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Borrowed Ember

(Fire Spirits #3)

4.16  ·  Rating details ·  3,643 ratings  ·  197 reviews
Everything in Ari’s life until this point has been borrowed. Her human life with a man who wasn't her real father. A love for a boy who needed more than her to be strong. Kisses with a Jinn who refused to do anything but lend them out in moments of weakness. And even her resolve, which seemed to fail her whenever she needed it most. But Ari is done borrowing. She finally f ...more
ebook, 213 pages
Published June 21st 2012 (first published June 19th 2012)
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Jun 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Review of my take on Smokeless Fire, Scorched Skies and Borrowed Ember

Once again I have picked up a book by Samantha Young and was sucked in from page one. I purchased a copy of Smokeless Fire back in Nov of last year because of the beautiful cover art. I decided to wait on reading it until there were a few more books to the series out. With the newest installment Borrowed Ember I finally gave in to the overwhelming urge to start reading the Fire Spirit series. Part of me is glad I waited, I wou
Hillary Hunt
May 17, 2012 rated it liked it
Borrowed Ember felt a little directionless compared to the first two books. A little slow and wandering for the first half of the book. Ari decides she's going to be a hunter of bad guys because that feels better than being hunted herself. Except for we never know that anyone new is actually after her, she's just a person of interest that some *might* use for dubious purposes (which remain undefined). So in that first half, she trains a lot and makes out with Jai a lot and it felt a little point ...more
Jul 20, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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Review: 4 ½ out of 5 stars

** Review contains possible spoilers from books 1 & 2**

Borrowed Ember is the third book in the Fire Spirits series by Samantha Young and follows on where Scorched Skies left off.

At the beginning of this book we see Ari, Jai and the Red King in Mount Qaf for Charlie’s murder trial which is more or less a non-event thanks to the interference of the White King who has inadvertently pushed Ari more into the spotlight
Jun 22, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kindle
I can't say this enough but Samantha Young is a Genius or should I say Jenius.

This book took me through a journey and I actually found myself wishing I was in the book, it takes alot for a book to impress me or make me gush now a days because I have read so many books that there all starting to sound the same but I can actually say " Borrowed ember " is totally unique and has been one of the best reads this year. I love everything about this book,characters,plot and I can't believe I'm saying t
Jan 23, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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Scimone Jackson
Mar 21, 2012 rated it really liked it
So i remember when i first started reading this series. Conjuring? Seven Jinn Kings? What? Why am i reading this? Then i met Jai (insert swoon here) and somehow he talked me into giving the series a chance. So i finished book 1 and thought my god...I almost didn't read this. What was wrong with me? Borrowed Ember....Samantha Youngs writing is soooo (geesh i can't think of a word) creative...different. And i do love a book with more than one POV and Samantha gives this to us. You get to see the P ...more
Jun 20, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Ah, where do I begin? I guess first I want to say that Sam Young is a brilliant writer and everything that I have read by her has been phenomenal. So, now, I am now ALWAYS eager to get my hands on something she has published...
With that said, let me tell you about Borrowed Ember. This is the third book in the Fire Spirits series and WOW!!! From start to finish, you are just blown away at everything that happens in this book. I was so excited when this book came out and being able to pick up with
Jun 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing

Now i understand why Samantha said this was complicated in writing..i agree with her..writing from many POV's and expressing everyone's emotions is a great deal of work and to add this book has the most revelations,events that are very important to the series and which makes sense to the story.So far the most capturing books of 3..

Ari is working her way with guild with jai and wants to prove herself after being attacked by number of Jinns who want to captivate her for her power...
Jun 21, 2012 rated it it was amazing
OMG Samantha Young is killing me!! I was SO busy and for days I longed to read this book but alas, life had other plans for me. I finally got some free time to start reading again and boy was this an amazing book to kick start my reading slump! The suspense throughout this entire book was ridiculous (in a good way) and I had such a hard time putting it down to take care of the smallest things... (kids, puppy, house... etc). I can NOT wait for the next installment! :( Even though I'm THRILLED tha ...more
Feb 07, 2013 rated it really liked it
Borrowed Ember caught me off guard. The first part focused on Ari’s and Jai’s relationship (scorching!) and just when I started wondering if the author knew where she was going, the overall story arc coalesced and the tale became darker, full of loss, disappointment, grief and heartache.

I was shocked by some developments that didn’t turn out as I thought, specially with Charlie. I don’t want to give you spoilers, but just know that in this book he shows his priorities and what kind of man he rea
Aug 22, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: anyone who likes supernatural stories and a bit of teen angst.
Shelves: prize-pack-1
Borrowed Ember (Fire Spirits #3) by Samantha Young

I seriously love this series of books. I was hooked with Smokeless Fire and read it in under a day, and when Scorched Skies delved further into the Jinn world I was captivated, but I think Borrowed Ember so far has to be my favorite out of the three. Why? Four reasons with a big, huge, ginormous emphasis on reason number three.

