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Fractured Soul

(Fractured Light #2)

4.29  ·  Rating details ·  312 ratings  ·  81 reviews
Llona will do whatever it takes to protect her new found friends and home, but the dark plot that is threatening Lucent Academy, a school that’s supposed to be a safe place for Auras, may be too powerful for even Llona to defeat. This fast-paced tale of love, loyalty, and overcoming the darkness will keep you on the edge of your seat until the last page!
ebook, 336 pages
Published February 12th 2013 by Sweetwater Books (first published February 2013)
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Paula  from Reading Lark
Jun 29, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Wow. I started reading this morning, and I just couldn't put it down. Now to figure out how to write a non-spoiler review, when so much important stuff happens in this book.


This book was a special treat for me! I was so excited to learn that McClellan was getting ready to publish the second book in this series- and even more excited when given the opportunity to review it.

I recommend this book because I really appreciate the originality of the premise.
Devon Ashley
Sep 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Picking up where Fractured Light left off, Llona finds herself pushed into attending Lucent Academy at her aunt's request. Her fellow auras are about as exciting as ketchup on toast, brought up to believe that their power of light can only be used for good (never to defend oneself) and that competition is a bad thing (everyone must be equal, even taking turns to be the leader when running). Blah. No wonder Llona can't help but screw with the system a bit, not only trying to encourage ...more
Kirsty (Amethyst Bookwyrm)
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Thanks to Netgalley and Cedar Fort Inc. for giving me this book to review.

Llona is an Aura, a being of light, and after her friend is killed, and she is bitten by a Vyken, she is sent to Lucent Academy, a school for Aura’s and other magical races. The only other magical race that Llona knows of at Lucent Academy is Fury’s, like her friend May, who comes with her. There is also a training facility near Lucent’s for
Thomas Winship
Nov 01, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Rachel McClellan returns to the world she created with “Fractured Soul,” the amazing sequel to “Fractured Light.”

Relegated to attending the Lucent Academy, Llona tries to make the best of a bad situation. She makes new friends, she tries not to balk at the propaganda being passed off as education … but she’s beset by a gathering darkness. Along the way, we’re offered more glimpses into the shared history that McClellan teased us with in “Fractured Light,” and, as expected, McClellan does an
Nemo (The Moonlight Library)
See this review and more on The Moonlight Library!

Fractured Soul (an adept name, too!) is the sequel to Fractured Light, and finds our resident Aura Llona Reese (an Aura is someone who is basically a descendent of Light itself, and they are good people and their purpose in life is to make others feel better) at Lucent Academy (I LOVE the school’s name!) to learn more about being an Aura and how to use her skills. Unfortunately, not everything is above the board at the school of light, and
Jan 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Here I am, going to fangirl for a little bit before I get into anything else. This book is amazing and so utterly heartbreaking that I am currently debating on ranting at the same time as fangirling. All I can really say is that the plot thickens a lot by the end of the book and I am craving the next book more than you can imagine.

Fractured Soul is the perfect title for this story. A lot of books you wonder why authors select that title above a different one and you can't seem to grasp what made
Feb 20, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2013
(Originally posted on the blog)

When I read Fractured Light last year, I mentioned something about hoping for a sequel with more information about the Auras, the Guardians and the Vykens. Rachel McClellan has truly outdone herself with Fractured Soul, bringing a sophomore novel that's entertaining, informative and jam-packed with action and intrigue. Though it took me a while to remember the basics of this world, I definitely enjoyed joining Llona and her friends in another adventure.

There are a
This series is so good it has become one of my all time favourites. So different and so damn brilliant.
I knew before I started this book I was not going to be able to look away let alone put it down.

