ABOUT THE BOOK:
In a genre all its own, Fluorescence fills a niche between coming-of-age romance, urban fantasy and sci-fi.
Alice was a normal teenager until a dying race of aliens chose her and handful of other teens to help preserve an endangered form of DNA known as Fluorescence. Now she and the others must hide their secret from the rest of the world, while trying to uncover the truth about the mysterious living light.
Each volume in the Fluorescence series is narrated by a different character, driving the story forward in a new and exciting way. Fluorescence evolves from a quiet beginning into a gritty and unabashed look at real-life limitations and struggles these teenagers face while coping with a life-changing secret.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Anastasia is the author of the YA urban sci-fi series Fluorescence and several forthcoming fantasy-fiction novels.
Writing has always been her passion, and she began attempting to write her first novel at age 11. While working toward her college degree, she wrote news and editorial columns as well as designed graphics for two different campus newspapers. After graduating with a degree in Communications, she followed her heart back to her publishing aspirations with her debut series, Fluorescence. On the side, she serves as a professional voice talent for radio, TV, audio books, and has produced over 4,500 recordings for businesses across the globe.
She firmly believes being a writer is not about writing what you want, but writing what needs to be written and faithfully retelling the stories of your characters no matter how uncomfortable they may make you.
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Fluorescence: Contagious is the second book in the Fluorescence series written by P. Anastasia. The book focuses on Brian’s point of view though it’s about Alice, Brian and Kareena’s adventure finding ways to stop the Aliens. After knowing things they didn’t know they can do, the saviors started to transport them to different places letting them do things hesitantly. Will Alice, Brian and Kareena ever find a way to stop the saviors? Or they’ll just go with the flow and do things according to the saviors’ will?
I give this book a 5 out of 5 stars! The book was great but I like the first book better. To explain it further, let’s imagine this book as a movie. In my opinion, this book’s the middle part. The end was a slight cliffhanger but it’s fine. Besides, it’s mostly what makes a book in a series.
The characters were well developed! What I love about this book was it focused on Brian’s point of view. Knowing what he feels intensified the plot of the book. I didn’t know a large part of him was kind of serious! Reading the first book, I thought he was carefree. But I was totally wrong! Observing a person through his actions and knowing what he feels is very different. The angle’s way too different that it all came as if.. Brian was just trying to make it look easy.
I think this book’s purpose was to get to know the characters well. Through reading this book, I can somehow say I know the main characters’ weakness and all.
Over all, it was fantastic! It’s a great read especially for those who are really interested in sci-fi. I’m not a big fan of sci-fi books but this book caught me off guard. I didn’t regret it though. It was worth it!
**Once again, I just want to thank P. Anastasia for giving me the chance to review her book for free. This review is in no way biased. All opinions are mine.**