Review: This Raging Light By Estelle Laure.

This raging light

Release Date: January 12th 2016.

Publisher: Hachette Australia (Orchard Books.)

Source: From publisher in exchange for an honest review.



A stunning new voice to rival John Green and Rainbow Rowell

How is it that you suddenly notice a person? How is it that one day Digby was my best friend’s admittedly cute twin brother, and then the next he stole air, gave jitters, twisted my insides up?

Lucille has bigger problems than falling for her best friend’s unavailable brother. Her mom has gone, leaving her to look after her sister, Wren. With bills mounting up and appearances to keep, Lucille is raging against her life but holding it together – just.

A stunning debut to devour in one sitting, Laure captures completely the agony and ecstasy of first love.
My Thoughts:
On the back of my advanced copy, the team at Orchard books ask why you should read This Raging Light, and then answer ‘because when we did, every single one of us fell in love’.
Well I fell in love too.
This is the kind of contemporary I love. So full of life, real life, and courage and despair, but most of all, hope.
This book will have you in tears, but it’s not a rip your heart out and tear it to pieces book. This book shows there is bad in the world, but also that there is good. There can be so much bleak in this world and the optimism was refreshing.

There were so many FEELS.

You will be taken on an extraordinary roller coaster ride that you won’t want to get off.
Laure draws you in with her beautiful writing. The story folds around you and you’ll find yourself happily lost in it, never wanting to find your way out.
You will not want to start this book when you only have a short amount of time to spare because once you start reading it, it is near impossible to put down.
You want a strong heroine? This is it. Lucille isn’t fighting zombies, witches, vampires or tyrannical governments. She is fighting for her sister. To keep her close since her dad has gone mad and her mum left on a vacation that doesn’t look like she is going to return from. She will do whatever it takes, pretending her mum is still around, getting a job, taking all the responsibility on her shoulders.
Now that is a love story.
But there is romance too. A sweet, aching, heart-shattering romance with an unattainable boy that will leave you on the edge of your seat hoping, praying that this one thing can go right for Lucille.

This Raging Light is a MUST-MUST-MUST READ for contemporary lovers. I can not recommend it enough. You will not want to miss this one.

You can add it to your Goodreads HERE.

4 thoughts on “Review: This Raging Light By Estelle Laure.

  1. AHHHH! I’ve heard so many good things about this one. I didn’t really know what it was about until now but it seriously sounds amazing. And this review has honestly convinced me I needed this book yesterday. I want to experience this roller-coaster of emotions with a sweet little romance. Awesome review! c:

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