- Title: Luminescence
- Author: Braden Bell
- Series: Middle School Magic
- Paperback: 320 pages
- Publisher: Cedar Fort, Inc. (March 11, 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1462114059
- FTC FYI: Received a review e-copy in exchange for an honest review.
Determined to rescue their favorite teacher, Conner, Lexa, and Melanie confront their worst fears and use their powers in unexpected ways to defeat Lady Nightwing, the treacherous Darkhand leader. But when the trio makes a terrible choice to save Dr. Timberi, their powers may not be enough to keep everyone alive. A thrilling conclusion to the Middle School Magic series!
As Lexa spoke the words, she knew they were true. She knew with total certainty.
“Dr. Timberi’s alive!”
This series has been such a fun one to read. I love the main characters and the relationships that they have. There have been some rocky roads between Connor, Lexa and Melanie, but they work through the many ups and downs.This third and final book in the trilogy is full of action and many exciting things. As I read it, I thought of many of my students that would love to read this book.
It was great to see the ways the teen's powers manifested in Luminescence. I also loved to see how they grew into their powers.I also liked the idea that their powers were even more effective when they combined them together. This was a strong message about working together. The system of light and dark in this world is so creative! I like the way that Braden describes so easily for any reader to understand.
Speaking of ages, this book/series is a wonderful one to read together as a family. I'm always looking for books that I can enjoy reading with my 16 year old and my almost 12 year old. I do recommend that you read the first two books in the series first.
The ending of this trilogy fills you with so much emotion.There are parts where you laugh, scream and cry. There is the lesson of making sacrifices for friends and family. This theme is one that will let you have a good talk with your kids. I recommend that you read through the discussion questions too. You always know you've read a good book when you feel fulfilled when finished. That's exactly what happened at the end of Luminescence. I'm excited to read what will come next from this talented author.