by Braden Bell


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781462114054
Publisher: Cedar Fort, Incorporated/CFI Distribution
Publication date: 03/11/2014
Series: Middle School Magic
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

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Luminescence 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
rhonda1111RL More than 1 year ago
5 STARS I have loved this series. This conclusion to the series does not let you down. It is full of action, adventure, sacrifice. You don't want to put the book down. I had reread Penumbras was only going to skim it and next thing I was reading the book again. Then started Luminescence right after. Good way to spend a rainy day. Being immersed in Middle School Magic series. The characters have grown up a little more with each book. Especially Lexa. The main characters are Conner & his twin Lexa. Lexa's best friend Melanie and Conner's friend Pilaf. All of them came into power at the same time, Which is very unlikely to have happened. They learn why, and how come in this book. Plus some twists I did not see coming. Their are a lot of adults that are trying to keep the teens safe. Also trying to teach them how to keep themselves safe at the same time. The plot is a complicated one, but a believable one in a fantasy book. Their are two sides of power one uses dark forces and are called Darkhand. Lady Nightwing is their leader. The other side are Magis. They use light as source of power. The teens want to rescue their music teacher from Lady Nightwing. They won't rest till they help him. A lot of Magi don't believe he is still alive even though Lexa can sometimes reach him. The setting is today world. Only those who have kindled can see the ones with powers. It is a world with magic. Lexa is a seer and works with emotions. Conner is speed and strength. While Melanie's power is mind and she can make anyone around her stronger. Luminescence is better if you read all three books together in the right order. But you could read alone. This is a fast paced story. It grabs your attention and keeps it. I am sorry to see these characters go. I was given this ebook to read and in exchange promised to give honest review and be part of its blog tour.
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rehobbit More than 1 year ago
The end of a trilogy is always somewhat bittersweet for me, and this was no exception. Mr. Bell has taken us on a fun, magic-filled journey - and the worst thing I can say about it is: It's over. Kids will love the magic, the adventure, the fun, the real-to-life characters. Parents will appreciate the examples of self-sacrifice and friendship, loyalty and teamwork. The kids stick up for what they know to be true, even when the some of the adults doubt them. You might assume from that list of qualities that the book is preachy, but the exact opposite is true. Each of the kids faces their own troubles, and learns to deal with them in their own ways. If you haven't read the first two books, I highly suggest reading them before this book - if you don't, you'll be playing catch-up the whole time. If you're looking for a good, well-written, exciting, middle-grade-age-appropriate adventure, this series is for you!
JinkyisReading More than 1 year ago
Make a 3-inch Room in Your Bookcase. That Good! The cliffhanger to book two was so good that I couldn't wait to put my nose into this finale. It did not disappoint! The trio and my fav, Pilaf, were back for new adventures that would test their powers and friendship even more. Their growth proved considerably in this conclusion, well, mainly to two of them. Oh, Mr. Bell kept me on my toes! Was Dr. Timberi really alive or has Lexa gone bonkers? The supposed loss of Dr. Timberi seemed to put a strain on the trio, will their friendship endure? Lexa was racked with so much guilt that I was sure it'd change her, to what degree? Melanie's dad, he was hiding something! Then Timothy, I can sense that something big was going to happen at the tribunal. Of course, my dear Pilaf, I was rooting for his test to be positive. What ended up being the answers to these questions? You'll have to read it to find out but suffice to say that I was treated to a twisty, poignant ending. Bittersweet and fantastic windup to the series! Which leads me to ask, "Is there such a thing as 'Oops, that wasn't the final installment!' book?", because I want one of those for this series. ;) The fondness for this book (the series for that matter) for me was the heartfelt message of love. It rang crystal clear in the experiences of these young characters, the sweet inclusion of music, the examination of good vs evil, and the dynamics of human relationships. It's the message that I think young readers need more of and I'm glad to say they'll get it in this series and be entertained in the process. So make a 3-inch room in your bookcase for these books, filed with your "great reads" collection. I did.
minreads More than 1 year ago
Friendship, love and sacrifice.  These three words came to my mind many times while I was reading this enjoyable book from Mr. Bell.   Conner, Lexa, and Melanie had a lot to overcome between each other before they were able to start to help to rescue Dr. Timberi.  I loved that part of it.  All three were harboring harsh feelings towards each other and once they were able to get over themselves, they were able to function more as a unit. There are many secret revealed, a wonderful back story and many surprises along the way in this very enjoyable book. The ending had me in tears, well, the tears came sooner at some points, but the last few chapters were my favorite. So many exciting events take place through the whole book.  Once I got to a certain point in reading, I couldn't stop until I was finished.  Not only will your kids enjoy this series, but you will too,
lovingthebooks More than 1 year ago
You watched them Kindle in The Kindling! You saw them develop their powers and protect their school in Penumbras! Now join Conner, Lexa, Melanie, and Pilaf as they join their magic... AND their friendships... As they come to the aid of their teacher, Dr. Timberi, who is being tormented by Lady Nightwing and The Darkhands. They will have to face their fears~ They will learn the importance of obeying their parents~ They will have to put everything on the line...even their powers to help each other~ And they will have to rely on the "Luminescence"~ But will it be enough? And can they get there in time? An AMAZING journey! SO. SO. SO. GOOD! You don't want to miss out on this one!