It is 2049, and sixteen-year-old Lucia Carboni carries a weight on her shoulders not typical of a teenage girl. Her burden is not clothes, boys, or school; it’s saving the world. Born into the Ascended Ones, Lucia’s mission is to help the cult depopulate the world, take over, and enslave the survivors. If all goes well, by 2050, there will be a New World Order—a plan the Ascended Ones have been working toward for centuries.
After Lucia is sent undercover to public school, she attempts to fit in and develops friendships with the very people her cult seeks to destroy. But what no one knows is that Lucia is immune to her cult’s brainwashing techniques. Torn between her upbringing and hope for her future, Lucia makes a bold decision to escape to Ground Zero in New York City, where she hopes to find her mother, pose as an alter, and seek proof of the Ascended Ones’ plan. As she embarks on a journey to the truth, Lucia soon discovers that nothing is as it seems.
In this exciting futuristic tale, a teenager races against time to enlighten the world and stop an evil plan before it is too late.
Luminous starts out with Lucia going to a school with Them. She is not a normal teenage girl. She has a commitment to the Ascended Ones, and she's only going to school help them take over within the next year. However, Lucia is developing friends with the people she's in school with. And she realizes that things may not be as they seem.
I really liked Lucia. I thought she was a very brave young girl with a big heart. And I loved her friends as well. I didn't care for her father though.
I have to say over all this book wasn't that great. It was okay though. The story was very good, maybe just a few things could have been different to make it better. But I did enjoy the over all plot line. I however, didn't like the writing style. It was a major turn off for me, and it made it hard to really get into the story.