When Light Left Us

When Light Left Us Review

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 Luz left, too, and he took something from each of them. As a new school year begins, Ana, Hank, and Milo must carry on as if an alien presence never altered them. But how can they ever feel close to other people again when Luz changed everything about how they see the world and themselves?

In an imaginative and heartfelt exploration of human—and non-human—nature, Leah Thomas champions the unyielding bonds between family and true friends.

Title:When Light Left Us
Edition Language:English

    Some Testimonial About This Book:

  • Kristen

    Review can also be found on my blog, here: Kiwi Can ReadI 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'l...

  • georgia ?

    I WILL READ ANYTHING THAT LEAH THOMAS WRITES ...

  • Lindsey Lynn

    Review and rating to come...

  • Shannon (It Starts At Midnight)

    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 ...

  • Vicky Who Reads

    5 starsOH 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 n...

  • Sara (A Gingerly Review)

    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 ...

  • Emily

    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 yoursel...

  • Gabrielle de Waal

    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...

  • Suzanne (The Bookish Libra)

    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...

  • Erin

    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 Thom...