Luminous

Luminous

As reality slips and time stands still, Consuela finds herself thrust into the world of the Flow. Removed from all she loves into this shifting world overlapping our own, Consuela quickly discovers she has the power to step out of her earthly skin and cloak herself in new ones?skins made from the world around her, crafted from water, fire, air. She is joined by other teens As reality slips and time stands still, Consuela finds herself thrust into the world of the Flow. Removed from all she ...

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Title:Luminous
Author:Dawn Metcalf
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Genres:Fantasy
ISBN:Luminous
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:371 pages pages

Luminous Reviews

  • Erin
    Feb 23, 2011

    That cover is gorgeous! ...

    Initially I was attracted to this book because the cover was gorgeous. But as they say, you should never judge a book by its cover, and this book is no exception. Needless to say, I wasn't impressed. The idea, though strange at first, would have grown on me had it not been for the char...

    In a Sentence: Though Luminous can seem confusing and distant at times, it is an excellent example of Dawn Metcalf's natural flair for creativity and originality. My Thoughts Luminous is one of those books that I have a lot of mixed feelings about. On one hand, there were parts...

    The imagery in LUMINOUS is insane. The strange beauty and wonder of the Flow...it's a new high point in creativity. For the first third of the book I was completely lost in the visuals. I'd love to see some visionary put this to screen. So much that is gorgeous and terrible. But don...

    LUMINOUS was?interesting. Okay, ?interesting? might be a tad generous. LUMINOUS is ambitious, and beautifully written, but at times it was a confusing and emotionally distant read for me. Dawn Metcalf?s writing is astounding, an awe-inspiring combination between the rhythmic...

    THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS! BUT I WILL SAY THIS: DON'T PASS ON THIS BOOK. IGNORE THE NEGATIVE REVIEWS. TURN OFF THE TV, GRAB A PILLOW AND A QUILT. ABOVE ALL ELSE, TAKE YOUR TIME WITH THIS BOOK. IMMERSE YOURSELF. DON'T READ DISTRACTED. ENJOY! Now if you insist on reading ahead: ...

    I had had such high hopes for this one. The cover is so pretty, I thought I would find a story I loved inside. instead, I found an odd, disjointed story that just never caught my attention. ...

    I've never outright hated a book, since I usually end up not reading it in the first place. This book, while I didn't hate it, did have some disturbing elements that I would rather not have to deal with ever again. Consuela, the main character, has a disturbing power that creeped me...

    This is such a strange book, and I get why reviews seem to be so divided. There is something very lyrical and beautiful about Metcalf's writing. And I can honestly say that I haven't seen anything like this novel before. I finished it a few days ago, and I can't get it out of my he...

    I had a hard time getting into this one. Luminous was very unique and different which is a plus in a world of young adult books where all too often it is the same story told over and over again. I had no clue where this story was going which is also a plus since so many books are so pr...

    I was drawn to this book by the beautiful cover and then read the synopsis and found it intriguing. I actually received an Advanced Reading Copy of it through Librarything's Early Reviewer Program. It was a very creative book and has some intriguing ideas in it; although at points the ...

    I like to think of Luminous as a very unique piece of modern art-- you're either going to love it or hate it, and everyone is going to interpret it differently. Now, I actually fall on the side of people who loved this book-- I thought it was creative, different, kind of bizarre, and a...

    Have you ever come across a book that you simply didn't know how to sum up in a sentence? At least in terms of the feelings it evoked in you? Because that is what Luminous is to me. It is very original. At least the premise and the mythos of the book - it is beyond bizarre but at t...

    3.5 Stars This book was all over the place for me. I was confused, interested, intrigued, captivated, and hopeful for Consuela - Bones - and the others in the Flow. I felt like I was riding a roller coaster while reading. I love the premise and think it is absolutely original, but a...

    Although this book turned out good it got off to a rocky start. The author rather dumps you from the "real" world into the Flow, and I felt very disjointed and confused over what was happening and where we were. I think it was done to emphasize the disorientation and confusion of Consu...

    Reviewed by http://urbanfantasyinvestigations.blo... LUMINOUS is yet another book I just could not get into and could not finish. I'm sad to say that it lost me just a few chapters in. It was extremely strange and it first lost me when Consuela found out she could take off her skin,...

    First can I say I'm in total love with this cover? I just adore it. I also have to say that I enjoyed the first part of this book. We find Consuela in a dressing room trying on jeans not made for her body. Anyone with a booty (which is now in fashion thanks to J Lo and Beyonce) can sym...

    I was super excited to read Luminous. Everything about it seemed beautiful to me: the concept, the characters, the cover. And I really wanted to love it, seeing how excited I was about it. But, unfortunately, I just don?t think this book was for me. Luminous started off pretty wel...

    Review: Luminous was definitely a... different read. There were a few things that I found were well done with the novel... however, there were also many things that made this novel just okay. Dawn Metcalf has beautiful writing. It is very rhythmic and poetic like. It reminded me ...

    This book is weird,not good weird, but creepy weird.Or no thats not it either because creepy weird can be good. It was just horrific. It begins with our maincharacter (Consuela) trying on clothes and lamenting about how all the clothes seems to be made for skinny girls. At this po...

    Imagine a world where certain "special" people can leave their bodies. Imagine removing your soul and moving through space and time to a place called "the flow." That's what Consuela aka Bones can do, as well as a few other people. Bones is kind of like an angel, she can slip out of...

    Luminous is unlike any other book I've read. This is a hard review for me to write, there are things about this story that I was enamored with but at the same time there were other aspects of the story that just fell flat for me. The creativity of the story was amazing... the co...

    This is probably one of the most singularly unique storylines I've encountered in a long time. That being said, be warned: Do not read yourself to sleep with this book, even if it's just a catnap: YOU WILL HAVE BIZARRE DREAMS AFTERWARDS. Metcalf's skill at worldcrafting is delicious...

    Just not good enough. Weird and compelling, fast moving, but not that good. ...

  • Claire
    Apr 04, 2011

    That cover is gorgeous! ...

    Initially I was attracted to this book because the cover was gorgeous. But as they say, you should never judge a book by its cover, and this book is no exception. Needless to say, I wasn't impressed. The idea, though strange at first, would have grown on me had it not been for the char...

    In a Sentence: Though Luminous can seem confusing and distant at times, it is an excellent example of Dawn Metcalf's natural flair for creativity and originality. My Thoughts Luminous is one of those books that I have a lot of mixed feelings about. On one hand, there were parts...

    The imagery in LUMINOUS is insane. The strange beauty and wonder of the Flow...it's a new high point in creativity. For the first third of the book I was completely lost in the visuals. I'd love to see some visionary put this to screen. So much that is gorgeous and terrible. But don...

    LUMINOUS was?interesting. Okay, ?interesting? might be a tad generous. LUMINOUS is ambitious, and beautifully written, but at times it was a confusing and emotionally distant read for me. Dawn Metcalf?s writing is astounding, an awe-inspiring combination between the rhythmic...

    THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS! BUT I WILL SAY THIS: DON'T PASS ON THIS BOOK. IGNORE THE NEGATIVE REVIEWS. TURN OFF THE TV, GRAB A PILLOW AND A QUILT. ABOVE ALL ELSE, TAKE YOUR TIME WITH THIS BOOK. IMMERSE YOURSELF. DON'T READ DISTRACTED. ENJOY! Now if you insist on reading ahead: ...

    I had had such high hopes for this one. The cover is so pretty, I thought I would find a story I loved inside. instead, I found an odd, disjointed story that just never caught my attention. ...

    I've never outright hated a book, since I usually end up not reading it in the first place. This book, while I didn't hate it, did have some disturbing elements that I would rather not have to deal with ever again. Consuela, the main character, has a disturbing power that creeped me...

    This is such a strange book, and I get why reviews seem to be so divided. There is something very lyrical and beautiful about Metcalf's writing. And I can honestly say that I haven't seen anything like this novel before. I finished it a few days ago, and I can't get it out of my he...

    I had a hard time getting into this one. Luminous was very unique and different which is a plus in a world of young adult books where all too often it is the same story told over and over again. I had no clue where this story was going which is also a plus since so many books are so pr...

    I was drawn to this book by the beautiful cover and then read the synopsis and found it intriguing. I actually received an Advanced Reading Copy of it through Librarything's Early Reviewer Program. It was a very creative book and has some intriguing ideas in it; although at points the ...

    I like to think of Luminous as a very unique piece of modern art-- you're either going to love it or hate it, and everyone is going to interpret it differently. Now, I actually fall on the side of people who loved this book-- I thought it was creative, different, kind of bizarre, and a...

    Have you ever come across a book that you simply didn't know how to sum up in a sentence? At least in terms of the feelings it evoked in you? Because that is what Luminous is to me. It is very original. At least the premise and the mythos of the book - it is beyond bizarre but at t...

    3.5 Stars This book was all over the place for me. I was confused, interested, intrigued, captivated, and hopeful for Consuela - Bones - and the others in the Flow. I felt like I was riding a roller coaster while reading. I love the premise and think it is absolutely original, but a...

    Although this book turned out good it got off to a rocky start. The author rather dumps you from the "real" world into the Flow, and I felt very disjointed and confused over what was happening and where we were. I think it was done to emphasize the disorientation and confusion of Consu...

    Reviewed by http://urbanfantasyinvestigations.blo... LUMINOUS is yet another book I just could not get into and could not finish. I'm sad to say that it lost me just a few chapters in. It was extremely strange and it first lost me when Consuela found out she could take off her skin,...

    First can I say I'm in total love with this cover? I just adore it. I also have to say that I enjoyed the first part of this book. We find Consuela in a dressing room trying on jeans not made for her body. Anyone with a booty (which is now in fashion thanks to J Lo and Beyonce) can sym...

    I was super excited to read Luminous. Everything about it seemed beautiful to me: the concept, the characters, the cover. And I really wanted to love it, seeing how excited I was about it. But, unfortunately, I just don?t think this book was for me. Luminous started off pretty wel...

    Review: Luminous was definitely a... different read. There were a few things that I found were well done with the novel... however, there were also many things that made this novel just okay. Dawn Metcalf has beautiful writing. It is very rhythmic and poetic like. It reminded me ...

    This book is weird,not good weird, but creepy weird.Or no thats not it either because creepy weird can be good. It was just horrific. It begins with our maincharacter (Consuela) trying on clothes and lamenting about how all the clothes seems to be made for skinny girls. At this po...

    Imagine a world where certain "special" people can leave their bodies. Imagine removing your soul and moving through space and time to a place called "the flow." That's what Consuela aka Bones can do, as well as a few other people. Bones is kind of like an angel, she can slip out of...

    Luminous is unlike any other book I've read. This is a hard review for me to write, there are things about this story that I was enamored with but at the same time there were other aspects of the story that just fell flat for me. The creativity of the story was amazing... the co...

    This is probably one of the most singularly unique storylines I've encountered in a long time. That being said, be warned: Do not read yourself to sleep with this book, even if it's just a catnap: YOU WILL HAVE BIZARRE DREAMS AFTERWARDS. Metcalf's skill at worldcrafting is delicious...

    Just not good enough. Weird and compelling, fast moving, but not that good. ...

    Stunning prose, strong characters, confusing plot. ...

  • Nicole (Reading Books With Coffee)
    Apr 27, 2012

    That cover is gorgeous! ...

    Initially I was attracted to this book because the cover was gorgeous. But as they say, you should never judge a book by its cover, and this book is no exception. Needless to say, I wasn't impressed. The idea, though strange at first, would have grown on me had it not been for the char...

    In a Sentence: Though Luminous can seem confusing and distant at times, it is an excellent example of Dawn Metcalf's natural flair for creativity and originality. My Thoughts Luminous is one of those books that I have a lot of mixed feelings about. On one hand, there were parts...

    The imagery in LUMINOUS is insane. The strange beauty and wonder of the Flow...it's a new high point in creativity. For the first third of the book I was completely lost in the visuals. I'd love to see some visionary put this to screen. So much that is gorgeous and terrible. But don...

    LUMINOUS was?interesting. Okay, ?interesting? might be a tad generous. LUMINOUS is ambitious, and beautifully written, but at times it was a confusing and emotionally distant read for me. Dawn Metcalf?s writing is astounding, an awe-inspiring combination between the rhythmic...

    THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS! BUT I WILL SAY THIS: DON'T PASS ON THIS BOOK. IGNORE THE NEGATIVE REVIEWS. TURN OFF THE TV, GRAB A PILLOW AND A QUILT. ABOVE ALL ELSE, TAKE YOUR TIME WITH THIS BOOK. IMMERSE YOURSELF. DON'T READ DISTRACTED. ENJOY! Now if you insist on reading ahead: ...

    I had had such high hopes for this one. The cover is so pretty, I thought I would find a story I loved inside. instead, I found an odd, disjointed story that just never caught my attention. ...

