Book Review | Embers by Karen Ann Hopkins

Welcome to my tour stop for Embers by Karen Ann Hopkins. I have a review and a giveaway for you all. Hope you enjoy my review and snag this beauty up!

Title: Embers

Author: Karen Ann Hopkins

Series: The Wings of War #1

Age: Young Adult

Genres: Paranormal

Publication Date: October 21st, 2014

Page Numbers: 357

Format: E-Book

Source: Courtesy of the author

Purchase: Amazon | B&N 

There are descendants of angels walking among us. Ember is one of them. And she may be the only hope mankind has as the rapture approaches and evils rises. 
Embers is an epic paranormal adventure about a seventeen year old girl who discovers that she's immune to fire and any other injury when she’s in a horrific car crash that kills her parents. Following a violent episode with her aunt's boyfriend, Ember flees Ohio to live with an old relative in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. Ember's exuberance at escaping a bad home life soon turns to trepidation when she finds out that she's a Watcher, a descendant of angels. While Ember learns about her heritage, and the powers that go along with it, she strikes up friendships with two teenagers who live in a frightening walled compound in the forest. Inexplicitly drawn to one of the young men in particular, an impossible romance develops. But it is cut short when Ember discovers that her new friends are fighting on the opposite side of a war, one that’s been raging between two factions of Watchers for thousands of years. When the compound’s inhabitants threaten the townspeople, Ember takes action, sealing her fate in the ancient battle of good versus evil, and the grayness in between. Ember is up to the challenge, until she realizes that she isn’t only fighting for the lives of the locals and the souls of her new friends. She also might be one of the few champions who will make a stand for all of mankind as the rapture approaches and the end of days begin. 
Embers is a dark and gritty YA novel that’s the first book in the series, The Wings of War.

My Rating: 

My Review

Embers was a brilliant Young Adult paranormal novel based on angels. I thoroughly enjoyed how fast paced and detailed it was. The words captivated me, the actions drew me in and the world was beautiful. Not to mention cover that is gorgeous!

Embers is about a gifted young lady with elemental magic -- fire and earth. Her parents died from a brutal car crash and as they were consumed by the flames, but she lived. Crazy ain't it! It was interesting to read about her time learning about her powers, embracing them and controlling them while staying with her aunt Ila. To be the one to save mankind is intense.

The romance in this book was too cute an angel and a demon together -- just so intriguing. Sawyer was a cool character. Even though he was a demon he had some good aspects to him that made me love him and Ivan was just terribly sweet as well as strange. I didn't really like the other demon's that were in the compound ran by Garrett -- just so annoying.

That ending left me yearning for wasn't a cliffhanger, but to me it felt like it.

This paranormal novel had me gripped from beginning to end and has me wanting to grab the next book as soon as it comes out.

If you are into paranormal novels or angel books please grab this book because it definitely was amazing!

Author Bio

Karen Ann Hopkins resides in northern Kentucky with her family on a farm that boasts a menagerie of horses, goats, peacocks, chickens, ducks, rabbits, dogs and cats. Karen's main job is home schooling the kids, but she finds time to give riding lessons, coach a youth equestrian drill team, and of course, write. She was inspired to create her first book, Temptation, by the Amish community she lived in. The experiential knowledge she gained through her interactions with her neighbors drove her to create the story of the star-crossed lovers, Rose and Noah.

Karen grew up about a mile from Lake Ontario in Upstate New York. She was bitten by the horse bug at the age of five, and after diligently taking riding lessons for several years, was rewarded with her first horse at the age of eleven. The feisty horse's name was Lady, a Quarter Horse-Thoroughbred cross, who became Karen's steadfast companion. Through the years, the constant force in her life was horses. Eventually, she found her place as a riding instructor herself. Before accepting her fate in the barnyard, she worked a short stint as a paralegal, traveled abroad, and guided tourists on horseback riding tours in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee.


Giveaway is open internationally for the gift card and eCopies and US/Canada for the book set
One winner will receive a $100 gift card
Another will receive a signed Temptation Series book set, including Temptation, Belonging & Forever
Ten lucky winners will receive an eCopy of EMBERS! 

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  1. I really love the cover of this book! Thanks for sharing your thoughts, I'm looking forward to starting this book :)


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