The Light Tamer: The :Light Tamer Trilogy Book 1

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Jessie Lucente recently moved in with her grandma in New Bern, NC. A cozy town for retiree's and home of Nicholas Sparks, but not good for a teenage girl. Jessie is reintroduced to Caleb Baldwin, the nerdy boy that rescued her from drowning one summer. Caleb isn't scrawny and dorky anymore, he is tall, dark, and very handsome. Caleb is a Light Tamer and he needs Jessie for his survival. He is bound to her because he saved her life and now he is falling for her...because she's almost perfect. Jessie is a Light ...
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Jessie Lucente recently moved in with her grandma in New Bern, NC. A cozy town for retiree's and home of Nicholas Sparks, but not good for a teenage girl. Jessie is reintroduced to Caleb Baldwin, the nerdy boy that rescued her from drowning one summer. Caleb isn't scrawny and dorky anymore, he is tall, dark, and very handsome. Caleb is a Light Tamer and he needs Jessie for his survival. He is bound to her because he saved her life and now he is falling for her...because she's almost perfect. Jessie is a Light Tamer with unique abilities, you will learn what 15 seconds do. Jessie is introduced to Amber, a girl that is angry at the world over her brother's death. Her sarcasm will have you laughing at her boldness. Amber was a loner, until Jessie came along and made her participate in life again. In mythology, Fate is three sisters. The one to begin your life, one to weave your life, and one to end your life. The one that weaves the story of your life needs the Light Tamers to banish Erebus. He is the God of Darkness. Jessie will captivate readers with her likability. Caleb will open your heart to love and friendship. This story is for readers from 13 to 113.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781475185805
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
  • Publication date: 4/14/2012
  • Pages: 190
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.44 (d)

Meet the Author

Devyn Dawson is the author of young adult books The Light Tamer Trilogy, The Legacy of Kilkenny Series, and new adult book Sapphire, A Werewolf Love Story. Her career has included working for Fortune 500 companies, grave decorating, and accounting. She enjoys spending her spare time riding on the back of her husband's motorcycle to the beautiful North Carolina beaches.

Devyn lives in New Bern, North Carolina. She's an avid reader and lover of all things that go bump in the night. Visit www.devyndawson.com

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  • Posted April 24, 2012

    Jessie Lucent's alcoholic father has left for an art career in G

    Jessie Lucent's alcoholic father has left for an art career in Greece. Now, Jessie and her mother are forced to leave New York and move to North Carolina to live with her grandmother, Ms. Gayle. Needless to say, Jessie isn't happy about the move. That is until she's reunited with her childhood friend Caleb Baldwin.

    Caleb isn't the awkward kid she once knew who had saved her from drowning. Now, Caleb is tall and very good looking. Jessie and Caleb have chemistry and she soon finds out that Caleb is a Light Tamer. Jessie is also a Light Tamer and she and Caleb are bonded mates. They need the light in order to survive and avoid the Dark Ones, who want to steal their light.

    As Jessie is introduced to this new information, she also meets Amber, who is also a Light Tamer. Amber is unique. She has been forced to take care of her father after an accident. The friendship she and Jessie develop is interesting.


    My Take:
    I won't lie, I liked the cover, saw romance in the description, and I was sold. Seriously though, it sounded like a book I'd be interested in and I've been looking for different paranormals to read lately. I needed a fresh perspective and I wasn't disappointed.

    Jessie is sixteen, moving to a new place, dealing with some family turmoil, is falling in insta-love for the first time, so it was pretty easy to sympathize with her. That's a ton of stuff going on at once. I liked her because she has spunk, thinks for herself, and is really pretty funny.

    Then there is the relationship with Caleb. I'll admit, Caleb sounds hot, but it took me a bit to warm up to him for some reason. I can't really put my finger on why. I ended up loving him though and I love how he dotes on Jessie. I thought it was funny that he could hear her thoughts all the time, but she could only hear his on "special" occasions, until the end anyway. ;)

    Amber is just flat-out funny. Eccentric, is putting it mildly when it comes to Amber. She made me laugh from the minute I met her. The thing I'm curious about with Amber is what role her father's accident and how her dead brother will play into the story. Is there more to that or was it simply an accident? I felt bad that her shot at romance was shattered by bad Otto. Bummer for her.

