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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

{Review} EMBER by Kristen Callihan

Ember

A Prequel to Firelight
by Kristen Callihan
Release Date: February 1,2012
Publisher: Forever Yours (Grand Central Publishing)
Source/Format: Netgalley

After a fire consumes the Ellis family fortune, the beautiful and resourceful Miranda finds herself faced with an impossible dilemma: enter a life of petty crime or watch her family succumb to poverty. But once her fiancée learns of her descent into danger--and of the strange, new powers she's discovered --saving her family may come at the high price of her heart.

When Lord Benjamin Archer's one chance for redemption is destroyed by corrupt London antiquarian Hector Ellis, he vows to take what Ellis values most-his daughter Miranda. Forced to hide his face behind masks, Archer travels the world hoping to escape the curse that plagues him so that he can finally claim his prize.

But once Archer returns home to London, will it be revenge he seeks? Or will the flame-haired beauty ignite new, undeniable desires?

My Thoughts:

Ember, a prequel for Firelight, answers questions readers may have been wondering about.  For instance, readers learn why Miranda and Martin never married and what happened the night Miranda sealed her family’s fate.

The back and forth between Miranda and Lord Archer was great because it was like seeing what each was doing at about the same time. I loved how both Miranda and Archer meant more to each other than they were willing to admit to themselves.

After reading Ember, I can see why Miranda and Archer’s relationship was so explosive. Ember also helps explain some of the worries that the characters have in Firelight, like why Miranda’s so reluctant to use her power.

I’m glad I waited until after reading Firelight to read Ember. I already knew who the characters were to each other and whenever the characters said something foreshadowing an event in Firelight, I knew just what they were talking about.

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Purchase:

*Moonglow (Darkest London #2) releases July 31, 2012*

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