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Book: Ember of Night
Author: Molly E. Lee
Book Series: Ember of Night Book 1
Recommended For…: young adult readers, fantasy, urban fantasy, angels, demons
Publication Date: May 4, 2021
Genre: YA Fantasy
Recommended Age: 16+ (Language, Violence, Child abuse, Gore, Suicidal thoughts, Sexual content, Romance, Panic attacks, Religion slightly, Illusions to self harm, Illusions to attempted sexual assault)
Explanation of CWs: There are curse words used throughout the book. Child abuse is shown, as is lots of violence and gore. Suicidal thoughts are mentioned. There is some sexual content, but most of the romance is fade to black. Mentions of panic attacks and one episode of it. Religion is the backbone of this book, but isn’t brought up a lot. The way things are described in the book gives it the appearance of self-harm and attempted sexual assault, but they aren’t (but can be read that way by others).
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Synopsis: I’ve never been a stranger to the darkness. But when darkness comes knocking and looks that good, who wouldn’t invite him in?
Draven is mysterious, evasive, and hot as sin. The only thing more infuriating than how much he won’t say is how obnoxious he is every time he does open his mouth. But when a group of strangers attacks me and he fights back, causing them to vanish into a cloud of black dust, I know Draven is more than he seems.
He finally shows me there’s a veil separating the world I know from a world of demons living all around us. Turns out, good and evil are just words. Some of the demons don’t fall into either category. And I’m realizing just how easily I fit in among the ancient warlocks, the divine soldiers, and the twisted supernaturals…
There’s so much more to me. To my past. And to what I am truly capable of than I ever thought possible. So when all signs point to me having the ability to unleash Hell on earth? I’ll have to decide if I want to do the world a solid and save it, or give it one hell of a makeover.
Review: I really loved my reread of this book! I had more fun with it the second time than I did the first and I loved a lot of the little things that I didn’t see the first time I read through it. The triggers of this book are in the front of the book and I loved that. The book is realistic to family issues and with court (a lot of things that most authors miss in their contemporary books! Like it’s kidnapping if you take your sibling and any court would side eye you for that!). I enjoyed the character development and world building. The book also did well with the plot and it kept me going.
The only issue I had with this reread is that the pacing lagged in the middle of the book, but it picked back up again towards the end. I also still have issue with the book using the age difference it did for the main couple. It gives me a creeper vibe.
Verdict: It was good!