Lightbringer (Google eBook)
A YA urban fantasy/romance set in a world a breath away from our own. Similar in tone to Tithe and Unleashed, this story tiptoes down the line between love and horror as Wendy discovers herself and the darkest parts of the afterlife.
Wendy has the ability to see souls that have not moved on, but she does not seek them out. They seek her. They yearn for her . . . or what she can do for them. Without Wendy's powers, the Lost, the souls that have died unnaturally young, are doomed to wander in the never forever, and Wendy knows she is the only one who can set them free by sending them into the light.
Each soul costs Wendy, delivering too many souls would be deadly, and yet she is driven to patrol, dropping everyone in her life but her best friend, Eddie-who wants to be more than friends-until she meets Piotr.
Piotr, the first Rider and guardian of the Lost, whose memory of his decades in the never, a world that the living never see, has faded away. With his old-fashioned charms, and haunted kindness, he understands Wendy in ways no one living ever could, yet Wendy is hiding that she can do more than exist in the never. Wendy is falling for a boy who she may have to send into the light.
But there are darker forces looking for the Lost. Trying to regain the youth and power that the Lost possess, the dark ones feed on the Lost and only Wendy and Piotr can save them--but at what cost?
From the Hardcover edition.
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Review: Lightbringer (Lightbringer #1)User Review - Alicia - Goodreads
I usually don't review books, but I was moved to review this one, and not in a good way. I really, really wanted to like this book. The premise seemed awesome and the fact that it was a reimagining of ... Read full review
Review: Lightbringer (Lightbringer #1)User Review - Clickety - Goodreads
This was all right. I really hoped it was going to be fantastic, but it wasn't (alas) everything I hoped it would be. I liked the focus on Wendy as the protagonist, and her powers and the duties that ... Read full review