    I've never outright hated a book, since I usually end up not reading it in the first place. This book, while I didn't hate it, did have some disturbing elements that I would rather not have to deal with ever again. Consuela, the main character, has a disturbing power that creeped me...

    This is such a strange book, and I get why reviews seem to be so divided. There is something very lyrical and beautiful about Metcalf's writing. And I can honestly say that I haven't seen anything like this novel before. I finished it a few days ago, and I can't get it out of my he...

  • Kagama-the Literaturevixen
    Jul 29, 2011

    That cover is gorgeous! ...

    Initially I was attracted to this book because the cover was gorgeous. But as they say, you should never judge a book by its cover, and this book is no exception. Needless to say, I wasn't impressed. The idea, though strange at first, would have grown on me had it not been for the char...

    In a Sentence: Though Luminous can seem confusing and distant at times, it is an excellent example of Dawn Metcalf's natural flair for creativity and originality. My Thoughts Luminous is one of those books that I have a lot of mixed feelings about. On one hand, there were parts...

    The imagery in LUMINOUS is insane. The strange beauty and wonder of the Flow...it's a new high point in creativity. For the first third of the book I was completely lost in the visuals. I'd love to see some visionary put this to screen. So much that is gorgeous and terrible. But don...

    LUMINOUS was?interesting. Okay, ?interesting? might be a tad generous. LUMINOUS is ambitious, and beautifully written, but at times it was a confusing and emotionally distant read for me. Dawn Metcalf?s writing is astounding, an awe-inspiring combination between the rhythmic...

    THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS! BUT I WILL SAY THIS: DON'T PASS ON THIS BOOK. IGNORE THE NEGATIVE REVIEWS. TURN OFF THE TV, GRAB A PILLOW AND A QUILT. ABOVE ALL ELSE, TAKE YOUR TIME WITH THIS BOOK. IMMERSE YOURSELF. DON'T READ DISTRACTED. ENJOY! Now if you insist on reading ahead: ...

    I had had such high hopes for this one. The cover is so pretty, I thought I would find a story I loved inside. instead, I found an odd, disjointed story that just never caught my attention. ...

    I've never outright hated a book, since I usually end up not reading it in the first place. This book, while I didn't hate it, did have some disturbing elements that I would rather not have to deal with ever again. Consuela, the main character, has a disturbing power that creeped me...

    This is such a strange book, and I get why reviews seem to be so divided. There is something very lyrical and beautiful about Metcalf's writing. And I can honestly say that I haven't seen anything like this novel before. I finished it a few days ago, and I can't get it out of my he...

    I had a hard time getting into this one. Luminous was very unique and different which is a plus in a world of young adult books where all too often it is the same story told over and over again. I had no clue where this story was going which is also a plus since so many books are so pr...

    I was drawn to this book by the beautiful cover and then read the synopsis and found it intriguing. I actually received an Advanced Reading Copy of it through Librarything's Early Reviewer Program. It was a very creative book and has some intriguing ideas in it; although at points the ...

    I like to think of Luminous as a very unique piece of modern art-- you're either going to love it or hate it, and everyone is going to interpret it differently. Now, I actually fall on the side of people who loved this book-- I thought it was creative, different, kind of bizarre, and a...

    Have you ever come across a book that you simply didn't know how to sum up in a sentence? At least in terms of the feelings it evoked in you? Because that is what Luminous is to me. It is very original. At least the premise and the mythos of the book - it is beyond bizarre but at t...

    3.5 Stars This book was all over the place for me. I was confused, interested, intrigued, captivated, and hopeful for Consuela - Bones - and the others in the Flow. I felt like I was riding a roller coaster while reading. I love the premise and think it is absolutely original, but a...

    Although this book turned out good it got off to a rocky start. The author rather dumps you from the "real" world into the Flow, and I felt very disjointed and confused over what was happening and where we were. I think it was done to emphasize the disorientation and confusion of Consu...

    Reviewed by http://urbanfantasyinvestigations.blo... LUMINOUS is yet another book I just could not get into and could not finish. I'm sad to say that it lost me just a few chapters in. It was extremely strange and it first lost me when Consuela found out she could take off her skin,...

    First can I say I'm in total love with this cover? I just adore it. I also have to say that I enjoyed the first part of this book. We find Consuela in a dressing room trying on jeans not made for her body. Anyone with a booty (which is now in fashion thanks to J Lo and Beyonce) can sym...

    I was super excited to read Luminous. Everything about it seemed beautiful to me: the concept, the characters, the cover. And I really wanted to love it, seeing how excited I was about it. But, unfortunately, I just don?t think this book was for me. Luminous started off pretty wel...

    Review: Luminous was definitely a... different read. There were a few things that I found were well done with the novel... however, there were also many things that made this novel just okay. Dawn Metcalf has beautiful writing. It is very rhythmic and poetic like. It reminded me ...

    This book is weird,not good weird, but creepy weird.Or no thats not it either because creepy weird can be good. It was just horrific. It begins with our maincharacter (Consuela) trying on clothes and lamenting about how all the clothes seems to be made for skinny girls. At this po...

  • Anna
    Jun 18, 2011

    That cover is gorgeous! ...

    Initially I was attracted to this book because the cover was gorgeous. But as they say, you should never judge a book by its cover, and this book is no exception. Needless to say, I wasn't impressed. The idea, though strange at first, would have grown on me had it not been for the char...

    In a Sentence: Though Luminous can seem confusing and distant at times, it is an excellent example of Dawn Metcalf's natural flair for creativity and originality. My Thoughts Luminous is one of those books that I have a lot of mixed feelings about. On one hand, there were parts...

    The imagery in LUMINOUS is insane. The strange beauty and wonder of the Flow...it's a new high point in creativity. For the first third of the book I was completely lost in the visuals. I'd love to see some visionary put this to screen. So much that is gorgeous and terrible. But don...

    LUMINOUS was?interesting. Okay, ?interesting? might be a tad generous. LUMINOUS is ambitious, and beautifully written, but at times it was a confusing and emotionally distant read for me. Dawn Metcalf?s writing is astounding, an awe-inspiring combination between the rhythmic...

    THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS! BUT I WILL SAY THIS: DON'T PASS ON THIS BOOK. IGNORE THE NEGATIVE REVIEWS. TURN OFF THE TV, GRAB A PILLOW AND A QUILT. ABOVE ALL ELSE, TAKE YOUR TIME WITH THIS BOOK. IMMERSE YOURSELF. DON'T READ DISTRACTED. ENJOY! Now if you insist on reading ahead: ...

    I had had such high hopes for this one. The cover is so pretty, I thought I would find a story I loved inside. instead, I found an odd, disjointed story that just never caught my attention. ...

    I've never outright hated a book, since I usually end up not reading it in the first place. This book, while I didn't hate it, did have some disturbing elements that I would rather not have to deal with ever again. Consuela, the main character, has a disturbing power that creeped me...

    This is such a strange book, and I get why reviews seem to be so divided. There is something very lyrical and beautiful about Metcalf's writing. And I can honestly say that I haven't seen anything like this novel before. I finished it a few days ago, and I can't get it out of my he...

    I had a hard time getting into this one. Luminous was very unique and different which is a plus in a world of young adult books where all too often it is the same story told over and over again. I had no clue where this story was going which is also a plus since so many books are so pr...

    I was drawn to this book by the beautiful cover and then read the synopsis and found it intriguing. I actually received an Advanced Reading Copy of it through Librarything's Early Reviewer Program. It was a very creative book and has some intriguing ideas in it; although at points the ...

    I like to think of Luminous as a very unique piece of modern art-- you're either going to love it or hate it, and everyone is going to interpret it differently. Now, I actually fall on the side of people who loved this book-- I thought it was creative, different, kind of bizarre, and a...

    Have you ever come across a book that you simply didn't know how to sum up in a sentence? At least in terms of the feelings it evoked in you? Because that is what Luminous is to me. It is very original. At least the premise and the mythos of the book - it is beyond bizarre but at t...

    3.5 Stars This book was all over the place for me. I was confused, interested, intrigued, captivated, and hopeful for Consuela - Bones - and the others in the Flow. I felt like I was riding a roller coaster while reading. I love the premise and think it is absolutely original, but a...

    Although this book turned out good it got off to a rocky start. The author rather dumps you from the "real" world into the Flow, and I felt very disjointed and confused over what was happening and where we were. I think it was done to emphasize the disorientation and confusion of Consu...

    Reviewed by http://urbanfantasyinvestigations.blo... LUMINOUS is yet another book I just could not get into and could not finish. I'm sad to say that it lost me just a few chapters in. It was extremely strange and it first lost me when Consuela found out she could take off her skin,...

    First can I say I'm in total love with this cover? I just adore it. I also have to say that I enjoyed the first part of this book. We find Consuela in a dressing room trying on jeans not made for her body. Anyone with a booty (which is now in fashion thanks to J Lo and Beyonce) can sym...

    I was super excited to read Luminous. Everything about it seemed beautiful to me: the concept, the characters, the cover. And I really wanted to love it, seeing how excited I was about it. But, unfortunately, I just don?t think this book was for me. Luminous started off pretty wel...

    Review: Luminous was definitely a... different read. There were a few things that I found were well done with the novel... however, there were also many things that made this novel just okay. Dawn Metcalf has beautiful writing. It is very rhythmic and poetic like. It reminded me ...

  • Kathy
    Jan 20, 2011

    That cover is gorgeous! ...

    Initially I was attracted to this book because the cover was gorgeous. But as they say, you should never judge a book by its cover, and this book is no exception. Needless to say, I wasn't impressed. The idea, though strange at first, would have grown on me had it not been for the char...

    In a Sentence: Though Luminous can seem confusing and distant at times, it is an excellent example of Dawn Metcalf's natural flair for creativity and originality. My Thoughts Luminous is one of those books that I have a lot of mixed feelings about. On one hand, there were parts...

    The imagery in LUMINOUS is insane. The strange beauty and wonder of the Flow...it's a new high point in creativity. For the first third of the book I was completely lost in the visuals. I'd love to see some visionary put this to screen. So much that is gorgeous and terrible. But don...

    LUMINOUS was?interesting. Okay, ?interesting? might be a tad generous. LUMINOUS is ambitious, and beautifully written, but at times it was a confusing and emotionally distant read for me. Dawn Metcalf?s writing is astounding, an awe-inspiring combination between the rhythmic...

    THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS! BUT I WILL SAY THIS: DON'T PASS ON THIS BOOK. IGNORE THE NEGATIVE REVIEWS. TURN OFF THE TV, GRAB A PILLOW AND A QUILT. ABOVE ALL ELSE, TAKE YOUR TIME WITH THIS BOOK. IMMERSE YOURSELF. DON'T READ DISTRACTED. ENJOY! Now if you insist on reading ahead: ...

    I had had such high hopes for this one. The cover is so pretty, I thought I would find a story I loved inside. instead, I found an odd, disjointed story that just never caught my attention. ...

    I've never outright hated a book, since I usually end up not reading it in the first place. This book, while I didn't hate it, did have some disturbing elements that I would rather not have to deal with ever again. Consuela, the main character, has a disturbing power that creeped me...

    This is such a strange book, and I get why reviews seem to be so divided. There is something very lyrical and beautiful about Metcalf's writing. And I can honestly say that I haven't seen anything like this novel before. I finished it a few days ago, and I can't get it out of my he...

    I had a hard time getting into this one. Luminous was very unique and different which is a plus in a world of young adult books where all too often it is the same story told over and over again. I had no clue where this story was going which is also a plus since so many books are so pr...

  • Trisha
    Feb 01, 2016

    That cover is gorgeous! ...

    Initially I was attracted to this book because the cover was gorgeous. But as they say, you should never judge a book by its cover, and this book is no exception. Needless to say, I wasn't impressed. The idea, though strange at first, would have grown on me had it not been for the char...

    In a Sentence: Though Luminous can seem confusing and distant at times, it is an excellent example of Dawn Metcalf's natural flair for creativity and originality. My Thoughts Luminous is one of those books that I have a lot of mixed feelings about. On one hand, there were parts...

    The imagery in LUMINOUS is insane. The strange beauty and wonder of the Flow...it's a new high point in creativity. For the first third of the book I was completely lost in the visuals. I'd love to see some visionary put this to screen. So much that is gorgeous and terrible. But don...

    LUMINOUS was?interesting. Okay, ?interesting? might be a tad generous. LUMINOUS is ambitious, and beautifully written, but at times it was a confusing and emotionally distant read for me. Dawn Metcalf?s writing is astounding, an awe-inspiring combination between the rhythmic...

    THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS! BUT I WILL SAY THIS: DON'T PASS ON THIS BOOK. IGNORE THE NEGATIVE REVIEWS. TURN OFF THE TV, GRAB A PILLOW AND A QUILT. ABOVE ALL ELSE, TAKE YOUR TIME WITH THIS BOOK. IMMERSE YOURSELF. DON'T READ DISTRACTED. ENJOY! Now if you insist on reading ahead: ...

