Perilous Light (The Afterglow Trilogy #2)

Perilous Light (The Afterglow Trilogy #2)

by Alyssa Rose Ivy

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Would you sacrifice everything for a world you barely knew?

A year has passed since Charlotte and Kevin first stepped through the gate into Energo and neither has been able to settle back into their normal lives. Charlotte tries to distract herself from thoughts of Calvin with the antics of James and her growing friendship with Liam. Kevin can’t seem to shake his feelings for Samantha as he adjusts to his new identity as a college basketball player.

When they unexpectedly return to Energo, both Charlotte and Kevin must face their fears and become the leaders they were always meant to be.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940014144933
Publisher: Alyssa Rose Ivy
Publication date: 03/28/2012
Series: Afterglow Trilogy , #2
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 345,276
File size: 162 KB

About the Author

Alyssa Rose Ivy is a Young Adult and New Adult author who loves to weave stories with romance and a southern setting. Although raised in the New York area, she fell in love with the South after moving to New Orleans for college. After years as a perpetual student, she turned back to her creative side and decided to write. She lives in North Carolina with her husband and two young children, and she can usually be found with a cup of coffee in her hand.

Other Books by Alyssa Rose Ivy

Beckoning Light (The Afterglow Trilogy, #1)
Flight (The Crescent Chronicles, #1)