This series just gets better and better. I had some reservations obviously, after fractured light I just kept wondering how the author could possibly follow up to such an amazing first book, however there was no need to worry as this was just as good- you simply cannot compare the two. They are
Eve (Functioning Insanity Reviews)
Fractured Soul is book 2 in the series by Rachel McClellan. Now I'm writing this a few days after reading because it took some time to…calm myself down. I'm one of those readers who gets seriously into books. I get all up in arms on the characters behalf, or for them, or anything that I feel is bad or giddy like a school girl for good things. People laugh at me while I read and I am okay with this. This book got me all worked up to say the least and as much as I want to blurt out a major spoiler ...more
Deborah Balzotti
Fractured Soul and Fractured Light - I love the Titles

Here’s a two-for-one review with no plot spoilers. These novels were quick reads and I had fun “buddy reading” with my niece Rachael Dredge. She is the target audience for these YA books since she is still an actual young adult and I’m more of a middle-aged young adult.
Rachael said, “The book ‘Fractured Light' is a clean, easy to read romantic novel with a twist. Fans of 'Twilight' and 'I am Number Four' will enjoy the book. Despite being
Fractured Soul was an amazing sequel to Fractured Light! I think I enjoyed this installment better than the first :) It was darker than the first and there was some awesome new characters and different elements that came into play in this story. I highly recommend this series!

I loved this book. Since I read Fractured Light awhile ago my memory of book 1 was a little scarce, but once I got started reading Fractured Soul, things began falling into place and my memory came back. I really liked how
I received this from Netgalley as an ARC in exchange for my honest reader review.

I did not happen to read "Fractured Light" which was book one to this series. Happily, while it would give you a better initial understand of the Auras, Furies, Christian and Llona and May and Sophie, you don't have to. The book references the first, but with concise explanations instead of vague descriptions, resulting in quick information that enhances the current plot.

I was frustrated with the aunt, Sophie, and
Christie Rich
When I read Fractured Light by Rachel McClellan, I was intrigued by the original story line and engaging writing. Fractured Soul picks up where Fractured Light left of and Llona is a strong heroine. I loved following her throughout the book as she learns more
about herself and her powers. Lucent Academy was not what I expected it to be. Instead of being a safe place for Llona to train, it is filled with clueless girls and leaders that don't want to face the truth of their existence. Full of
Absolutely loved this... Just as good as the first!
McCellan continues on with the story from the last book exceptionally well. I was very eager to read this and dove straight in and I was not disappointed. I was pleasantly surprised actually, I didn't think this would be delivered as well as the first. I'm always skeptical when it comes to sequels. Expectations are raised after reading a good first instalment however all my doubts disappeared. This was amazing!
Dec 19, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I was able to read the manuscript to help edit it, and I must say, I couldn't put it down. Dishes piled up in the sink and laundry sat waiting to be folded until I was finished. A very easy, and fast-moving book with lots of action and intrigue.
Jun 19, 2012 rated it really liked it
Cannot wait for this one!!
Sep 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow! Even better than first book!

I started by reading the Devil series, which I absolutely LOVED!! Didn't know about this series until after and had never read anything by this author...Now getting to read Llona's back story is truly incredible and now makes alot more sense! There's so much action, mystery, with a twist of good clean romance! Just can't get enough! Highly impressed,u don't wanna miss a word!
Stephanie Serrano Hargrove
I Love this series!

Makes me want to read the whole series over again.
Many great characters and sadness and love. You are made to feel everything! Five stars
Dave T
Oct 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Not a stand-alone.

I really liked this second book. There was a lot of suspense leading up to an action packed ending with a big cliffhanger.
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This is the most enchanting series I have ever come across. With the first two books laid out flawlessly, the wait for Fractured Truth is unbearable. Every part of Fractured Soul is remarkable and an indescribable journey for us and for Llona. I found only one fault in this book (to my personal opinion is a slight one), but more of that
Mar 01, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: blog-tours, arc
Fractured Soul picks up where Fractured Light leaves off. Llona and May have arrived at Lucent Academy, the school for Auras and Furies, where they will begin their training. The recent battle with the Vyken who killed Llona's mother is still fresh in her mind, and the bite she received when she fought him still seems fresh on her neck, though she still hasn't told anyone about it. Upon arrival at the academy, they are shown to their rooms. Llona says her room smells like blood, but no one else ...more
Aug 25, 2012 marked it as to-read

I was really excited to get to the next installment of this series. The first book's ending left many questions and I couldn't wait to see what happens next in Llona's life. I love the cover and the title of this book, it fits in with the first book and it also represents the story well. I really enjoyed the book, maybe even slightly more than the first book.