    I had had such high hopes for this one. The cover is so pretty, I thought I would find a story I loved inside. instead, I found an odd, disjointed story that just never caught my attention. ...

  • Kristi
    Aug 07, 2010

    That cover is gorgeous! ...

    Initially I was attracted to this book because the cover was gorgeous. But as they say, you should never judge a book by its cover, and this book is no exception. Needless to say, I wasn't impressed. The idea, though strange at first, would have grown on me had it not been for the char...

    In a Sentence: Though Luminous can seem confusing and distant at times, it is an excellent example of Dawn Metcalf's natural flair for creativity and originality. My Thoughts Luminous is one of those books that I have a lot of mixed feelings about. On one hand, there were parts...

    The imagery in LUMINOUS is insane. The strange beauty and wonder of the Flow...it's a new high point in creativity. For the first third of the book I was completely lost in the visuals. I'd love to see some visionary put this to screen. So much that is gorgeous and terrible. But don...

    LUMINOUS was?interesting. Okay, ?interesting? might be a tad generous. LUMINOUS is ambitious, and beautifully written, but at times it was a confusing and emotionally distant read for me. Dawn Metcalf?s writing is astounding, an awe-inspiring combination between the rhythmic...

    THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS! BUT I WILL SAY THIS: DON'T PASS ON THIS BOOK. IGNORE THE NEGATIVE REVIEWS. TURN OFF THE TV, GRAB A PILLOW AND A QUILT. ABOVE ALL ELSE, TAKE YOUR TIME WITH THIS BOOK. IMMERSE YOURSELF. DON'T READ DISTRACTED. ENJOY! Now if you insist on reading ahead: ...

    I had had such high hopes for this one. The cover is so pretty, I thought I would find a story I loved inside. instead, I found an odd, disjointed story that just never caught my attention. ...

    I've never outright hated a book, since I usually end up not reading it in the first place. This book, while I didn't hate it, did have some disturbing elements that I would rather not have to deal with ever again. Consuela, the main character, has a disturbing power that creeped me...

    This is such a strange book, and I get why reviews seem to be so divided. There is something very lyrical and beautiful about Metcalf's writing. And I can honestly say that I haven't seen anything like this novel before. I finished it a few days ago, and I can't get it out of my he...

    I had a hard time getting into this one. Luminous was very unique and different which is a plus in a world of young adult books where all too often it is the same story told over and over again. I had no clue where this story was going which is also a plus since so many books are so pr...

    I was drawn to this book by the beautiful cover and then read the synopsis and found it intriguing. I actually received an Advanced Reading Copy of it through Librarything's Early Reviewer Program. It was a very creative book and has some intriguing ideas in it; although at points the ...

    I like to think of Luminous as a very unique piece of modern art-- you're either going to love it or hate it, and everyone is going to interpret it differently. Now, I actually fall on the side of people who loved this book-- I thought it was creative, different, kind of bizarre, and a...

    Have you ever come across a book that you simply didn't know how to sum up in a sentence? At least in terms of the feelings it evoked in you? Because that is what Luminous is to me. It is very original. At least the premise and the mythos of the book - it is beyond bizarre but at t...

    3.5 Stars This book was all over the place for me. I was confused, interested, intrigued, captivated, and hopeful for Consuela - Bones - and the others in the Flow. I felt like I was riding a roller coaster while reading. I love the premise and think it is absolutely original, but a...

    Although this book turned out good it got off to a rocky start. The author rather dumps you from the "real" world into the Flow, and I felt very disjointed and confused over what was happening and where we were. I think it was done to emphasize the disorientation and confusion of Consu...

    Reviewed by http://urbanfantasyinvestigations.blo... LUMINOUS is yet another book I just could not get into and could not finish. I'm sad to say that it lost me just a few chapters in. It was extremely strange and it first lost me when Consuela found out she could take off her skin,...

    First can I say I'm in total love with this cover? I just adore it. I also have to say that I enjoyed the first part of this book. We find Consuela in a dressing room trying on jeans not made for her body. Anyone with a booty (which is now in fashion thanks to J Lo and Beyonce) can sym...

    I was super excited to read Luminous. Everything about it seemed beautiful to me: the concept, the characters, the cover. And I really wanted to love it, seeing how excited I was about it. But, unfortunately, I just don?t think this book was for me. Luminous started off pretty wel...

    Review: Luminous was definitely a... different read. There were a few things that I found were well done with the novel... however, there were also many things that made this novel just okay. Dawn Metcalf has beautiful writing. It is very rhythmic and poetic like. It reminded me ...

    This book is weird,not good weird, but creepy weird.Or no thats not it either because creepy weird can be good. It was just horrific. It begins with our maincharacter (Consuela) trying on clothes and lamenting about how all the clothes seems to be made for skinny girls. At this po...

    Imagine a world where certain "special" people can leave their bodies. Imagine removing your soul and moving through space and time to a place called "the flow." That's what Consuela aka Bones can do, as well as a few other people. Bones is kind of like an angel, she can slip out of...

    Luminous is unlike any other book I've read. This is a hard review for me to write, there are things about this story that I was enamored with but at the same time there were other aspects of the story that just fell flat for me. The creativity of the story was amazing... the co...

  • Melissa
    Jun 19, 2011

    That cover is gorgeous! ...

    Initially I was attracted to this book because the cover was gorgeous. But as they say, you should never judge a book by its cover, and this book is no exception. Needless to say, I wasn't impressed. The idea, though strange at first, would have grown on me had it not been for the char...

    In a Sentence: Though Luminous can seem confusing and distant at times, it is an excellent example of Dawn Metcalf's natural flair for creativity and originality. My Thoughts Luminous is one of those books that I have a lot of mixed feelings about. On one hand, there were parts...

    The imagery in LUMINOUS is insane. The strange beauty and wonder of the Flow...it's a new high point in creativity. For the first third of the book I was completely lost in the visuals. I'd love to see some visionary put this to screen. So much that is gorgeous and terrible. But don...

    LUMINOUS was?interesting. Okay, ?interesting? might be a tad generous. LUMINOUS is ambitious, and beautifully written, but at times it was a confusing and emotionally distant read for me. Dawn Metcalf?s writing is astounding, an awe-inspiring combination between the rhythmic...

    THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS! BUT I WILL SAY THIS: DON'T PASS ON THIS BOOK. IGNORE THE NEGATIVE REVIEWS. TURN OFF THE TV, GRAB A PILLOW AND A QUILT. ABOVE ALL ELSE, TAKE YOUR TIME WITH THIS BOOK. IMMERSE YOURSELF. DON'T READ DISTRACTED. ENJOY! Now if you insist on reading ahead: ...

    I had had such high hopes for this one. The cover is so pretty, I thought I would find a story I loved inside. instead, I found an odd, disjointed story that just never caught my attention. ...

    I've never outright hated a book, since I usually end up not reading it in the first place. This book, while I didn't hate it, did have some disturbing elements that I would rather not have to deal with ever again. Consuela, the main character, has a disturbing power that creeped me...

    This is such a strange book, and I get why reviews seem to be so divided. There is something very lyrical and beautiful about Metcalf's writing. And I can honestly say that I haven't seen anything like this novel before. I finished it a few days ago, and I can't get it out of my he...

    I had a hard time getting into this one. Luminous was very unique and different which is a plus in a world of young adult books where all too often it is the same story told over and over again. I had no clue where this story was going which is also a plus since so many books are so pr...

    I was drawn to this book by the beautiful cover and then read the synopsis and found it intriguing. I actually received an Advanced Reading Copy of it through Librarything's Early Reviewer Program. It was a very creative book and has some intriguing ideas in it; although at points the ...

    I like to think of Luminous as a very unique piece of modern art-- you're either going to love it or hate it, and everyone is going to interpret it differently. Now, I actually fall on the side of people who loved this book-- I thought it was creative, different, kind of bizarre, and a...

    Have you ever come across a book that you simply didn't know how to sum up in a sentence? At least in terms of the feelings it evoked in you? Because that is what Luminous is to me. It is very original. At least the premise and the mythos of the book - it is beyond bizarre but at t...

    3.5 Stars This book was all over the place for me. I was confused, interested, intrigued, captivated, and hopeful for Consuela - Bones - and the others in the Flow. I felt like I was riding a roller coaster while reading. I love the premise and think it is absolutely original, but a...

    Although this book turned out good it got off to a rocky start. The author rather dumps you from the "real" world into the Flow, and I felt very disjointed and confused over what was happening and where we were. I think it was done to emphasize the disorientation and confusion of Consu...

    Reviewed by http://urbanfantasyinvestigations.blo... LUMINOUS is yet another book I just could not get into and could not finish. I'm sad to say that it lost me just a few chapters in. It was extremely strange and it first lost me when Consuela found out she could take off her skin,...

    First can I say I'm in total love with this cover? I just adore it. I also have to say that I enjoyed the first part of this book. We find Consuela in a dressing room trying on jeans not made for her body. Anyone with a booty (which is now in fashion thanks to J Lo and Beyonce) can sym...

  • Natalie
    Jun 16, 2011

    That cover is gorgeous! ...

    Initially I was attracted to this book because the cover was gorgeous. But as they say, you should never judge a book by its cover, and this book is no exception. Needless to say, I wasn't impressed. The idea, though strange at first, would have grown on me had it not been for the char...

    In a Sentence: Though Luminous can seem confusing and distant at times, it is an excellent example of Dawn Metcalf's natural flair for creativity and originality. My Thoughts Luminous is one of those books that I have a lot of mixed feelings about. On one hand, there were parts...

  • Steph Su
    Nov 15, 2010

    That cover is gorgeous! ...

    Initially I was attracted to this book because the cover was gorgeous. But as they say, you should never judge a book by its cover, and this book is no exception. Needless to say, I wasn't impressed. The idea, though strange at first, would have grown on me had it not been for the char...

    In a Sentence: Though Luminous can seem confusing and distant at times, it is an excellent example of Dawn Metcalf's natural flair for creativity and originality. My Thoughts Luminous is one of those books that I have a lot of mixed feelings about. On one hand, there were parts...

    The imagery in LUMINOUS is insane. The strange beauty and wonder of the Flow...it's a new high point in creativity. For the first third of the book I was completely lost in the visuals. I'd love to see some visionary put this to screen. So much that is gorgeous and terrible. But don...

    LUMINOUS was?interesting. Okay, ?interesting? might be a tad generous. LUMINOUS is ambitious, and beautifully written, but at times it was a confusing and emotionally distant read for me. Dawn Metcalf?s writing is astounding, an awe-inspiring combination between the rhythmic...

  • Nafiza
    Nov 07, 2010

    That cover is gorgeous! ...

    Initially I was attracted to this book because the cover was gorgeous. But as they say, you should never judge a book by its cover, and this book is no exception. Needless to say, I wasn't impressed. The idea, though strange at first, would have grown on me had it not been for the char...

    In a Sentence: Though Luminous can seem confusing and distant at times, it is an excellent example of Dawn Metcalf's natural flair for creativity and originality. My Thoughts Luminous is one of those books that I have a lot of mixed feelings about. On one hand, there were parts...

    The imagery in LUMINOUS is insane. The strange beauty and wonder of the Flow...it's a new high point in creativity. For the first third of the book I was completely lost in the visuals. I'd love to see some visionary put this to screen. So much that is gorgeous and terrible. But don...

    LUMINOUS was?interesting. Okay, ?interesting? might be a tad generous. LUMINOUS is ambitious, and beautifully written, but at times it was a confusing and emotionally distant read for me. Dawn Metcalf?s writing is astounding, an awe-inspiring combination between the rhythmic...

    THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS! BUT I WILL SAY THIS: DON'T PASS ON THIS BOOK. IGNORE THE NEGATIVE REVIEWS. TURN OFF THE TV, GRAB A PILLOW AND A QUILT. ABOVE ALL ELSE, TAKE YOUR TIME WITH THIS BOOK. IMMERSE YOURSELF. DON'T READ DISTRACTED. ENJOY! Now if you insist on reading ahead: ...

    I had had such high hopes for this one. The cover is so pretty, I thought I would find a story I loved inside. instead, I found an odd, disjointed story that just never caught my attention. ...

    I've never outright hated a book, since I usually end up not reading it in the first place. This book, while I didn't hate it, did have some disturbing elements that I would rather not have to deal with ever again. Consuela, the main character, has a disturbing power that creeped me...

    This is such a strange book, and I get why reviews seem to be so divided. There is something very lyrical and beautiful about Metcalf's writing. And I can honestly say that I haven't seen anything like this novel before. I finished it a few days ago, and I can't get it out of my he...

    I had a hard time getting into this one. Luminous was very unique and different which is a plus in a world of young adult books where all too often it is the same story told over and over again. I had no clue where this story was going which is also a plus since so many books are so pr...

