I was excited to find out that next book of the IDIA series by C.B Cook was being released, and I was able to participate in the blog tour! I know, I know. I’ve been doing mainly blog tours lately, but I just enjoy spreading the word about a wonderful new book. Let’s get to the review!
Albany and her twin sister, Brooklyn, have gotten more comfortable in the superhero world. But when Blaze starts acting secretive and weird monsters attack, the girls realize there is more going on that they still don’t know about. Before long, they discover that Blaze is hiding something—or someone. With FOE still hiding in the shadows, the girls must decide who they can trust… before it’s too late.
Series (if applicable): IDIA
Author: C.B Cook
Publisher (if applicable): N/A, indie author
Genre(s): Superheroes, Contemporary, Young Adult, Science Fiction, Fiction.
Recommended Age: 12+
I have a hard time finding a great and original superhero series. Most of the ones I attempt to read just fall short of my expectations. Lightporter was not the case this round! I was super excited to come back to the characters I had gotten to know in the first book (Twinepathy review here), and I wanted to get to know each of them more. I have to admit I really enjoyed this book more than the last one, and the title was so clever!
Albany, the main character who’s point-of-view is focused on in this book, was someone I sort of liked. She wasn’t necessarily a favorite of mine, but I still want her to somehow end up with Blaze. Anyways, she certainly acted a bit rashly, but that’s is realistic in certain situations. I like her relationship with her sister. You don’t see those enough in books these days.
Blaze was still one of my favorites, and although I had hoped for some more dirt on his backstory this round, we did discover some pretty neat facts such as Ember and the mysterious agent. I still wonder what his real name is, and I hope we’ll see some more of his backstory at some point in the next book. I wonder where he lives and who is family is. Pretty much all that stuff xD.
I thought it was nice for Anvil (Cade) to get some of the spotlight this round. His cookies sound so good (and it’s awesome to discover his recipe in the back of the book). I’m still wondering what his dark past was… I’m also wanting some dirt on him.
I was disappointed that Denver and his parents as well as Ezra weren’t in the book as much this round, but I understand having to balance characters and making sure they have a purpose (instead of being that random one that is useless xD). The story was great overall, but we never got some closure from the memory-loss thing in the previous book.
I think this would be a great read for most people, but there is some violence and that is one of my reasons for recommending it for 12 and older.
Content Warnings: Violence (such as kicking lizards, fighting, etc); Some very, very light mentions of romance (recalling a character use to date this person, Albany being teased about jealousy, etc.
About the Author
C.B. Cook is just a girl trying to find out where her King is guiding her, while writing the stories of the people she creates, the worlds she wants to live in, and the adventures she dreams about. Also known as a mysterious creature called an “author.” She’s a Christian and a home school graduate dedicated to changing others’ lives through the power of the written word.
IDIA Group Pinterest Board: https://www.pinterest.com/authorcbcook/idia-group-board/
Twinepathy on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Twinepathy-IDIA-Book-C-B-Cook-ebook/dp/B01HYQEK1C/
Monday, June 11th
Writefury – Character Interview and Lightporter Review
Dreams and Dragons – Twinepathy and Lightporter Reviews
Light and Shadows – Book Spotlight and Author Interview
Tuesday, June 12th
Reading Anyone – Lightporter Review
Wednesday, June 13th
Home With Hummingbirds – Character Interview and Book Spotlight
Thursday, June 14th
Ashley Bogner – Author Interview
Faith Blum – Book Spotlight
The Page Dreamer (Deborah O’Carroll) – Lightporter Review
Friday, June 15th
Lights And Shadows – Friday 5s: IDIA Edition
(YOU ARE HERE) Purely By Faith Reviews – Lightporter Review and Book Spotlight
Saturday, June 16th (Release day!)
Marlene Simonette – Lightporter Review and Book Spotlight
Dreams and Dragons – Character Interview
Elven Padawan – Lightporter Review
FTC DISCLOSURE: I received a complimentary copy of this book. A positive review was not required. These are my honest thoughts and opinions. Check out my Amazon Afflilate Link and Reviewer Disclaimer pages.