Jessie moved from New York to North Carolina one week after school let out for summer break. Her newly single mother and Jessie move in with grandma Gayle. Being a teen in a retirement area, is one more thing to add to her ‘this sucks’ list. It’s bad enough to have to move, but even worse her alcoholic father left them as he went on a quest to be an artist in Greece.
Things begin to look up when she is reintroduced to Caleb, the dorky boy that saved her life one summer at the beach. Caleb is no longer scrawny and nerdy, he is now tall, dark and handsome. Caleb is a Light Tamer.
Jessie and Amber become fast friends. Amber is a no frills girl, her snarky comments and sassy attitude will raise a few eyebrows and have you laughing out loud. Amber is rough around the edges, a light tamer with only two years left to find the one she is bound to. Her father’s surfing accident left her dad paralyzed and her brother dead.
This was a truly unique story. No vampires, werewolves, witches or fairies. A very sweet love story entwined with the supernatural aspects of the light tamers makes for a quick and fun read. The Light Tamer is a YA book that is truly young adult appropriate. You fall in love with the characters and find yourself rooting for the good in the good vs evil aspect of the story. The book leaves you a little unsure about what exactly a light tamer is but I’m hoping that will be explained further in the second book. Overall a great fun read that leaves you wanting more.