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Published by Chardonian Press on 24th February 2015
Marsa has always struggled with the fact she goes unnoticed. Her best friend is the one chosen to rid the world of all evil; the man Marsa loves barely knows she exists; and her sole remaining family member dies at the hand of the last evil man in the world.
When all evil is finally defeated, Marsa thinks she'll at last have the life she wants, even if her mother isn't there to share it with. And maybe she'll discover the love of her life loves her back. Only a new quest is set before her and her friends. By the end of their journey, Marsa will question everything she knows. She'll have to redefine how she wants others to notice her, before their entire world is destroyed.
It’s no secret that I love Janeal Falor’s writing, so when I was given the opportunity to read Savage Light, I immediately jumped at it. Whilst I didn’t love it as much as I do the Mine series, I did find it incredibly compelling to read.
I have to admit, I didn’t find many of the characters very likeable, particularly Kaylyn and Jorrin. I honestly couldn’t understand why someone who Marsa was so close to would treat her so poorly. And what Kaylyn did to her at the end of the book was truly awful, as I was reading it all I could feel was rage bubbling up inside me. And if I dwell on it now, I still feel the same way! Jorrin wasn’t much better. If he’d been honest with Marsa in the first place about his feelings, I think I would have liked him much more! I did really like Tavo, he was so sweet to Marsa throughout the book, and constantly looked out for her. I just wish she had paid attention to him a lot sooner!
I did find the lack of backstory slightly confusing, as it meant I didn’t really understand the motives behind the Zophas, but I know there’s another book in the series which may explain things a little better? I’m intrigued to see how things pan out for Marsa in the future, and to see how her character develops a bit further.
I found Savage Light to be a really quick read, and provided an interesting perspective on the fight between good and evil, and despite me not particularly liking the majority of the characters, I definitely am anticipating the next book!