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Sunday, 11 August 2013

Review #153: Ember- Madison Daniel

Summary: Love never dies...but it can kill.

Ember is the story of Max Valentine, a teenager with secret abilities and many inner demons. His life revolves around music and his love for it. When his father dies he seeks answers with his last living relative, his fathers brother Frank. Frank lives on the island of Maui and eagerly takes Max in as his own. Max soon learns that healing his past will be more difficult than he could have ever believed. Two major complications will tempt and torment him as he tries to make sense of his abilities.

The first temptation comes in the form of a mysterious island girl. Asia Lyn Michaels is rich, spoiled, angry and beautiful. Her path crosses with Max on the beach one afternoon, forever changing both of their lives. Max saves her life and she discovers his secret. From that moment on they are connected, no matter how much they fight it.

The second temptation will test Max’s very soul. Samantha Ann Summers is sweet, artistic, smart and confident. She will help Max find his smile again and maybe even heal his past mistakes. She is possibly his soul mate and Max will fight that with every fiber of his being.

Max’s temper and indecision with the girls will send in motion events that will cost him dearly. He will test the limits of his powers and the new relationship with his protective uncle. He will gain a powerful love and lose another.
Title: Ember
Author: Madison Daniel
Pages: 390
Rating: 3.5 Stars
Review: This was the week seven book to read in the sweet sixteen summer splash challenge group that I joined.
I love this cover and I love how it fits into the story. The story itself was okay. It was kind of a cliched love triangle but with magic thrown in. It did keep me interested enough to keep me reading, and the book did flow well. Ember was an easy read and didn't require too much brain power. I did like Max's ability but I want to know more about it. I want to know more about everything, like what will happen to the love triangle now?
The characters were again okay. There wasn't too much depth to them. Max was your ordinary high school guy with a secret. Sam was what I would call the girl next door and Asia would be the hot bitchy girl. I didn't feel any growth from the characters but hopefully that will come. TEAM SAM!!
I will probably continue with the series because I am hoping that it will get better and that the characters will mature. I would recommend is novel to those who like paranormal reads.

About this author
Music is LIFE and the written word is our SOUL. Music and writing have been my true ambition since I was a child. I have used music in every form possible; writing it, performing it, healing with it, etc. I call it my "life's soundtrack." I have always written in some form; from comic books to screenplays to short stories and now the new series "Ember." I have found a true passion for my stories and characters and am eager to share them with the world. See you on the next book tour...M.D.

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