One, I love Mount Qaf and everything to do with the Jinn world and in this book Samantha Young really dives into that world. We learn all about Lilif and a lot of the
Mar 20, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Samantha never ceases to blow me away with her lore, her twists, and the constant action that happens through out her stories. She's able to keep thrills at every turn, break your heart at times, and yet still make you smile while reading. I love this series!

*spoilers for books 1 & 2*

Borrowed Ember starts off where we left off in Scorched Skies, Charlie is on Mount Qaf awaiting his trial, that could very well end badly. Ari and Jai have finally given in are trying at a relationship... under wrap
Damaris (GoodChoiceReading)
Dear Samantha Young,

I just want to say that for one day, and one day only, I would love to be inside your head. The stories that you come up with are just … beyond fantastic! You really know how to entertain your readers and keep them coming back for more!

Dear GCReaders,

If you haven’t picked up a book by Samantha Young, let me tell you, YOU ARE MISSING OUT! I am making my way down a list of all her books and so far NOT ONE has left me disappointed. I am still amazed at how good this author wri
Lucy Qhuay
OMG!Samantha Young, you sure caught me well with this series! Amazing!

I am so involved in the Jinn world and in everything that happens in Ari and Jai's lives that I barely think about something else xD Obsessed much xD
So, of course that I loved this book as well. *grins* :D
It was so amazing to see Ari being faced with tough choices and really heartbreaking situations, yet seeing her fighting and carrying on...
I really wish I had her strength! :)
And I loved the way her relationship with Jai deve
Heather Busby
Jun 20, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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Jun 24, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Well written, well rounded book! Plus if you've read the first two you must read this one! Romance + lots of magic + complete Jinn world = great read.

The author has included tons of details about all the different characters, Jinn lore, etc. I absolutely love the titles of the chapters!

Unfortunately for me I totally thought this was the last book in the series, so when I came to about 90% completion I was really freaking out. BUT, the good news is I love Ms. Young's books and I cannot get enough
Rachel Costa
Jun 21, 2012 rated it really liked it
Definitely liked it. I'm still pretty anti-Charlie and this book certainly didn't change that. I'm glad we got to see more about Asmodeus and I can't wait to see what role he plays in this. Pretty excited for the next book!
Caitlin Peterson
Jul 19, 2012 rated it really liked it
I’ve read almost all of Samantha Young’s books. I’ve noticed that in all of her series, Sam (can I call you Sam?) has this insanely frustrating habit of giving me just enough to whet my appetite, to keep me going. Then I get to the end of the book and I want to throw my Kindle across the room because it’s never enough. I always want to know what happens next RIGHT NOW, not when the next book comes out. This is the main reason why she’s on my auto-buy list and I’ll pretty much read anything she w ...more
Jul 01, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: series, young-adult
“Yeah, I only have three expressions. Blank. Pissed off. And polite boredom.”

Jai, you never bore me at all!! Lol!

Awww so that's why i kept on reading this very slooowly! It's not just because it's a total cliffhanger, it's also because I'm gonna be soooo sad!

Two topics. I have two topics that i want to discuss. Both of them have 2 stars each.

First topic is: sadness.
Yes. Sadness! Sadness in this book is very much related to fear. Because of fear, there is sadness.
Jai's fear, he is scared be
Aug 16, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
First of all, I just want to say...


Samantha Young has this way of creating worlds that suck you in completely and spit you back out when the book is over. I became so engrossed in the Jinn world that I lost a few hours of sleep, but it was totally worth it!

I read the first book, Smokeless Fire, a while ago and when the second book came out, I completely forgot what the first one was about. So I didn't read it until a few days ago and I am so glad I did! Once I finished Scorched Skies I co
Mar 16, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone!
Shelves: read-2012
Where to start with this book. . . Ok, here goes. With charlie's trial pending, for killing the one who kidnapped & tortured Ari, she feels bad for being happy that she & Jai are finally together; even though they got to keep it secret from public until things settle down some. Meanwhile the White Jinn King, her father still plans to use her power of the Seal to get something from Azazil, his Father & Ari's grandfather - yup, it’s a bit confusing keeping track of who's whose father. But The Whit ...more
Oh my gosh I love Jai so much. This book was simply amazing just like the others before it. I have really been enjoying every moment. Well... actually in this book I was always kinda disappointed when the tracks would switch back to Charlie and whatever he was doing or thinking about. Not that it was boring or that I hated it (because that isn't the case) I am just tired of Charlie being stupid Charlie and I'd rather read about Jai and Ari than Charlie and Fallon. Come on, wouldn't you too? I re ...more
Victoria Limbert
Borrowed Ember: As good as the first 2 books in the series and I am dreading reading the fourth as it is all coming to and end and I know that I will miss these books and these characters for a very long time after.

