Forced to move into the palace, Jessa begins training as a Color Alchemist under the direction of the kingdom's most eligible bachelor, Prince Lucas. As an alchemist, Jessa must capture and harness the color of living things. Every color has a unique purpose, except red. Red is the untapped magic no one can access—until Jes ...more
THIS IS SO PAINFUL
The writing is not doing it for me. I'm not able to connect to the characters, and I'm finding their actions and thoughts to be totally over-the-top and flaky.
There is a love triangle set up at the beginning, and the one love interest is a Creep. He Creepily stares at her bare legs and gets a Creeper smirk on his face. The MC is uncomfortable for 0.394 seconds until Creeper makes a terrible joke, then the MC relaxes and laughs and says to herself, "He's not so bad af ...more
The book got me thinking about a lot of things regarding the plot and story-line developing and I really like a book that’s able to do that to me while reading. Where’s the missing relative of Jessa? Who’s behind the ‘attacks’ on Lucas’ mother? and much more questions were holding me captive during this read – some thing ...more
Color alchemy was a rare talent that usually manifested itself when children were around the elementary age. I loved this element to the story. It is b ...more
The story begins in a nuclear middle-class family set in a dystopian society of normals and color alchemists. The Royal Officers are questioning the children over the discovery of a recent bloodwork done for an accident that occurred six months ago. Unable to find proof that the family are harboring color alchemists, the Royal Officers left. That night, during a Royal Ballet pe ...more
Prism is a YA fantasy and romance book set in a world where colour is used as the source for magic. Each colour has a different type of magic associated with it and each of the magic wielders, called 'Colour Alchemists', can access certain colours and their powers. When Jessa unintentionally reveals she is an Alchemist in her ballet performance in front of some important ruling members, she is thrown into not only t...more
Well worth a read!
The novel is set in a dystopian world where the New Colony Kingdom has overthrown other countries and kingdoms and is the main ruler. Partly the reason the New Colony Kingdom has been successful ...more
I don't normally like books with alternating points of view, but it worked for this one. Each of the characters felt unique, rather than reading the same persona with a different name.
I would try to point out flaws, but none are coming to mind. I noticed a few grammar errors and sometimes the dialogue wasn't entirely ex ...more
A fun concept and a quick light read. Definitely a good choice if you're on the hunt for some YA dystopia with romance and a very unique magic system. If I'm honest I think it could have used some fine tuning here and there, often with bits of dialogue, because it had moments where it felt a bit forced or cheesy, and there were some plot inconsistencies as well but hey, overall it was a fun book to pass the time :)
I loved Lucas as a main character. He is very complex and I loved his journey from the beginning. There were many twists and turns this story took and while there were a lot that I guess or had hunches about; there were some that I did not see coming.
I cannot wait to see more of where these characters ...more
This wasn't a bad read, but it's also nothing special. Very simple world building and villainy and characters and motivations. Jessa is a typical YA teen protagonist who cries easy, is stubborn, is easy swayed, and makes rash choices on the basis of childish black and white style morals. It's a quick, direct read without anything surprising or especially tantalizing. The writing is passable, the development is tolerable... it's definitely for younger audiences o ...more
I was excited when I saw the book and read about color alchemy. It was a novel concept and I loved it - but I literally couldn’t bring myself to finish the book. I had issues with the whole insta-love thing she had going on with the prince. Jessa herself came off as weak and almost pathetic, way more child-like than her 16 years. I suppose that could be explained away by her environment, but even then...Other than that, the writing just struck me as poor. Things kept getting repe ...more
Jessa's dreams are about to come true. That night she will perform a solo on the stage, and the royal family will even be there to witness it. She's on the best way to becoming a professional ballerina. But that afternoon, royal guards appear at her door, accusing her little sister of performing color alchemy—the failure to report an alchemist is punishable by death. ...more
Where do I start?!! Okay, So Prism is an amazing dystopian YA Fantasy with tremendously written characters, an ingeniously original plotline and a beautiful breathtaking cover. Jessa Loxley is just a girl with an extraordinary power that gets her life thrown into jeopardy when it's revealed (quite publicly I might add) that she has the uber rare ability to manipulate the color red which is the hardest and most powerful of colors for Alchemists to control (Basically Alchemists can control magic t ...more
According to the Source of all Knowledge (ie, the world wide web), the age range of young adult books varies between 12-18 or 15-20s. Keeping those ages in mind, I agree this is a YA novel, on the younger side of the continuum. The heroine, Jessa is just 16, while the hero, Lucas, is 18. While many adults read YA books, I think this will appeal far more to the teenybopper crowd. (Did I just date myself?)
As an ...more
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First off, wow. What a story this one was! I can honestly tell you all that I loved every moment of reading this book. It was exciting, fast paced, exhilarating, and jam packed with mystery, plot twists and intrigue. I could scarcely put it down! Honestly!
The writing was excellent, and a massive stand out for me. Good writing makes a story so much more enjoyable and that was definite ...more
It was refreshing to read something unique, something that hasn't been done before.
When royal officer Faulk comes to Jessa's home, Jessa is willing to do whatever it takes to stop her from taking Jessa's sister, Lacey. You see, color alchemists who are removed from their homes as young children never see their families again.
Prince Lucas has problems of his own. He's trying to assist the Resistence, which is working against the evil king, while simultaneously searching for ...more
First of all, the entire premise of magic is new to me. There is probably other books out there that have a similar magic system, but I haven't yet found one. In order to access magic, people must be born with the skill to take it from objects with physical color. They can only take i ...more
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