Amazing conclusion to the series, just what I needed. It has everything you could want in a book. I would say that you should read the other books in the series first so you get the full picture. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, and you will feel everything. I can’t wait to see what else this author has in store for us. Pick it up today!
This book was a great but emotional conclusion to the series. The book picks up a year after the events of the previous book and we get to find out where life continues to take Imani, Melody, Lance and the rest of the crew. If you’ve read the previous books, you know that the characters have very eventful lives that include times of happiness and sadness, but no matter what they continue to persevere. This book for me hit close to home with some topics and I cried, but I also smiled and laughed with the characters as they continued to make their marks on me as a reader. I would recommend this book and the entire series for anyone who enjoys stories that are eventful, yet true to life.
Book 3 was emotional, heartfelt, and truly unpredictable. Melody, Imani, and Lance have weathered the storm of the start of adulthood and grown so much from book 1 to 3. They have proven life hurts, love can be cruel , and things will go far from what you wanted… but friendship can and will stand strong with the right people. Drama, angst, jealousy, and survival play a few role. I loved each book more than the last and I would not change a single thing.
Each character has a special role and they played it out until the end.
This is book 3 in this series and I definitely recommend reading this series in order.
Imani, Lance and Melody still navigating each life journey and they all have been through so much!! Imani (my favorite in this series) is strong, sassy and happy. She is now married to her love but when her world comes crashing she looks for Melody and Lance…..even though there has been some ups and downs along the way.
In conclusion this series has given love, life, friendship, secrets and just a roller coaster of true emotion that seems so real.
True Colors is exactly how I needed this series to end. If you haven’t already read the other books in the series you definitely need to start there.
Melody, Lance, and Imani are faced with new challenges. In order to navigate those challenges, they must first sort out their friendships in an attempt to save and start relationships. When one of the friends is unexpectedly faced with the loss of their spouse the three friends must lean on each other. The loss not only challenges the core group of friends, it also affects their college friends, families, and work.
True Colors highlights how important relationships are in all stages of life; especially the ‘no-matter-what’ friends.
Amazing, through and through. I only feel as though the emotional roller coaster that this series put me through was a little draining, as I would get my hopes up and felt as thought the start to this novel covered me in goosebumps and set a certain outlook for the remainder of this read. This just goes to show how powerful and apt this author is, and her writing style hits home for me, and many others it would appear.
Overall, I cried happy and sad tears, wished for the strength of these characters to float off the pages into my own soul, and snuggled up through a rainy day to finish this novel in one weekend. I have far more respect for those that have to go through discrimination and feel as though I understand different viewpoints more clearly, thanks to these three novels, especially this finale. It really did the best at closing up unanswered questions, tying up lose ends, and making the reader weep with joy. I so very much look forward to reading more of her works of art, and hope that you enjoy it as much as I did. Well done!
Read this if you:
*Enjoy contemporary new adult romance
*Like plot twists and surprises
*Believe in second chances
Meet the Author: K. R. Raye lives in Maryland with her husband and two sons. Throughout her diverse career working as a mechanical engineer, adjunct professor, and in sales, she continues to weave her love of marketing, computer information systems, and operations together with her passion for writing.
Synopsis: Imani, an independent woman who never asks for help endures a tragic loss in a blink of an eye. Her best friend Melody owes her life to Imani. And Lance chooses to resurface after his disappearance when Imani chose another man over him. Can this trio put their past in the past in order to concur the most recent tragedy the group is faced with?
Reader’s Thoughts: True Colors is the third installment in The Colors Trilogy. I have not read the first two books in this series, but after reading this story I will definitely go back and read the others. I couldn’t get enough of Imani, Melody, and Lance. The friendship this trio has built is so powerful. The amount of tears, LOL and WTH moments within this book take you on an emotional roller coaster ride. Their journey is full of challenges, angst, humor, and drama while battling ghosts of the past. All the heart wrenching moments that this trio concur while testing their friendship and rebuilding walls is just amazing. Everyone needs this trio in their lives!
Favorite Quote: “Through it all, life eventually shows your…True Colors.”
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This is the third book in this series. I highly suggest reading the previous two books before this one to help your enhancement of the series and the characters. I have enjoyed reading this series and look forward to seeing what is next for this author. Thai is a well written story about friendship and how the past can haunt you. I enjoyed being pulled into the story by the characters from the start. They brought the story to life on each page. They kept the story engaging and hard to put down. I found this book to be fast paced which made it easy to read. It kept me turning pages fast just to see what would happen with these three characters. I enjoyed what they brought to the story and their growth is great. This is a great read that I highly recommend.
