scintilla and Arazzi is coming to a head. The secrets, deceptions and lies are slowly becoming uncovered. What is truth, myth and religious zealous striving for more power comes to light, pushing the three main characters into survival mode, which also sends them apart for some of their journey to enlightenment. I loved the first two books in this series but I am completely conflicted about Illuminate. The telling is extremely imaginative and original and the ending was totally unexpected but still kind of predictable. You thought that was where it was going but it just was not where you wanted it to head. I held onto hope that Clark was going to pull the proverbial magic rabbit out of the hat and gives us the ending we're all hoping for...that was NOT the case for me. That being said, for me to feel so attached to the story Clark did something absolutely right. I utterly cared about the outcome and the characters plight. Kudos for the amazing storytelling! I received this ARC copy of Illuminate from Entangled Publishing, LLC - Entangled: Teen in exchange for a honest review.
MELHUTCHINSON More than 1 year ago
I have not read the previous books in this series and was afraid that I would be lost in this one, but I was able to pick it up and follow right along. This was an easy reading story full of history, suspense, humor, and romance. I also felt like I was reading another installment of the National Treasure movies. This series could be a movie in itself! Tracy Clark starts this book off by throwing you straight back into the story. I picked up quickly and figured out what all was going on. Cora is grieving her mother and preparing for her burial. Once she takes care of her mother, Cora has to travel to Italy to fins the answers to somethings that she has been looking for. I love how Tracy used history to make the clues for Cora's answers come to her. She visits these local popular tourist attractions and gets her answers. While Cora is in Italy, Giovanni has to go to Chile and Finn stays in Ireland. I have to say that the rapping cab driver with Cora had me laughing out loud. The humor was nice to have in the story too!! I don't want to give you all the clues or even hint to what the answers were because you really need to read this one and get lost in it as I did. I loved this story and am sad that I got in on the last book, but I am going to go back and read the previous ones. This story also has romance and loyalty from these 3. Although I have to say that I am so glad that Tracy Clark did not focus on the romance and made it more just happen as casual occurrences. This is a great YA read that young reads are going to eat up I think. Thanks Tracy for such a great read!
covertocoverreviews More than 1 year ago
This book starts off with a bang. Finn and Cora both kill Arazzi and regular humans working with the Arazzi. But the trouble they are facing is way bigger than an ambush leaving them murderers. Cora must go to Italy, Giovanni must go to Chile to be with his surprise daughter Claire (the offspring of an experiment done at the facility), and Finn must stay in Ireland. I did not like how these guys were split up for the majority of the book. I get why it needed to happen, though. Real life does not mean they all get to hang out and do research together. Finn had responsibilities in Ireland. Giovanni had to be with his daughter for obvious reasons. And Cora needed to finish this lead. I just wish it hadn't been that way for selfish reader reasons. Giovanni starts to prepare the Scintilla in Chile who were hiding out on Mami Tulke's ranch, which was like major news and made me really happy, for war with the Arazzi. Now this approach seemed pretty rushed and kind of sat awkward with me. I mean, I probably would have been the same way in a situation like that, but it was just a little odd feeling for Giovanni to hop right on in to battle strategy. Finn's off in Ireland getting cozy for strategic purposes with Ultanna's daughter, who inherits the throne her mother left behind. Lorcan gets super pissed about that and Soarise is kind of sketchy this entire time. (I would like to say that I pegged her as the bad guy the moment she walked onto the page!) Finn isn't completely helpless towards Cora's cause. He's researching and doing as much as he can to help her using his Arazzi status. Cora, on the other hand, makes a shocking discovery in Italy that I think we need to discuss. Cora discovers what that key that's been around her neck forever unlocks. And it's a picture of Mary and Jesus. Surrounded in a silver aura. As Scintilla. First off, this is very dangerous for a writer to do. You don't know how your audience is going to react to taking something religious and powerful like that and messing with it in your writing. But I applaud Tracy Clark for doing it at the same time. Now I know that many of you probably weren't too happy about this approach because it could be considered slightly blasphemous, but before you bring out the torches, hear what I have to say about it and why I think it was a smart thing for her to do. Tracy Clark's world is entirely her own. If it were real, the odds are that someone like Jesus would have been Scintilla and there's literally nothing wrong with that. I mean, why wouldn't he be? He brought people back to life, so did Cora. It makes total sense and it would almost be inaccurate for that not to be the case. Of course, it was kind of strange and it did take me a while to get used to it, being a Catholic myself, but I see where she was coming from and I respect that. It did work for the story as well, I must say. And when the story goes on and talks about the corruptness of the Church, I feel conflicted on that part. There is truth in it. Many churches are corrupted although I think our pope now is doing wonders for the Catholic community. But hey it is what it is and it worked for the story. The story goes on and everything is sort of weird for a while. Cora enlists the help of some documentary person in return that she expose Scintilla. It reminded me of some book I read, but I couldn't place it. It was a nice road she took it down, however, because it offered more to the story than just going to Chile a