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Perilous Light (Book Two of the Afterglow Trilogy) 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
TheAutumnReview More than 1 year ago
My Summary: A lot has happened in the year since Charlotte left Calvin in Energo. Her brother has left for college, Henry is living with them, James is still in Charleston helping to guard her, and Liam is ever faithful always there to provide comfort and friendship. While her life in Charleston remains relatively safe, she can't stop thinking about Calvin and how she left him behind. She's also had to come to terms with what is means for her to be the Essence. When unexpected events take Charlotte and Kevin back to Energo, their friends rally behind them. Once there, Kevin and Charlotte feel that it's best to split up and build their force to fight Blake. Will they each be able to gather enough strength to make the world of Energo right again? My Take: When Charlotte and gang returned to Charleston at the end of book one, I was left wondering where the story would build from there. Well, I have to say that I was definitely able to connect more with the characters more this time around. On occasion, the second book can leave me a bit disappointed, but I found the opposite here. I felt like the plot become more interesting and the characters were more developed. I was absolutely thrilled to see more of Liam in this book and I have my fingers crossed that Charlotte will come to her senses and ditch Calvin for Liam. I love how Liam is a constant support for Charlotte. I was so excited that his feelings for her became more clear and I loved the dialogue between them. Kevin's character became much stronger too. I love the role he has taken as one of Charlotte's guardians. His dedication to his sister and his family is touching. Also, I loved seeing Kevin and Samantha develop more of a relationship. Samantha is a kick butt character and is a perfect match for Kevin. Again I say, that I enjoyed seeing how the plot developed. The ending battle scenes give the reader just enough of a preview into the big climax that is sure to come in last book in the trilogy. I definitely look forward to seeing how the story ends.
DanicaPage More than 1 year ago
My Overall thoughts/Impressions: After only four pages, I was reminded of why I loved the first novel in this series so much. Alyssa is a master story weaver. Four pages in and I was absolutely captivated by this tale. I absolutely loved this novel. Out of all the forty novels I’ve read this year, this is the second one to receive a five. The characters are very well developed. I loved the characters Charlotte, Kevin, and Liam. I still haven’t made up mind about Calvin yet, but I know I loved reading about him. I have to admit that Liam just might be my favorite character. He’s the guy that everybody wished they knew. I’m definitely looking forward to seeing how his character evolves in the next book. Charlotte is a strong heroine, but also one who has her failings. I loved that she was so strong and yet still plagued with weakness. I absolutely love the world-building in this novel as well. In fact, her world-building is tied for the best I’ve seen this year. This is a very well-written fantasy novel that mixes just enough realism, romance, intrigue, and adventure to leave me thoroughly entertained and absolutely captivated by the tale. Often times, the sequels to novels aren't as good as the first one and seem to lag. This one was amazing and enhanced the tale. Basically, this is one of the view times I've liked the sequel better than the first one. That was also another reason why I loved this book. I definitely recommend this series to anybody and everybody. Trust me—you want to buy this one. In Summary: One of the best novels I’ve read this entire year. I absolutely adore Alyssa’s writing style, her characters, her story line, and basically everything about this book. Just read it and you’ll see what I mean. Warning/Side-note: There are minor instances of violence, but they are very minor. Really nothing in this book would result in me hesitating to recommend it. The Wrap-up: An absolutely beautiful novel that I adore. One of the best novels I have read this year and even in the last few years. I will definitely be anxiously waiting for the third and final novel in this series. I am absolutely enthralled with this series and am so thankful that I was able to read both this one and the sequel.
kcody03 More than 1 year ago
Perilous Light is action packed and full of twists and turns that will rival the previous book. In this book we finally get to see more of my favorite couple Charlotte and Calvin, but we also find out that there are still a lot of surprises left for Charlotte and her brother on their journey. Charlotte has done a lot of growing up in the past year, but she faces even bigger trials that will test her abilities to the limit. I highly enjoyed seeing Kevin finally meet his match in the last book and was very curious to see how or if that relationship would develop any further and I was not disappointed. While there were plenty of humorous scenes with Kevin he was also put to the test when he is sent out to find help. We get to see how Kevin adapts to the world of Energo in this book as he tries to find his way in this strange world while coping with his feelings for Samantha. Calvin is without a doubt my absolute favorite character and I must admit to having a big crush on him. I liked that we got to see a lot more about him in this book. We got to see glimpses of his character before, but we get to see into his head a lot more in this one and he really is a sweet and noble man. I highly recommend this series to anyone looking for a unique new world with great characters and a bit of romance. For anyone who is already a fan of this series you are sure to love this newest installment!
tmurrell2 More than 1 year ago
This is book two in the Afterglow Trilogy. I reviewed the first book, Beckoning Light, a while back and really enjoyed it. So I was thrilled to get a chance to review this one. Charlotte has learned about her place in "another world" and is coming to grips with the fact that she is the Essence and belongs to someone else. But before she can get control of her special abilities she finds herself at war to save her new home. This book was just as good as the first one. It deals more with her new life in Energo and how she is learning to use her powers to help those around her. It is just as fascinating as the first book. The author has a beautiful way of writing a story that pulls you along almost before you realize what is happening. My only complaint is that now I have to wait for the third book to come out. I received this book free of charge in exchange for my honest review.
Eclectic_Hobbyist More than 1 year ago
Incredible sequel from a very promising Author! The book picks up a year after the last book and quickly dives in with plenty of adventure and romance. It is not long before they return to Energo for more adventures. Probably my favorite part is the further development of Kevin and Samantha. Also learning more about Calvin was very exciting. The story provides plenty of action, romance, and comedy. I can't wait to read the next and consider this book even better than the last!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought this as soon as I finished book 1 of the series and immediately purchased book 3 when I finished this one. A nice entertaining quick read that you do not get bored with and have to walk away from after a bit of reading.
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I love this series. I especially love liam,but ever since the first book i felt that the love between calvin and charlotte was underdeveloped and didnt seem believable. However i love charlotte and liam and kevin and cant wait for the next one.
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Good story, but too short. Book should be longer.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thought that this was a great book. I loved that sammtha is devolped in this book and every thing about the whole book. Many action filled parts while the love story is twisted in.
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Great Read! Full of action, adventure, and romance; can't wait to read the next!
SheilaDeeth More than 1 year ago
Lots going on as series, loves and perilous hopes progress. Perilous Light is the second book in Alyssa Rose Ivy’s Afterglow trilogy. With lots of characters and civilizations, plus separate worlds, it might seem a little confusing to anyone who’s not read part one. But it follows the previous book nicely. The narrators, Charlotte and Kevin, have grown a little older. Meanwhile love interest Calvin gets to add his voice, useful since the battle lines are going to be drawn three ways. Sports star Kevin might learn a new appreciation for his sister’s shyness when he's asked to undertake some public speaking, in an alien land. And quiet Charlotte will soon have to choose between physical attraction and the lure of magical love. The world beyond the gate grows in this book to include more civilizations and creatures. Meanwhile the real world remains convincingly modern with underage parties and the lure of alcohol. While the characters continue to abstain and maintain their PG13 rating, it seems surprisingly easy for them to take risks and go partying. Soon they’re heading into the unknown again, with danger, temptation and confusion, a mother to be rescued and a throne to be won. The mix of modern and medieval dialog isn’t always convincing and leadership skills might seem oddly assigned, but there’s magic in the air, nicely woven in some really good scenes, and there’s mystery still, with intriguing hints of how the story will be completed in part three. Disclosure: I received a free ecopy of this novel from Enchanted Book Tours in exchange for my honest review.