Review by @bjwagner
True Colors (The Colors Trilogy Book 3) by K.R. Raye
True Colors is the third and final book in The Colors Trilogy. This is a wonderfully written Contemporary romance that will leave you craving more. Im a huge fan of this author and this series and highly recommend reading the first two books if you haven’t already started them. They will give you a better understanding of what has been going on and you get to know the amazing characters. This is the conclusion to this journey and man what a emotional journey it has been. Follow along with Imani , Melody and Lance as they find out that piecing their lives back together isn’t as easy as it seemed. I highly recommend reading this book to find out what happens next . I look forward to reading more from this Author
Break the Darkness
Rei is the mIn character in this book. Its the 2nd and a half book. 2.5. She isn’t happy about her life, but really who is. I mean some may be good but not all. And she sees things and thinks strange things are happening. She gets a job and she loves it because she gets to do what she loves and best at. Her relationship with Trey helps her be in the social part of life, that she never thought she would be. The work she does may put her and her family in danger. Its been an adventure reading this book, learning about every character. Does Rei need some help or does she have everything under control? I can’t wait to find out.
Rei has been my favorite character in the series so far. Rei likes to investigate so the school newspaper was absolutely perfect for her. Great read. I’m loving this series. Each book is better than the last. I can’t wait for the next book.
This was a well written book with lots of excitement. My one drawback was there were moments where I felt like I was missing something which became apparent when I understood that this was book 2.5 in the series. which is my fault, not the authors. LM Preston has created characters with spunk and a likeable personality. I enjoyed this story enough to want to go back and read the series from the start!
I’ve read some of the other novels in this series and from what I gather it doesn’t follow the same character throughout the novels. Maybe one or two follows the same character then the next novel has a different main character so I am not sure if I need to read them in order or not.
In this novel we follow Rei who gets a job at the school newspaper. Now she can do what she is good at: investigating. Similar to other stories where characters start to unravel hidden secrets, this also starts to put Rei’s life in danger. Not only her life but her family as well.
I will need to read the novel before this but I really enjoyed this and I could not put it down. It is such a great feeling when you haven’t read about a world in so long but it still grips you from the first page.
I loved Rei and how many thought she was weak only to be surprised with how wrong they were.
I’m not sure how many novels will be in this series but I am looking forward to not only catching up on the previous novels but the future ones as well.
I am honestly in love with the world LM Preston has created in the Vigilant series books. As soon as I finish one, I instantly start the next. This book gives us the third perspective of the Lewis family moving to Newport, Rhode Island. Unlike the POV of the previous 4 books (EmVee and Dex), Rei is very different from her older siblings, she is less confrontational and more of the quiet observer.
It has been a month since her family moved to the small town leaving behind her hometown New York City, Rei decides to check out the back-to-school club fair, in hopes of finding a dance club. In the parking lot Rei eavesdrops for the first time since moving, a cheerleader and her boyfriend are having an argument that leads to the girl seeing her. Megan, the girl who not only runs the school newspaper but also a down low blog surprises Rei, convincing her to work for her. Feeling foggy headed Rei agrees only to instantly be confused, as the fog cleared from her mind, as to why she would agree. She noted instantly that Megan could be pretty, but she had the eyes of a predator and that set off a strange feeling. The more Rei sees of the new town she calls home the more she feels that it is off, everything from the houses to the people seem fake, giving her the feeling that something was very wrong in the town. Meeting a few of her fellow classmates she has already gotten her first crush on a football player named Trey, and a cute cell phone charm from a girl named Yori at the club fair. On her first assignment from Megan Rei “borrows” her older sister EmVee’s car to pick up her partner after his car breaks down on the way to school. Discovering he is the boy that was arguing with the cheerleader a week earlier in the parking lot she is already feeling cold towards him, the feeling growing after she is pulled over and he tells him he was late to pay an informant that is why Rei was speeding. Hiding in a locker Rei hears her partner get beat up “hazed” by the varsity football team, she got the information needed but can’t help but feel slightly uneasy about seeing him covered in cuts and bruises. What are the diamond members and what is the secret shadow police force that Megan mentioned to her?
Rei is just as skilled as her older siblings in martial arts, but she prefers to stay hidden and learn the secrets others try to hide. Will Megan lead her into something she can’t hide from and why does she care so much about her family and their secrets? Every book in the series pulls you deeper into the world the Lewis family. Rei thinks more about how she can use things to her advantage holding back information, even about herself, until she thinks it will be the most useful. I cannot wait to read Rebel of Fire and See where Rei’s story takes her.
This book was truly an amazing addition to this series. Like the previous books this one could be read as a stand alone but they’re all so good why not read them all. This book was definitely full of intrigue, action, danger, amazing characters and more. This installment really tied up a lot of loose ends for me and brought the series together in a lot of ways. I personally can’t wait to see what this amazing author and her wonderful characters bring us next.
