The Light Tamer: The :Light Tamer Trilogy book 1

The Light Tamer: The :Light Tamer Trilogy book 1

by Devyn Dawson


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If someone told you in advance what you were destined to do and be, would you want to know? Fate has a funny way of picking you up, shaking you out, and sending you head first into a world filled with danger. It is lurking in the shadows, I kid you not.
When I moved to New Bern, North Carolina, I had no idea that some fairy tales are true. It would have been nice to be warned that some things that bump in the night are the bad guys wanting to suck out your life essence. I've never believed in things like that. I've never been afraid, and that says a lot for a girl from the Bronx. No, not me. I'm sensible, with good grades, an alcoholic father, a crazy grandma, and a New Yorker accent. Soon, with the lightest touch from a boy I once knew, sparks flew. Literally.
Before I had the slightest chance to run, I was thrust into a world filled with Light Tamers. The boy is Caleb, and he and I are faced with our destiny. Apparently, when you throw sparks when you touch, you get bonded to each other. I have no control over the situation. None. Nada. Zip. Did I mention Amber? She's crass, sarcastic, boy-crazy, and she's my new best friend.
This is my story, I wouldn't believe me either if I were you.
This young adult book will awaken the memories of first love and best friends.

"New Author for me AGAIN!What a great first book to read by Devyn Dawson." Book Reviewer

"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." Book Reviewer

"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!!" Book Reviewer

Other works by Devyn
The Light Tamer Trilogy
The Light Tamer - Book One
Enlightened - Book Two
Amber's Faerie Tale - Book 2.5
Light Bound - Book Three
Spin-off series from The Light Tamer
YA Paranormal Series
The Legacy of Kilkenny - Book One
Malevolence - Book Two
The Seduction - Book 1.5
The Great Wolf - Book Three
YA Dystopian
Thievery - School of the Seven Bells
Young Adult/New Adult
Killing Me Softly

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781475185805
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 04/14/2012
Pages: 302
Sales rank: 419,493
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.68(d)

About the Author

Devyn lives in New Bern, North Carolina. She's an avid reader and lover of all things that go bump in the night. Follow her on social media to learn more about Devyn.

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The Light Tamer: The :Light Tamer Trilogy book 1 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
TheAutumnReview More than 1 year ago
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.
The-Book-Diaries More than 1 year ago
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.
Andrea_C More than 1 year ago
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.
AlwaysYAatHeart1 More than 1 year ago
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.
AmberWC More than 1 year ago
very different but well thought out. i was surprised that i liked it so much. worth reading!
LaraLovesBooks More than 1 year ago
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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!
kvsgrimes More than 1 year ago
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!!
miztrebor More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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
QuinnLoftis More than 1 year ago
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.
Ginas-Library More than 1 year ago
I read this book for Promotional Book Tours. I was very intreged by the summary of this book. There are a lot of paranormal books out there these days, this one is unique. There were however parts of this book that I felt were a big rushed. The beginning was good. We learned about the Light Tamers. The middle was starting to get kind of boring. The end was way too rushed in my opnion. I think the author could of took some time from the middle to explain more about the ending. I feel it got all wrapped up a bit too fast. There was also a part towards the end that has to do with Jessie and Caleb. I would of loved to learn more of how that happened and how it was resolved. I will probably read the next book in the trilogy though to see how the story flows.