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Luminous

Dragon's Creed, Book 1
Narrated by: Kasi Hollowell
Length: 6 hrs and 15 mins
Categories: Young Adults, Ages 13 & Up
4.5 out of 5 stars (9 ratings)

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Summary

Three dragon shifters and a fierce heroine in a fast-paced young adult adventure...

Lila McCarty used to see dragons.

That was before they killed her mother, before she told everyone what happened and people stamped the “crazy” label on her head. Now, as a senior in high school, she has no time for dragon legends or the tourists who putter around her lighthouse. She just wants to graduate and get the hell out.

But when 12 of Lila’s classmates, including her best friend, mysteriously vanish during the town’s dragon festivities, she tracks down the three mysterious guys who seem to know more than they let on. They’re sexy and infuriatingly charming, though that has nothing to do with why she’s enlisting their help.

It turns out Lila wasn’t crazy. Dragons are real. Not only that, the three dragon shifters have answers: her past, her role in their hidden world. It’s Lila’s duty to save her friends, whether she likes it or not.

When her classmates start turning up dead, she’s on a race against the clock - find the killer, or lose them all.

©2019 Ingrid Seymour and Katie French (P)2019 Ingrid Seymour and Katie French

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‘Tis Only The Beginning

I quite enjoyed Lila’s journey. It’s about a small town mystery that has yet to be solved. There’s a bit of coming to age in Lila’s story. She’s a girl in high school that has tragically lost her mother. The loss leads her to stop believing in certain things. Things that she might just have need for in the future.
I liked Lila. I felt she was great character. She’s young and a bit ignorant to things but she adapts quickly and has a hunger for knowledge. She’s courageous, strong, compassionate and determined.
Luminous is just the beginning for Lila and her friends. I’m excited to see how their characters develop in the next part of their quest.

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What a mystery!!

This story gave me more a mystery than I expected! I’m intrigued to know what happens next and it kept my attention for long periods of time! The narrator had a pleasant voice and didn’t take from the story at all!!

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Dragons

I really enjoyed this book. This is the first book in the series. Lila is the FMC. She is a senior in high school. She finds out that dragons are real. She realizes that the stories her mother use to tell her weren't just stories. She meets three guys that are dragons when all of the students go missing from a lake party. She is determined to rescue them and stop who is behind the crimes. Can't wait to see where the story continues.

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Very Entertaining

I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this book. It had me gripped from the beginning. It is fast paced and has a bit of everything in it to appeal to everyone, paranormal, mystery, family legacies. The narrator really suits the lead character. I would recommend this unusual book.

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Dragon YA mystery

This is a great YA introduction into Dragon Shifter paranormal books. The narrator was well matched to the book and YA style. Lots of ground work to the characters, so that book 2 can bring the drama.

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fast paced but only 6ish hours

The pace is good and the battles well written. The starting place of a good book. We have just met the love interests.

I personally found the narration a bit over the top in some places but it is meant to be that of a teen girl so maybe its what's needed.

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Luminous

This is a fantastic read. If your a lover of the Supernatural and plenty of action. With lots of twists and turns you will definitely like this book. This Audiobook grabbed me right from the start and I could not put down the book. Before I new it I was finished. Its a real page turner as well as it had me on the edge of my seat. The Narrator and the Author have done a fantastic job. I definitely recommend this read.
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Dragons

I enjoyed this audiobook. It is a good start for a series, but it has also still achieved a good ending to the book that finalised this part of the story. The narration to the story was also good which made it easy and enjoyable to listen too. I enjoyed following the characters in the story and wonder if the attempted experiment is going to have an effect on Lila in future books. It has mystery, danger, romance and of coarse dragons.