Break the Darkness is book #2.5 in the Vigilant series by L.M. Preston. This story is from Rei’s point of view, so this book is building on what we have previously experienced and lets us dive deeper into things- which is all helping to build a bigger picture of what is going on.
Again, as with the rest of the series, this is an action-packed YA fantasy with paranormal/supernatural/sci-fi elements, action, adventure, mystery, drama, danger, emotion, challenges, agendas, magic, secrets, family, choices, and more.
This could be read as a standalone, but you would be missing out on all the other stories, character introductions, and interesting background information that will help you better appreciate this book, and the series as a whole- as well as adding to the bigger picture that is being painted.
This series is definitely getting better and better the further we go. Looking forward to reading more!
Thank you, L.M. Preston.
Reviewed by @angelahayes
This is book 2.5 of the Vigilant Series. I have loved this series from the first book and I strongly recommend reading them from the beginning so that you get the full story and a full picture of all the characters.
This is the story of events of what happened from the view of Rhi.
Rhi is the younger sister of Emvee and Dexter and while she is mentioned in the other books it’s in this book that we really get to know her and her story.
Rhi is small and people are always thinking she is weak however she is such a strong and determined character. Even though she gets annoyed at everyone assumption it also works in her favour when she starts to investigate the strange goings on at the school.
However what she doesn’t realise until its too late is that the secrets she plans on uncovering puts herself and her whole family in danger.
This story is full of Suspense, secrets and lies, paranormal happenings and mysteries to be solved. Will Rhi be able to solve it and protect her family or will something happen that will change the course of all their lives.
I always enjoy jumping back into this series and this book is no exception. It was so easy to connect with from the moment you start reading. The characters always come to life and really make the book interesting to read. This story could be read as a standalone although I would not recommend it. Reading the series in order will give it extra depth and give you a better level of understanding.
I am excited, as always, to see where this series might go and I will definitely be reading more of it.
This book scared me but in a good way because you never knew where it was gonna take you. You’re ready for where you’re going but you know it’s gonna be something good.
You’re about to enter a world you’ll never forget. Full of action, great characters. This book will not only entertain you but will be easy to read.
Read the description for yourself to see what I mean. Bet you won’t regret it!
Break The Darkness (The Vigilant Book 2.5) by LM Preston
Break the Darkness is a fast paced YA/Fantasy that once you start reading there’s no putting it down until you’ve finished. I’ve read other books by this author and her style of writing and attention to detail bring the story to live along with fully developed characters that make you feel as if you are right there with them. I truly enjoyed reading this book. Rei is nosy and has been told it will get her into trouble which it didn’t until she met Megan. Rei was super excited to be working for the school newspaper and never dreamed she’d be using investigative skills. Things aren’t always as they seem. What will happen when she realizes her family may be in danger? I highly recommend reading this book to find out what happens next. I look forward to reading many more books by this author.
Break The Darkness is book 2.5 in the YA fantasy Vigilant series. This is another part of Rei’s story. Make sure to read the books in order. This book answers some questions and brings the story together much better than the previous books.
As with the others it is fast-paced and action packed. It is a paranormal story mixed with fantasy and science fiction. Lots of emotions – heartbreak, hope, secrets, suspense, betrayal, mystery, love and sacrifice in a world full of magic and werewolves. .
Some twists and turns and still a few more mysteries left to be answered.
Mythology and mystery, danger and supernatural/paranormal beings, magic and more that I am sure that any YA fantasy lover will enjoy.
Reviewed by @jennadb
I believe Rei is my favorite in this series. She’s small but packs a punch. She uses her size to make people forget that she is powerful. She observes a lot while investigating the weird stuff going on in the new town she and her family have moved to. Once she gets herself involved on the school newspapers, she’s sticking her nose in where it may nto belong. This story is full of punch, drama, adventure, and teen angst with some paranornal thrown in. I love it. One of my favorite teen paranormal series, this can be read as a standalone. I do recommend the series read. The characters are so realistic and relatable. I love the plot, so teenager like, even with the paranormal in it. Rei is a pretty badass young woman. Well done!
This book was amazing as I knew it would be! It had intrigue, and action, and danger, and fascinating facts on the characters as you read through! The book truly held its own!
I love reading this series. This story was about Rei and her story. It was a great tie in, it cleared up a lot of things, explained the whole Meghan working thing. I thought it was a great addition to the series, and really made me connect with Rei as well I loved the intrigue, the history that became history that was Rei I mean. The story had great character build up and suspense. Secrets were put into the open and a lot of things that I wondered about came to light! Really enjoyed this! I loved it from start to finish!
