The age of magic is over, and the hunt for the Unnaturals is on. Two young people with the Curse grow up amid the chaos of a changing world.
Catherine learns to survive on theft and manipulation. When she steals from the wrong man, she has to learn several lessons the hard way, but she will employ every last one of them to plan her revenge. On the other side of the forest, the secret community of the Cine take in a refugee boy from the Sudlands. Lorcan's magical Abilities surpass all others, but the lad's father brings tragedy upon the safe haven.
Murder and betrayal shape the lives of both Catherine and Lorcan as they become adults, but while one of the two sets about stealing the light, the other plunges headlong into the darkness.
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This world has a touch of magic which is usually enough to mix potions and such. But two children are going to change everything. Catherine comes from a broken home and is more wild child than little girl. But she has the ability to see different times and to be over looked. She survives by stealing until she is caught. Then there is Lorcan, he is powerful but it’s how he uses his power that can save or destroy everything. Between the beautiful cover and the blurb, I couldn’t wait to see how this book played out. After seeing how Catherine’s has grown up you can’t help but hope that things work out for her. It I hard watching Catherine as she steals to survive. Then she is caught things go from bad to worse and she is going to get her revenge. This story is about the abuses we received in life and how it can shape us. It is beautifully written and draws you in. It was hard to put the book down and I ended up reading late into the morning. It was completely worth the loss of sleep. I can’t wait to see what happens in the next book. This is one book that I strongly recommend. I received Stealing the Light for free from both Sage’s Blog Tours and the author in exchange for an honest review.
Considering the impression I received of this book, I decide to start reading it early in the morning – 5:45am to be precise, when the sun just starts to light the sky, and there is often at least a light fog covering the ground. I hoped that would be true on this morning, and I wasn't disappointed! I take my heavily creamed coffee onto the back patio and fondle the real book in my hand. Reading is a much more profound and personal experience with an actual book (even if you get a cramp in your fingers or a crick in your neck)! The cover is blue and white and depicts an archway partially covered with overgrown flowers and a dove in flight (I think it's a dove anyway). Light is streaming through the arch and highlights a stone floor. I love the font. It looks familiar, but I don't remember what it's called. I open the book and smell the pages. There is nothing more wonderful than the smell of fresh paper! Every book has its own unique scent. This one smells like a minty forest, which seemed appropriate, and made me crave a Peppermint Patty! The pages are stark white and very smooth. It's a beautiful book. I open the book and begin to read. At first the language of the story seems a bit... well cheesy. It didn't take more than a few pages, however, to recognize the quality of writing being presented to the reader. All thoughts of cheesy evaporate like an open bottle of rubbing alcohol. No cheese here! Just a superbly told story. I fell straight into the beautiful, melancholy, tragic, hopeful, and complex world being painted so marvelously with such detailed settings, I could immediately draw them in my mind. The characters are so carefully developed, I felt I knew them as well as the author did, and I could imagine what all their reactions and thoughts might be. The most impressive thing about this book in my opinion, is the author's ability to relate all these involved and wonderful images and moods and characters and plot, that seem very flowering and detailed, with language I found so beautiful and so well written.... in only 414 pages... and English isn't even her first language! The editing in this book is also excellent. I don't think there was a single mistake in punctuation, grammar, or spelling in the entire volume. It has everything I love in a book, and I am really looking forward to the rest of this series!