The Light of Asteria: Kailmeyra's Last Hope (Kailmeyra, #1)

The Light of Asteria: Kailmeyra's Last Hope (Kailmeyra, #1) - Elizabeth Isaacs The Light of Asteria is an incredibly inventive story. The mythology and folklore surrounding it are easy to get lost in. Elizabeth Isaacs has created a wondrous world where magic exists. One where pureness of heart and good intentions have all the power, and where bad intentions can lead to unimaginable darkness and evil.The characters of The Light of Asteria were fabulous! I really liked Nora. She was a great heroine, incredibly determined, and she was smart. I also really liked Gavin, although sometimes he was a bit too closed off...and he had some moments where he was a pretty big jerk. Overall though,. I did like him. I also loved his friends, especially Rena , she was so fun! :D I loved her! I also loved Edna, Nora's mother-figure. She was amazing, and her relationship with Nora was one of my favourite parts of the book. :)I interviewed Elizabeth a couple of weeks ago, and she spoke of the eye colours of the characters being symbolic, which I find incredibly fascinating. The eye colours really stood out to me while reading, so I wasn't surprised to find out that they held deeper meaning. For example, Nora's eye colour, topaz, Elizabeth says "biblically represents represents beauty, worthiness, and honour." I find it so fascinating to know that their eye colours have such symbolic meaning, and that Elizabeth paid that close attention to kind of blows your mind to think about it. Along with the fabulous characters, I loved the folklore and mythology. The Alfar and Dokkalfar were incredibly fascinating, and the contrast between the two was striking, especially once you learn the history of their races. I won't tell you too much about them because I liked learning about them as Nora did, it was a great way to get to figure everything out, and with Nora's instincts leading the way it was even more incredible. Overall, The Light of Asteria is a fabulous story. I loved the mysterious aspect of Gavin and his friends, and I loved getting to learn everything through Nora, I found her to be a great narrator. Finally, I loved the folklore and mythology....I'm always a fan of world's different than our own, especially when there's overlap between theirs and the one we're used to. I'd definitely recommend The Light of Asteria. It's hard to tell you why you'd like it because I don't want to spoil anything, but I think that if you're a fan of magic, different supernatural creatures, alternate worlds, and some good ol' romance, you'll love this one. :)*I received an ebook to participate in The Light of Asteria's blog tour. This did not influence my review. All opinions are my own. *This review was originally posted on my blog, Burning Impossibly Bright.