Monday, November 12, 2012

{Blog Tour, Review, and #Giveaway} Ember by Jessica Sorensen


Welcome to the Ember Blog Tour brought to you by SupaGurl Tours! Be sure you read down to the bottom, because there's a giveaway hiding in plain sight!


Title: Ember
Series: Death Collectors
Author: Jessica Sorensen


Blurb:

What if you knew when someone was going to die?

For seventeen-year-old Ember, life is death. With a simple touch, she knows when someone will die. It’s her curse and the reason she secludes herself from the world. The only person who knows her secret is her best friend Raven. 

Then she meets Asher Morgan. He’s gorgeous, mysterious, and is the only person Ember can't sense death from. So when he pushes into her life, she doesn’t mind.

But when unexplained deaths start to haunt her town, Ember starts questioning why she can’t sense Asher's death and what he may be hiding.


Yeah! Seriously, 5 Stars! I knew from the very first page when we meet Emmy and she's attuned to death and ravens, that this was going to be a book I seriously could not put down. All I know, this is a book for Miss Kelly McGeer. It's eery, and creepy, and a bit dark, but I loved every minute of it.

Finally, technical difficulties solved. I loved Ember so much, but I have to admit that I am a sucker for angels, death, and good versus evil scenarios. Jessica put a neat little spin on what could have turned out to be another ordinary book about angels. She created mythology revolving around Angels of Death and the Grim Reaper. I love that she created a Grim Angel who was supposed to be the balance between the Angels of Death who collected the good souls and the Reapers who collected the bad souls. Somewhere in the past, rules had been broken and one group was steeling souls that weren't theirs to collect.

Ember was cursed. With one single touch, she could tell how someone would die and when. She had other powers that she was just discovering. She'd grown up being able to feel the "death omen" as she called it and had never interfered in another's destiny, until her best friend's end drew near. Unfortunately, she wasn't able to help, but someone else managed to fix the situation for her and would be punished for his involvement. In fact, so many rules were broken by the end of the story, I'm surprised anyone survived.

I'll admit to staying a little confused between Asher and Cameron during most of the book, well, actually until the very end. Jessica kept you up in the air as to which yummy, yummy guy played on which team. Who was the Grim Reaper and who was the Angel of Death. Just as I began to trust one, something weird would happen and I would decide he was the bad guy, then Jessica would switch the tables and make you trust the other one before she ripped the rug out from underneath you.

Admittedly, Jessica's writing pulled me in from the very first page and kept me enraptured to the very last page. This book is not a light read, you need to have quiet time and be able to concentrate on what is happening inside the story, because everyone has something to hide, and I do mean everyone. When I admitted to being confused, this was not a problem with the writing, this is how Jessica kept your attention, making you question everything someone said or someone did. 

And that darn raven had me guessing constantly. Anyone who knows me, knows how much I love Ravens and the many different stories that accompany their existence. In Ember, they are portrayed as announcers of death...which I absolutely loved.

When you are looking for a dark and creepy read, huddle down in a corner with Ember. I promise you will not be disappointed. 

*I have never met, nor corresponded with Jessica Sorensen at any given time. I use her name only to refer to her writing. I received a copy of this book, free of charge, in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.

Giveaway Time

1 eBook of Ember (Death Collectors) by Jessica Sorensen


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19 comments:

  1. no. from what i heard if you are gonna die-idk how-you will know it by yourselves. i think its pointless too,cause the person will die no matter what even after you told him. and how if he doesnt want to know about his dead?

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  2. No. Because it be a torture to then to know.

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  3. The cover is so eye-cathing. It goes with the blurb :)

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    1. It depends but I probably wouldn't.

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  4. Yes, but only if it was preventable.

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  5. Well, it would depend. If it was as simple as telling them to avoid something.... probably.. but if it's something you can't change, like cancer, then NO.

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  6. Depends on what it is, but most likely I wouldn't.

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  7. I wouldn't tell them because they would dwell over it and it might ruin the rest of their life.

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  8. Yes, because maybe if I knew how then it could be preventable or they could live their life in a better way..

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  9. Yes, because maybe if I knew how then it could be preventable or they could live their life in a better way..

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  10. No, because I know if someone could do it to me I would not want to know!

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  11. Maybe if it was preventable. If they wanted to know.

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  12. No I don't think I would tell them. I believe everything happens for a reason and if it is meant to be, it is meant to be. What if we tell them and they prevent it then to only die a horrible painful death? Too many things could go awry with that kind of power being shared.

    Thanks so much for the giveaway. This book has been on my wish list forever so I am keeping my fingers and toes crossed.

    Best wishes,
    Marlena
    charmedpoms(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  13. I honestly don't think I would tell them because I know I wouldn't want to know. I think people should live their life like every day is the last day, embrace all things and then be content when it's time to go.

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  14. I don't think a person really wants to know how they are going to die.. At least I don't think I do. I'll spend all my time trying to avoid it and, well I'm really paranoid so it's not going to be good. So, no, I don't think I'll tell them.
    Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  15. I don't think I would. I would tell them to be careful and look out for them. No one wants to know when they are going to die.....well I don't.

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  16. That would be a terrible thing to be able to do. How could you tell someone that?

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  17. no, because then they would be too worried about it and spend the rest of their time trying to figure out how to get more time instead of living. i would not want to know when i was going to die. that would just start me to counting down and marking off on my calendar.

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  18. I'd not tell them... It'd mess their lifes. Some people might react with the whole "let's make the most of what's left" but for the most part, people would flip out and deviate. Not necessarily in a good way.

    Heck, I know I'd.

    That said... I MUST read this book! It sounds amazing! (and yes, that cover's calling my name as in... now!)

    Thanks for sharing!

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