Source: gifted by the author
Publisher: Clean Teen Publishing
Genre: NA fantasy (clean)
Rating: 3 Stars
Release: January 14th 2016
Colby Evans can leap from one country to the next in a heartbeat. She can see every sunset in every time zone in the same day. She can travel across the world in a flash. She defies gravity and physics with every breath she takes. She's tested her abilities and found them limitless.
She is the lightning. She is Lucent. And nothing can stop her.
Theodore Ramsey isn't supposed to be able to flash like Colby. The power of travel is passed on from mother to daughter in their people. Except once in every hundred generations.
Theo is the one. He can flash like Colby. And it makes him a target to their enemies and to himself. His abilities change everything he knows about life and throws his future into an uncertain tangent. In fact, the only thing certain in his life is the love he feels for Colby.
Their love defies time and space and has been the only constant thing in their lives since childhood. But even their infallible love will be stretched to its limits.
She will risk her life to protect him. But he will risk everything to protect them all.
My thoughts on this action-packed Romantic Fantasy
I enjoyed reading Lighting Kissed. In fact the way in which they "flash" reminded me a lot of the movie Jumper.
The plot was fast moving and plenty of action to boot. My favorite thing about Lightning Kissed was all of the exotic places! Not to mention the shopping, I mean being able to flash into a store in seconds, amazing! Lila's writing pulled me in and made me feel as if I was flashing right along with Colby and Theo!
The one downfall for me was not being able to connect with the characters. As of late I've been thoroughly enjoying alternate POV, however I feel in this case the POV moved around too much. I think I would have connected more if the first half was written in either Colby or Theo's POV and the last half the other's POV.
Even though I didn't connect as much as I would have liked to the characters, I thought Theo and Colby balance each other out wonderfully. Where Theo is structured, Colby is wild and untamed.
Oh my gosh, that ending! If I were to give out an award to best cliff hanger I think it'd be to this book! I will definitely be picking up book two to see what happens!
NEW ADULT ・ ACTION-PACKED ・ CLIFFHANGER