Friday, March 14, 2014

Blog Tour: Luminescence by Braden Bell

Review * Giveaway

Luminescence by Braden Bell

Book Description:

“He’s alive!” she yelled. “He’s alive!”

As Lexa spoke the words, she knew they were true. She knew with total certainty.

“Dr. Timberi’s alive!”

When Lady Nightwing kidnapped Dr. Timberi, everyone assumed their teacher had been killed. So when Lexa discovers that he isn’t dead, Conner can’t believe his ears.

Determined to rescue their favorite teacher, Conner, Lexa, and Melanie confront their worst fears and use their powers in unexpected ways to defeat Lady Nightshade, the treacherous Darkhand leader. But when the trio makes a terrible choice to save Dr. Timberi, their powers may not be enough to keep everyone alive. A thrilling conclusion to the Middle School Magic series!

Your favorite characters return in this satisfying conclusion of the Middle School Magic series! Filled with plenty of twists, humor, and adventure, Luminescence will keep you guessing until the last page.

Study hall? Definitely. Substitute Teachers? Absolutely. Rescuing people from brutal villains? Bring it on!


Luminescence is a great ending to Braden Bell's Middle School Magic series. I read The Kindling in the summer of 2012, and Penumbras in July of 2013. The story wasn't fresh in my mind, but I did remember the basics of what had last happened, and I looked forward to the resolution.

It took awhile for the story to really grab my attention, but the action really spiked about half way through. My emotional attachment to the story also went up exponentially at that point, and I loved the details that unfolded about the characters.

I teared up at least once, and I enjoyed the character transformations that took place. Once again, Braden Bell wrote a clean story with a great message about selflessness and sacrifice. If your Middle Grader is looking for a fun series, be sure to check out this Middle School Magic series.

Tour Schedule:

Tue Mar 11- Fire and Ice
Wed Mar 12- Lisa Swinton Queen of Random
Thurs Mar 13- The Hungry Family
Fri Mar 14- Literary Time Out
Mon Mar 17- Queen of the Clan
Tues Mar 18- I Am A Reader, Not A Writer
Thurs Mar 20- Why Not? Because I Said So!
Fri Mar 21- BrooklynBerry Designs
Thurs Mar 27- Getting Your Read On

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About the Author:

Braden_BellDuring his middle school years, Braden Bell was the least-stable, lowest-achieving student in the history of the world. He shocked every former teacher by graduating from high school and college, and then going on to earn both a Master’s degree as well as a Ph.D. A teacher by day and a parent by night, he is around teenagers 24/7. He teaches music and directs plays at a private school, much like Marion Academy in The Middle School Magic series. Whether he fights evil after hours is something he cannot disclose.

Braden Bell holds degrees in theatre from Brigham Young University and a Ph.D. from NYU. A committed educator, he has been directing plays and teaching school now for over twenty years. Braden lives with his family on a quiet, tree-lined lot outside of Nashville, TN, where he teaches theatre and choir at a middle school. The author of The Road Show, The Kindling, and Penumbras.

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Luminescence (Book 3 of Middle School Magic series)Title: Luminescence
Author: Braden Bell
Publisher: Cedar Fort Publishing & Media
Published: March 2014
ISBN: 1462114059
Source: I received an eCopy from the publisher in exchange for a review.

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