Review: The Taste Of Blue Light by Lydia Ruffles.

taste of blue light

Release Date: September 2017.

Publisher: Hodder’s Children’s Books/Hachette Australia.

Source: From publisher in exchange for an honest review.


Synopsis from Goodreads:

An incandescent, soul-searching story about a broken young woman’s search for a truth buried so deep it threatens to consume her, body and mind.

‘Since I blacked out, the slightest thing seems to aggravate my brain and fill it with fire’

These are the things Lux knows:
She is an Artist.
She is lucky.
She is broken.

These are the things she doesn’t know:
What happened over the summer.
Why she ended up in hospital.
Why her memories are etched in red.

‘The nightmares tend to linger long after your screams have woken you up …’

Desperate to uncover the truth, Lux’s time is running out. If she cannot piece together the events of the summer and regain control of her fractured mind, she will be taken away from everything and everyone she holds dear.

If her dreams don’t swallow her first.


My Thoughts:

5 stars.

Wow. This book was brilliant. It went places I was never expecting and completely blew me away. I loved it.

It was an intense read, and sometimes a hard read – as someone who suffers anxiety it was too easy to slip into Lux’s shoes. This book was real, emotional and raw. I felt such a connection to Lux, and it was so easy to forget I wasn’t reading the story of someone who isn’t real. It held me on the edge of my seat.

Lux is suffering as she tries to piece herself back together after a night she can’t remember lands her in hospital. She has returned to school to try and help, but there is a major piece missing and she is the only one who can find it. There was a sweet romance weaved into it, which I loved, and Lux’s friends stood by her, even when things got really hard.

The Taste of Blue Light will stay with me for a long time. This book is a must read for contemporary lovers. A beautiful written YA that wasn’t afraid to tackle darker issues. I highly recommend it. (In my opinion I think it is more suitable for older teens and above.)

You can add it to your Goodreads HERE.

2 thoughts on “Review: The Taste Of Blue Light by Lydia Ruffles.

  1. I love the direction young adult seems to be headed, books that tackle confronting issues with compassion and also realistically. I’m reading this one next week actually and has no idea how dark the storyline was. I’m even more excited now. Brilliant review Rochelle, so glad you enjoyed it ❤

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