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Embers and Echoes (Wildefire #2)

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Fan the flames: A teen goddess fires up her search for love and family in this sequel to Wildefire.

Ashline Wilde may have needed school to learn that she is actually a reincarnated goddess, but she’s ready to move beyond books. She leaves her California boarding school behind and makes for Miami, where she meets a new group of deities and desperately seeks her sister Rose,
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Hardcover, 480 pages
Published August 28th 2012 by Simon & Schuster
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Kat Kennedy
I've been trying to finish this one for ages. I really enjoyed the beginning but I just haven't been able to get into it. I'm putting it down for awhile.
Melissa



Ember and Echoes by Karsten Knight :

Wow. Wow. Wow. I loved book one and now book two took it to a whole new level of amazing. I don't really know how to express my feelings but I will try. The book started right where it left off , and it did NOT disappoint at all. Karsten knows how to keep his readers going, man does he blow you away with the ending to book on and the start of book two.

Ashline Wilde is my second favorite female character, and she is coming to a close first. She does not take cr
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Giselle at Book Nerd Canada
I was extremely glad I had Embers and Echoes after I read that Wildefire cliffhanger. Embers and Echoes picks up right after. We find Ash with the truth of having another sister named Rose. The Four Seasons Gods and Goddesses seem to be after her, as well as the billionaire Lesley Vanderbilt. She meets more gods and goddess friends this time around, and with their help manage to track down Rose. What she doesn’t know is that Colt is also after her as well. What happens when she comes face to fac ...more
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You can't run someplace new and not fill up the new space with the old stuff. The things you want to leave behind are the very things you can't. - Ash

I'm indestructible, Ash. That doesn't mean I'm incapable of feeling. I still experience love, and I can still experience pain. - Colt


When we reached the ending of Wildefire, the first book in the series, we learned that Colt isn't someone we thought he was. He isn't human. He isn't the same Colt. With this horrible realization, Ash ran away fro
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Rachel
Ashline Wilde wanted nothing more than to leave Blackwood Academy behind and to escape the memories of everything that happened that May. But as she learned when she arrived at Blackwood, you can’t always run from your past.

It will follow you. And ignoring it can have devastating consequences. Consequences she’s still reeling from.

But when her end of year plans take a drastic turn, she decides to face what she’d been trying to avoid and heads to Miami to track down the sister she knows only from
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Leann
Ashline Wilde, age 16 is a reincarnated volcano goddess, Pele on a mission. Her younger sister has been kidnapped by the Cloake, a supposed Miami based cult. Ashline is nearly killed by her boyfriend and once she gets away she hopes to never see him again, but that isn’t in the cards. Ash comes in contact with the Four Seasons, who are power hungry deities and finds that they are working for a very wealthy woman who’s goal is to use Ash’s six year old sister, Rose, to open the portal to the neth ...more
Debbie (at) I Heart YA Books
Embers and Echoes is absolutely amazing. I knew Karsten Knight was an awesome writer after I read Wildefire, but Knight totally took me to a higher level of his awesomeness in the sequel Embers and Echoes. I thought I knew a little where Knight was going to take his sequel, but I was wrong. Knight definitely blew me away with the storyline in Embers and Echoes, and one of the mind blowing was Colt Halliday, yes, notice I said his whole name. ( full names are used when you really want to do bodil ...more
Sasha
As you know, I absolutely adored Ash and the gang in last year’s Wildefire, and I’m happy to say that I enjoyed Embers and Echoes as well (even if lots of my favorite characters weren’t really in this book. Sad Sasha!).

Karsten Knight took us away from the boarding school setting and brought us to the “sizzling beaches of Miami” and I enjoyed the setting change. It helped me visualize how much change has gone on in Ash’s life since she figured out that she was a reincarnated goddess. And while I
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Cory
Jul 22, 2011 Cory marked it as to-read
Eventually, I will finish Wildefire.

