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Series: Death Collectors
Author: Jessica Sorensen
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.
1 eBook of Ember (Death Collectors) by Jessica Sorensen