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  • NF
  • 27-11-19

A secret past, A killer present, A Roaring Future

*I was provided a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review*

A world of Dragon's right on the coast hidden from view.
Lila's classmates vanish from a party on the beach and no one believes her that it isn't just a prank. When one comes up dead, and she finds the body, the blame starts to shift onto her.
She takes it upon herself to find her best friend and the rest of her classmates before it's too late for anyone...including her father.
Beautiful descriptions of a rural town and coastal scenery with a diverse cast of magical and mundane people.
The dragon-shifter dialogue with Lila seems a bit stiff for most of the book but by the end, connections are made and the three boys would be willing to do anything for her. I'm sure the sequels will test those connections and the stiffness will go away as they write in the understanding that develops.
With their help, Lila finds the killer, secrets to her past, and adventures for the future.
A compelling story with plenty of surprises and character development. A hint of romance that doesn't overshadow the plot and a strong lead female who gets things done with or without the help of the boys.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 10-11-19

Great Book

First I think the narriator was very good. I enjoyed the likable characters, and as always it's about dragons. The main character is a strong young girl that I think will fall in love with more tha. one dragon. Can't wait for the second book to fine out.

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  • Lexi Zieve
  • 22-10-19

Great start to a series

This book was very fast paced and hit the ground running. The character has to remember and learn a lot about her past and her mother. I loved the bond her and her father had. This definitely feels like a set up book for the rest of the series but in a way that you know what is coming next is going to be really good. I can’t wait to find out what happens next for Lila and her dragons. I liked how strong she was and how much she cared for her family and friends no matter what. I really can’t wait for what will happen next. I enjoyed it a lot and want to know what is next for these characters and this world.

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  • bl038
  • 16-10-19

Fast paced and action packed

I enjoy this book thoroughly. It kept my attention and had me coming back for more. I am looking forward to the sequels. Well done!

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  • Monica K.
  • 15-10-19

Dragons

I give this 3 1/2 stars. This book reminds me of the superhero movies where the first movie is okay but you know the second movie will be better. This book is a background type of book. It takes a long time to get to the dragon point of this book. I also don't get the 4th guy in the cover photo picture. This book is a good setup for what is to come. I think the future books will be more interesting and faster-paced.

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  • Stormer83
  • 13-10-19

Good story

Great start to a new series i always love stories with dragons, narrator did a great job too, can't wait to hear the rest series of the story

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  • LittleE
  • 11-10-19

Great Listen, Engaging Story

I got to listen to this book for free in exchange for an honest review. I am SO glad I did, because I loved it! This would have absolutely been worth my audible credit.

Firstly, Kasi Hollowell was an excellent narrator. I really enjoyed her work and will be looking for more of it in the future.

As for story, I really liked Lila and her adventure. I am really looking forward to the next part of the series to see how things play out. I don’t want spoil anything here, so… yeah, it’ll be good! The story feels original, and is engaging. Lila is kinda dorky, but smart and tenacious. I love a heroine with gumption, and a stubborn spirit. She definitely fits the bill!

My only real critique on this one is that I would have liked to have gotten more development with the guys. I’m ok with that, though, because I suspect there will be a lot more of that in the next part, now that we have gotten to know Lila. On the one hand I want more of the guys, but on the other I appreciate that this part of the story is all about HER, developing who she is and why she’s worth knowing about.

This is a reverse harem situation, however, it’s super subtle. It doesn’t feel like one, and it feels much more plausible that these guys would be into her than in some of the others that I’ve read. There really isn’t any overt romance in this, aside from a single kiss, which is brief. Honestly, there is so much going on in her adventure that she just doesn’t have time for romance.

I’m looking forward to seeing how Lila develops her abilities, as well as to finding out more about her role as the Dragon Warden. There is still a lot of mystery surrounding that title, and I’m interested in the further development of this world.

This was a very enjoyable listen, entertaining story, I’ll definitely listen to it again AND I’ll be getting the next book for sure. Highly recommend!

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  • Laura
  • 03-10-19

Great start!! Loved it.

I thought this book was a fast paced mystery paranormal. I didn’t realize it was a RH till I read the blurb after I grabbed it. (Oops) no matter. It seems to be a slow burn kinda RH so I’m LOVING it so far.
We followed Lila who is the main character in this book and she takes front and center. We do meet a trio of very handsome guys but again all the focus is on Lila and solving the mystery.
I was hooked from the very beginning of listening to the audiobook. I must say that the narrator is fabulous and did very well portraying the guys voices. She brought the story alive for me. Will move on to book 2!