Lightbringer (Lightbringer Series #1) [NOOK Book]

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A YA urban fantasy/romance set in a world a breath away from our own. Similar in tone to Tithe and Unleashed, this story tiptoes down the line between love and horror as Wendy discovers herself and the darkest parts of the afterlife.

Wendy has the ability to see souls that have not moved on, but she does not seek them out. They seek her. They yearn for her . . . or what she can do for them. Without Wendy's powers, the Lost, the souls that ...
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Lightbringer (Lightbringer Series #1)

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Overview

A YA urban fantasy/romance set in a world a breath away from our own. Similar in tone to Tithe and Unleashed, this story tiptoes down the line between love and horror as Wendy discovers herself and the darkest parts of the afterlife.

Wendy has the ability to see souls that have not moved on, but she does not seek them out. They seek her. They yearn for her . . . or what she can do for them. Without Wendy's powers, the Lost, the souls that have died unnaturally young, are doomed to wander in the never forever, and Wendy knows she is the only one who can set them free by sending them into the light.

Each soul costs Wendy, delivering too many souls would be deadly, and yet she is driven to patrol, dropping everyone in her life but her best friend, Eddie-who wants to be more than friends-until she meets Piotr.

Piotr, the first Rider and guardian of the Lost, whose memory of his decades in the never, a world that the living never see, has faded away. With his old-fashioned charms, and haunted kindness, he understands Wendy in ways no one living ever could, yet Wendy is hiding that she can do more than exist in the never. Wendy is falling for a boy who she may have to send into the light.

But there are darker forces looking for the Lost. Trying to regain the youth and power that the Lost possess, the dark ones feed on the Lost and only Wendy and Piotr can save them--but at what cost?


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Editorial Reviews

From The Critics
Praise for K.D. McEntire:

"McEntire's writing shimmers. The world she's created is intricate and full of life.
Reaper will leave you breathless."
- Kristopher Reisz, author of Unleashed

"Reaper is a fascinating and touching story built in a rich, layered world where the stakes are bigger than life or death. . . . K.D. McEntire's writing is smart, sharp, and utterly engaging. Reaper will take you on a thrilling trip . . . where death is only the beginning."
- Leah Petersen, author of Fighting Gravity

"A mesmerizing and haunting tale rich with engaging characters, tense adventures,
and a guiding theme of love and trust. . . . I highly recommend it."
- I Swim for Oceans

"A new take on ghosts, death, souls, and reaping, involving a brand new world I know readers will be dying to get inside. I would absolutely recommend this book."
- Sizzling Reads

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781616145408
  • Publisher: Prometheus Books
  • Publication date: 11/15/2011
  • Series: Lightbringer Series , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 892,170
  • Age range: 12 years
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

K. D. McEntire is a mom and animal lover currently living just outside of Kansas City with her husband, sons, and two cats. KD spends her minuscule free time reading, writing, and battling her Sims 3 addiction. She loves Wil Wheaton, Stephen King, Joss Whedon, gaming, comic books, and all things geeky.


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  • Posted November 17, 2013

    Lightbringer is the first book in the Lightbringer series By K.D

    Lightbringer is the first book in the Lightbringer series By K.D McEntire.
    Lightbringer started out very slow for me, I struggled to initially wan to pick it up again once I'd set it down, but I persevered and it did get better, onfortunately not as good as my high expectations were, I'd had this book on my wihlist for a very long time and I guess I built it up in my head.
    I guess what really annoyed me most about this book were the characters, our main heroine Wendy and her younger twin siblings Jon (he was the most normal of all three) and Michelle (chel for short) were totally messed up and that's because of their parents or lack thereof, with their Mother in some kind of coma and their Dad away working more than being at home, and Wendy stuck having to deal with the task of not only going to school and reaping but having to take care of all the household chores and pretty much having to raise her younger siblings as well, even when her Mother was well she was stuck with all of this, while her Mother who is also a Lightbringer would spend her time doing just that while taking away her eldest child's childhood to do the job that she was meant to be doing.Their was no redeeming features in her Mother whatsoever, their Dad isn't that great a parent either.
    I did however like Piotr, a Rider tasked with looking after the Lost (spirits of children) and keeping them safe from the Walkers (souls that have gone bad whom feed on the Lost) and when some of his and his fellow Riders charges go missing he sets out to find and rescue them, eventually crossing paths with Wendy who hides her true identity from Piotr who blames the Lightbringer for his troubles.
    These two have an attraction towards each other as impossible as it seems with Wendy being alive and Piotr well..not, Wendy's best-friend Eddie has been in love with Wendy for some time now but his feelings aren't reciprocated as much as he'd like them to be but he's still there for her whenever she needs him regardless of how often she turns him down.
    And then there's the evil White Lady, who I had guessed her true identity about halfway through the book but I still thought was a pretty good twist regardless.
    I'll still continue on with the rest of the trilogy, I'm intrigued now to see how this series will end, I'll get to it sooner or later.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 26, 2012

    Good, not great

    Overall I really enjoyed the story however felt like it took a really long time to understand what was going on. It's half the book before you really grasp what the main character is doing, what happened to her Mom or what type of "ghost" the other characters are. Would have been nice to have a better explanation right from the begining so you could just enjoy the story and characters rather than be stuck in a state of confusion.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 22, 2012

    Wonderful

    So far i luv this book

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  • Posted November 4, 2011

    A Very Interesting Book....

    The story of Lightbringer was incredibly creative. Wendy is a lightbringer; she sends lingering spirits to rest. When her mother's spirit goes missing, Wendy makes it her mission to find it and return her to safety. At the same time, Piotr is having problems of his own. Piotr is a rider; a teenage ghost that oversees the safety of several ghost children. One by one, the ghost children are being kidnapped and Piotr and his friend have no idea why. Wendy and Piotr meet and they decide to help each other out with their mysteries. I am over simplifying this, but you get the gist of it.

    Wendy is an interesting character, but she wasn't terribly memorable. I just did not feel that connection that you want to feel with characters. I felt the same about the overall book. Like I said, I found it undeniably creative, but I would not classify it as a page-turner. When I put the book down, my fingers didn't itch to pick it up again. I didn't have to force myself to read slower, so that I didn't miss anything. I was interested in the book, I just wasn't captivated by it.

    I also wasn't too fond of Eddie (Wendy's best friend). But for the life of me, I cannot exactly tell you why. To me, he was presented as Wendy's alternative to Piotr, more than her partner in crime. He is meant to be her best friend, who wants more out of the relationship. But I struggled to really figure him out. At times he flirts with Wendy, but then follows it up with a joke. So, like Wendy, I was confused about where he stood.

    I would love to see more of Wendy's family in next book. I am interested in seeing how Wendy's siblings play into the upcoming story arcs. I doubt Jon has any paranormal abilities (it seems to be a girl thing), but I wonder if Chel's powers will ever awaken. That would present an interesting story arc.

    I enjoyed Lightbringer by K.D. McEntire, I just didn't love it. It was a rather creative story, but I found it to be a bit slow at times. I was impressed with how unpredictable the story was. I left like there were twists and turns around every corner. That coupled with the creative storyline, McEntire was able to create a rather impressive book.The characters and storyline were interesting; I just wasn't pulled into the book. Still, it was entertaining and I will be keeping an eye out for the upcoming books.

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