Lightporter (IDIA, #2) by C.B Cook *Blog Tour

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!

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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.


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Title: Lightporter

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+

My Rating: four stars


My Review:

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.

Blog: http://theworldofthewriter.wordpress.com

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/13546187.C_B_Cook

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/authorcbcook/

IDIA Group Pinterest Board: https://www.pinterest.com/authorcbcook/idia-group-board/

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/C.B.-Cook/e/B01JSBUFI8/

Twinepathy on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Twinepathy-IDIA-Book-C-B-Cook-ebook/dp/B01HYQEK1C/


Tour Schedule

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.

 

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5 thoughts on “Lightporter (IDIA, #2) by C.B Cook *Blog Tour

  1. OOOh, so you ship Blaze x Albany tooooo?? Nice!!
    I know C. B. has said she’s not really going for that right now, but man, I can’t help but root for it so much!! They’ve got one of those great friends/teammates-that-could-go-deeper relationships that I’m such a sucker for. XD

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      1. I know that she mentioned in the comments section of her blog a little while back that she’s not ready to get them together yet… (I don’t know if you read the short story with Albany, Blaze and Denver that she posted on there? But when she put that up, I believe I remember one of her fans replying that they didn’t really ship Blaze and Albany [because Denver was seeming to do so in the short story], and C. B. mentioned that she doesn’t do so either, and probably won’t get them together for a long time.) But hey, who knows!! Perhaps she’s simply trying to throw us off the trail, or maybe she’ll have a change of heart and the characters themselves will convince her to canonize it for us.

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