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Sunday, January 14, 2018

Book Review - Into the Light by L.B. Simmons

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Review by Suze

Aubrey lost her entire family and with this loss she also lost herself. That's why she calls herself Raven instead. Her hair used to be blonde, but is now black, she wears crazy contact lenses and she has plenty of piercings. She completes her look with a mask of heavy make-up. Aubrey's goal is to survive college safely protected behind her layers, but when she meets the bubbly Quinn, her new roommate, her defences are starting to crumble. When Quinn introduces her to Kaeleb it becomes even more difficult to hide behind the facade. Kaeleb is someone Aubrey used to know very well. Will she be able to be herself with her new college friends?

Aubrey, Quinn and Kaeleb become inseparable. For a while Aubrey's college life is happy. She slowly comes out of her shell and even manages to talk about what's bothering her. However, when another tragedy threatens to strike, life becomes too much for her. Aubrey's darkness comes back again and this time her friends can't easily get her off the path of destruction. What will happen when her heart breaks once more, will Aubrey be able to survive or will she be shattered and damaged beyond repair?

Into the Light is a beautiful story about love, loss and friendship. Aubrey is a sweet girl who loves deeply, but due to many traumas it's hard for her to show this. Reading about everything that happened to her brought tears to my eyes. She's already been through way too much and the tough days aren't behind her yet either. Fortunately Aubrey has the most wonderful friends. Quinn and Kaeleb are amazing main characters and I loved reading about them. What I enjoyed the most about Into the Light is the fantastic indestructible friendship, it's something precious that can withstand anything.

L.B. Simmons writes about heartbreak in an impressive open way. Her writing has an easy flow, which makes it possible to completely focus on the story. I was impressed by the emotional depth of Into the Light, it has a great multilayered storyline. L.B. Simmons writes about unconditional love in a fantastic way that captivated me from the beginning. Into the Light is a gorgeous romantic story filled with unexpected twists and turns and plenty of strength and beauty.


If you love emotional romantic stories with a strong friendship aspect you should definitely read Into the Light.


  1. I hadn't heard of this one, but it sounds like one I would like. Great review, thanks for bringing it to my attention!

  2. Sounds interesting!
    Thank you for the lovely review :)

  3. I love this author. I can't wait to read this one.

  4. Lovely review. I am so keen on emotional story but sounds great.

  5. This one always pops up in my Goodreads' recommendations! Thanks for the review i might want to pick it up any time now!

  6. This seems like an emotional story.

  7. We all hide behind masks don't we sometimes? It's so important when you meet people who really want to see inside.
    {in the contest I am Margot C__ on the Rafflecopter}

  8. Sounds a BEAUTIFUL read
    One for my book list

  9. Great review! Will add this to my reading list.

  10. I'm glad Aubrey has Quinn & Kaeleb to help her thru those hard times.

  11. Aw, this sounds really sad at the start but I'm so glad that she gets help and happiness - I love a happy ending! :D

  12. Sounds very touching!


  13. This sounds like a very emotional read, and also a good story about friendships!

  14. It's wonderful to have friends that one can depend on.