I simply just love this series. The author does such an amazing job. I very much enjoyed this installment/as well as tie in to the story! This is a high recommendation for this must read! I do suggest to start with book 1 in the series, as you will be very much able to follow through with the books and characters.
This is a great instalment in The Vigilant series. This is between book 2 and 3 and we get to know Rei and how she ended up working with Megan. There are events that occur that need the perspective from reading previous books in the series so it is best to read from book 1. With mystery, action, a little bit of romance and secrets uncovered, this is an exciting treat. Looking forward to see where this story goes.
I have yet to read the previous books of this series, but I feel like I absolutely must. This book will have you feel every emotion you have on every.single.page. I read this while going through some things and let me just tell you this friendship has gone through it, and some how they all seem so much stronger.
THANK YOU seriously. Now go get all the books and go read this RIGHT NOW
I am truly in love with this world and the characters LM Preston has created the intricacy in which characters from books, 0.5, 1 and 1.5 are consistent. They were introduced in one and each book you learn more things about them that were not known in the previous books. I have read the previous 3 books in this series so far, the 2 from EmVee and now both from Dexter. Once again, the half book Unbreakable Darkness is not required to read before Scepter of Fire, but it helps fill in a lot of the story and plot points. This book picks up where Unbreakable Darkness ends.
Dex remembers the car accident, the family car going off the bridge and hitting the water. He worked to get his siblings free of their seatbelts starting with his older sister EmVee, her friend Kayson appears and pulls her from the water, and then darkness. Waking up in a hospital room held down by chains, he overhears people talking about the hospital is going to be coming down. A doctor comes in and informs him that his older sister and father are on the same floor as him but that they couldn’t save everyone. His goal becomes clear, get his sister out of the hospital. Seeing Kayson, the memories return he pushes him into EmVee’s room and tells him he must get his sister out of the hospital now, and the window is the only option. Kayson is shocked saying they are on the 6th floor when Dex says, “You go this, you’re different. I see it in you.” With a nod Dex leaves, surprises the guards with his strength for a “human” before he is hit with a dart in the neck. Trey, Dex’s elite initiation friend that he saves is bringing him food, in his cell, he attempts to escape and is stabbed by a dagger made from the Scepter Stone. Suddenly a month has passed, Dex gets some cellmates, and mysterious cocoon that Trey reveals is a girl, and a silver haired Siphoner that has escaped from 3 different holding locations. A gift from Trey, befriend him and he will get him and the girl out. But the ultimate shock is learning that the Void is not on Earth. Everyone that was human at one point was stolen from Earth to be the test subjects of a scientist named Sybil.
Will Dex succeed in his mission to be free again? Who is the girl in the cocoon and what makes the Siphoner the most dangerous experiment? The author is not telling the same story over and over again she is enhancing the story, adding layers to it with each new perspective that fills in the holes of the previous point of view.
Dexter has been a pawn for long enough. He has always been tortured and abused for the sins of his father, but not anymore. Dex is a really great addition to the series. L.M. Preston is growing to be one of my favorite authors, I can’t wait for the next book.
Dexter is one of four kids, he lived with them and their parents up until they moved to the Void and ever since it seems that trouble has been finding him jo matter how hard he tries to keep on the straight and narrow. This leads to a bit of friction between him and his dad and they couldn’t see eye to eye, but all that changed when they tried to leave and before he knew it, Dexter was on his own.
However, albeit he is away from his family, he is not alone, thanks to something his father did, Dexter is now feeling like a pawn in a whole new game, but this one involves torture and imprisonment, but the things he hears between sessions are what keeps him up at night. This is as well as the nightmares fuelled by the loss of someone precious to him, as well as past events which changed him beyond recognition.
This carries on for a while, until he is no longer alone, two prisoners join him and they hatch a plan to escape, but things never go as planned for Dexter and now he has to his hide himself from them, as well as those who wish to use him for their own gain. The joke is on them though as Dexter has learned more about the Void than he lets on, he knows there are magical there and he knows who is in charge as well as what they want, he also knows that they should have let his family go.
What they don’t know is that Dexter is determined to become a Vigilant and find his family, but will he be able to keep his feelings in check long enough to carry out his mission? This is a paranormal urban fantasy where nothing is as it seems and danger lies around every corner and in every shadow. It is an addictive story which you will not want to put down until you know how it ends.
Reviewed by @roxsannel
BOOK TWO! Dexter’s life is a mess. He is separated from his family and his best friend is dead. He finds out that he has been living in The Void, kind of like the regular world but not. Mortals are not aware that they aren’t where they think they are. Dexter is trying his hardest to right wrongs and stay alive. Through many challenges, he just wants to become free and save his family and friends.
This was a good read, action packed, supernatural beings, and testing oneself. Please read the first books of the series!
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