    I was drawn to this book by the beautiful cover and then read the synopsis and found it intriguing. I actually received an Advanced Reading Copy of it through Librarything's Early Reviewer Program. It was a very creative book and has some intriguing ideas in it; although at points the ...

    I like to think of Luminous as a very unique piece of modern art-- you're either going to love it or hate it, and everyone is going to interpret it differently. Now, I actually fall on the side of people who loved this book-- I thought it was creative, different, kind of bizarre, and a...

    Have you ever come across a book that you simply didn't know how to sum up in a sentence? At least in terms of the feelings it evoked in you? Because that is what Luminous is to me. It is very original. At least the premise and the mythos of the book - it is beyond bizarre but at t...

  • Erica (daydreamer)
    Aug 07, 2010

    That cover is gorgeous! ...

  • Alex Bennett
    Oct 16, 2010

    That cover is gorgeous! ...

    Initially I was attracted to this book because the cover was gorgeous. But as they say, you should never judge a book by its cover, and this book is no exception. Needless to say, I wasn't impressed. The idea, though strange at first, would have grown on me had it not been for the char...

    In a Sentence: Though Luminous can seem confusing and distant at times, it is an excellent example of Dawn Metcalf's natural flair for creativity and originality. My Thoughts Luminous is one of those books that I have a lot of mixed feelings about. On one hand, there were parts...

    The imagery in LUMINOUS is insane. The strange beauty and wonder of the Flow...it's a new high point in creativity. For the first third of the book I was completely lost in the visuals. I'd love to see some visionary put this to screen. So much that is gorgeous and terrible. But don...

    LUMINOUS was?interesting. Okay, ?interesting? might be a tad generous. LUMINOUS is ambitious, and beautifully written, but at times it was a confusing and emotionally distant read for me. Dawn Metcalf?s writing is astounding, an awe-inspiring combination between the rhythmic...

    THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS! BUT I WILL SAY THIS: DON'T PASS ON THIS BOOK. IGNORE THE NEGATIVE REVIEWS. TURN OFF THE TV, GRAB A PILLOW AND A QUILT. ABOVE ALL ELSE, TAKE YOUR TIME WITH THIS BOOK. IMMERSE YOURSELF. DON'T READ DISTRACTED. ENJOY! Now if you insist on reading ahead: ...

    I had had such high hopes for this one. The cover is so pretty, I thought I would find a story I loved inside. instead, I found an odd, disjointed story that just never caught my attention. ...

    I've never outright hated a book, since I usually end up not reading it in the first place. This book, while I didn't hate it, did have some disturbing elements that I would rather not have to deal with ever again. Consuela, the main character, has a disturbing power that creeped me...

    This is such a strange book, and I get why reviews seem to be so divided. There is something very lyrical and beautiful about Metcalf's writing. And I can honestly say that I haven't seen anything like this novel before. I finished it a few days ago, and I can't get it out of my he...

    I had a hard time getting into this one. Luminous was very unique and different which is a plus in a world of young adult books where all too often it is the same story told over and over again. I had no clue where this story was going which is also a plus since so many books are so pr...

    I was drawn to this book by the beautiful cover and then read the synopsis and found it intriguing. I actually received an Advanced Reading Copy of it through Librarything's Early Reviewer Program. It was a very creative book and has some intriguing ideas in it; although at points the ...

    I like to think of Luminous as a very unique piece of modern art-- you're either going to love it or hate it, and everyone is going to interpret it differently. Now, I actually fall on the side of people who loved this book-- I thought it was creative, different, kind of bizarre, and a...

    Have you ever come across a book that you simply didn't know how to sum up in a sentence? At least in terms of the feelings it evoked in you? Because that is what Luminous is to me. It is very original. At least the premise and the mythos of the book - it is beyond bizarre but at t...

    3.5 Stars This book was all over the place for me. I was confused, interested, intrigued, captivated, and hopeful for Consuela - Bones - and the others in the Flow. I felt like I was riding a roller coaster while reading. I love the premise and think it is absolutely original, but a...

    Although this book turned out good it got off to a rocky start. The author rather dumps you from the "real" world into the Flow, and I felt very disjointed and confused over what was happening and where we were. I think it was done to emphasize the disorientation and confusion of Consu...

    Reviewed by http://urbanfantasyinvestigations.blo... LUMINOUS is yet another book I just could not get into and could not finish. I'm sad to say that it lost me just a few chapters in. It was extremely strange and it first lost me when Consuela found out she could take off her skin,...

    First can I say I'm in total love with this cover? I just adore it. I also have to say that I enjoyed the first part of this book. We find Consuela in a dressing room trying on jeans not made for her body. Anyone with a booty (which is now in fashion thanks to J Lo and Beyonce) can sym...

    I was super excited to read Luminous. Everything about it seemed beautiful to me: the concept, the characters, the cover. And I really wanted to love it, seeing how excited I was about it. But, unfortunately, I just don?t think this book was for me. Luminous started off pretty wel...

  • Aurora Celeste
    Jun 02, 2011

    That cover is gorgeous! ...

    Initially I was attracted to this book because the cover was gorgeous. But as they say, you should never judge a book by its cover, and this book is no exception. Needless to say, I wasn't impressed. The idea, though strange at first, would have grown on me had it not been for the char...

    In a Sentence: Though Luminous can seem confusing and distant at times, it is an excellent example of Dawn Metcalf's natural flair for creativity and originality. My Thoughts Luminous is one of those books that I have a lot of mixed feelings about. On one hand, there were parts...

    The imagery in LUMINOUS is insane. The strange beauty and wonder of the Flow...it's a new high point in creativity. For the first third of the book I was completely lost in the visuals. I'd love to see some visionary put this to screen. So much that is gorgeous and terrible. But don...

    LUMINOUS was?interesting. Okay, ?interesting? might be a tad generous. LUMINOUS is ambitious, and beautifully written, but at times it was a confusing and emotionally distant read for me. Dawn Metcalf?s writing is astounding, an awe-inspiring combination between the rhythmic...

    THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS! BUT I WILL SAY THIS: DON'T PASS ON THIS BOOK. IGNORE THE NEGATIVE REVIEWS. TURN OFF THE TV, GRAB A PILLOW AND A QUILT. ABOVE ALL ELSE, TAKE YOUR TIME WITH THIS BOOK. IMMERSE YOURSELF. DON'T READ DISTRACTED. ENJOY! Now if you insist on reading ahead: ...

    I had had such high hopes for this one. The cover is so pretty, I thought I would find a story I loved inside. instead, I found an odd, disjointed story that just never caught my attention. ...

    I've never outright hated a book, since I usually end up not reading it in the first place. This book, while I didn't hate it, did have some disturbing elements that I would rather not have to deal with ever again. Consuela, the main character, has a disturbing power that creeped me...

    This is such a strange book, and I get why reviews seem to be so divided. There is something very lyrical and beautiful about Metcalf's writing. And I can honestly say that I haven't seen anything like this novel before. I finished it a few days ago, and I can't get it out of my he...

    I had a hard time getting into this one. Luminous was very unique and different which is a plus in a world of young adult books where all too often it is the same story told over and over again. I had no clue where this story was going which is also a plus since so many books are so pr...

    I was drawn to this book by the beautiful cover and then read the synopsis and found it intriguing. I actually received an Advanced Reading Copy of it through Librarything's Early Reviewer Program. It was a very creative book and has some intriguing ideas in it; although at points the ...

    I like to think of Luminous as a very unique piece of modern art-- you're either going to love it or hate it, and everyone is going to interpret it differently. Now, I actually fall on the side of people who loved this book-- I thought it was creative, different, kind of bizarre, and a...

    Have you ever come across a book that you simply didn't know how to sum up in a sentence? At least in terms of the feelings it evoked in you? Because that is what Luminous is to me. It is very original. At least the premise and the mythos of the book - it is beyond bizarre but at t...

    3.5 Stars This book was all over the place for me. I was confused, interested, intrigued, captivated, and hopeful for Consuela - Bones - and the others in the Flow. I felt like I was riding a roller coaster while reading. I love the premise and think it is absolutely original, but a...

    Although this book turned out good it got off to a rocky start. The author rather dumps you from the "real" world into the Flow, and I felt very disjointed and confused over what was happening and where we were. I think it was done to emphasize the disorientation and confusion of Consu...

  • Jen  Bigheart
    Jun 28, 2011

    That cover is gorgeous! ...

    Initially I was attracted to this book because the cover was gorgeous. But as they say, you should never judge a book by its cover, and this book is no exception. Needless to say, I wasn't impressed. The idea, though strange at first, would have grown on me had it not been for the char...

    In a Sentence: Though Luminous can seem confusing and distant at times, it is an excellent example of Dawn Metcalf's natural flair for creativity and originality. My Thoughts Luminous is one of those books that I have a lot of mixed feelings about. On one hand, there were parts...

    The imagery in LUMINOUS is insane. The strange beauty and wonder of the Flow...it's a new high point in creativity. For the first third of the book I was completely lost in the visuals. I'd love to see some visionary put this to screen. So much that is gorgeous and terrible. But don...

    LUMINOUS was?interesting. Okay, ?interesting? might be a tad generous. LUMINOUS is ambitious, and beautifully written, but at times it was a confusing and emotionally distant read for me. Dawn Metcalf?s writing is astounding, an awe-inspiring combination between the rhythmic...

    THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS! BUT I WILL SAY THIS: DON'T PASS ON THIS BOOK. IGNORE THE NEGATIVE REVIEWS. TURN OFF THE TV, GRAB A PILLOW AND A QUILT. ABOVE ALL ELSE, TAKE YOUR TIME WITH THIS BOOK. IMMERSE YOURSELF. DON'T READ DISTRACTED. ENJOY! Now if you insist on reading ahead: ...

    I had had such high hopes for this one. The cover is so pretty, I thought I would find a story I loved inside. instead, I found an odd, disjointed story that just never caught my attention. ...

    I've never outright hated a book, since I usually end up not reading it in the first place. This book, while I didn't hate it, did have some disturbing elements that I would rather not have to deal with ever again. Consuela, the main character, has a disturbing power that creeped me...

    This is such a strange book, and I get why reviews seem to be so divided. There is something very lyrical and beautiful about Metcalf's writing. And I can honestly say that I haven't seen anything like this novel before. I finished it a few days ago, and I can't get it out of my he...

    I had a hard time getting into this one. Luminous was very unique and different which is a plus in a world of young adult books where all too often it is the same story told over and over again. I had no clue where this story was going which is also a plus since so many books are so pr...

    I was drawn to this book by the beautiful cover and then read the synopsis and found it intriguing. I actually received an Advanced Reading Copy of it through Librarything's Early Reviewer Program. It was a very creative book and has some intriguing ideas in it; although at points the ...

    I like to think of Luminous as a very unique piece of modern art-- you're either going to love it or hate it, and everyone is going to interpret it differently. Now, I actually fall on the side of people who loved this book-- I thought it was creative, different, kind of bizarre, and a...

    Have you ever come across a book that you simply didn't know how to sum up in a sentence? At least in terms of the feelings it evoked in you? Because that is what Luminous is to me. It is very original. At least the premise and the mythos of the book - it is beyond bizarre but at t...

    3.5 Stars This book was all over the place for me. I was confused, interested, intrigued, captivated, and hopeful for Consuela - Bones - and the others in the Flow. I felt like I was riding a roller coaster while reading. I love the premise and think it is absolutely original, but a...

  • Kat
    Nov 25, 2010

    That cover is gorgeous! ...

    Initially I was attracted to this book because the cover was gorgeous. But as they say, you should never judge a book by its cover, and this book is no exception. Needless to say, I wasn't impressed. The idea, though strange at first, would have grown on me had it not been for the char...

    In a Sentence: Though Luminous can seem confusing and distant at times, it is an excellent example of Dawn Metcalf's natural flair for creativity and originality. My Thoughts Luminous is one of those books that I have a lot of mixed feelings about. On one hand, there were parts...

    The imagery in LUMINOUS is insane. The strange beauty and wonder of the Flow...it's a new high point in creativity. For the first third of the book I was completely lost in the visuals. I'd love to see some visionary put this to screen. So much that is gorgeous and terrible. But don...

    LUMINOUS was?interesting. Okay, ?interesting? might be a tad generous. LUMINOUS is ambitious, and beautifully written, but at times it was a confusing and emotionally distant read for me. Dawn Metcalf?s writing is astounding, an awe-inspiring combination between the rhythmic...

    THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS! BUT I WILL SAY THIS: DON'T PASS ON THIS BOOK. IGNORE THE NEGATIVE REVIEWS. TURN OFF THE TV, GRAB A PILLOW AND A QUILT. ABOVE ALL ELSE, TAKE YOUR TIME WITH THIS BOOK. IMMERSE YOURSELF. DON'T READ DISTRACTED. ENJOY! Now if you insist on reading ahead: ...

