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
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