Lights On

Lights Out #2

Young Adult - Sci-Fi
463 Pages
Reviewed on 08/14/2021
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Author Biography

Joey is 39, disabled, a multi-award-winning indie author and a graduate with a BA (Hons) in Health & Social Care. She loves to write and is at the moment working on her next two books, as well as preparing her next two books for publication. She started writing when she was medically retired from her job at the age of 19. Her first book was released in 2005 and after a brief time away, her second one was released in 2011. In addition to writing books, she also enjoys reading them and can often be found resting in bed with a good book, with a cat or two on her lap.

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Reviewed by Ruffina Oserio for Readers' Favorite

Lights On by Joey Paul is the second book in the Lights Out trilogy. We follow Lock and Clara in this second installment, fleeing their cityship after a successful escape from the base. They have made powerful enemies who will do anything to catch and silence them. They are beset by challenges on the way, including being pursued by the military of the tyrannical government, injury, being kidnapped, and more. As they inch toward the local resistance movement, they must deal with dwindling resources and muster up enough courage to stay ahead of their pursuers. Lock’s ex, Lana, works with the government to catch her and her friend. What awaits them at the end of the tortuous road? Can they survive long enough to join the resistance and bring down the corrupt, oppressive government?

Lights On is another fascinating book in the trilogy, with multi-dimensional, skillfully written characters. The plot is twisty, and the conflict is complex, explored from different angles. Lana is one of the characters that readers will surely hate. The relationship between Lock and Lana is characterized by betrayal, and Lana’s drive to capture Lock is fueled by the fact that Lock has shared many secrets with her. Lark is another character that will emotionally affect readers. Joey Paul’s dazzling prose enticed me; the vivid descriptions and the well-crafted dialogues create an enjoyable reading experience. The tale is suspenseful, filled with mystery and intrigue. It will appeal to readers who enjoy characters rising up against tyranny and oppression. Lights On has strong plot points, endearing characters, and a fascinating dystopian setting. The action never slackens, the pacing stays fast, and the surprises are continuous.