Until then, I will say that I like the title for this book. Perhaps the cover will be cooler too.
Alivia Anders
Aug 28, 2012 Alivia Anders is currently reading it
Dear Karsten Knight,

I am waiting. Waiting for this book.
Jessica
Ah good, no middle-book-syndrom to be found here. A lot more violence and a little less crazy sister though. Eve is stuck in the netherworld and a group of gods have kidnapped Ash's sister from her previous kidnappers. And now that she knows her boyfriend Colt is a creepy liar, she's on her own, headed to Miami to get back both her sisters. There she meets Wes, god of the night and his friend Aurora, some goddess with wings, who are willing to help Ash in tracking down her youngest sister by goi ...more
Esther Bernstein
Full review on Reader's Dialogue: http://readersdialogue.blogspot.com/2...

Definitely fiery! With the amount of times Miami is burnt, frozen, overgrown, electrocuted, or blown up, it's amazing it still exists!

Ash's search for her little sister leads her to more of what she experienced in the first book in regard to her trust of others, her quest to live a normal life, and her desire to patch things up with her sisters. As her visions show her more and more of her past lives, she doesn't know who
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Jessi (Novel Heartbeat)
From my blog Auntie Spinelli Reads

Oh. My. Wow! I am currently speechless, please give me 3.5 seconds......
Okay. Ahem. So, um, this book rocked my socks. It was fast-paced, action-packed, and full of twists and turns. The stakes are high and nothing is what it seems. And boy, did everything go to hell in a handbasket...

Mr. Knight really knows how to play your emotions! I felt a vast array of them - shock, horror, sadness, joy, regret. Mostly shock. This book was a rollercoaster of emotion! There
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Perenelle
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Van (Short & Sweet Reviews)
Embers and Echoes, the sequel to Wildefire was an amazing-emotional rollercoaster! I read Wildefire last year and really enjoyed it. Karsten left readers with a shocking cliff hanger…so I knew I had to read the sequel ASAP. Embers and Echoes starts off exactly where the last book ended, with Ashline and Colt emerging from the motorcycle accident, and where readers learn the revelations about Colt’s true identity (don’t want to spoil the series for those who haven’t read it yet). Ashline has a dr ...more
Natasha
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Tara
THAT WAS AN INTENSE READ! This book is just AMAZING, thumbs UP for Karsten Knight.

First, the characters are unique, and based on the myths of god and goddess around the world, ones I've never even heard of. So that alone is pretty interesting.
And then, comes the plot. You know, I tend to always predict the plot of the books i read. And I tend to be right, A LOT. But ever since i read Wildefire and then Embers and Echoes... I just couldn't guess the plot surely. There's a lot of twists that make
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Amy
I wish that goodreads puts a higher rating in the stars because I think this story deserves more than just five stars! It deserves ten for crying out loud! Already I enjoyed the second book more than the first book because of the intense action and the fire power that our beloved heroine Ash possesses. Talk about a heroine who is probably katnis everden and Beatrice prior combined into one, with a few added touches to make Ash a fiery goddess that I have come to love in this series! Now I need t ...more
Nina
Dont worry no spoiler but omg this book is awesome its about greek mythology gods and there so much going on that it leaves u on the edge of your sitn But also truly sad to.Definitely reading the third right away waited to long to read the 2nd & 3rd.
Lori
I am a bit disappointed with this book. Not really feeling the direction of this book. To me the first book had a Misfits feel to it (BBC show.) I loved how these teenagers at school got together to form this group that fought against the bad guys. Taking Ash away from the school and away from the others gods, well it didn't really work for me. And now having her go on this wild goose chase. Also, why cant writers write me one good story where the bf isn't a controlling or an asshole? I will def ...more
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Second round, still SO GOOD!!!

Previous Review

I had not expected this to get SO GOOD. It's wildly entertaining with original plot, twists, and actioned packed scenes. It's also emotionally drenching to see how much Ash and others had to go through. Same with the last one, there were multiples of flashbacks and a lot of characters but I had no problem retaining all of them. Each one helped move the story along and build the many layers of its world. The ending, again, I did not see it coming!!! It
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Embers & Echoes Vs. Click

OK, I know the title is cheesy and all but all I want is to get my point across (not like anyone Is going against me or anything . . . I HOPE) but back to what I was saying. This is about ways the “Click- Chapter One- Maggie” by Linda Sue Park , and “Embers & Echoes’ by Karsten Knight.
effected me. O.o

1) The Similarity that (which is very obvious if you read both books, I totally recomend 20 out of 10) is both Main characters are
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Rebecca
After reading the first book last year I was extremely excited to read the next book. I finally picked it up and for the most part I'm glad that I did. I'm kind of kicking myself for not picking up this series sooner.