Ari is determined to be a hunter and not the weak prey she has been in the other books. She learns more about herself and what she is capable of, but like everything there is a light and a dark, a good and an evil and her powers are no different.

Having the power of the Seal of Solomon
Jan 13, 2013 rated it really liked it
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Brooke Hutchins
Jan 06, 2013 rated it really liked it
This carries much of the same beautifully written prose that I like so much. Her descriptions are different and not cliché. “The winter sun began to play peek-a-boo over the mountains, the emeralds waking up under its playful gaze.”; “Jai rarely laughed and when he did it felt as if she’d dipped her toes into the warmest, most soothing bath ever.”; “. . . and into his body—little spiders of virulent energy aiming for his heart.” Her dynamic verb usage of wink, blink and wringing were clever. I r ...more
Shelley (Bella)
Jun 24, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely LOVE this series! Each installment draws me in further and further. I get more and more attached to these characters, especially Ari and Jai. Aw, Jai! *fanning self* If only men in the real world had growth like this one. We'd all be a whole lot happier. Just sayin, guys.
Anyway...Sam wastes no time throwing us back into the action of the Fire Spirits. We meet up with Ali right where we left off. With everything up in the air and everyone's life at stake. This book has you on the ed
Mar 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Wow! Each book in the 'Fire Spirits' series has ended with a cliffhanger; but, "Borrowed Ember" ends with a doozie. Ari and Jai have finally come to gripes with their feelings for each other but realize it is best kept secret. They go to one of the guilds where Charlie is being trade by the sorcerer, Jack, while Ari will be trained by Jai and Fallon, a young guild member.

Meanwhile Charlie is beginning to accept that Jai and Ari are becoming closer and he no longer has a chance. As a matter if fa
Sep 07, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle, favorites
Amazing! You should read this NOW! I can't believe I have to wait for the next book in the series to come out!

The writing is fabulous, the plot is thick and has lots of momentum, and Ari's feelings for Jai are so relatable that I was literally swooning over him. I love the way the characters have developed and enjoy the direction the series has taken.

There were a few foreshadowing moments that made some "plot twists" predictable, but the story still kept me on the edge of my seat with some unexp
Jun 28, 2012 rated it it was amazing
THIS SERIES JUST ROCKS!!! This is my favorite so far, though I know the series aint finished yet so I guess........I'll have t wait for the next books to come.

This series just blew my mind away from the beginning. I like the world Ms. Young created in this one, I mean GENIES who would have thought....I mean for me it's new and at the same time the characters are so so so easy to love. The story is fast paced, there were a lot of revelations in this particular book and my dream came true.....Jai
Sep 25, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Oh my god oh my god oh my god!!! This book was awesome!!

First thing I must say it I hate Charlie!!!
This boy has caused so many problems that it is just ridiculous I understand that Ari loves him and everything but damn come on now!!! He is a little coward who just gets everyone hurt and breaks Ari's heart time and time again like she hasn't nothing else going on and then he wants to know why she doesn't love him??? Really!!!

On a good note I love Ari and Jai <3 I am so glad they gave up and decid
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Samantha Young is a New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author from Stirlingshire, Scotland. She's been nominated for several Goodreads Choice Awards. She writes adult contemporary and paranormal romance, YA urban fantasy and YA contemporary fiction. Currently published in 30 countries, Samantha is a #1 international bestselling author.

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“Jai, she pleaded quietly, if you hadn’t noticed, I’m a guts and glory kind of girl. I think I’d die trying to protect anyone I care about. It’s just the way I’m wired, I guess. I would die trying to protect Charlie because I love him. He’s my family, and I don’t want to lose any more family." She took another step so her body pressed flushed to him, her fingers falling to his lips. The sound of his shallow breathing emboldened her. "But Jai… I would die a hundred deaths to save you… because the thought of being here without you now, the thought of losing you… is unimaginable." Their eyes locked and heat bloomed in her cheeks as Jai pressed closer to her, his hand sliding across her lower back and gently guiding her even more tightly against him. "Jai, you have no idea how much I’ve fallen in love with you. I don’t think a person could fall any harder.” 6 likes
“Grinning wickedly,Jai ceased tickling her and tugged her roughly against him,his arms tight around her waist."You gonna watch that mouth of yours?"
"You watch it,"she replied saucily.
His expression almost solemn now,Jai leaned down to kiss her,his words whispering across her mouth before their lips touched,"Oh I've been watching it since the day I first saw you.”
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