    As for the story...I liked it. It was a different spin on the paranormal, although I'm still not exactly sure what a Light Tamer is. I mean, I know that they need the light, have unique healing abilities and mind control, but I'm trying to understand their purpose. Are they a special kind of spirit or something? I do like how the story developed and liked that there was more to Jessie's abilities and history of her family. I was a bit nervous toward the end, but I was happy with the ending. I'm curious to see what will happen in the next book. Overall, the humor, drama, love, and suspense kept me interested till the end.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 11, 2013

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    I am so happy I read this book. I've read Devyn's other books, T

    I am so happy I read this book. I've read Devyn's other books, The Legacy of Kilkenny series, and enjoyed them but I loved this one so much more. This book was so different than any book I've read. I loved the characters. They each add so much to the story and their personalities are so different that they compliment each other. Although this is a romantic story, there is so much more than the romance that you don't feel bombarded with the typical love triangles. The story flows so well that it almost seems real. I highly recommend that you read this book. It will not disappoint.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 16, 2012

    This was a quick and easy read in one evening. Jessie is a typic

    This was a quick and easy read in one evening. Jessie is a typical
    teenage girl who is less than enthusiastic about having to move in with
    her grandmother. At least her grandmother is a cool lady, though she can
    also be a little bit embarrassing. Grandma hooks her up with Caleb, the
    formerly nerdy boy with whom she has only interacted a few times. He has
    turned into quite the hottie! They are immediately attracted to each
    other, which just doesn't seem realistic and possible. But remember,
    they are connected by a deeper power because they are both Light Tamers.
    They are bonded to each other through those few past experiences. Caleb
    has this annoying ability to be able to read Jessie's mind, intruding
    upon every thought she has. While it comes in handy in sticky
    situations, it causes her a great deal of embarrassment as he is privy
    to every ounce of her teen angst about being in a relationship. At least
    she is able to quickly make it work to her advantage. Amber is a fun
    foil to Jessie's personality. She is crude and outspoken, providing a
    bit of comic relief. She is also deeply scared and hurt by past
    tragedies. Grandma, excuse me, Ms. Gayle, is also another bit of comic
    relief, and an almost surprising source of strength and knowledge. The
    idea of light versus dark is glaringly obvious in this battle of good
    versus evil. I find the power of the light to be an interesting concept.
    The main antagonist who can cause Jessie the most problems is someone
    you may not be expecting. The book ends after one major skirmish and
    promises a lot of action in the next one. I look forward to watching how
    this series develops. This review also appears on Andi's Young Adult
    Books. I received a complimentary ebook in exchange for my honest review.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 26, 2012

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    Jessie Lucente and her mother have has just moved to North Caro


    Jessie Lucente and her mother have has just moved to North Carolina to live with her grandmother after Jessie’s parents split up. Jessie thinks there could be nothing worse until Ms. Gayle, her really hip grandmother, introduces her to Caleb. She remembers Caleb as the dorky young boy that she used to go to the beach with when she was a kid, only Caleb is now this super hot hunky guy, and Jessie finds things in North Carolina are starting look up. When Caleb touches her hand she feels a shock of electricity, with warmth and tingling. She thinks this is strange, and doesn’t quite understand why all she can think about is wanting him to touch her again. They end up making plans to go out and things get even weirder when it seems that Caleb knows things she is thinking, which freaks her out, especially when he tells her he wants to talk to her about the reason she wants him to touch her all the time. Jessie proceeds into “freak out” mode, because, who wants a guy to know what you’re thinking.

    Caleb takes Jessie to the beach, the same beach where he once saved her from a near drowning incident when they were younger, and ends up explaining to her that he is a Light Tamer. Not only is he a Light Tamer, Jessie is a Light Tamer also, and on top of that they are bonded, or soul mates.

    Caleb introduces Jessie to Amber, who is a bit eccentric and very snarky. Amber is also a Light Tamer, and Caleb and Amber teach Jessie what they can about Light Tamers. She also learns that there are Dark Ones, who want to steal their light and abilities. Jessie later finds out that she is special, from the original line that goes all the way back to Artemis, daughter of Zeus, giver of light and healer, and that her gift of light comes directly from her. Then to top it off, as Fate would have it, she also finds out that Erebus, son of Chaos and the leader of the Dark Ones, has escaped the underworld and he wants her and her abilities. As destiny and Fate would have it, she has two weeks to resolve things or face losing everything.


