Whisper of Light by Jennifer DeLucy

Title: Whisper of Light
Author: Jennifer DeLucy
Series: Light Series #2 
Source: From Omnific Publishing
Format: E-book
Genre: Speculative - Paranormal Romance
Synopsis (from Goodreads):
Jennifer DeLucy again plunges us into the world of lingering spirits, dark apparitions, and malicious vampires. But this time she takes us to the California coast where we get to know a new ensemble of gifted souls that are just as vibrant and endearing as the Sentients we came to love in Seers of Light. In Whisper of Light, DeLucy delivers exciting supernatural encounters as well as very human interactions that will both break your heart and make it soar.

There is nothing worse than living in a house full of sentient but knowing that you are not really part of them. You are just an ordinary girl – without any endowment, any extraordinary talent – and this means that you require protection from other sentient, being an unneeded burden to them when you and your group are in danger. This is how Nicole feels and this is the world that she lives in. What makes it worse is that, without the supernatural ability, her father sees her as a failure, as a nothing, as an embarrassment and pretty much determine to make her life a living hell. She has nowhere else to go. Her guilt over certain thing that happened in the past trapped her here, in this house, with an awful father and group of extraordinary people. Being here makes her realise how small, how worthless she really is.

Nevertheless, the arrival of a new Combatant, Christian Wright, to Wendell’s group lightens thing up a bit for Nicole. He treats her well and for the first time in her life, there is someone out there who sees and accepts her just the way she is. Christian, who initial purpose to join the group is to run away from the past that haunted him in Seers of Light (click the title for full review), begins to feel that there is something connects himself to Nicole. He starts letting himself to think that there is still possibility for him to find love, something he has stop believing in after what had happened in his old group. However, the self-consciousness and insecurity that get in the way proves that building this relationship is harder than it may seem. Whisper of Light is a book about a journey towards self-discovery and self-endurance. To move on is to let the past goes. The question is: Are they strong enough to make that happen?

I have to admit that when I knew Whisper of Light is not really a continuation of Lillian’s journey from Seers of Light, I was left sceptical and a little disappointed. The fact that Christian was not entirely my favourite in the previous book makes this feeling even worst. But soon as I started reading, I realised that the sequel might be different, but it is unique and interesting nonetheless. The author, Jennifer DeLucy, has masterfully creates a spin-off that lets readers view the personality of the characters from a totally distinct light. One of the things that I like most in this book is the change of scenery and atmosphere from the first instalment. This gives a new breath to Whisper of Light and it was so well-written that you feel as if you are really there with this group of Northwest sentient. What this book lack of, I think, is the amount of action. There are some small adventures here and there but none is as intense as found in Seers of Light. Still, what this book shorts of is made-up in its in-depth emotional tone, where there are number of parts so intense, so moving you cannot help but really feel for the characters.

The aspect that serves as the backbone of the book is indeed its row of well-developed casts. There are numbers of them in this book (in the whole series, in fact!) but it feels like the author managed to create each and every one of them with different personality and most important of all, purposes of their own. I truly admire the female lead in this book, Nicole, as she is such a strong-willed, sweet person yet have a very fragile heart at the same time. Her personality and situation are being described in a detail way till it is so easy to relate to her and understand her predicament. The change in Christian’s attitude is also remarkable, surprising and I found that my thought on him begins to change. So I think it would be interesting to see the further development in this character in the next instalment. The other thing that I really appreciate is the fact that DeLucy does not create the love interest between these two based on lust, but instead begins it with something far deeper and sweeter. The pace of this book is a little slow but I honestly feel that it suits the tone, the atmosphere and the theme just perfect.

As the conclusion, I feel that the number of distinctions between Whisper of Light and its predecessor make these books even more memorable in minds of the readers. If Seers of Light is filled with heart-pounding action and Whisper of Light is saturated with heart-warming love story, I really cannot wait to see what else Delucy has for us in store for the final book in the series. Such an astounding book that I thoroughly glad I got the chance to read. I believe you should too!

Favourite Quote: Will it always be your fault because you weren't obsessive enough, weren't fast enough, wise enough, strong enough? Just stop. Stop thinking that you need to be any more than what you already are - Nicole

*This review is taking part in Cym Lowell's Book Review Party Wednesday


  1. Awesome review (as usual) :)

    I love your grading system/layout :)

  2. See, Juju likes your layout too! I think you do such a great job with your reviews! I love the cover on this; based on your review, I think I'll have to put both on my list for Not-So-Bebe-Girl Autumn (the good thing about having a YA reader is that I get to read her books too!)

  3. I've never heard of this before, Shy! This was an incredibly deep review of a book I probably wouldn't have heard of otherwise...I'm adding it to my list now :)

  4. nice review...
    I don't really read much fantasies...
    but this one sounds like a good read...

  5. Ooh...I've never heard of this but it is going on my TBR list now! Awesome review by the way...the rating system is the best I've seen..very nice.. :)

  6. @Juju & Julie: Thanks, ladies! I'm trying to make it look clean and neat in some way, so I really hope that my works pay off =)

    @Melissa: I know, right? I've hardly seen this series being reviewed out there. It seriously is a great series!

    @ROCKprincess: Oh, I seriously thought you did! This series is actually about dark spirit, vampires and some supernatural humans (The Sentients) that are meant to fight them. Very interesting, in my opinion, and pretty different from the others that I've found out there. If you need a new fix, perhaps you should give it a try =)

  7. That good, oh, you made me pay attention now because nothing really pulled me towards the book

  8. Hi Shy! I like your grading system for reviews.

  9. This sounds good. Even more important to me than plot, I'm glad to read that this has a good cast of characters and though there may be lots of them they all have a purpose. I often find that when there are lots of characters, the author does not always do justice to them all and you are left wondering why they were added.

  10. Wow...certainly an interesting premise here. A sequel to the first and yet not....very curious...and I love the quote you included. How true. Thanks for sharing ...and happy reading!

  11. Sounds like an author to follow! Thanks for a great review.

  12. Interesting book..liked your review! Just passing by from Cym's Book Review Party!

  13. Hi Shy - Wow! Your reviews are so much more professional than mine! I found you on Cym's linky and popped over to check you out again. Have a wonderful week!

    Tina "The Book Lady"

  14. Definitely can't wait to read this series!

  15. Oooh! I love that the "left over" character is the focus of this one. I can't wait to get into this series. And again, Nicole's voice? I love it. The writing seems fluid and beautiful.

    Awesome review.

  16. Never heard of this before but it sounds good! Thanks for the review.

  17. It's very promising that the sequel doesn't completely suck. Thanks for another great review.

  18. I am always skeptical, too, when the second book in a series "follows" other characters, even though they appeared in the first book not as protagonists or something.
    It is really great that the second book is as good as the first one and the change in pace makes for a more fascinating and heart-warming read.
    Thanks for the review! :)

  19. I really want to read the series! Your review is great and makes me want to read the book even more.

  20. Great review, you give a good feel for the book without giving away what happens. Now I really want to read both books!
    Do you have to read them in order, or could you read the second before reading the first?