I did find the beginning to be a bit slow but once I got into the story a bit more I found myself hooked and at one point, I kept reading telling myself I would just read to the next chapter.

Things are definitely getting interesting in the second book in the trilogy. Generally, when
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Peter
Easy read and good writing, but average to poor plot. I struggled through the first quarter and decided to keep reading. Put the book down permanently after the movie theater scene. That was just uncalled for and one of the the more terrible and awful scenes I've read in a long time. Not worth finishing the book or series after that.
Sylvia McIvers
Peleponesian volcano goddess meets Aztec wind god - sparks fly?

Ashline dumped the trickster god, but he doesn't want to stay dumped. She's looking for her littlest sister, age 6, but the millionaire kidnapper likes having a captive goddess. She also wants to rescue her nasty older sister from even nastier beings (demons? space aliens?), but that's going be tougher.

And she's got to do it all with a rather handsome, distracting god with an interesting set of powers. And there are some other gods r
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Claudiaherondale
WARNING: SPOILERS
Man what a ride this book was! I was fortunate enough to borrow Embers and Echoes from my library only weeks after finishing Wildefire. I will doubtless go down this road multiple times in this review, but Colt Halliday.Is.A.Massive.Asshat. I never really liked him, always had a sense that something was off and just generally wrong with him. And this book proves it. Not only did he lead Ash on a path of destruction which ended in death and destruction, he has this insane idea.
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Kayla
I went back and saw that I gave Wildefire a high review, but the truth is that in retrospect, I feel underwhelmed by it. Like, it was good and novel, but there were a lot of gaping holes and unexplained points. Things fell flat.

Now, this: This did a lot better job of filling in the holes! I feel like I have a much better grasp on the mythology of the books; it's less scatterbrained, I think, then the first one.

What else? Oh! Great to see old favorites. Bleak was cool--it's a shame she didn't ge
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Courtney (Storybook Slayers)
The snark master returns in a fantastic and action packed sequel. Ashline Wilde, the Polynesian volcano goddess, is back and better than ever in this second installment of the Wildefire trilogy. She is one fiery girl that you don't want to mess with. Karsten Knight delivers the mother of all sequels that had me blowing through those volcanic pages like there was no tomorrow! New friends and enemies, a long lost younger sister found and captured, an older sister locked in the pits of hell, Season ...more
BAYA Librarian
Ashline, the reincarnation of the volcano goddess Pele, is seeking her younger sister whom she has never met before. She follows clues to Florida where her sister is being held captive by a group of deities, The Four Seasons. Along the way she is aided by the Aztec god of night, Wes. Ashline’s explosive tempers and her history with other gods sometimes lead her into trouble. She is pulled in two directions by her attraction to Wes and her former boyfriend, Colt (trickster god). In a non-stop act ...more
Andrea at Reading Lark
Review Posted on Reading Lark 11/11/13: http://readinglark.blogspot.com/2013/...

I loved the first novel in this series so I had extremely high hopes for this one. Wildefire ended with some major emotional moments and I was anxious to see how those would be resolved. Sadly, I had to wait to work this one in because ARC's and other novels had higher priority in my review list. I finally decided it was time to work this one in so I could read the final novel quickly after its release.

In some ways I
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Author of YA novels about reincarnated Polynesian volcano goddesses and historical mysteries. WILDEFIRE, EMBERS & ECHOES, and AFTERGLOW are available now from Simon & Schuster.

Karsten Knight has been writing since the age of six, when he completed his first masterpiece: a picture book series about an adventurous worm. In the two decades that have followed, Karsten worked as a proofreader,
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