Lisa C. Temple
Everybody at some point in their lives think about ‘redoing’ some events in their lives. Can you imagine about redoing your whole life? Illuminating Gracie is Grace’s story with complications of every seventeen year old girl yet completely different. She is at the crossroads of her life. The Good and the Evil are vying for her soul. But she has to make choices, whose’s influence on her life she doesn’t understand and she is forced into a world of situations she doesn’t understand one bit.
Temple has created a very interesting character of Grace. She is intelligent and smart yet she questions herself and is not ready to use her intelligence, she is confident yet she is insecured about herself. She can have a nice life but she still has a hard time in day to day life. She is one who needs a mental makeover else she has a dark path ahead of her. Other charcters are also commendable. Merc is enigmatic and Locke is the typical boy next door.
The book’s pace starts a little slow but picks up in significant time. Temple has given sweeping descriptions for her scences which just jump into the reader’s mind making her work more interesting. The pace is kept alive with the desperation for the reader to learn the next secret. This novel is just full of all twists and turns at all the unexpected turns and roads.
As the 1st book in the series as the epilogue suggested and what was expected, it has proven a great start and I’m just ticking off days on my calendar till I get to read it’s sequel. Also I really loved the idea of using song titles as appropriate chapter headings.
To describe the book in one word- Captivating
And I give it 5 stars