When Light Left Us

When Light Left Us

When the Vasquez siblings? father left, it seemed nothing could remedy the absence in their lives . . . until a shimmering figure named Luz appeared in the canyon behind their house. Luz filled the void. He shot hoops with seventeen-year-old Hank?s hands. He showed fourteen-year-old Ana cinematic beauty behind her eyelids. He spoke kindly to eight-year-old Milo. But then Lu When the Vasquez siblings? father left, it seemed nothing could remedy the absence in their lives . . . until a...

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Title:When Light Left Us
Author:Leah Thomas
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Genres:Young Adult
ISBN:1681191814
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:416 pages pages

When Light Left Us Reviews

  • Suzanne (The Bookish Libra)
    Jan 31, 2018
    When Light Left Us by Leah Thomas is one of the more unique books I?ve read lately. At its heart is the Vasquez family, in particular, siblings Milo, Ana and Hank, who are reeling from the fact that their father has just walked out of their lives without so much as a goodbye. They ar...
  • Ashley Collins
    Nov 12, 2017
    A solid 4.5 stars! Not (as much of) my favorite like the BYNMM duology, but I'm so in love with the concept that I don't care that I didn't cry this time! I love how this all wrapped up, love these characters (especially Milo! what a cutie!), and am so happy to see Leah trying new, ...
  • Valerie McEnroe
    Mar 07, 2018
    Most annoying book ever. ...
  • Mandi
    Mar 13, 2018
    So this book starts off really, really weird. Weird enough that about 30 pages in, I was almost concerned it would be a DNF. I couldn't follow what was going on individually with our three main characters Hank, Ana and Milo without hints of confusion. It felt disjointed, it felt a bit ...
  • Trisha
    Dec 13, 2017
    Images from this complicated, layered, grief-imbued story will stay with me. Extraordinarily affecting. ...
  • Krista Stevens
    Feb 18, 2018
    See Kristen's two-star review. ...
  • Corey
    Mar 12, 2018
    Book Talk: The Vasquez siblings' dad leaves them unexpectedly, leaving a hole in their lives that they feel can never be filled. That is until they meet a shining figure named Luz in the canyon behind their house. Luz begins to fill all the spaces in their lives...Hank's hands, Ana's e...
  • Tori
    Feb 23, 2018
    4.5! ...
  • georgia ☽
    Feb 04, 2017
    I WILL READ ANYTHING THAT LEAH THOMAS WRITES ...
  • Valerie
    Jan 25, 2018
    Confusing start, but other than that this was totally a me book? Loved the characters. ...
  • Sara (A Gingerly Review)
    Jan 22, 2018
    This book was an absolute struggle for me. STRUGGLE. Why? It was too wordy... as if Thomas was trying so hard to make this story magical and engaging. Was it? Not at all. It was hella confusing and I had no idea what was going on... It was simply trying to be a bigger story than what i...
  • Emily
    Jun 14, 2017
    It's a little bit of bizarre premise if you're not into aliens but this book is SO GOOD and yeah there's an alien but even more so, it's about life and family and friends and trauma and loving yourself. Read this book with a friend because you are going to need someone to talk abou...
  • Shoshana
    Jan 16, 2018
    Holy shit, this book. Hooooly shiiiiit. Punched in the feels, over and over. In the best possible way. ...
  • Brittani
    Jan 17, 2018
    TW: self harm and suicidal thoughts. If you're a fan of Shaun David Hutchinson's writing, I definitely recommend you check out a book by Leah Thomas. Their books both have the whole "contemporary except this one specific science fiction aspect that's completely normal/accepted" thin...
  • Shannon (It Starts At Midnight)
    Jan 24, 2018
    You can find the full review and all the fancy and/or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight 3.5* This is a very... different sort of book. I mean, you see in the synopsis that Luz is an alien who is having an impact on this particular family. Ahuge impact, ba...
  • Caitie
    Mar 01, 2018
    I had to stop reading this, I really didn't understand what was happening at all. Was this magical realism or something? Or did I just miss the point? From what I could gather, these kid's father vanished into thin air, only to return as some light up termites. That was my WTF moment.....