    I had had such high hopes for this one. The cover is so pretty, I thought I would find a story I loved inside. instead, I found an odd, disjointed story that just never caught my attention. ...

    I've never outright hated a book, since I usually end up not reading it in the first place. This book, while I didn't hate it, did have some disturbing elements that I would rather not have to deal with ever again. Consuela, the main character, has a disturbing power that creeped me...

    This is such a strange book, and I get why reviews seem to be so divided. There is something very lyrical and beautiful about Metcalf's writing. And I can honestly say that I haven't seen anything like this novel before. I finished it a few days ago, and I can't get it out of my he...

    I had a hard time getting into this one. Luminous was very unique and different which is a plus in a world of young adult books where all too often it is the same story told over and over again. I had no clue where this story was going which is also a plus since so many books are so pr...

    I was drawn to this book by the beautiful cover and then read the synopsis and found it intriguing. I actually received an Advanced Reading Copy of it through Librarything's Early Reviewer Program. It was a very creative book and has some intriguing ideas in it; although at points the ...

    I like to think of Luminous as a very unique piece of modern art-- you're either going to love it or hate it, and everyone is going to interpret it differently. Now, I actually fall on the side of people who loved this book-- I thought it was creative, different, kind of bizarre, and a...

    Have you ever come across a book that you simply didn't know how to sum up in a sentence? At least in terms of the feelings it evoked in you? Because that is what Luminous is to me. It is very original. At least the premise and the mythos of the book - it is beyond bizarre but at t...

    3.5 Stars This book was all over the place for me. I was confused, interested, intrigued, captivated, and hopeful for Consuela - Bones - and the others in the Flow. I felt like I was riding a roller coaster while reading. I love the premise and think it is absolutely original, but a...

    Although this book turned out good it got off to a rocky start. The author rather dumps you from the "real" world into the Flow, and I felt very disjointed and confused over what was happening and where we were. I think it was done to emphasize the disorientation and confusion of Consu...

    Reviewed by http://urbanfantasyinvestigations.blo... LUMINOUS is yet another book I just could not get into and could not finish. I'm sad to say that it lost me just a few chapters in. It was extremely strange and it first lost me when Consuela found out she could take off her skin,...

    First can I say I'm in total love with this cover? I just adore it. I also have to say that I enjoyed the first part of this book. We find Consuela in a dressing room trying on jeans not made for her body. Anyone with a booty (which is now in fashion thanks to J Lo and Beyonce) can sym...

    I was super excited to read Luminous. Everything about it seemed beautiful to me: the concept, the characters, the cover. And I really wanted to love it, seeing how excited I was about it. But, unfortunately, I just don?t think this book was for me. Luminous started off pretty wel...

    Review: Luminous was definitely a... different read. There were a few things that I found were well done with the novel... however, there were also many things that made this novel just okay. Dawn Metcalf has beautiful writing. It is very rhythmic and poetic like. It reminded me ...

    This book is weird,not good weird, but creepy weird.Or no thats not it either because creepy weird can be good. It was just horrific. It begins with our maincharacter (Consuela) trying on clothes and lamenting about how all the clothes seems to be made for skinny girls. At this po...

    Imagine a world where certain "special" people can leave their bodies. Imagine removing your soul and moving through space and time to a place called "the flow." That's what Consuela aka Bones can do, as well as a few other people. Bones is kind of like an angel, she can slip out of...

    Luminous is unlike any other book I've read. This is a hard review for me to write, there are things about this story that I was enamored with but at the same time there were other aspects of the story that just fell flat for me. The creativity of the story was amazing... the co...

    This is probably one of the most singularly unique storylines I've encountered in a long time. That being said, be warned: Do not read yourself to sleep with this book, even if it's just a catnap: YOU WILL HAVE BIZARRE DREAMS AFTERWARDS. Metcalf's skill at worldcrafting is delicious...

    Just not good enough. Weird and compelling, fast moving, but not that good. ...

    Stunning prose, strong characters, confusing plot. ...

    Originally reviewed for YA Books Central: http://www.yabookscentral.com/yaficti... A brave and elaborately imagined tale?laden with unforgettable imagery. One thing I can say for certain about Luminous? I?ve never encountered anything quite like it. Metcalf fuses an eloquen...

    Goodreads Synopsis: As reality slips and time stands still, Consuela finds herself thrust into the world of the Flow. Removed from all she loves into this shifting world overlapping our own, Consuela quickly discovers she has the power to step out of her earthly skin and cloak herself...

    Kind of dreamy, souls of teens in comas in a parallel world (the Flow) working as guardian angels. My favourite bits were the unzipping and taking new bodies (skins). 3.5 stars really ...

    I was confused a lot like I didn't know what was going on but over all it was good. ...

    ...

  • Stacy
    Apr 05, 2011

    That cover is gorgeous! ...

    Initially I was attracted to this book because the cover was gorgeous. But as they say, you should never judge a book by its cover, and this book is no exception. Needless to say, I wasn't impressed. The idea, though strange at first, would have grown on me had it not been for the char...

    In a Sentence: Though Luminous can seem confusing and distant at times, it is an excellent example of Dawn Metcalf's natural flair for creativity and originality. My Thoughts Luminous is one of those books that I have a lot of mixed feelings about. On one hand, there were parts...

    The imagery in LUMINOUS is insane. The strange beauty and wonder of the Flow...it's a new high point in creativity. For the first third of the book I was completely lost in the visuals. I'd love to see some visionary put this to screen. So much that is gorgeous and terrible. But don...

    LUMINOUS was?interesting. Okay, ?interesting? might be a tad generous. LUMINOUS is ambitious, and beautifully written, but at times it was a confusing and emotionally distant read for me. Dawn Metcalf?s writing is astounding, an awe-inspiring combination between the rhythmic...

    THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS! BUT I WILL SAY THIS: DON'T PASS ON THIS BOOK. IGNORE THE NEGATIVE REVIEWS. TURN OFF THE TV, GRAB A PILLOW AND A QUILT. ABOVE ALL ELSE, TAKE YOUR TIME WITH THIS BOOK. IMMERSE YOURSELF. DON'T READ DISTRACTED. ENJOY! Now if you insist on reading ahead: ...

    I had had such high hopes for this one. The cover is so pretty, I thought I would find a story I loved inside. instead, I found an odd, disjointed story that just never caught my attention. ...

    I've never outright hated a book, since I usually end up not reading it in the first place. This book, while I didn't hate it, did have some disturbing elements that I would rather not have to deal with ever again. Consuela, the main character, has a disturbing power that creeped me...

    This is such a strange book, and I get why reviews seem to be so divided. There is something very lyrical and beautiful about Metcalf's writing. And I can honestly say that I haven't seen anything like this novel before. I finished it a few days ago, and I can't get it out of my he...

    I had a hard time getting into this one. Luminous was very unique and different which is a plus in a world of young adult books where all too often it is the same story told over and over again. I had no clue where this story was going which is also a plus since so many books are so pr...

    I was drawn to this book by the beautiful cover and then read the synopsis and found it intriguing. I actually received an Advanced Reading Copy of it through Librarything's Early Reviewer Program. It was a very creative book and has some intriguing ideas in it; although at points the ...

    I like to think of Luminous as a very unique piece of modern art-- you're either going to love it or hate it, and everyone is going to interpret it differently. Now, I actually fall on the side of people who loved this book-- I thought it was creative, different, kind of bizarre, and a...

    Have you ever come across a book that you simply didn't know how to sum up in a sentence? At least in terms of the feelings it evoked in you? Because that is what Luminous is to me. It is very original. At least the premise and the mythos of the book - it is beyond bizarre but at t...

    3.5 Stars This book was all over the place for me. I was confused, interested, intrigued, captivated, and hopeful for Consuela - Bones - and the others in the Flow. I felt like I was riding a roller coaster while reading. I love the premise and think it is absolutely original, but a...

    Although this book turned out good it got off to a rocky start. The author rather dumps you from the "real" world into the Flow, and I felt very disjointed and confused over what was happening and where we were. I think it was done to emphasize the disorientation and confusion of Consu...

    Reviewed by http://urbanfantasyinvestigations.blo... LUMINOUS is yet another book I just could not get into and could not finish. I'm sad to say that it lost me just a few chapters in. It was extremely strange and it first lost me when Consuela found out she could take off her skin,...

  • Kendare Blake
    Jun 08, 2011

    That cover is gorgeous! ...

    Initially I was attracted to this book because the cover was gorgeous. But as they say, you should never judge a book by its cover, and this book is no exception. Needless to say, I wasn't impressed. The idea, though strange at first, would have grown on me had it not been for the char...

    In a Sentence: Though Luminous can seem confusing and distant at times, it is an excellent example of Dawn Metcalf's natural flair for creativity and originality. My Thoughts Luminous is one of those books that I have a lot of mixed feelings about. On one hand, there were parts...

    The imagery in LUMINOUS is insane. The strange beauty and wonder of the Flow...it's a new high point in creativity. For the first third of the book I was completely lost in the visuals. I'd love to see some visionary put this to screen. So much that is gorgeous and terrible. But don...

  • Maggie
    Sep 07, 2011

    That cover is gorgeous! ...

    Initially I was attracted to this book because the cover was gorgeous. But as they say, you should never judge a book by its cover, and this book is no exception. Needless to say, I wasn't impressed. The idea, though strange at first, would have grown on me had it not been for the char...

    In a Sentence: Though Luminous can seem confusing and distant at times, it is an excellent example of Dawn Metcalf's natural flair for creativity and originality. My Thoughts Luminous is one of those books that I have a lot of mixed feelings about. On one hand, there were parts...

    The imagery in LUMINOUS is insane. The strange beauty and wonder of the Flow...it's a new high point in creativity. For the first third of the book I was completely lost in the visuals. I'd love to see some visionary put this to screen. So much that is gorgeous and terrible. But don...

    LUMINOUS was?interesting. Okay, ?interesting? might be a tad generous. LUMINOUS is ambitious, and beautifully written, but at times it was a confusing and emotionally distant read for me. Dawn Metcalf?s writing is astounding, an awe-inspiring combination between the rhythmic...

    THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS! BUT I WILL SAY THIS: DON'T PASS ON THIS BOOK. IGNORE THE NEGATIVE REVIEWS. TURN OFF THE TV, GRAB A PILLOW AND A QUILT. ABOVE ALL ELSE, TAKE YOUR TIME WITH THIS BOOK. IMMERSE YOURSELF. DON'T READ DISTRACTED. ENJOY! Now if you insist on reading ahead: ...

    I had had such high hopes for this one. The cover is so pretty, I thought I would find a story I loved inside. instead, I found an odd, disjointed story that just never caught my attention. ...

    I've never outright hated a book, since I usually end up not reading it in the first place. This book, while I didn't hate it, did have some disturbing elements that I would rather not have to deal with ever again. Consuela, the main character, has a disturbing power that creeped me...

  • Renae
    Jun 20, 2013

    That cover is gorgeous! ...

    Initially I was attracted to this book because the cover was gorgeous. But as they say, you should never judge a book by its cover, and this book is no exception. Needless to say, I wasn't impressed. The idea, though strange at first, would have grown on me had it not been for the char...

    In a Sentence: Though Luminous can seem confusing and distant at times, it is an excellent example of Dawn Metcalf's natural flair for creativity and originality. My Thoughts Luminous is one of those books that I have a lot of mixed feelings about. On one hand, there were parts...

    The imagery in LUMINOUS is insane. The strange beauty and wonder of the Flow...it's a new high point in creativity. For the first third of the book I was completely lost in the visuals. I'd love to see some visionary put this to screen. So much that is gorgeous and terrible. But don...

    LUMINOUS was?interesting. Okay, ?interesting? might be a tad generous. LUMINOUS is ambitious, and beautifully written, but at times it was a confusing and emotionally distant read for me. Dawn Metcalf?s writing is astounding, an awe-inspiring combination between the rhythmic...

    THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS! BUT I WILL SAY THIS: DON'T PASS ON THIS BOOK. IGNORE THE NEGATIVE REVIEWS. TURN OFF THE TV, GRAB A PILLOW AND A QUILT. ABOVE ALL ELSE, TAKE YOUR TIME WITH THIS BOOK. IMMERSE YOURSELF. DON'T READ DISTRACTED. ENJOY! Now if you insist on reading ahead: ...

    I had had such high hopes for this one. The cover is so pretty, I thought I would find a story I loved inside. instead, I found an odd, disjointed story that just never caught my attention. ...

    I've never outright hated a book, since I usually end up not reading it in the first place. This book, while I didn't hate it, did have some disturbing elements that I would rather not have to deal with ever again. Consuela, the main character, has a disturbing power that creeped me...

    This is such a strange book, and I get why reviews seem to be so divided. There is something very lyrical and beautiful about Metcalf's writing. And I can honestly say that I haven't seen anything like this novel before. I finished it a few days ago, and I can't get it out of my he...

