Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Ember by Carol Oates -Blog Tour

Welcome to the Ember Blog Tour stop #14! I was happy to be part of this blog tour that is hosted by YA Bound. Comment on all posts during the tour to enter for the grand prize.

From Goodreads: When Candra Ember wakes up in hospital after a dangerous encounter with a red-haired woman, she is shocked to discover that seeing a winged boy wasn’t her imagination. Candra is exposed to a world of rivalry and sacrifice she never knew existed, and the aftermath of a war to save humanity thousands of years ago. Soon she finds herself relentlessly stalked by Sebastian, a beautiful and arrogant Watcher Angel and romantically pursued by his darkly seductive rival, Draven. Ultimately, dubious about her own goodness, Candra’s very existence compromises a tentative peace in the city of Acheron.

Ember was an interesting book to read. Carol Oates writing was easy to follow along. I really liked Sebastian as a character. All her characters were interesting, like Draven, I wasn't sure if he was good or bad at first. I felt Candra's pain during some of the scenes. She just wanted to be a normal girl.

The tension between Candra and Sebastian was nicely played out. I loved Sebastian. He plays a major role in this book as like a guardian to protect Candra away from Draven (the bad boy). Let me just say that this book had action and some romance. I was rooting for Sebastian all the way, even if he was either the good guy or bad guy, I still dont know. If there is a sequel, I would totally read it to know what else is gonna happen. I cant wait, the whole premise really drew me in, about Angels and Hell. I want more!! Cant wait until sequel, I get to see more Sebastian!

The novel by itself is good, I thought some scenes should have been cut, but I still enjoyed it. I was reading this on my way to Minneapolis. I really just enjoyed it while reading in the truck. I also like to imagine what am reading, Ember clearly did that! Carol Oates did a great job writing. Other readers will look forward to read this book.
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Ok now the good part:) The prizes:

Now for the blog tour giveaway! Check out the Blog Tour Schedule and comment on all the stops during the tour to be entered into the grand prize giveaway. Make sure you leave you email in the comment box. Description of prize: RUNNER UP PRIZE: An EMBER canvas tote and print copy of EMBER. GRAND PRIZE: A silver butterfly necklace, an EMBER canvas tote, and an ebook of EMBER. To enter into the GRAND PRIZE and RUNNER UP PRIZE giveaways, you must comment on ALL blog posts with your email during the tour.


  1. Awesome review! So glad you enjoyed it and thanks for being on the tour!

  2. A brand new author to me but after reading this post, I definitely want a chance to read Ember myself. Thanks!

    LadyVampire2u AT gmail DOT com

  3. Another great review. Thanks! I can't wait to read it!

  4. Great review! The characters seem very interesting.

    artgiote at gmail dot com

  5. I agree with you and I'm Sebastian all the way. ;)

  6. I'm intrigued as to which scenes "should have been cut". Thank you for the review.


  7. Ahh!! I think the only thing I haven't gone totally fangirl about yet is the cover. It's SO pretty! I love the water drops in the background most.
    && OMG have you seen that necklace?! Gorgeous. I want it so bad! That tote bag is so cute too, can definitely never have too many of those! :)

    Jess @ The Midnight Bookworm

  8. Sounds really great! I want to get to know Sebastian better :)

    deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

  9. Can't wait to read the book!!


  10. I really like the plot of the book mostly because there's an angel.
    Thank you for this opportunity.

  11. Embers sounds like its really character driven. Can't wait to read Candra and Sebastian's relationship.

    candicerjames [at] gmail [dot] com

  12. Sounds awesome! Can't wait to read.

  13. Scenes should have been cut? Interesting...

    lauradunks at googlemail dot com

  14. This sounds like an awesome book, can't wait to read it:)



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