Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Ember Book Review

Ember Reviews

Ember (Jinn Trilogy Book One) by Liz Schulte

Holden told Olivia it was only a matter of time before Hell came for them. After all, one doesn’t just walk away from the life he lived unscathed, but the longer Hell waited, the more Olivia let down her guard. She believed maybe happily ever after was possible—he knew it wasn’t. But when Baker shows up beaten and bloody on their doorstep with a message, all hope evaporates. The jinn make Holden an offer he can’t refuse: convince Olivia to free them all and the jinn will fight Hell alongside them. However, if their past has proved anything, it’s that the jinn cannot be trusted. When Olivia starts hearing a voice that no one can identify and Baker isn’t acting like himself, he is forced to make a decision. With Heaven staying hands off, Holden considers accepting the jinn’s offer behind Olivia’s back. One thing is clear, with their lives and the lives all those they hold dear at stake, something has to be done. If it were as easy as Holden going back to the jinn, he would do it in a heartbeat, but Hell wants more than his soul this time—they want Olivia’s too.

My Review 

I received a free copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review. Olivia is a fallen Angel in love with Holden, as freed Jinni. She thought they were finally free, even started to let her guard down. But Holden knew that eventually Hell would come after them. The battle begins when his best friend, a shape shifter, is returned to him battered with a message from the Jinn. Will Olivia merge with her Angel and be powerful enough to save them? Who is really after her?

This book was an amazingly creative fantasy. I loved the fact that it's in modern day and these awesome characters are among us. The characters were believable and easy to connect with. The story was quite intriguing and kept me on the edge of my seat. I was really sad to see the story end, especially since it was a cliffhanger, but I look forward to revisiting Olivia, Holden, Baker, and Femi in book two, and I honestly can't wait!

About Author Liz Schulte

Many authors claim to have known their calling from a young age. Liz Schulte, however, didn’t always want to be an author. In fact, she had no clue. Liz wanted to be a veterinarian, then she wanted to be a lawyer, then she wanted to be a criminal profiler. In a valiant effort to keep from becoming Walter Mitty, Liz put pen to paper and began writing her first novel. It was at that moment she realized this is what she was meant to do. As a scribe she could be all of those things and so much more. When Liz isn’t writing or on social networks she is inflicting movie quotes and trivia on people, reading, traveling, and hanging out with friends and family. Liz is a Midwest girl through and through, though she would be perfectly happy never having to shovel her driveway again. She has a love for all things spooky, supernatural, and snarky. Her favorite authors range from Edgar Allen Poe to Joseph Heller to Jane Austen to Jim Butcher and everything in between.
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