Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Ember X (Death Collectors) Review

Ember X (Death Collectors)

Jessica Sorensen

Reviewed by Phoenix

Book Blurb

This is a new adult paranormal version of the young adult book, Ember (Death Collectors, #1). It contains more violence and more sexual content.

**Mature Content Advisory**
Recommended for readers 17+ due to sexual situations and language.

For nineteen-year-old Ember, life has always been about death. With a simple touch, she can see when someone will die. It’s her curse and the reason she secludes herself from the world. The only person that knows her secret is her best friend Raven.

But that changes when she meets Asher Morgan. He’s gorgeous and mysterious and is the only person Ember can't sense death from. The silence he instills in her mind and body allows her to feel things she’s never been able to before, so despite her initial reservations, Ember lets Asher into her life and lets herself to get close to him. But the closer they get, the more Ember realizes that Asher is keeping secrets from her.

When unexplained deaths begin to surface in her town, Ember questions why she can’t see Asher's death and what it is he’s hiding from her.


This book started off a little slow for my tastes, but I’m very glad I did not give up on it. As the book synopsis states Ember can tell when someone will die by touch.  At first, I didn’t see how the plot was going to move along if Ember stayed in a cocoon and only interacted with her family and best friend Raven.  Add two hot mysterious guys, well written action scenes and a little sex into the mix and things got interesting quickly. 

Speaking of the sex scenes, I’d rate them more along the lines of a lowercase x (as opposed to X or XXX).  The action was hot, but not got to go take a cold shower now kind of hot.

I enjoyed the Grim Reaper/Angel of Death lore and found this part of the book refreshing and unique among the usual PNR fare but will admit I found myself confused about the two entities relationship occasionally especially when the lore was first introduced.  My understanding was crystal clear by the end.

This book does end in a cliff-hanger but not an “OMG I’ve GOT to have the next one NOW” type.  I look forward to the next in the series

4 of 5 Fangs

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