Title: Seers of Light
Author: Jennifer DeLucy
Series: Light #1
Publisher: Omnific Publishing
Pub. Date: February 2010
Genre: Paranormal/ Romance/ Fantasy
From Goodreads: Lillian Hunt has never truly lived. Always sensing more to the world than is easily perceived, she fears that her instincts are stubborn flights of fancy, or worse, mental instability. But some things—disappearing strangers, tangible dreams, and visits from malevolent creatures—cannot be ignored. Before it’s too late, Lillian is ripped from the only existence she’s ever known and thrust into a reality that she always suspected, but could scarcely believe. She must learn the truth about who she is, the powerful beings that wish to destroy her, and the two men who would die to protect her. Jennifer DeLucy has created a unique, enchanting tale of destiny and the ageless power of love in her debut novel, Seers of Light. DeLucy’s novel charms readers with quirky characters, while sketching a haunting portrait of one woman’s journey on the path of the supernaturally gifted. But be prepared. Once you’ve entered the world of Seers, you will never be the same.
My Reveries and Ramblings: Jennifer DeLucy’s Seers of Light is a journey of love, hope, and courage. The story follows Lily, a pathcrosser and empath, who is saved by Christian from a vampire attack. After a brief explanation from Christian, he takes her to Georgia to Abram and the other endowed people. There she discovers who she really is and her destiny, to battle evil spirits and beings. She trains with William, the vampire with a soul. Before their first training session Lily decides to hate him for what he is not who. He expects and puts up with her attitude stating that she can hate him all she wants just as long as she learns what she needs to survive. As the training sessions continue, she starts to see the humanity in William. Christian, seeing that Lily is being less hostile with William, becomes very clingy, even though they are not dating. He starts to follow her around like a “golden retriever.” When a coven of vampires located near her hometown starts to threaten Lily’s new happy life, she along with her new family, must defeat them, or die trying.
All the characters in Seers of Light were real. I found I had a lot in common with Lily. Although, I don’t think I’m quite as stubborn as she is. After spending most of her life seeing spirits and being empathetic, Lily is more than happy to go where she is accepted and even admired for her abilities. She is very kind, but also judgmental and a bit gullible. Her love interest in the story is William Maddox. I could talk about William for the rest of my life. In fact, I’ve reread Seers of Light so many times that I’ve actually lost count, all because of William. Even after reading it X amount of times I still feel my heart beat erratically whenever he walks in the room, or speaks, or is brought up in the conversation. Jennifer DeLucy did a marvelous job writing his character. William is a vampire who got his soul back. Everything about him is human except his body. The sentients, other endowed people, around the world aren’t too fond of him, nor is Christian. Christian spends most of his time voicing his hatred of William to his face. Poor William. He is so tortured but still strives to do what is right. Unlike Christian, William allows Lily to make her own mistakes and decisions. All I can say is that every time William did something or said something especially cute or witty I pretty much swooned- which was quite often. Christian bugged me. There were so many times when he interrupted William and Lily moments that got me out of my seat screaming “Shut up, Christian!” or “Go away, Christian!” But to be fair, Christian has problems of his own. By the end, I thought Christian was okay. Abram was kind of like the head of the house. If I had to pick an actor to play him it would be Morgan Freeman. He’s wise and very grandfatherly. The rest of the characters are beautifully brought to life and fill the novel with an amazing story.
Jennifer DeLucy explores love and courage in her novel. Love is a huge, and I mean gigantic huge, theme in Seers of Light. She forces the characters to examine their hearts and what it means to love. Love takes courage-it is a leap of faith. As a reader, I felt the love wrapped around the characters. To love someone, sometimes sacrifices must be made to keep or save that love. Seers of Light contained every form of love as well as the ups and downs of it.
Seers of Light is one of those books that I can’t recommend enough. I’ve read this book more than three times (lost count after that). After every reread, I dreamt about William. I’m not exaggerating. I did. This is the only book that I’ve dreamt about more than once. It will stick in your mind. It will make you reflect about your own life and how love has affected you. The smooth and easy flow of reality and the paranormal is proof of Jennifer DeLucy’s skill at story-telling. The paranormal aspect takes up a huge part of the book, but it is so completely believable that you barely notice it. There are so many books where the paranormal is just too unbelievable that it ruins the book for me. I’m so glad my library didn’t have this book. By buying a copy (kindle!) I am now able to bring it with me wherever I go. Which means, William goes with me everywhere 😉 Goodness! Seers of Light is an exceptional novel. The characters are memorable, the dialogue is absorbing, the suspense is thrilling, and the romance is truly beautiful. I adored this book!