Summary Via Goodreads:
Some days feel like years, but in Ember Brycin’s case just the opposite is true. She had only been in the Otherworld for a day or two when she returned back to the Earth’s realm. But it is three years later on Earth. Em is now 22. It would matter if she was human, but she’s not. She is a Dae, part Demon and part Fay, with a little Dark Dweller thrown in to make her even more of a freak.
Seeing Seattle rebuilt only confirms she has been gone three years. For her it was not long ago that the Seattle area was just rubble of concrete and death. All done by her hand.
One thing that hasn’t changed, though, is her undeniable connection to Eli Dragen, who is sexy, gorgeous, and even more volatile and frustrating. But her problems go way past him. The Seelie Queen of the Otherworld still holds Mark, Em’s father, and her friends, Ryan, and Josh as hostages. Em needs to rescue them without, once again, getting caught and being used as a pawn to help the Queen regain possession of Earth. At the same time Ember is in hot water with Lars, the Unseelie King, after breaking her contract with him.
As some secrets have come to light others seem to become even more enigmatic. The only truth Ember knows is,everyone is harboring secrets. As Eli’s past is revealed, Em understands more clearly why he acts the way he does and how much their lives are intertwined. But she also knows Eli is holding something back, something that could change their relationship forever.
Em herself continues to wrestle with her feelings toward Torin and her own secret she’s withholding from Kennedy. As the tension for war mounts between the Seelie and Unseelie (Light and Dark), the tension at the Dark Dweller’s compound mounts even more as they prepare to obtain the sword no matter what the price. But is Ember the answer to the location of the sword? Is she the one to fulfill the prophecy? As usual nothing is ever what it seems.
My Review: 5 out of 5 stars
This is the exact reason I didn’t want to read this
CURSE YOU CLIFFHANGER!!!! ish sort of.
Alright here it is Stacey – you neeeeeeed to give me book four now. Kay thanks.
Alright enough of that lets go on to the review
First WARNING: This is the THIRD book in a series, THERE WILL BE SPOILERS for BOOK ONE AND TWO, not this one. Promise. If there is I will find them. But I cannot guarantee there will not be spoilers for the first two, just how it is it.
Song Choice: (ohhh i have so many!) “Don’t Find Another Love” by Tegan and Sara, “All Our Endless Love” by The Bird and the Bee, “Skinny Jeans” by Eliza Doolittle “Glory and Gore” by Lorde.
First thoughts: So I fell in LOVE, with Stacey’s writing in the first book, and she only proves to get better as the series continues. TALK ABOUT just pure awesome-ness. This is what I would strive for. I am not kidding you Stacey you are my hero
Alright on to plot: There was so much action in this book, not that there wasn’t action in the last book too, but Stacey i think has this really awesome talent to mix both the feeling of go, go, go but we are still also sort of resting. I was GLAD this was not the last book in the series because we still have so much left to discover, even now after finishing book three we have so many mysteries left to be solved that I am just biting at the bit to get the next one, of course i am not going to torture myself with the sneak peek because i know it will only enrage me 😉 but I am just dying to get my hands on Eli novella, i didn’t read it before reading this one because i was scared it would make want to read this one even more, im weird i can’t help it. Anyways moving on, so action, action, action, lots of mysteries to be solved here, lots of relationships to be worked through. Training, and oh so smexy men to undress! I mean…. nahhhh I mean Eli…nude, what else does a girl need? Hahaha alright, alright so this is more characters but i want to address, it the chemistry between Eli and Ember BEYOND INTENSE, serious, you can practically feel it. I LOVED IT I LOVED IT I LOVED IT. I was dying to be in Ember’s place at some points 😉 anyways I love her characters and i will get to that spooon i will. Alright but the plot so good, so genius, it was original, and interesting, it kept you on your toes, and made sure you never knew what was going to happen next. Damn such a good book.
Ember: If you know anything about my reviews, or me you know i have a soft spot for characters like Kennedy, the quiet, underestimated ones who have their own silent strength. But Damn Ember is by far one of my favorite Main Characters, ever. Yes, ever. And i am not just saying that to say it. I mean it. If she was real i would want to be her best friend, and possibly be the president of her fan club. Not only is she beyond witty, and has a sharp tongue on her. She is a really complex character, while she doesn’t “enjoy” the idea of killing or all these other bad things, she has an edge to her, she is not afraid to be mean, or stick up for herself, but mostly she loves and is loyal with a fierceness that to be commended. She always tries to be the best that she can be. And she does what she thinks is right. She is just amazing. Seriously ❤
Eli: HOLY HOT CAKES. He really isn’t that stereotypical guy, every time i think he is going to turn around on us, and start acting like the “nice guy but who is actually still a “bad boy”” he isn’t he will never be. He is who is he and I LOVE LOVE LOVE that even Stacey wouldn’t change him. I think he has to be one of the greatest characters written. I really truly love him. I mean I am a too kindhearted person for my own good, but damn for him i wouldn’t mind being bad 😉
Kennedy: She really starts to grow into her own in this book and I will admit I still do have a soft spot for her and I do love her as a character and I secretly would love to read her side of the books. I would love to see how she deals with all this internally, and see her relationship with someone 😉 😉 through her eyes.
There are a LOT A LOT of side characters in this book and I am not willing to go through them all, but I will say this they all have their own personal identities and personalities never once i didn’t i feel like i was losing them to what i like to call as the “side character effect” which basically means they start acting like one another, and taking on the wrong personalities than what they had in the first book. IF that makes sense. Anyways FABULOUS series, and I HIGHLY recommend them to all readers. This woman, yeah she can write ❤
Since I addressed the ending at the beginning of this review, that is all i have to say about it.