Thursday, July 2, 2015

Early Review & Giveaway: Wicked Embers by Keri Arthur

Wicked Embers
Author: Keri Arthur
Release Date: July 7, 2015
Publisher: Signet Select
Souls of Fire Book #2
ISBN:   0451419588
ISBN13: 9780451419583
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Review Copy Source: Publisher

Crimson Death, the plague like virus spawned from a failed government experiment to isolate the enzymes that make vampires immortal, continues to spread. Emberly and her partner, Jackson Miller, are desperately seeking the stolen research for a cure before the virus becomes a pandemic.

But their mission is jeopardized by another threat uncovered in Emberly’s prophetic dreams. A creature of ash and shadow has been unleashed on a murdering spree. Now Emberly must summon all her gifts and investigative knowledge to put an end to this entity’s brutal rampage—even if it means placing herself in harm’s way....

I am so on the fence about how I feel about WICKED EMBERS. I really like the characters, but like other reviews have stated, they are a lot like Arthur's previous characters and it's really hard not to compare them or be a little bit bored by them and the situations they find themselves in.

The actual storyline of WICKED EMBERS was entertaining. The book starts off not long after the events of FIREBORN. There is a new serial killer case that Ember is working to solve with the help of her dreams and the redcloaks storyline continues on and the stakes get even higher. I really enjoyed learning more about the Phoenix's talents as well as their relationships with their life partners. We also get to meet some of Jackson's Fae friends which I hope to read more of in future books. 

I think you would be very lost if you jumped into the Souls of Fire Series with WICKED EMBERS, so make sure you read FIREBORN before picking it up. I really enjoy Keri Arthur's writing so I don't see myself giving up on the series just yet.

I gave it 3/5 stars

* This book was provided free of charge from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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