    I absolutely loved this book. I was completed hooked from the beginning. I absolutely loved Jessie. She is funny, and the inner dialogue she has going on in her head is hilarious. Even more hilarious is the fact that Caleb knows what she is thinking most of the time. Jessie is young, but she is also a very strong person, and accepts her destiny and what she needs to do with much more maturity that her age. Caleb, oh what can I say, swoon, swoon, and swoon some more. I think maybe the name Caleb needs to be synonymous with swoon. He is hot, he is sweet, strong, loves Jessie unconditionally, and would do anything for her. Amber is also hilarious, and between Jessie’s inner rants and Amber's outer ones, the comic element was amazing. That combined with the action, the paranormal aspect, the romance, throw in some mythology, fate, and an evil bad guy, and you have one of the best books I have read lately. Devyn Dawson has done a superb job writing the Light Tamer and I thoroughly enjoyed it and would highly recommend it to anyone who loves YA books.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 1, 2013

    Hi i am going to tell you a little story. Hi my name is Jessie a

    Hi i am going to tell you a little story. Hi my name is Jessie and i am a light tamer,You ask what is light tamer?Well i can not explain it really. I am kid and kids are not suppose to worry about things but you see i do until we moved form New York,to the state of North Carolina with my grandma. But you look at the Grandma is she my mom or grandma.

    You see i do not go to a regular school why you ask? That is accuse i am gifted student and then i am not a normal kid i have a dark farther and then my mom i am not sure what she is but she love me for who i am and what i am.

    What is light tamer well let me explain in my words i have power that bring light to things but i got to be careful i can blow things out quick. You see it started when i fell in the water and all most drowned and then this great looking guy Caleb save me from the depths of the water and now i am bound to him but you see i am not out of school and i am only 16.

    i have some friends in the new school and we are all weird in one way or another we do not look weird but we all have powers but some have more than other and then there is some that are to succeed and you will see Caleb and I are to be together for ever one day .

    i got the e book of this book and the other one and they are great books i read them back wards but i can stay this story will pull you to the book and want more of the book and then of the kids in the book you will fell sorry and then you feel happy to see what come out of the book.

    thank you for letting me read and blog on it for you

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 30, 2012

    Good story foundation

    This story had a god story foundation but could use a lot more details such as more background about light taners and the dark ones. Also it woukd be nice to know more about why the dark ones were after the light tamers. Also the plot moved a little too fast, it could have been slowed down a bit so we could get to know the characters better and allow Caleb and Jessie love to foster more...it seemed that they fell in love too quickly.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 26, 2012

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    very different but well thought out. i was surprised that i like

    very different but well thought out. i was surprised that i liked it so
    much. worth reading!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 28, 2012

    Love this book!!! It is a different concept of the paranormal.

    Love this book!!! It is a different concept of the paranormal. The characters have great development and are so likable. I would highly recommend this book and cannot wait to see what is going to happen in the next book!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 28, 2012

    The best thing about this book is that it's unique. The idea is

    The best thing about this book is that it's unique. The idea is fresh, the characters are very likable. The lead female isn't obnoxious or overly independent but she isn't codependent either. The supporting characters aren't overwhelming but compliment the main characters and add substance to the story. I loved Jessie, she was dealing with a lot of crap but handled it well. The humor is great, which is important to me because I don't want to read a book and feel like I can't ever take a breath. This is a great read. I only write reviews for books that I think are worth the hours it will take to invest in them. This is a good investment.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 28, 2012

    Devyn has created a YA story unlike any that I have read recentl

    Devyn has created a YA story unlike any that I have read recently. I loved the paranormal twist of this book. I liked the concept of the Light Tamer's needing light to survive and if they have their light taken away they become dark. It was refreshing to read something in this genre that had the fantasy and twist and turns along the way that I like to read, but had nothing to do with Vamps or Were's. (Although, I do enjoy my Vampires and Werewolves)