    I had a hard time getting into this one. Luminous was very unique and different which is a plus in a world of young adult books where all too often it is the same story told over and over again. I had no clue where this story was going which is also a plus since so many books are so pr...

    I was drawn to this book by the beautiful cover and then read the synopsis and found it intriguing. I actually received an Advanced Reading Copy of it through Librarything's Early Reviewer Program. It was a very creative book and has some intriguing ideas in it; although at points the ...

    I like to think of Luminous as a very unique piece of modern art-- you're either going to love it or hate it, and everyone is going to interpret it differently. Now, I actually fall on the side of people who loved this book-- I thought it was creative, different, kind of bizarre, and a...

    Have you ever come across a book that you simply didn't know how to sum up in a sentence? At least in terms of the feelings it evoked in you? Because that is what Luminous is to me. It is very original. At least the premise and the mythos of the book - it is beyond bizarre but at t...

    3.5 Stars This book was all over the place for me. I was confused, interested, intrigued, captivated, and hopeful for Consuela - Bones - and the others in the Flow. I felt like I was riding a roller coaster while reading. I love the premise and think it is absolutely original, but a...

    Although this book turned out good it got off to a rocky start. The author rather dumps you from the "real" world into the Flow, and I felt very disjointed and confused over what was happening and where we were. I think it was done to emphasize the disorientation and confusion of Consu...

    Reviewed by http://urbanfantasyinvestigations.blo... LUMINOUS is yet another book I just could not get into and could not finish. I'm sad to say that it lost me just a few chapters in. It was extremely strange and it first lost me when Consuela found out she could take off her skin,...

    First can I say I'm in total love with this cover? I just adore it. I also have to say that I enjoyed the first part of this book. We find Consuela in a dressing room trying on jeans not made for her body. Anyone with a booty (which is now in fashion thanks to J Lo and Beyonce) can sym...

    I was super excited to read Luminous. Everything about it seemed beautiful to me: the concept, the characters, the cover. And I really wanted to love it, seeing how excited I was about it. But, unfortunately, I just don?t think this book was for me. Luminous started off pretty wel...

    Review: Luminous was definitely a... different read. There were a few things that I found were well done with the novel... however, there were also many things that made this novel just okay. Dawn Metcalf has beautiful writing. It is very rhythmic and poetic like. It reminded me ...

    This book is weird,not good weird, but creepy weird.Or no thats not it either because creepy weird can be good. It was just horrific. It begins with our maincharacter (Consuela) trying on clothes and lamenting about how all the clothes seems to be made for skinny girls. At this po...

    Imagine a world where certain "special" people can leave their bodies. Imagine removing your soul and moving through space and time to a place called "the flow." That's what Consuela aka Bones can do, as well as a few other people. Bones is kind of like an angel, she can slip out of...

    Luminous is unlike any other book I've read. This is a hard review for me to write, there are things about this story that I was enamored with but at the same time there were other aspects of the story that just fell flat for me. The creativity of the story was amazing... the co...

    This is probably one of the most singularly unique storylines I've encountered in a long time. That being said, be warned: Do not read yourself to sleep with this book, even if it's just a catnap: YOU WILL HAVE BIZARRE DREAMS AFTERWARDS. Metcalf's skill at worldcrafting is delicious...

  • Karissa
    Apr 06, 2011

    That cover is gorgeous! ...

    Initially I was attracted to this book because the cover was gorgeous. But as they say, you should never judge a book by its cover, and this book is no exception. Needless to say, I wasn't impressed. The idea, though strange at first, would have grown on me had it not been for the char...

    In a Sentence: Though Luminous can seem confusing and distant at times, it is an excellent example of Dawn Metcalf's natural flair for creativity and originality. My Thoughts Luminous is one of those books that I have a lot of mixed feelings about. On one hand, there were parts...

    The imagery in LUMINOUS is insane. The strange beauty and wonder of the Flow...it's a new high point in creativity. For the first third of the book I was completely lost in the visuals. I'd love to see some visionary put this to screen. So much that is gorgeous and terrible. But don...

    LUMINOUS was?interesting. Okay, ?interesting? might be a tad generous. LUMINOUS is ambitious, and beautifully written, but at times it was a confusing and emotionally distant read for me. Dawn Metcalf?s writing is astounding, an awe-inspiring combination between the rhythmic...

    THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS! BUT I WILL SAY THIS: DON'T PASS ON THIS BOOK. IGNORE THE NEGATIVE REVIEWS. TURN OFF THE TV, GRAB A PILLOW AND A QUILT. ABOVE ALL ELSE, TAKE YOUR TIME WITH THIS BOOK. IMMERSE YOURSELF. DON'T READ DISTRACTED. ENJOY! Now if you insist on reading ahead: ...

    I had had such high hopes for this one. The cover is so pretty, I thought I would find a story I loved inside. instead, I found an odd, disjointed story that just never caught my attention. ...

    I've never outright hated a book, since I usually end up not reading it in the first place. This book, while I didn't hate it, did have some disturbing elements that I would rather not have to deal with ever again. Consuela, the main character, has a disturbing power that creeped me...

    This is such a strange book, and I get why reviews seem to be so divided. There is something very lyrical and beautiful about Metcalf's writing. And I can honestly say that I haven't seen anything like this novel before. I finished it a few days ago, and I can't get it out of my he...

    I had a hard time getting into this one. Luminous was very unique and different which is a plus in a world of young adult books where all too often it is the same story told over and over again. I had no clue where this story was going which is also a plus since so many books are so pr...

    I was drawn to this book by the beautiful cover and then read the synopsis and found it intriguing. I actually received an Advanced Reading Copy of it through Librarything's Early Reviewer Program. It was a very creative book and has some intriguing ideas in it; although at points the ...

  • Angela Blount
    Mar 21, 2018

    That cover is gorgeous! ...

    Initially I was attracted to this book because the cover was gorgeous. But as they say, you should never judge a book by its cover, and this book is no exception. Needless to say, I wasn't impressed. The idea, though strange at first, would have grown on me had it not been for the char...

    In a Sentence: Though Luminous can seem confusing and distant at times, it is an excellent example of Dawn Metcalf's natural flair for creativity and originality. My Thoughts Luminous is one of those books that I have a lot of mixed feelings about. On one hand, there were parts...

    The imagery in LUMINOUS is insane. The strange beauty and wonder of the Flow...it's a new high point in creativity. For the first third of the book I was completely lost in the visuals. I'd love to see some visionary put this to screen. So much that is gorgeous and terrible. But don...

    LUMINOUS was?interesting. Okay, ?interesting? might be a tad generous. LUMINOUS is ambitious, and beautifully written, but at times it was a confusing and emotionally distant read for me. Dawn Metcalf?s writing is astounding, an awe-inspiring combination between the rhythmic...

    THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS! BUT I WILL SAY THIS: DON'T PASS ON THIS BOOK. IGNORE THE NEGATIVE REVIEWS. TURN OFF THE TV, GRAB A PILLOW AND A QUILT. ABOVE ALL ELSE, TAKE YOUR TIME WITH THIS BOOK. IMMERSE YOURSELF. DON'T READ DISTRACTED. ENJOY! Now if you insist on reading ahead: ...

    I had had such high hopes for this one. The cover is so pretty, I thought I would find a story I loved inside. instead, I found an odd, disjointed story that just never caught my attention. ...

    I've never outright hated a book, since I usually end up not reading it in the first place. This book, while I didn't hate it, did have some disturbing elements that I would rather not have to deal with ever again. Consuela, the main character, has a disturbing power that creeped me...

    This is such a strange book, and I get why reviews seem to be so divided. There is something very lyrical and beautiful about Metcalf's writing. And I can honestly say that I haven't seen anything like this novel before. I finished it a few days ago, and I can't get it out of my he...

    I had a hard time getting into this one. Luminous was very unique and different which is a plus in a world of young adult books where all too often it is the same story told over and over again. I had no clue where this story was going which is also a plus since so many books are so pr...

    I was drawn to this book by the beautiful cover and then read the synopsis and found it intriguing. I actually received an Advanced Reading Copy of it through Librarything's Early Reviewer Program. It was a very creative book and has some intriguing ideas in it; although at points the ...

    I like to think of Luminous as a very unique piece of modern art-- you're either going to love it or hate it, and everyone is going to interpret it differently. Now, I actually fall on the side of people who loved this book-- I thought it was creative, different, kind of bizarre, and a...

    Have you ever come across a book that you simply didn't know how to sum up in a sentence? At least in terms of the feelings it evoked in you? Because that is what Luminous is to me. It is very original. At least the premise and the mythos of the book - it is beyond bizarre but at t...

    3.5 Stars This book was all over the place for me. I was confused, interested, intrigued, captivated, and hopeful for Consuela - Bones - and the others in the Flow. I felt like I was riding a roller coaster while reading. I love the premise and think it is absolutely original, but a...

    Although this book turned out good it got off to a rocky start. The author rather dumps you from the "real" world into the Flow, and I felt very disjointed and confused over what was happening and where we were. I think it was done to emphasize the disorientation and confusion of Consu...

    Reviewed by http://urbanfantasyinvestigations.blo... LUMINOUS is yet another book I just could not get into and could not finish. I'm sad to say that it lost me just a few chapters in. It was extremely strange and it first lost me when Consuela found out she could take off her skin,...

    First can I say I'm in total love with this cover? I just adore it. I also have to say that I enjoyed the first part of this book. We find Consuela in a dressing room trying on jeans not made for her body. Anyone with a booty (which is now in fashion thanks to J Lo and Beyonce) can sym...

    I was super excited to read Luminous. Everything about it seemed beautiful to me: the concept, the characters, the cover. And I really wanted to love it, seeing how excited I was about it. But, unfortunately, I just don?t think this book was for me. Luminous started off pretty wel...

    Review: Luminous was definitely a... different read. There were a few things that I found were well done with the novel... however, there were also many things that made this novel just okay. Dawn Metcalf has beautiful writing. It is very rhythmic and poetic like. It reminded me ...

    This book is weird,not good weird, but creepy weird.Or no thats not it either because creepy weird can be good. It was just horrific. It begins with our maincharacter (Consuela) trying on clothes and lamenting about how all the clothes seems to be made for skinny girls. At this po...

    Imagine a world where certain "special" people can leave their bodies. Imagine removing your soul and moving through space and time to a place called "the flow." That's what Consuela aka Bones can do, as well as a few other people. Bones is kind of like an angel, she can slip out of...

    Luminous is unlike any other book I've read. This is a hard review for me to write, there are things about this story that I was enamored with but at the same time there were other aspects of the story that just fell flat for me. The creativity of the story was amazing... the co...

    This is probably one of the most singularly unique storylines I've encountered in a long time. That being said, be warned: Do not read yourself to sleep with this book, even if it's just a catnap: YOU WILL HAVE BIZARRE DREAMS AFTERWARDS. Metcalf's skill at worldcrafting is delicious...

    Just not good enough. Weird and compelling, fast moving, but not that good. ...

    Stunning prose, strong characters, confusing plot. ...

    Originally reviewed for YA Books Central: http://www.yabookscentral.com/yaficti... A brave and elaborately imagined tale?laden with unforgettable imagery. One thing I can say for certain about Luminous? I?ve never encountered anything quite like it. Metcalf fuses an eloquen...

  • Tia
    Feb 13, 2012

    That cover is gorgeous! ...

    Initially I was attracted to this book because the cover was gorgeous. But as they say, you should never judge a book by its cover, and this book is no exception. Needless to say, I wasn't impressed. The idea, though strange at first, would have grown on me had it not been for the char...

    In a Sentence: Though Luminous can seem confusing and distant at times, it is an excellent example of Dawn Metcalf's natural flair for creativity and originality. My Thoughts Luminous is one of those books that I have a lot of mixed feelings about. On one hand, there were parts...

    The imagery in LUMINOUS is insane. The strange beauty and wonder of the Flow...it's a new high point in creativity. For the first third of the book I was completely lost in the visuals. I'd love to see some visionary put this to screen. So much that is gorgeous and terrible. But don...

    LUMINOUS was?interesting. Okay, ?interesting? might be a tad generous. LUMINOUS is ambitious, and beautifully written, but at times it was a confusing and emotionally distant read for me. Dawn Metcalf?s writing is astounding, an awe-inspiring combination between the rhythmic...

    THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS! BUT I WILL SAY THIS: DON'T PASS ON THIS BOOK. IGNORE THE NEGATIVE REVIEWS. TURN OFF THE TV, GRAB A PILLOW AND A QUILT. ABOVE ALL ELSE, TAKE YOUR TIME WITH THIS BOOK. IMMERSE YOURSELF. DON'T READ DISTRACTED. ENJOY! Now if you insist on reading ahead: ...