Long Story Short:

Llona has left her home, left Christian, and joined the other Auras at Lucent Academy. The only thing to keep
Lelia Taylor
Feb 20, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: full-reviews
Sometimes readers, including me, approach a book that’s self-published or published by a small press with a certain amount of skepticism or even trepidation. That’s because there is so much dreck out there these days and finding the gems is not easy. Allow me to set your mind at rest—this is no schlock put out by a writer wannabe toiling away in her parent’s basement. Well, Rachel McClellan could be toiling away in a basement for all I know but I’m pretty sure it doesn’t belong to her parents ;) ...more
Tahlia Newland
Feb 08, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ya, paranormal
In this, the second in a series about Auras and their nemesis Vykens (basically vampires who need the blood of Auras to keep themselves looking human), the main character Llona has moved to a school for Auras (a dying race who have the power to wield Light). Her parents are dead and her aunt is one of the heads of the school. She is told that she must stay away from the boy she loves because he is a Guardian, (one who protects an Aura) and if their relationship continues, he will most probably ...more
Georgina Martin (Bookz and Bitz)

***Spoiler Alert - this is book 2 in the Fractured Light series, there may be spoilers for book one***

Fractured Soul is the second book in the fractured light series, and finds Ilona and May joining the Lucent Academy. Ilona is apprehensive about the school, and is worried about losing contact with Christian (her Guardian), but she's keen to meet the other aura's and excited for May to finally meet another fury. Things of course don't go well for Ilona, the aura's are meek and mild and have none
Laurie Treacy
Feb 24, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2013
(Rating: 4.5) Fractured Light was one of my favorite fantasy novels of 2012. I loved the fantastical world Rachel McClellan introduced, along with her sassy, independent heroine, Llona. Fractured Soul continues Llona's journey as she travels from her home in Utah to Lucent Academy, a special school for auras like herself, run by her Aunt Sophie. As soon as Llona enters her room, she smells blood, and the reader knows this book is going to pack a lot into it. Mystery, romance, action, and more ...more
Apr 24, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
GENRE: YA Fantasy
THEME: Romance, Urban Fantasy


As much as I loved the first book Fractured Light, I feel I was able to connect more to Llona in Fractured Soul. There was so much more happening with the plot that was wonderfully crafted by McClellan.

Fractured Soul once again follows Llona, a girl who is half guardian and half aura like her parents, who were tragically taken from her. She is now trying to adjust to a semi normal life at
Aanchal (Book Flame)
I am really loving this series so far and can definitely say I loved the second book way more then the first. Fractured Soul pretty much starts up where Fractured Light left off. Llona and May are at Lucent Academy and even though May is fitting in perfectly being a rare Fury and all, Llona is not. And I don't blame her for not fitting in, her fellow auras are pretty brainwashed and in need of some reality check.

The plot was actually more gripping then in the previous book, we still have the
Jennifer K Jovus
My Thoughts:
In Fractured Soul Llona is at Lucent Academy, studying and learning about her Aura history. Because her Aura education is so behind she feels out of place and alone. She doesn’t like the way the other Aura’s behave and is having a hard time fitting in. I don’t want to say much more because I’m afraid I will spoil the book for you.

It had been 12 months since I read the first book, Fractured Light, and I had forgotten a lot of the story. After reading a few chapters all the details
Jan 31, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2013
Fractures Soul begins with Llona's first day at Lucent Academy and even though there's only a slight chance of things getting back to normal, Llona knows her life wouldn't ever be the same. Her plan is simple: to learn more about the nature and history of Aura, hone her abilities and get out of world the Auras has chosen to live in. However, she is yet unknown to the danger that threatens to wipe out Auras and it seems that trouble has followed Llona inside the protected walls of The Lucent ...more
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Rachel lives in New Hampshire, a place secretly known for its supernatural creatures. When she's not in her writing lair, she's partying with her husband and four children. Her love for storytelling began as a child when the moon first possessed the night. For when the lights went out, her imagination painted a whole new world. And what a scary world it was…

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