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The Light of the Dying

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Unbridled power is Faith's curse. Trying to save two worlds, she leaves a trail of destruction, desperate to keep those she loves safe.

Unbridled power is Faith's curse. Trying to save two worlds, she leaves a trail of destruction, desperate to keep those she loves safe. Faith McDaniels is grasping the parameters of her own powers while trying to make sense of the impending collision of Enlitra and her own world.


Michelle Reynoso has written an exciting sci-fi/fantasy novel featuring a strong willed heroine that possesses an overwhelming power that she has yet to understand or wield. Faith understands that two worlds are dying, colliding, but she is still a teen who values her friendships, cares for her new boyfriend, and despite her power, is very vulnerable. While Reynoso's heroine is strong-willed, the opposing force, in this novel, is very mysterious and menacing. The reader will sense a connection between Faith and Him not quite understood by our protagonist or the reader. He is only referred to as Him, yet he is a formidable adversary that seems impossible to defeat. He is intimidating for the bravest of individuals, but Faith seems to carry this burden alone. While Faith struggles to carry this burden, her friendships are an important component where she draws her strength amidst her fears and apprehension. Although its Faith who possesses immense power, its her friends who give her the confidence to use it. Faith's friendships are one of the most enjoyable part of the books. However, if I had to choose, its the unique power Faith builds and stores to use as a weapon against Him that proves to be the most intriguing. This other world, Enlitra, is one that I would have been interested to learn more about.


I recommend this book for readers 14 and above. Readers who enjoy books with adventure, fantastical elements and strong female heroines will not be disappointed with Michelle Reynoso's new novel, a sequel to En.

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I’m a librarian for high school students and a run a podcast for YA Booktalks. It’s called Allie the Librarian Booktalks. I love to read YA and promote literacy.

About the author

Contracts Manager by day, award-winning author of YA Urban Fantasy novels and avid reader by night. Originally from a small town in NH, my first day visiting New York City was the day I moved in to the dorms of NYU. My adventures, then to now, shape the stories I read and write. view profile

Published on August 08, 2019

Published by Caterpillar & Gypsy Moth Press

60000 words

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

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