    I had had such high hopes for this one. The cover is so pretty, I thought I would find a story I loved inside. instead, I found an odd, disjointed story that just never caught my attention. ...

    I've never outright hated a book, since I usually end up not reading it in the first place. This book, while I didn't hate it, did have some disturbing elements that I would rather not have to deal with ever again. Consuela, the main character, has a disturbing power that creeped me...

    This is such a strange book, and I get why reviews seem to be so divided. There is something very lyrical and beautiful about Metcalf's writing. And I can honestly say that I haven't seen anything like this novel before. I finished it a few days ago, and I can't get it out of my he...

    I had a hard time getting into this one. Luminous was very unique and different which is a plus in a world of young adult books where all too often it is the same story told over and over again. I had no clue where this story was going which is also a plus since so many books are so pr...

    I was drawn to this book by the beautiful cover and then read the synopsis and found it intriguing. I actually received an Advanced Reading Copy of it through Librarything's Early Reviewer Program. It was a very creative book and has some intriguing ideas in it; although at points the ...

    I like to think of Luminous as a very unique piece of modern art-- you're either going to love it or hate it, and everyone is going to interpret it differently. Now, I actually fall on the side of people who loved this book-- I thought it was creative, different, kind of bizarre, and a...

    Have you ever come across a book that you simply didn't know how to sum up in a sentence? At least in terms of the feelings it evoked in you? Because that is what Luminous is to me. It is very original. At least the premise and the mythos of the book - it is beyond bizarre but at t...

    3.5 Stars This book was all over the place for me. I was confused, interested, intrigued, captivated, and hopeful for Consuela - Bones - and the others in the Flow. I felt like I was riding a roller coaster while reading. I love the premise and think it is absolutely original, but a...

    Although this book turned out good it got off to a rocky start. The author rather dumps you from the "real" world into the Flow, and I felt very disjointed and confused over what was happening and where we were. I think it was done to emphasize the disorientation and confusion of Consu...

    Reviewed by http://urbanfantasyinvestigations.blo... LUMINOUS is yet another book I just could not get into and could not finish. I'm sad to say that it lost me just a few chapters in. It was extremely strange and it first lost me when Consuela found out she could take off her skin,...

    First can I say I'm in total love with this cover? I just adore it. I also have to say that I enjoyed the first part of this book. We find Consuela in a dressing room trying on jeans not made for her body. Anyone with a booty (which is now in fashion thanks to J Lo and Beyonce) can sym...

    I was super excited to read Luminous. Everything about it seemed beautiful to me: the concept, the characters, the cover. And I really wanted to love it, seeing how excited I was about it. But, unfortunately, I just don?t think this book was for me. Luminous started off pretty wel...

    Review: Luminous was definitely a... different read. There were a few things that I found were well done with the novel... however, there were also many things that made this novel just okay. Dawn Metcalf has beautiful writing. It is very rhythmic and poetic like. It reminded me ...

    This book is weird,not good weird, but creepy weird.Or no thats not it either because creepy weird can be good. It was just horrific. It begins with our maincharacter (Consuela) trying on clothes and lamenting about how all the clothes seems to be made for skinny girls. At this po...

    Imagine a world where certain "special" people can leave their bodies. Imagine removing your soul and moving through space and time to a place called "the flow." That's what Consuela aka Bones can do, as well as a few other people. Bones is kind of like an angel, she can slip out of...

  • Lea
    Jun 08, 2011

    That cover is gorgeous! ...

    Initially I was attracted to this book because the cover was gorgeous. But as they say, you should never judge a book by its cover, and this book is no exception. Needless to say, I wasn't impressed. The idea, though strange at first, would have grown on me had it not been for the char...

    In a Sentence: Though Luminous can seem confusing and distant at times, it is an excellent example of Dawn Metcalf's natural flair for creativity and originality. My Thoughts Luminous is one of those books that I have a lot of mixed feelings about. On one hand, there were parts...

    The imagery in LUMINOUS is insane. The strange beauty and wonder of the Flow...it's a new high point in creativity. For the first third of the book I was completely lost in the visuals. I'd love to see some visionary put this to screen. So much that is gorgeous and terrible. But don...

    LUMINOUS was?interesting. Okay, ?interesting? might be a tad generous. LUMINOUS is ambitious, and beautifully written, but at times it was a confusing and emotionally distant read for me. Dawn Metcalf?s writing is astounding, an awe-inspiring combination between the rhythmic...

    THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS! BUT I WILL SAY THIS: DON'T PASS ON THIS BOOK. IGNORE THE NEGATIVE REVIEWS. TURN OFF THE TV, GRAB A PILLOW AND A QUILT. ABOVE ALL ELSE, TAKE YOUR TIME WITH THIS BOOK. IMMERSE YOURSELF. DON'T READ DISTRACTED. ENJOY! Now if you insist on reading ahead: ...

    I had had such high hopes for this one. The cover is so pretty, I thought I would find a story I loved inside. instead, I found an odd, disjointed story that just never caught my attention. ...

    I've never outright hated a book, since I usually end up not reading it in the first place. This book, while I didn't hate it, did have some disturbing elements that I would rather not have to deal with ever again. Consuela, the main character, has a disturbing power that creeped me...

    This is such a strange book, and I get why reviews seem to be so divided. There is something very lyrical and beautiful about Metcalf's writing. And I can honestly say that I haven't seen anything like this novel before. I finished it a few days ago, and I can't get it out of my he...

    I had a hard time getting into this one. Luminous was very unique and different which is a plus in a world of young adult books where all too often it is the same story told over and over again. I had no clue where this story was going which is also a plus since so many books are so pr...

    I was drawn to this book by the beautiful cover and then read the synopsis and found it intriguing. I actually received an Advanced Reading Copy of it through Librarything's Early Reviewer Program. It was a very creative book and has some intriguing ideas in it; although at points the ...

    I like to think of Luminous as a very unique piece of modern art-- you're either going to love it or hate it, and everyone is going to interpret it differently. Now, I actually fall on the side of people who loved this book-- I thought it was creative, different, kind of bizarre, and a...

  • Alex Earvin
    Jun 30, 2012

    That cover is gorgeous! ...

    Initially I was attracted to this book because the cover was gorgeous. But as they say, you should never judge a book by its cover, and this book is no exception. Needless to say, I wasn't impressed. The idea, though strange at first, would have grown on me had it not been for the char...

    In a Sentence: Though Luminous can seem confusing and distant at times, it is an excellent example of Dawn Metcalf's natural flair for creativity and originality. My Thoughts Luminous is one of those books that I have a lot of mixed feelings about. On one hand, there were parts...

    The imagery in LUMINOUS is insane. The strange beauty and wonder of the Flow...it's a new high point in creativity. For the first third of the book I was completely lost in the visuals. I'd love to see some visionary put this to screen. So much that is gorgeous and terrible. But don...

    LUMINOUS was?interesting. Okay, ?interesting? might be a tad generous. LUMINOUS is ambitious, and beautifully written, but at times it was a confusing and emotionally distant read for me. Dawn Metcalf?s writing is astounding, an awe-inspiring combination between the rhythmic...

    THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS! BUT I WILL SAY THIS: DON'T PASS ON THIS BOOK. IGNORE THE NEGATIVE REVIEWS. TURN OFF THE TV, GRAB A PILLOW AND A QUILT. ABOVE ALL ELSE, TAKE YOUR TIME WITH THIS BOOK. IMMERSE YOURSELF. DON'T READ DISTRACTED. ENJOY! Now if you insist on reading ahead: ...

  • Taylor Harrison
    Jun 30, 2011

    That cover is gorgeous! ...

    Initially I was attracted to this book because the cover was gorgeous. But as they say, you should never judge a book by its cover, and this book is no exception. Needless to say, I wasn't impressed. The idea, though strange at first, would have grown on me had it not been for the char...

  • -RadioActiveBookWorm-
    Jul 13, 2017

    That cover is gorgeous! ...

    Initially I was attracted to this book because the cover was gorgeous. But as they say, you should never judge a book by its cover, and this book is no exception. Needless to say, I wasn't impressed. The idea, though strange at first, would have grown on me had it not been for the char...

    In a Sentence: Though Luminous can seem confusing and distant at times, it is an excellent example of Dawn Metcalf's natural flair for creativity and originality. My Thoughts Luminous is one of those books that I have a lot of mixed feelings about. On one hand, there were parts...

    The imagery in LUMINOUS is insane. The strange beauty and wonder of the Flow...it's a new high point in creativity. For the first third of the book I was completely lost in the visuals. I'd love to see some visionary put this to screen. So much that is gorgeous and terrible. But don...

    LUMINOUS was?interesting. Okay, ?interesting? might be a tad generous. LUMINOUS is ambitious, and beautifully written, but at times it was a confusing and emotionally distant read for me. Dawn Metcalf?s writing is astounding, an awe-inspiring combination between the rhythmic...

    THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS! BUT I WILL SAY THIS: DON'T PASS ON THIS BOOK. IGNORE THE NEGATIVE REVIEWS. TURN OFF THE TV, GRAB A PILLOW AND A QUILT. ABOVE ALL ELSE, TAKE YOUR TIME WITH THIS BOOK. IMMERSE YOURSELF. DON'T READ DISTRACTED. ENJOY! Now if you insist on reading ahead: ...

    I had had such high hopes for this one. The cover is so pretty, I thought I would find a story I loved inside. instead, I found an odd, disjointed story that just never caught my attention. ...

    I've never outright hated a book, since I usually end up not reading it in the first place. This book, while I didn't hate it, did have some disturbing elements that I would rather not have to deal with ever again. Consuela, the main character, has a disturbing power that creeped me...

    This is such a strange book, and I get why reviews seem to be so divided. There is something very lyrical and beautiful about Metcalf's writing. And I can honestly say that I haven't seen anything like this novel before. I finished it a few days ago, and I can't get it out of my he...

    I had a hard time getting into this one. Luminous was very unique and different which is a plus in a world of young adult books where all too often it is the same story told over and over again. I had no clue where this story was going which is also a plus since so many books are so pr...

    I was drawn to this book by the beautiful cover and then read the synopsis and found it intriguing. I actually received an Advanced Reading Copy of it through Librarything's Early Reviewer Program. It was a very creative book and has some intriguing ideas in it; although at points the ...

    I like to think of Luminous as a very unique piece of modern art-- you're either going to love it or hate it, and everyone is going to interpret it differently. Now, I actually fall on the side of people who loved this book-- I thought it was creative, different, kind of bizarre, and a...

    Have you ever come across a book that you simply didn't know how to sum up in a sentence? At least in terms of the feelings it evoked in you? Because that is what Luminous is to me. It is very original. At least the premise and the mythos of the book - it is beyond bizarre but at t...

    3.5 Stars This book was all over the place for me. I was confused, interested, intrigued, captivated, and hopeful for Consuela - Bones - and the others in the Flow. I felt like I was riding a roller coaster while reading. I love the premise and think it is absolutely original, but a...

    Although this book turned out good it got off to a rocky start. The author rather dumps you from the "real" world into the Flow, and I felt very disjointed and confused over what was happening and where we were. I think it was done to emphasize the disorientation and confusion of Consu...

    Reviewed by http://urbanfantasyinvestigations.blo... LUMINOUS is yet another book I just could not get into and could not finish. I'm sad to say that it lost me just a few chapters in. It was extremely strange and it first lost me when Consuela found out she could take off her skin,...

    First can I say I'm in total love with this cover? I just adore it. I also have to say that I enjoyed the first part of this book. We find Consuela in a dressing room trying on jeans not made for her body. Anyone with a booty (which is now in fashion thanks to J Lo and Beyonce) can sym...

    I was super excited to read Luminous. Everything about it seemed beautiful to me: the concept, the characters, the cover. And I really wanted to love it, seeing how excited I was about it. But, unfortunately, I just don?t think this book was for me. Luminous started off pretty wel...

    Review: Luminous was definitely a... different read. There were a few things that I found were well done with the novel... however, there were also many things that made this novel just okay. Dawn Metcalf has beautiful writing. It is very rhythmic and poetic like. It reminded me ...

    This book is weird,not good weird, but creepy weird.Or no thats not it either because creepy weird can be good. It was just horrific. It begins with our maincharacter (Consuela) trying on clothes and lamenting about how all the clothes seems to be made for skinny girls. At this po...

    Imagine a world where certain "special" people can leave their bodies. Imagine removing your soul and moving through space and time to a place called "the flow." That's what Consuela aka Bones can do, as well as a few other people. Bones is kind of like an angel, she can slip out of...

    Luminous is unlike any other book I've read. This is a hard review for me to write, there are things about this story that I was enamored with but at the same time there were other aspects of the story that just fell flat for me. The creativity of the story was amazing... the co...

    This is probably one of the most singularly unique storylines I've encountered in a long time. That being said, be warned: Do not read yourself to sleep with this book, even if it's just a catnap: YOU WILL HAVE BIZARRE DREAMS AFTERWARDS. Metcalf's skill at worldcrafting is delicious...

