by Jessica Sorensen
Series: Death Collectors #1
Published by Borrowed Hearts Publishing Release date : August 28th 2012
Genres: Paranormal, Young Adult
Source: Purchased | Format: eBook
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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
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I’ve read my fair share of Jessica Sorensen’s books. I love her writing. It’s gripping, engaging and she has this tendency to create such awesome, real characters. Her imagination is mind-blowing and I always find myself nose deep in her books and devouring them in one sitting. Ember, is by far, my favorite book that she has written.
Ember can see death. In everyone. With one touch she can see and feel it. Immersing herself in her poetry and occasional outings with her best friend, Raven. Things change when two mysterious boys show up in town and people start disappearing. What Ember discovers about herself and others around her, is not at all what she expected.
Could you imagine seeing death everywhere? Knowing when and how you, your best friend, your brother and any one else you touch will die? Just the though makes me shudder.
The lore in Ember was very different. Think angel/demon with a twist. I wont go into too much detail for risks of spoilers– but just trying to figure out who was who and what the blazes was going on had my heart racing. Especially when that raven was everywhere. (birds = no) And I also loved the poetry too.
Although Ember had a rough childhood and could see anyone’s death, I thought she was a well-developed, down to earth character. I liked that she didn’t really feel sorry for herself but just accepted what she was able to do. Her views and thoughts about death was jarring– but understandable. She’s calm (for the most part) in situations I would probably freak out. I wasn’t a fan of her best friend, Raven. She was creepy.. I just didn’t like her.
There’s a semi love triangle. Asher and Cameron. Both were charming, cute and…. weird. Asher was the one person that Ember has touched and didn’t see a death Omen. As for Cameron, it took me awhile to figure out that he had never touched her except for towards the end. Both are mysterious enough that I kept going back and forth on who they really were. I’ll admit– I was wrong. I liked the interactions between Asher and Ember more– but I felt like Cameron and Ember had more in common.
The ending left me anxious and freaking out. The small tid bit with the brother. The disappearing of a certain someone. And the writing on her wall. *Shudders* Book 2 please!
Overall– Loved, Loved LOVED! I can’t wait for book 2! MUST READ.
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