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Embers & Echoes

(Wildefire #2)

4.06  ·  Rating details ·  2,018 ratings  ·  191 reviews
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,
Hardcover, 467 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.
Feb 13, 2012 rated it it was amazing

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
Jul 24, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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
Feb 20, 2012 rated it really liked it
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 f
A finished unsolicited copy was provided by the publisher for review.

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 Co
May 13, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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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
May 09, 2013 rated it really liked it
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
Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)
Oct 12, 2016 rated it really liked it
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Nov 12, 2018 rated it liked it
Funny quote:
I'm the Aztec God of night-Tezcatlipoca.
Texting a cat with a what?
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
Jul 22, 2011 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
Jan 04, 2012 is currently reading it
Dear Karsten Knight,

I am waiting. Waiting for this book.
Jessi (Novel Heartbeat)
Feb 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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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
Nov 17, 2012 rated it really liked it
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Aug 27, 2012 rated it liked it
Pele incarnate is back and setting Miami ablaze in Embers and Echoes a Wildefire sequel. Ashline Wilde is on a quest to find her youngest sister but is in for quite a brawl. Lesley Vanderbilt still has a score to settle and she's enlisted her own local league of gods looking to spark their own agenda and they want to count the littlest Wilde as one of their own.

Unfortunately battling bad guys and saving her sister is just the start. Ex-flame Colt Halliday has other plans and Ash maybe playing ri
Van (Short & Sweet Reviews)
Aug 30, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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
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Feb 03, 2013 rated it really liked it
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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
Feb 24, 2012 rated it really liked it
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
Jun 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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
Dec 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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
Aug 21, 2011 rated it liked it
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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Oct 27, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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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
Feb 28, 2014 rated it did not like it
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.
Dec 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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. ...more
Steph Sinclair
Okay, I really like the cover of this book!
Aug 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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This book was soooo much better than the previous book. Most of my issues with the last book were fixed in the sequel. For instance, you see a lot more supernatural action from Ash. Also, I didn't find many plot holes. However, the beginning felt weird. In the first book, the ending was awkward and I didn't like it all that much. The beginning of Embers and Echoes was a continuation of Wildefire's ending. It was like the author wrote the ending and beginning of the two books as one chapter, then ...more
Aug 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
Wow okay. I actually like this book series. The main character, Ashline is not completely annoying or too Mary-Sue. The antagonists are also varied beautifully and developed in interesting ways. I actually look forward to seeing where the story goes. And there is a big plot twist that threw me. I just wish Ash get her anger under control. That is her main weakness, but as she starts to over come this in the book I find myself becoming more attached to her character. But there were a couple of pl ...more
Sep 23, 2017 rated it liked it
I actually liked the second one better than the first. I thought the characters had more of a chance to devolop in this book even though an entire new set was introduced. Also, the bad characters were pretty creeptastic. I am looking forward to the next book.
Nov 11, 2017 rated it liked it
Many twists and turns the whole journey, you're clinging on the whole ride.
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Karsten Knight is the author of the historical mystery NIGHTINGALE, SING, the time-traveling thriller PATCHWORK, and the Polynesian volcano goddess trilogy WILDEFIRE (Simon & Schuster)--though some say his writing career peaked at the age of six, when he completed a picture book series about an adventurous worm. He is a graduate of College of the Holy Cross and earned an MFA in writing for chil ...more

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