When Candra Ember wakes up in hospital after a dangerous encounter with a red-haired woman, she is shocked to discover that seeing a winged boy wasn’t her imagination. Candra is exposed to a world of rivalry and sacrifice she never knew existed, and the aftermath of a war to save humanity thousands of years ago. Soon she finds herself relentlessly stalked by Sebastian, a beautiful and arrogant Watcher Angel and romantically pursued by his darkly seductive rival, Draven. Ultimately, dubious about her own goodness, Candra’s very existence compromises a tentative peace in the city of Acheron.
Ember was another Angel/Fallen Angel novel that I enjoyed. I like how the angels were part of different groups and each wanted something different from Candra. I also liked that you didn’t really know which group had the motives that were for the greater good I think Carol wrote both groups wonderfully that it kept me guessing who was bad/good and where the story was going to lead. I liked Candra’s and Sebastian’s relationship. It was one of those relationships where you could see where it was heading before the characters did and you just wanted to give them each a nudge in the right direction. I liked how Candra’s character was complex and she was constantly running into road blocks that would either push her toward one group of angels and make sure completely want to ignore them. I felt Candra’s pain when she had to deal with something that broke her down completely (I’m not going to give what exactly that is - it will ruin it for you and I can’t do that).The story was well written that I didn’t get bored and wanted more to read. I can’t wait to see where the story is going to go.
4 out of 5
Published: July 19, 2011
Publisher: Omnific Publishing
I would like to thank Carol, Omnific and YA Bound for hosting the blog tour and providing an ecopy to be reviewed.
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