Jul 5, 2011

{Review} Sweet Light by Jen Wylie ( Fantasy Romance)

Sweet LightSweet Light by Jen Wylie
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

GENRE:  YA Fantasy Romance
THEME: Magic
RECEIVED: Received for Review from Author
AUTHORS BLOG: Jen Wylie's Blog
PURCHASE: Amazon | Smashwords | B&N

When fate conspires against you and gives you three loves to choose from, what do you do? What if you make the wrong choice?

Shara is a Healer, raised and trained from childhood until her unique gift manifests itself. When she gains the rank Journeyman she is hired to serve as the court healer for the barbaric kingdom of Glendor.

Untrained for war, she is thrust unmercifully into its bloody arms when the kingdom is invaded. Ordered by her king to the front lines to tend the wounded, she is forced to flee when their camp is attacked. Happening upon a wounded soldier in the forest, every mile back to the capital is a struggle, and breaking the Healer's code, she falls in love with her charge.

If Shara thought that to be the least of her troubles, the appearance of a fierce warrior captain who appoints himself her protector, teaches her differently. Trouble comes in threes at the appearance of a former love and fellow healer. Faced with decisions of the heart and the sudden manifestation of her gift, there is little room for anything else to go wrong. Or at least that's what Shara thought.

And I thought being in a love triangle was tough… In Sweet Light debut author Jen Wylie gives her protagonist three very different men to choose from. It was a big change from the romances I’ve read before and very refreshing.

Shara is known as a healer, where she is trained from a young age to build her gift. Working for the king in another land, she is sent to help his army with any healing they need. After a horrible attack from the enemy she gets separated from her army and finds an injured solider.  She soon learns that her heart cannot resist this solider, but her heart still yearns for her past love… As well as another man, a Captain, who protects her fiercely. But her duty and what she was trained for might keep her from choosing any of them.

This is defiantly a story of love, destiny and magic. Shara begins to learn more of herself by becoming a stronger person as well strengthening her gift.  I really enjoyed her has a character, though I felt she was a little too innocent and sweet at times. I also was excited about Shara’s healing ability and that her power starts to grow, I like that its still a learning process for her.

David, the solider, my heart just went out to him all throughout the book. I really enjoyed the journey as a reader that Wylie took us with him. I really loved learning more about him and his family connections. Plus his love for Shara was so sweet that it made my heart melt. He had his rough sides,  he has his ups and downs that give his personality a lot of kick

Shara’s three love interests are a main focus, you see how their all connected and its mentioned why, but not in the detail I would of hoped. I have a feeling Wylie is going to have this be the major plot for the next book. I also was curious on a dark power that showed up randomly in the story. There wasn’t really any detail in where it came from, so I’m hoping to get more about that in the second book.

Overall Sweet Light was a great debut novel for Wylie. Her characters were really what made this book so wonderful. I loved all three love interest in their own way, Dric a captain and protector, her past love knows her better than anyone, and David whose just so loving and innocent.  I can’t wait to learn more about Shara’s gift and what happens with all the men who have stolen her heart in some way.


This is a young adult book for all ages, minor violence with some fight scenes. Fans of Kristie Cook and Amanda Hocking will enjoy this series.

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Jennifer Wylie was born and raised in Ontario, Canada. In a cosmic twist of fate she dislikes the snow and cold.
Before settling down to raise a family, she attained a BA from Queens University and worked in retail and sales.

Thanks to her mother she acquired a love of books at an early age and began writing in public school. She constantly has stories floating around in her head, and finds it amazing most people don’t. Jennifer writes various forms of fantasy, both novels and short stories. Sweet light is her debut novel published in 2011 by Echelon Press.

Jennifer resides in rural Ontario, Canada with her two boys, Australian shepherd a flock of birds and a disagreeable amount of wildlife.

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