Review: Lightning In My Wake by Lila Felix

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Lightning In My Wake
by Lila Felix
Publication date: May 25th 2014
Category: New Adult
Genre: Paranormal
Source: eARC received by author
in exchange for an honest review

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Colby Evans can leap from one country to the next in a heartbeat. She can see every sunset in every time zone in the same day. She can travel across the world in a flash. She defies gravity and physics with every breath she takes. She’s tested her abilities and found them limitless. She is the lightning. She is Lucent. And nothing can stop her.

Except him.

Theodore Ramsey isn’t supposed to be able to flash like Colby. The power of travel is passed on from mother to daughter in their people. Except once in every hundred generations.

Theo is the one.

He can flash like Colby. And it makes him a target to their enemies and to himself. His abilities change everything he knows about life and throws his future into an uncertain tangent. In fact, the only thing certain in his life is the love he feels for Colby.

Their love defies time and space and has been the only constant thing in their lives since childhood. But even their infallible love will be stretched to its limits.

She will risk her life to protect him. But he will risk everything to protect them all.

My Thoughts

Lightning in My Wake is the first book I’ve read by Lila Felix, and I’m not sure why I waited so long, other than my “to read” list is simply too long. This story is full of passion, intensity, and some really awesome abilities. It’s packed with an amazing amount of history on the Lucent and digs even deeper as the story progresses. This remarkable tale is told from both Colby and Theo’s perspectives.

Colby is a Lucent, which means she can travel the world in the blink of an eye. All she has to do is think about a place and she’s there in seconds. Colby’s mother is also a Lucent, or Flasher as they used to call it. That’s how it works; daughters get the power from their mothers. But once every so often, a male can inherit the gift as well. It’s generally not as significant in men, and they are limited in their power. After growing up loving each other to their cores, Colby breaks it off with Theo when she learns he can flash. It’s the only way to keep him safe from their enemies, and to keep him from suffering the same fate as her father. After two years, Theo returns with some very startling news that will change everything they thought they knew.

Lightning in My Wake is such a unique story built on a solid foundation with a cast of strong and alluring characters. It amazes me that there are still new stories as good as this to be told, and I feel fortunate every time I happen upon one of these gems. Felix blew me away with this one and I can’t wait to read more of her work, especially the next book in this series. Gah! What a way to end it.

I highly recommend Lightning in My Wake to all fans of paranormal, fantasy, and romance.

I want more, more, more!

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About the Author

lila felix

Lila Felix made the decision to write a book after being encouraged by friends. She is a stay at home mom to three wild children and three boisterous dogs and her high school sweetheart husband encourages her daily. Between writing books, she loves to read and watch sappy 80’s movies. Favorite things: ice cream, anything purple, roller derby and any kind of music she can get her hands on. If you’re looking for her, try looking in the swamp, she’s probably duct taping something under the shade of a Cypress tree.

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Wife, mother, blogger, author, gamer, and a lover of the culinary arts. Toni lives in Michigan with her husband and four children. If she's not writing or curled up with a book, you'll most likely find her playing with her kids, baking cupcakes, or killing zombies.
  • ROFL Grabby hands! She usually writes contemporary YA, but has branched out to paranormal with this one and a bear shifter series Burden

    • Crap, I don’t know why I listed it as science fiction.. I guess paranormal makes more sense. It reminded me a little of The Tomorrow People at first. 😉

      • I keep forgetting about that show, but yeah I can see that. I had Jumper and Reflex on the brain when I started

  • I love me some Lila!!! <3

  • Lindsay Galloway

    Dammit Toni! My TBR pile is starting to wobble, and I’m worried that if I put even one more book on it, the whole thing is going to topple over and bury me in my sleep!