Monday, July 1, 2013

Review: Ember X, By Jessica Sorensen

Ember X
By: Jessica Sorensen
 Synopsis:  **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.

 4 out of 5 stars

Ember is a nineteen year old girl living with a haunting ability.  She can sense death with the slightest of touch.  This curse has caused her to limit the close relationships she builds with other people.  Who can she become close to someone when she knows how they will die?  The only exception is her best friend Raven.  

Going through the motions of living like a normal teenager Ember finds herself drawn to two mysterious men who comes sweeping into her life.  Though sh tries to keep her distance she cannot shake the connection she feel for both of them.  Even more shocking is the calm that soothes her mind in their presence.  

Little does Ember know she is in the middle of a war she never knew was raging.  A war that she places an important part in.  A battle in which she must choose a side and everything is weighing on her decision.

I found myself on the edge of my seat while reading this novel.  The story line is a change from the books I normally read.  You should have seen my husbands face when he asked what this book was about and i simply responded "death".   That was not at all the answer he was expecting.  I enjoyed the character development.  I truly felt bad for Ember.  The writing definitely painted a dark picture.  Throughout the novel I imagined overcast skies and gloomy nights.  Each scene was dim and shadowed, which is exactly the mood the characters were portraying.

I gave it 4 out of 5, because I would recommend this book to someone, but I wasn't left so in love with it that I wanted to scream from the mountain tops that everyone must read this novel.  It was well written, but just lack something for me.  This could also be because it is much different from my usual genre and should not deter anyone from giving it a try.

Happy reading!

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