Emily is a student, still waiting to find Mr. Right and fall in love. She’s unaware that a great tragedy has happened, killing her soul mate and the backup one-- two men that she’s never met. Does that doom her to a life without true love?
Her super immortal protector, a Paragon and his Luminary companion, work in the shadows and must do the unthinkable. They must retrofit a new soul mate for her. Change the make up of a human’s soul so that he’s her perfect complement in every way. It's their only option for insuring a soul mate match -- which releases much needed magic into the world. Magic that advances the causes of mankind.
Reshaping the precious hallmarks and soul markers is a nasty painful business without guarantees. But they must try-- if the girl is to have any shot at real happiness.
Emily Wren is focused on school and her budding career. Smart, confident, feisty and too modest to realize her own beauty, she’d never had a boyfriend. If her protector is successful that could all soon change.
But life in the supernatural world, even the secret world of Paragons, is never quite that simple.
Treachery from an unsuspected quarter threatens the super immortal’s plans. Even more baffling-- vampires, werewolves and witches have suddenly developed a not so subtle interest in the love life of the girl. Will she meet her soul mate? Or is there something else going on? Something more at stake than the happiness of one special human?
And you thought your life had drama.
Read Luminary, for a unique perspective on soul mates by P.S. Meraux.
In one of the opening chapters I got a little confused about the members of the council of nine, the ruling body of this alternative universe that the Paragons work out of, there were a number of introductions made in rapid succession but I found that it didn't hurt the book overall. I like that the mystery behind why her original soul mates were killed runs as an added storyline throughout.
I really liked that the book is not predictable. I read a lot and if I see the plot right away it ruins the book for me and I don't bother to finish it. This is not like that. I got into it, and it's a real book. The 200+ pages flew by before I knew it. Intriguing plot and concept that captured me until the end and left me wanting more. Luckily there was a preview of the next book, Beacon, which I imagine the author put there to draw me into the next one. It did.
Unique characters that I've never seen before.