Friday, March 9, 2012

Book Review: Embers

                   Today's review is on Embers by Laura Bickle

Anya Kalinczyk is an arson investigator with the Detroit Fire Department. Not overly feminine, she is an unexpected heroine, which is a good change from the various other books I have read. Anya is a smart, hard working woman, trying to live as normal of a life as she can with her abilities.

Anya is a Lantern. She is able to consume ghosts. Though she only consumes the "bad" ones, she carries a wound in her chest from doing so. When her friends from DAGR call upon her to consume the ghost that is tormenting a young girl, the wound seems worse than before. Something  has gone wrong.

Anya, unfortunately has a demon living within her now, and she is slowly taking control over Anya. Coupled with that, someone is setting fires all around Detroit leaving an unusual calling card.

Still dealing with the accidental death of her mother; which she blames herself for, Anya is fighting her attraction to Drake, the serial arsonist and fellow Lantern. She also has feelings for Brian; a member of DAGR. Where she is afraid she may hurt Brian with her power, she knows she can never destroy Drake with it.

As a debut, Embers is a success. I did find some editing mistakes, and that has a negative affect on my review, but all in all Embers was a great read. Believable to a point and original, I look forward to reading the next installment.

3.5 of 5 stars

Available @ Amazon.com

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