Incandescently Review

Hi everyone, as you can see by the banner above, I am doing this review for the blog tour! I am super excited because this is first blog tour that I will be doing for Xpresso Blog Tours. Below there will be different links and information you can read after the review! The information below will consists of:

  • An author biography
  • Links to where you can purchase the book 
  • Links to where you can find the book for more information
  • And a giveaway that you can take part in until the 9th of January

But lets get on with my review for this book!

Title: Incandescently

Author: Sylvie Parizeau
Series: Incandescent #1
Publisher: By the Book
Publication Date: 22 October 2016
Source: Received from Xpresso Book Tours
Format: E-book
Pages: 418
Rating: 4 Stars
Reading Timeline: 19 December 2016

Goodreads Synopsis:

Liam O'Shea, bestseller author of SciFi Saga, Eiloe.

All I knew was pain - a childhood filled with cruelty and villains who used and abused. 

Until Èolie. 

I first heard her sweet, angelical voice in the dark of the night, when I lay bathed in my own impending death.

Seventeen years later, its not the nightmare she pulled me out of that haunts me, but the glimpse of Happily Ever After she revealed just before disappearing. 

They said she was a figment of my boundless imagination.

 A wish. 

A dream.

Until I had no choice but to believe them, cherishing my imaginary savior the only way I knew how - in fiction and lore. But fantasy has a way of transforming into reality. When I finally tire of being a citizen of the world, I take an impromptu sabbatical as a professor at a small college on the coast of Maine. And there I see her, the girl with the sea-green eyes and angelic voice. My world turns upside down. 

Turns out my girl is for real and the pull between us is anything but imaginary.

Happily Ever After has a story... and this one is mine.

Book Review:
Pre-reading Thoughts:

I am über excited to read this book. The moment I read it I knew that I had to try and get onto this blog tour. The synopsis just sounds amazing and I just cannot wait to dive in. I recieved this book from Xpresso Blog Tours in order to participate in a blog tour and write an honest review. 

Writing Thoughts:

As you can see by the synopsis, the author has a thing for very vivd words and detailed descriptions. Whilst it does set the scene nicely, it does get a bit much. It's beautiful but to a point. The only part where I really appreciated the detailed descriptions was when there were places involved. Sylvie Parizeau included the right amount of detail that I wanted when it come to places. I craved to go there and I thought this was something worth mentioning because it really was so beautiful.

This book is told in different perspectives, so if that isn't your thing, you have been warned. The story had a really nice flow to it and I found that I just couldn’t put the book down until I was satisfied which of didn’t happen until the end.

Plot Thoughts:

At first glance, this story seems to be a simple contemporary about happy endings but that is far from it. Once get a couple of pages in you start to something supernatural unfold. Something not quite normal. From that point, the plot starts to unravel. This novel is focused on a feel good romance which basically means that this book focuses on the happily ever after of a relationship. Amongst the story, we see that Sylvie has placed some advice for indie authors in her writing. Some of which are quite brilliant. 

Character Thoughts:

Liam O’Shea is our protagonist in this story. He is an indie author who has a New York’s Bestseller attached to his name and along with that, he has young woman following him around in awe of him. Liam is a person who values his friendships strives for something more than just cheap love in this book. He aims for something more ’nourishing’  if I use his words.  His childhood was troublesome and frankly horrible until one day he hears an angelic voice. For years he thought that he was just imagining her but as it turns out she is real. Eolie was his inspiration for his writing career. Liam was absolutely swoon worthy which would explain why he had so many people fawning over him.

Eolie is incredible. I adored her. She has this amazing mindset that allows her to see the beauty in everything even in people. This makes her a different from everyone else and with time, it becomes obvious that she has some tricks up her sleeve. I seriously wish that we saw more from her.

I really liked the side characters in this story, they give this book an extra dimension. The GGS crew was probably one of my favorite batch of friends once could throw into a novel, my favorite was P.O. He was super quirky and just geeky as hell.

When we are introduced to one group of these female fans, we see superficial people who just adore him for his looks and his title. I felt that this was a bit of a bash to book fans everywhere especially female book fans. 

Final Thoughts:

I didn’t give the story five-stars because there were somethings that I didn’t love all too much but it was still a really good book that I enjoyed a lot. This book definitely paved the way for a new potential series and I cannot wait to see what the other books will bring to the table! I would loved to read Liam’s novel even if it is added as a small novella on the side! I think it would be really interesting!

Author Biography:

A paralegal by day and incurable romantic by night, Sylvie is a cross-genre, and she takes Happily Ever After very seriously. The End just isn’t in her vocabulary.
An incorrigible daydreamer, she now feeds her obsession with epilogues by concocting stories in which heroes deal with the happy from the get-go. Ready, or not. And she confesses under oath to loving every minute of it.
Sylvie lives her own Happily Ever After in the beautiful mountains of Les Laurentides in Northern Quebec, alongside her whole set of characters.
In between treks in their backyard wilderness, you can find them hanging out at
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Yours in Reading,



  1. Thanks for hosting today! This sounds like a good read overall and very character driven, too!


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