    Just not good enough. Weird and compelling, fast moving, but not that good. ...

    Stunning prose, strong characters, confusing plot. ...

    Originally reviewed for YA Books Central: http://www.yabookscentral.com/yaficti... A brave and elaborately imagined tale?laden with unforgettable imagery. One thing I can say for certain about Luminous? I?ve never encountered anything quite like it. Metcalf fuses an eloquen...

    Goodreads Synopsis: As reality slips and time stands still, Consuela finds herself thrust into the world of the Flow. Removed from all she loves into this shifting world overlapping our own, Consuela quickly discovers she has the power to step out of her earthly skin and cloak herself...

  • Natalie
    Mar 15, 2017

    That cover is gorgeous! ...

    Initially I was attracted to this book because the cover was gorgeous. But as they say, you should never judge a book by its cover, and this book is no exception. Needless to say, I wasn't impressed. The idea, though strange at first, would have grown on me had it not been for the char...

    In a Sentence: Though Luminous can seem confusing and distant at times, it is an excellent example of Dawn Metcalf's natural flair for creativity and originality. My Thoughts Luminous is one of those books that I have a lot of mixed feelings about. On one hand, there were parts...

    The imagery in LUMINOUS is insane. The strange beauty and wonder of the Flow...it's a new high point in creativity. For the first third of the book I was completely lost in the visuals. I'd love to see some visionary put this to screen. So much that is gorgeous and terrible. But don...

    LUMINOUS was?interesting. Okay, ?interesting? might be a tad generous. LUMINOUS is ambitious, and beautifully written, but at times it was a confusing and emotionally distant read for me. Dawn Metcalf?s writing is astounding, an awe-inspiring combination between the rhythmic...

    THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS! BUT I WILL SAY THIS: DON'T PASS ON THIS BOOK. IGNORE THE NEGATIVE REVIEWS. TURN OFF THE TV, GRAB A PILLOW AND A QUILT. ABOVE ALL ELSE, TAKE YOUR TIME WITH THIS BOOK. IMMERSE YOURSELF. DON'T READ DISTRACTED. ENJOY! Now if you insist on reading ahead: ...

    I had had such high hopes for this one. The cover is so pretty, I thought I would find a story I loved inside. instead, I found an odd, disjointed story that just never caught my attention. ...

    I've never outright hated a book, since I usually end up not reading it in the first place. This book, while I didn't hate it, did have some disturbing elements that I would rather not have to deal with ever again. Consuela, the main character, has a disturbing power that creeped me...

    This is such a strange book, and I get why reviews seem to be so divided. There is something very lyrical and beautiful about Metcalf's writing. And I can honestly say that I haven't seen anything like this novel before. I finished it a few days ago, and I can't get it out of my he...

    I had a hard time getting into this one. Luminous was very unique and different which is a plus in a world of young adult books where all too often it is the same story told over and over again. I had no clue where this story was going which is also a plus since so many books are so pr...

    I was drawn to this book by the beautiful cover and then read the synopsis and found it intriguing. I actually received an Advanced Reading Copy of it through Librarything's Early Reviewer Program. It was a very creative book and has some intriguing ideas in it; although at points the ...

    I like to think of Luminous as a very unique piece of modern art-- you're either going to love it or hate it, and everyone is going to interpret it differently. Now, I actually fall on the side of people who loved this book-- I thought it was creative, different, kind of bizarre, and a...

    Have you ever come across a book that you simply didn't know how to sum up in a sentence? At least in terms of the feelings it evoked in you? Because that is what Luminous is to me. It is very original. At least the premise and the mythos of the book - it is beyond bizarre but at t...

    3.5 Stars This book was all over the place for me. I was confused, interested, intrigued, captivated, and hopeful for Consuela - Bones - and the others in the Flow. I felt like I was riding a roller coaster while reading. I love the premise and think it is absolutely original, but a...

    Although this book turned out good it got off to a rocky start. The author rather dumps you from the "real" world into the Flow, and I felt very disjointed and confused over what was happening and where we were. I think it was done to emphasize the disorientation and confusion of Consu...

    Reviewed by http://urbanfantasyinvestigations.blo... LUMINOUS is yet another book I just could not get into and could not finish. I'm sad to say that it lost me just a few chapters in. It was extremely strange and it first lost me when Consuela found out she could take off her skin,...

    First can I say I'm in total love with this cover? I just adore it. I also have to say that I enjoyed the first part of this book. We find Consuela in a dressing room trying on jeans not made for her body. Anyone with a booty (which is now in fashion thanks to J Lo and Beyonce) can sym...

    I was super excited to read Luminous. Everything about it seemed beautiful to me: the concept, the characters, the cover. And I really wanted to love it, seeing how excited I was about it. But, unfortunately, I just don?t think this book was for me. Luminous started off pretty wel...

    Review: Luminous was definitely a... different read. There were a few things that I found were well done with the novel... however, there were also many things that made this novel just okay. Dawn Metcalf has beautiful writing. It is very rhythmic and poetic like. It reminded me ...

    This book is weird,not good weird, but creepy weird.Or no thats not it either because creepy weird can be good. It was just horrific. It begins with our maincharacter (Consuela) trying on clothes and lamenting about how all the clothes seems to be made for skinny girls. At this po...

    Imagine a world where certain "special" people can leave their bodies. Imagine removing your soul and moving through space and time to a place called "the flow." That's what Consuela aka Bones can do, as well as a few other people. Bones is kind of like an angel, she can slip out of...

    Luminous is unlike any other book I've read. This is a hard review for me to write, there are things about this story that I was enamored with but at the same time there were other aspects of the story that just fell flat for me. The creativity of the story was amazing... the co...

    This is probably one of the most singularly unique storylines I've encountered in a long time. That being said, be warned: Do not read yourself to sleep with this book, even if it's just a catnap: YOU WILL HAVE BIZARRE DREAMS AFTERWARDS. Metcalf's skill at worldcrafting is delicious...

    Just not good enough. Weird and compelling, fast moving, but not that good. ...

    Stunning prose, strong characters, confusing plot. ...

    Originally reviewed for YA Books Central: http://www.yabookscentral.com/yaficti... A brave and elaborately imagined tale?laden with unforgettable imagery. One thing I can say for certain about Luminous? I?ve never encountered anything quite like it. Metcalf fuses an eloquen...

    Goodreads Synopsis: As reality slips and time stands still, Consuela finds herself thrust into the world of the Flow. Removed from all she loves into this shifting world overlapping our own, Consuela quickly discovers she has the power to step out of her earthly skin and cloak herself...

    Kind of dreamy, souls of teens in comas in a parallel world (the Flow) working as guardian angels. My favourite bits were the unzipping and taking new bodies (skins). 3.5 stars really ...

    I was confused a lot like I didn't know what was going on but over all it was good. ...

  • Briony
    Mar 22, 2017

    That cover is gorgeous! ...

    Initially I was attracted to this book because the cover was gorgeous. But as they say, you should never judge a book by its cover, and this book is no exception. Needless to say, I wasn't impressed. The idea, though strange at first, would have grown on me had it not been for the char...

    In a Sentence: Though Luminous can seem confusing and distant at times, it is an excellent example of Dawn Metcalf's natural flair for creativity and originality. My Thoughts Luminous is one of those books that I have a lot of mixed feelings about. On one hand, there were parts...

    The imagery in LUMINOUS is insane. The strange beauty and wonder of the Flow...it's a new high point in creativity. For the first third of the book I was completely lost in the visuals. I'd love to see some visionary put this to screen. So much that is gorgeous and terrible. But don...

    LUMINOUS was?interesting. Okay, ?interesting? might be a tad generous. LUMINOUS is ambitious, and beautifully written, but at times it was a confusing and emotionally distant read for me. Dawn Metcalf?s writing is astounding, an awe-inspiring combination between the rhythmic...

    THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS! BUT I WILL SAY THIS: DON'T PASS ON THIS BOOK. IGNORE THE NEGATIVE REVIEWS. TURN OFF THE TV, GRAB A PILLOW AND A QUILT. ABOVE ALL ELSE, TAKE YOUR TIME WITH THIS BOOK. IMMERSE YOURSELF. DON'T READ DISTRACTED. ENJOY! Now if you insist on reading ahead: ...

    I had had such high hopes for this one. The cover is so pretty, I thought I would find a story I loved inside. instead, I found an odd, disjointed story that just never caught my attention. ...

    I've never outright hated a book, since I usually end up not reading it in the first place. This book, while I didn't hate it, did have some disturbing elements that I would rather not have to deal with ever again. Consuela, the main character, has a disturbing power that creeped me...

    This is such a strange book, and I get why reviews seem to be so divided. There is something very lyrical and beautiful about Metcalf's writing. And I can honestly say that I haven't seen anything like this novel before. I finished it a few days ago, and I can't get it out of my he...

    I had a hard time getting into this one. Luminous was very unique and different which is a plus in a world of young adult books where all too often it is the same story told over and over again. I had no clue where this story was going which is also a plus since so many books are so pr...

    I was drawn to this book by the beautiful cover and then read the synopsis and found it intriguing. I actually received an Advanced Reading Copy of it through Librarything's Early Reviewer Program. It was a very creative book and has some intriguing ideas in it; although at points the ...

    I like to think of Luminous as a very unique piece of modern art-- you're either going to love it or hate it, and everyone is going to interpret it differently. Now, I actually fall on the side of people who loved this book-- I thought it was creative, different, kind of bizarre, and a...

    Have you ever come across a book that you simply didn't know how to sum up in a sentence? At least in terms of the feelings it evoked in you? Because that is what Luminous is to me. It is very original. At least the premise and the mythos of the book - it is beyond bizarre but at t...

    3.5 Stars This book was all over the place for me. I was confused, interested, intrigued, captivated, and hopeful for Consuela - Bones - and the others in the Flow. I felt like I was riding a roller coaster while reading. I love the premise and think it is absolutely original, but a...

    Although this book turned out good it got off to a rocky start. The author rather dumps you from the "real" world into the Flow, and I felt very disjointed and confused over what was happening and where we were. I think it was done to emphasize the disorientation and confusion of Consu...

    Reviewed by http://urbanfantasyinvestigations.blo... LUMINOUS is yet another book I just could not get into and could not finish. I'm sad to say that it lost me just a few chapters in. It was extremely strange and it first lost me when Consuela found out she could take off her skin,...

    First can I say I'm in total love with this cover? I just adore it. I also have to say that I enjoyed the first part of this book. We find Consuela in a dressing room trying on jeans not made for her body. Anyone with a booty (which is now in fashion thanks to J Lo and Beyonce) can sym...

    I was super excited to read Luminous. Everything about it seemed beautiful to me: the concept, the characters, the cover. And I really wanted to love it, seeing how excited I was about it. But, unfortunately, I just don?t think this book was for me. Luminous started off pretty wel...

    Review: Luminous was definitely a... different read. There were a few things that I found were well done with the novel... however, there were also many things that made this novel just okay. Dawn Metcalf has beautiful writing. It is very rhythmic and poetic like. It reminded me ...

    This book is weird,not good weird, but creepy weird.Or no thats not it either because creepy weird can be good. It was just horrific. It begins with our maincharacter (Consuela) trying on clothes and lamenting about how all the clothes seems to be made for skinny girls. At this po...

    Imagine a world where certain "special" people can leave their bodies. Imagine removing your soul and moving through space and time to a place called "the flow." That's what Consuela aka Bones can do, as well as a few other people. Bones is kind of like an angel, she can slip out of...

    Luminous is unlike any other book I've read. This is a hard review for me to write, there are things about this story that I was enamored with but at the same time there were other aspects of the story that just fell flat for me. The creativity of the story was amazing... the co...

    This is probably one of the most singularly unique storylines I've encountered in a long time. That being said, be warned: Do not read yourself to sleep with this book, even if it's just a catnap: YOU WILL HAVE BIZARRE DREAMS AFTERWARDS. Metcalf's skill at worldcrafting is delicious...

    Just not good enough. Weird and compelling, fast moving, but not that good. ...

    Stunning prose, strong characters, confusing plot. ...

    Originally reviewed for YA Books Central: http://www.yabookscentral.com/yaficti... A brave and elaborately imagined tale?laden with unforgettable imagery. One thing I can say for certain about Luminous? I?ve never encountered anything quite like it. Metcalf fuses an eloquen...

    Goodreads Synopsis: As reality slips and time stands still, Consuela finds herself thrust into the world of the Flow. Removed from all she loves into this shifting world overlapping our own, Consuela quickly discovers she has the power to step out of her earthly skin and cloak herself...

    Kind of dreamy, souls of teens in comas in a parallel world (the Flow) working as guardian angels. My favourite bits were the unzipping and taking new bodies (skins). 3.5 stars really ...