These are some of the powers gifted to the Rhodi, an ancient sect of assassins who defend Crescentia, a Dystopian world with a dying hope.
Dyliana Fairsson is one of them. After losing her parents to a suspicious accident, she and her twin brother, Devin, join the Rhodi to avoid starvation. Under the direction of her master, Dylan struggles to learn the strength of her magic… as well as hide the growing scars on her wrists. Can Dylan become the warrior, the hero, she’s destined to be? Or is she fated to fall from the light into the darkness?
Title: Rhodi’s Light
Series: Rhodi Saga (1)
Author: Megan Linski
Publisher: Gryfyn Publishing
Source: eBook ARC via NetGalley
*WARNING: possible trigger for those who do not like self mutilation*
Rhodi’s Light was a sweet and action-packed story full of love, family, and the personal struggle of overcoming grief and pain that not everyone can understand. Fifteen-year-old Dylan’s self mutilation was a bit of an uncomfortable thing for me at first for personal reasons, but if anything, it enhanced my reading experience. It brought me a little closer to this young teen’s harsh reality, and the darkness she had to battle within herself. I thought Linski did a wonderful job in conveying that through her writing.
My only issue with this was that it ended on such a cliffhanger, which questions left unanswered. If they serve to add more mystery until the next installment, I understand. Otherwise…
I love that this could be so family-orientated and still be a kicking thriller of ‘hidden’ organizations trying to save or destroy the world, magical abilities, and fighting. It was a good blend of eternal and outer battles, as the characters learned to connect and find love in one way or another. I’d definitely let a young teen read this, but I’d say it’s up for all ages.