Sunday, October 21, 2018

Review: House of Leights

Author Jaymin Eve 
Format e-book 
Print Length 260 pages 
Publisher self 
Published July 10, 2018 

Maya has never had much to complain about. Sure, her parents are absent a lot, having important jobs in the government, but at the end of the day she has all the material possessions a girl could want. Not to mention a great best friend, and secure spot in the popular group at her school.

Yet she can never shake the feeling of displacement. Constantly searching for something that’s missing from her life. 

Turns out Maya is part of something much bigger than her human existence, and after a mysterious stranger saves her from an ambush at a party, he brings her into his world. 

And turns her world completely upside down. 

My Opinion 

Maya is a senior in high school and her life is pretty great. Until that is she goes to a party and gets attacked on the way home. Then she finds out that her loving parents do indeed work for the government, just not doing what she thought. They are ambassadors to aliens. Turns out she knows a secret, that she didn’t know she knew. Oh… and an alien baddie is after her blood. What is a gal to do but jump ship with her bestie to an alien world? Thank goodness momma and daddy get to come along. 

Maya’s life is different from the other two keepers. Emma is an orphan and Callie was raised by a paranoid momma on the run. So it is easy to expect her to be a little entitled or snobby. But with her parents by her side, she tracks of to another world and tries to save the day. One cheerleader at a time. 

I liked Maya, but her bestie Brad stole the show a few times. Their relationship to each other is pretty spectacular to see. She also took the backseat to Chase. Because that is one guy a gal could fall in love with in an instant. Dang. What was Jaymin thinking when she wrote him? Braxton still holds by heart, with Brace and Baelen tied at second. So she can write an alpha male that will make your heart flutter. 

The romance in this one was a bit on the back burner as Laous is getting more powerful and people have died on both sides of the war. I am glad that the pairing of the secrets to a Daelighter is a bit clearer now. I hated the thought of insta-love without a reason. 

Overall this series is good, fast-paced and pretty much brain candy. If you like gals who aren’t afraid to stand up for themselves and the rest of the world than you will like this one too. I really can’t wait to see where this is all headed. 

My Rating 3 out of 5 stars 

Favorite Quote He was an alien, a Daelighter. Why were the good ones always gay, taken, or aliens? Seriously. 

Other People 

Brad- Maya’s bestie 
Emma- first secret keeper 
Callie- second secret keeper 
Laous- Daniel’s uncle, big baddie 
Daniel/Lexen- Chase’s besties

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