17 year old Ember Denning has made an art of isolating herself. She prefers the dead. She spends her days skipping school in old cemeteries and her nights hiding from her alcoholic father at the funeral home where she works. When her own father dies, Ember learns her whole life is a lie. Standing in the cemetery that’s been her sanctuary, she’s threatened by the most beautiful boy she’s ever seen and rescued by two people who claim to be her family. They say she’s special, that she has a supernatural gift like them…they just don’t know exactly what it is. They take her to a small Florida town, where Ember’s life takes a turn for the weird. She’s living with her reaper cousins, an orphaned werewolf pack, a faery and a human genius. Ember’s powers are growing stronger, morphing into something bigger than anything anybody anticipated. Ember has questions but nobody has answers. Nobody knows what she is. They only know her mysterious magical gift is trying to kill them and that beautiful dangerous boy from the cemetery may be the only thing standing between her and death. As Ember’s talents are revealed so are the secrets her father hid and those in power who would seek to destroy her. What’s worse, saving Ember has put her cousins in danger and turned her friend’s lives upside down. Ember must learn to embrace her magic or risk losing the family she’s pieced together.
And now for the juicy stuff, my review:
I give this book 5 out of 5 stars. I have super been blessed with great reads lately, and this one is just so well done. Lets talk about the cover art first… I MEAN WOWZERS!!! Super, super gorgeous detail, and beautiful use of the purple tones. Secondly we have this amazing book with chapters that each have their own POV from one of the four main characters: Tristin, Ember, Mace, and Kai. Each character is so beautifully written and has so much personality that Martina’s pen makes the pages and these characters jump off the pages and immerse you into their world. I mean seriously, witches, shifters, werewolves, demons, zombies, and reanimators!! How can you not be obssesed with this book?!?!?! I love paranormal books and boy does she bring it home with this book! (Best part? Theres a second book coming out!!!!!!) So many feelings pull you in deeper and deeper into this well developed plot that you can NOT put it down! A definite recommend! Thank you again Martina for the chance to read this as I have come to love all your children that you have beautifully written!
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Martina McAtee lives in Jupiter, Florida with her teenage daughter, her best friend, two attack chihuahua’s and two shady looking cats. When she isn’t writing young adult books about worlds with reapers, zombies, werewolves and other supernatural creatures she’s reading or watching shows that involve reapers, zombies, werewolves and other supernatural creatures. Her debut novel Children Shouldn’t Play with Dead Things released in August of 2015. Her second book in the Dead Things series, Dark Dreams and Dead Things, will release July 15, 2016.
Web Site: http://www.martinamcatee.com/
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