As of June 9, 2012 I will no longer be accepting e-books for review. This is due to the overwhelming
demand of reviews, work and night classes taking up a lot of my spare time. It
is taking me several months to read and post reviews therefore until “my to be
reviewed list” is smaller I will no longer accept any more e-books for review.
I am extremely sorry.

September 13, 2011

Review: Ember by Carol Oates - Blog Tour + Giveaway


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.

The Rating:

4 out of 5

The Details:

Format: EPUB
Published: July 19, 2011
Publisher: Omnific Publishing
ISBN: 978-1-936305-84-1

I would like to thank Carol, Omnific and YA Bound for hosting the blog tour and providing an ecopy to be reviewed.


Six random blogs on the tour will be giving away an ebook copy of EMBER. Make sure you comment with your email to be entered into the giveaway.

To enter into the GRAND PRIZE and RUNNER UP PRIZE giveaways, you must comment on ALL blog posts with your email during the tour

RUNNER UP PRIZE: An EMBER canvas tote and print copy of EMBER.

GRAND PRIZE: A silver butterfly necklace, an EMBER canvas tote, and an ebook of EMBER.

Make sure you get your comments in before 5 PM EDT on September 21st, as the contests will be closed


I just love that necklace and the tote bag!!! Make sure you all go enter and keep an eye out on which blogs are randomly giving away a ebook! You can find the blog schedule HERE.

Cassay Sig


  1. Great review! I love straightfoward reviews that don't give spoilers. It's actually hard to do ;) Thanks!

  2. Awesome review!!

  3. Thanks so much for the review. I'm really enjoying seeing everyone's opinions. I can't wait to read it.

  4. I had never heard of this title before but I'll be looking into it further. Looks interesting! Thanks for the review!

    clderwee at gmail dot com

  5. Fantastic review. I'm really glad to get multiple perspectives on this novel. Sounds great!

    deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

  6. I agree with everything you said. Well done! :)

  7. i love the cover of the book, it is gorgeous. the book sounds wonderful and all of the excerpts i have been reading are great. i can hardly wait to read the book and see what happens next.domain registration india

  8. A very helpful review thank you!!


  9. Thanks for your kind words everyone!!! I'm soo glad you liked the review :) You all have made my week!!!!!

  10. Can't wait to read this books! I'm only on like the 5th review I've read and I'm getting so excited for this book. I haven't read any Fallen Angel/Angel stories yet, but I definitely need to.

    Jess @ The Midnight Bookworm

  11. I really like the plot of the book mostly because there's an angel.
    Thank you for this opportunity.

  12. Ember has great story and Candra seems very interesting character. I don't really like the books with Angels but I really want to read this.
    Your review is great!
    Thanks for the giveaway.

    artgiote at gmail dot com

  13. Thanks for the review. Just enough teaser on what breaks Candra down.

    candicerjames [at] gmail [dot] com

  14. Sounds awesome! Can't wait to read.

  15. Really starting to love Candra.

    lauradunks at googlemail dot com

  16. This sounds like an awesome book, can't wait to read it:)