    The characters are easily likable. Jessie is someone I think girls of all ages can relate to. Amber is one of my favorite characters. She is feisty, fabulous, and fierce! She made me laugh out loud I don't know how many times. And then there is Caleb. Oh, sweet, CUTE Caleb. Team Caleb. Enough said. Read the book. You will know what I mean. I was hooked by the very first paragraph. I LOVE this book. I can't wait for the second book!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 24, 2012

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    ARC from Author Devyn Dawson I am so happy that I have had the

    ARC from Author Devyn Dawson

    I am so happy that I have had the opportunity to read The Light Tamer. Devyn Dawson has brought us a new tale to the world of YA paranormal and as soon as I met Jessie, I was hooked. She is such a vibrant, spunky girl that even though she has home issues and finds herself and her mom moving to live with her grandmother; her whole life becomes explosive.
    What do I mean by explosive? Lets just say that Jessie meets an old summer friend, Caleb, and fireworks are minor compared to the sparks these two give off. What a relationship! And to top it off, the are both Light Tamers. So, you are asking me, what is a Light Tamer? That is what makes this book even more interesting, the concept that Devyn designed for this world is unique and refreshing. What these young people have to endure to make sure they are safe and find strength in ways that show their true character is phenomenal.
    The Light Tamer is a fun, quick, exhilarating, romantic, and such a delight to read. I definitely recommend this book and hope that you go and get yourself a copy today!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 13, 2014

    Um no.

    Not good at all. Terribly written. Sucked.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 20, 2014

    SYCHED

    I Just Dumped My Boyfriend. Hehe. OH YEAH.. This book is great :)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 18, 2014

    Bleh

    I really couldnt go through with this book. When theres relationships, there needs to be conflict. But there was none. It was all lovey dovey and disgusting. I stopped in like the first 100 pages.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 15, 2014

    My True Review

    The story was cute. Kind of jumpy and predictable at times. Easy read overall. I give it three stars because even though I am a sucker for a good romance this was a bit much. Would have been much better if the characters were older. Lots of kissing. I would probably read it again if i had the urge. If you absoloutly loved this book try out Significance next. Good read for teens with plenty of action and romance.
    - My True Review

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  • Posted January 3, 2014

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    The Light Tamer has been on my TBR for quite a while. I found th

    The Light Tamer has been on my TBR for quite a while. I found the premise to be interesting and I was looking forward to reading a book with, what to my experience is, a unique paranormal premise.

    The idea behind the light tamers in this book is great and new. It’s not often a paranormal book isn’t about an exhausted type of “creature.” But I did feel that there was also some strange things to it. The writing in this book wasn’t the best I’ve read before. I think that lead to some of my disappointment.

    Dawson has great promise with this book, but there are aspects that could have used some work. To just touch briefly on that, I felt mainly like all of the characters didn’t react realistically to much of the reveals of the book. There was often a moment of questioning, but then it was explained away with a vague “we believe it could be….” explanation and everything’s back to normal again. Also, the conflicts that arise are almost too easily resolved. This is most apparent at the main event of the book.

    Some of the dialogue wasn’t to my liking either. Jessie sounds enough like a fifteen year old, but Caleb who’s not much older than her, sounds too mature for his age. The way they deal with issues also makes many characters feel older than they are and the responsibilities given to them so easily by adults makes it seem like they’re older teens.

    It wasn’t all iffy though. I wanted to keep reading and to find out more about light tamers and what was all going on. The book is very fast paced, if not a little short even at roughly 60K words, and this helps more things along nicely. I really liked Amber’s character, though she was a little upstaged by Jessie and Caleb’s insta-love relationship (explainable insta-love but still slightly too fast).

    I did enjoy this book, even if it wasn’t all that I think it could have been if it were fleshed out more and given time to blossom in various ways. I grabbed a copy of book 2 and plan on reading it soon to continue in this trilogy.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2013

    Amazing!!!!!

    I absolutely loved this book. I wasn't so sure about it at the beginning, but I took a chance with it. And I absolutely loved it. I finished it in one day, just couldn't stop reading. Highly recommend it. :)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 19, 2013

    Book

    I loved this book cant wait to ask mom and dad for 2nd book:)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 26, 2013

    Wow.

    It was great! A really sweet love story. Also some bad ass moments!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 17, 2013

    ?????????

    Is this the first book in this seies?

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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