  • Gabby
    Mar 31, 2018
    Just like Because You'll Never Meet Me, this book tore my heart out, made me think, I cried a little bit, and it had so much more depth than the blurb gives it credit for. I've been craving emotional family stories lately, and this book satisfied. I loved the siblings, their voices we...
  • Jessi Jetter
    Apr 19, 2018
    This is probably one of the strangest books that I?ve ever read. The premise was great and it pulled me in, but by page 75 I was wondering what I had gotten myself into. Great writing, just a really weird plot and in the end I wasn?t a huge fan. Definitely original though! ...
  • Cindy Mitchell *Kiss the Book*
    Mar 29, 2018
    Thomas, Leah. When Light Left Us, 390 pages. Bloomsbury, 2018. $17.99. Language: R (122 swears, 46 ?f?), Mature Content: R (homosexuality, self-harm), Violence: PG Teenagers Hank and Ana, and their little brother Milo have never been the same since their father left with no expl...
  • Adele
    Apr 11, 2018
    I loved Thomas' first two books so much it makes it all the more disappointing that I didn't really even like this one. It was slow and dull for so long. The chapters from Milo's perspective were annoying. He's just a fictional character so I don't think it makes me a horrible person t...
  • Erin
    Feb 10, 2017
    I loved it. This isn't a perfect book, it's a little mangled as far as a time line goes with pre-Luz, Luz, post-Luz but I was racing near the end to get to the ending that had me welling up. Leah Thomas has found just a great blend of sci-fi and realism. I forgive this book for not bei...
  • Celia Daughter)
    Jan 14, 2018
    Thank you Netgalley for the ARC! This is a story of three siblings who get possessed, in a way by an alien parasite. Sounds simple, right? Nope. First off, this story is told by multiple POV's so if you're not into that, you can stop here. What I love about this is that you ar...
  • Kristen
    May 16, 2017
    Review can also be found on my blog, here: Kiwi Can Read I was so stoked to receive a Net Galley e-arc of this book. This was one of my 2018 most anticipated releases. I read Leah Thomas' Because You'll Never Meet Me last year and LOVED it so much. It instantly became one of my favo...
  • Lindsey Lynn
    Feb 14, 2018
    Review and rating to come ...
  • Kelly Gunderman
    Feb 13, 2018
    Check out this, other reviews, and more fun bookish things on my young adult book blog, Here's to Happy Endings! I honestly had no idea what I was expecting when I started reading When Light Left Us. I had read the synopsis, of course, and it kind of made me a bit more confused, and...
  • Gabrielle de Waal
    Apr 09, 2018
    This book gets points for being completely unlike anything I have ever read. I wasn't completely sold on all! the! exclamation! points! in Milo's sections, though I can understand why the author wanted to emphasize the louder and less contained nature of his thoughts. The pacing was...
  • avery-I-guess
    Feb 17, 2018
    This book is...weird. It definitely takes a lot of suspension of disbelief to read, and I don't know if I'd recommend reading it before bed if you're anything like me, but it's a fascinating piece of writing and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I might write a more comprehensive review later, ...
  • Vicky Who Reads
    Feb 03, 2018
    5 stars OH MY GOSH THIS BOOK. I picked this up at my library in the uncatalogued section (where they have some ARCs) on a whim, and I regret nothing. When I started reading it this Friday night, I knew nothing about it. I hadn't read the summary and I probably wouldn't have ac...
  • Everett Sack
    Mar 04, 2018
    I couldn?t get past the third page of the first chapter. Already the book was trying to drown me in a kind of ?I?M SAD. FEEL BAD FOR ME? feeling. It seemed like it was trying to be way deeper and sound way smarter than it was. Lastly, it had one of my least favorite trends in Y...
  • Sureena
    Mar 27, 2018
    1.5* Such a pretty cover, such a disappointing book... Okay, there was a lot of issues in this book and I'll do my best to articulate them properly in words, but that'll be hard because every time I think about this book I get angry. First, basically, this book is about Hank, Ana, a...