First, the cover to this book is gorgeous! Also, the book, not just the cover, is gorgeous! This Raging Light tells the story of Lucille working her way through her senior year of high school after her mother left and her father went “crazy.” Lucille is left alone to fend for herself and her sister.
At first, I have to admit that I was a bit put off by the summary, I wanted to pick up the book because of the cover and I was worried that I would be in the mood for a much lighter read but boy was I wrong.
This raging light was beautifully written and was filled with heart and hope. The main character, Lucille, is one the of the strongest characters I have ever read from and Estelle Laure did a FANTASTIC job making sure that every detail, character, action, setting and more is as realistic and well described as possible. I have talked a lot about realistic characters recently but I think that Estelle Laure has become the queen at writing them.
I loved This Raging Light so much, there was a lot of character growth and surprises at every corner and I can not wait for the sequel! I want to point out an interesting part of the book is the main character’s thoughts, Lucille tends to think about what she wants to happen or what could happen sometimes and imagine it happening. I think those thoughts put a very interesting affect onto the book and her situation. Overall, I recommend this book to everyone and hope that you love it too! Thanks for reading! -Katherine