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Number 13
Start date
March 2, 2012
Finish date
May 1, 2012

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M.G. Wells
Thanks to everyone who read, reviewed and marked to read LightMasters. I have so enjoyed reading all your reviews, thoughts and opinions. Wishing ALL the best.

Dec 05, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I read LightMasters twice and enjoyed it both times. The book is definitely geared for younger readers ages around ages 8-14 or anyone who may resonate with this kind of story. In my opinion so many YA books are more like adult books these days, so I was pleased to discover this unique book on GoodReads. Also, there were not a lot of distracting back stories which often make me lose interest in books. The book is written in first person, so prepare yourself for entering the mind of a tormented y ...more
Dec 06, 2011 rated it it was amazing
A friend of mine gave me this book as a gift. I truly enjoyed reading it and wish the author continues with a series because I want more! This was one of the most unique, amazing books I have read in quite some time. This story really made me think about the magic of thoughts.

The LightMasters are an alliance of mystics from different cultures, who are guardians of Earth from evil, alien forces. The LightMasters recruit Jessica, who discovers she has magic powers on her 13th birthday. The LightM
This book was recommended to me by a middle-school teacher, who's a big fan of independent authors. My 13 y/o son and I enjoyed this unique, interesting story. It was a real page turner and an out-of-the-box kind of fantasy action adventure.

The numerous supporting characters were strange, humorous, disgusting and unusual. I admired the main character, Jessica, who had to deal with a lot of horrific, amazing challenges as a 13 year old outcast. Her eccentric Welsh grandparents were amusing and a
I loved LIGHTMASTERS. It was filled with lots of adventure, humor, action, fantasy and great characters. It kept my interest from beginning to end. The message of the book was unique and refreshing--choose LOVE over HATE. One of the most fascinating books I've read. The fact that it is an independent book impressed me. Middle-graders, YA, Tweens and adults can all find delight in this fantastic book! I wish M.G. writes a sequel.
Jan 06, 2012 rated it really liked it
Lightmasters was a very different book for me. After a short stint in Jessica's real world, she does her best to adapt to living with her quirky grandparents. At first, the grandparents seemed like complete old farts--literally. Later in the story, their personalities revealed something more.

After the first chapter, Jessica was abruptly transported to a strange, alternate dimension called the Otherworld. Here, Jessica endured many challenges and was tested vigorously. The characters in the Othe
Jan 25, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shortly after joining GoodReads, I was lucky to discover this lovely gem, LIGHTMASTERS: Number 13. I particularly liked Jessica’s southern way of speaking. Her unusual slang words were not like anything I’ve ever read before, and it helped me to relate to her as the main character of the story. This story does not begin slow and easy, and it does not even reveal the year in which it is told. It bursts right into the action and it pretty much keeps going throughout the entire story. There are so ...more
LightMasters Number 13 is an brillant book! It is packed with great characters, an interesting story and is very well written. The novel starts out on Jessica's 13th birthday. This sad teen discovers she has special powers after being lured into the forest, where she meets the LightMasters.

I loved Jessica and her eccentric, Welsh grandparents. They added much needed humour to the story. I found myself laughing out loud on numerous occasions. Having Welsh relatives myself, I could relate to them
My cousin turned me on to Lightmasters, and I really liked it more than I thought I would. It kept my interest and was refreshing to see a 13-year-old heroine for a change. The main character, Jessica, is not your typical whiny, materialistic teenage girl. She's fiery, brooding, highly intelligent, very mature for her age and stands up for herself. She does not play a victim and is an honorable friend and the kind you'd want in your corner any day of the week.

Her gassy grandparents are too cheek
M.G. Wells
Sep 10, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
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