Lightporter, sequel to Twinepathy by C. B. Cook, is releasing this weekend! I’m so excited to be a part of the blog tour today and share my review for this fun book. 😀
Author: C. B. Cook
- Date read: June 7, 2018
- Rating: 5 stars
- Genre: Superheroes / Contemporary / Sci-fi
- Age: YA
- Year pub: 2018
- Pages: 173 (ebook)
- Series: IDIA, #2 (Book 1: Twinepathy)
- Fave character: Blaze and Anvil!
- Source: The author
- Notes: I received a free ARC of this book from the author (thanks!) and was not required to write a positive review. These opinions are entirely my own.
Featuring superheroes with unique abilities, mysterious plots, and laugh-aloud humor, Lightporter is sheer fun. It’s a blast following the telepathic twin heroines and the rest of the agents at IDIA, as they face new threats—and secrets among themselves. A fun, thrilling read!
I’ve been looking forward to this book ever since reading Twinepathy, the first in the series. Lightporter was so much fun! In many ways it improved on several things from the first book, especially since all the beginning/setup is behind the characters and we can settle into the adventures. 😀
There were a bunch of mysteries which kept me curious and flipping pages, and I can’t wait for more books in the series to find out more about the hints that were teased at, about… well… things. 😉 (Like Blaze! And a certain new character who seems really cool and I can’t wait to find out more about him. :D) Essentially, these books feel like a really awesome superhero TV show and I love it.
It’s fast-paced and exciting, and I enjoyed getting to go a little further into this world of superheroes. Speaking of which, the superpowers are so cool and fascinating! I would love to be able to teleport like Blaze, or move a remote (and other things, of course) with my mind like Maddie. I also liked that we got a bit more about the twins’ telepathy in this one. 🙂 So cool! And the other abilities were super neat! The story also travels all around the world, which was so fun.
Really my only complaint is that some of it rushed by a little quickly and it was over a little suddenly—like I said, kind of like a TV show, waiting for the next installment. 😉 Which isn’t bad, exactly; I just was a little surprised it was over so quickly and left quite a few things hanging, and just—I want MORE! Heehee. 😀
My favorite things, besides the cool superpowers, was the humor—which had me grinning or laughing several times—and the characters! I’ve become super attached to them (no pun intended) and I loved getting to read more about them. ^_^
Albany has grown quite a bit and I like her so much more! I don’t even mind that it’s in first-person-present-tense. 🙂 Brooklyn is still sweet, but we see more of her unexpectedly solid side too. Jen/Data is fabulous as always—it takes a strong personality to run a superhero agency and she’s definitely got it! 😀 I liked getting some more of Keller too—she’s still a grouchy, tough cookie, and I like her. XD Speaking of cookies: we get more Anvil! I was extremely pleased about this. 😀 Anvil is one of my faaaavorites! ^_^ The intimidating guy who also bakes cookies, I loved seeing more of him in this, as Data’s right-hand man, and also his nice side occasionally. 😉 And then Blaze! I loved how he takes center stage just a little more in this, with a lot of the questions revolving around him… so I won’t say more about that, but I love Blaze! Even though he was a little grumpy sometimes, I still love his banter and humor and essential Blaze-ish-ness. 😀
Anyway, between everybody (especially more Anvil and Blaze!) I was SUPER happy with all the character stuff going on in this! There are tons of little tidbits hinted at, which only make me more desperate for another book… even though this one JUST came out. Heehee. Anyway, I’m hooked and I love these precious characters at IDIA! ^_^ *hugs them all*
There were also a couple of new characters, who are very interesting… Spoiler guy: OOH! 😀 Ember: Iiinteresting… Singe: AAAHH! 😀 And some others. 😉 You’ll just have to meet them yourself!
Overall, I definitely recommend checking out this series! If you want a fun, fast-past, clean YA contemporary read with superpowers, this is the place to find it. You should probably start with Twinepathy since you might feel a little confused jumping in on this one, but know that it’s totally worth it and that there’s another awesome book awaiting you after Twinepathy! And if you’ve already read that one… well, what are you waiting for? Lightporter is waiting, and it’s AWESOME. 😀
My version of walking quietly is like a little kid banging pans together compared to Anvil’s silent steps. Good grief.
“I want you back here. Immediately. No stopping for food.” She pauses. “But since I know you will anyway, I’d like a chocolate milkshake.”
Blaze gives her a weak grin.
Jen is sitting behind her desk, as usual, and she looks up, surprised.
“What are you four doing here so early?” she asks, frowning.
“Time zones,” Blaze informs her.
Jen rolls her eyes. “Again, Blaze? Sorry, girls.”
Blaze disappears. A second later, he reappears, but he hits his elbow on the table and yelps.
“Did you move that table?” he asks Anvil suspiciously.
I swear Anvil’s hiding a grin. “What have we told you about teleporting in here?”
Blaze sighs. “But walking’s so… tiring!”
“Drama queen,” Anvil mutters so quietly that I almost don’t catch it. “Here.” He gives Brooklyn, Maddie, and Blaze boxes. “Blaze, take them to Jen’s room, the tiring way.”
“What would be the worst that could happen?”
I frown. “Jen would be mad at you.” That’s one of the scariest things I can think of.
“You really should stop heating up doorknobs. It’s not good for them.”
“We’re officially going to die!” Ember yells. “Just so you guys know! And I blame you!”
Albany and her twin sister, Brooklyn, have gotten more comfortable in the superhero world. But when Blaze starts acting secretive and weird monsters attack, the girls realize there is more going on that they still don’t know about. Before long, they discover that Blaze is hiding something—or someone. With FOE still hiding in the shadows, the girls must decide who they can trust… before it’s too late.
About the Author
C.B. Cook is just a girl trying to find out where her King is guiding her, while writing the stories of the people she creates, the worlds she wants to live in, and the adventures she dreams about. Also known as a mysterious creature called an “author.” She’s a Christian and a home school graduate dedicated to changing others’ lives through the power of the written word.
Monday, June 11th
- Writefury – Character Interview and Lightporter Review
- Dreams and Dragons – Twinepathy & Lightporter Reviews
- Light and Shadows – Book spotlight & Author Interview
Tuesday, June 12th
- Reading Anyone – Lightporter Review
Wednesday, June 13th
- Home With Hummingbirds – Character Interview and Book Spotlight
Thursday, June 14th
- Ashley Bogner – Author Interview
- Faith Blum – Book Spotlight
- The Page Dreamer (Deborah O’Carroll) – Lightporter Review (You are here!)
Friday, June 15th
- Lights And Shadows – Friday 5s: IDIA Edition
- Purely By Faith Reviews – Lightporter Review and Book Spotlight
Saturday, June 16th (Release day!)
- Marlene Simonette – Lightporter Review and Book Spotlight
- Dreams and Dragons – Character Interview
- Elven Padawan – Lightporter Review
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