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Ember

(Death Collectors #1)

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3.93  ·  Rating details ·  5,533 ratings  ·  530 reviews
(Young Adult/original version)

What if you knew when someone was going to die? For seventeen-year-old Ember, life is death. With a simple touch, she knows when someone will die. Its her curse and the reason she secludes herself from the world. The only person who knows her secret is her best friend Raven. Then she meets Asher Morgan. Hes gorgeous, mysterious, and is the
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Paperback, 1st edition, 337 pages
Published October 11th 2012 by Borrowed Hearts Publishing (first published August 28th 2012)
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Tess
wow. This book is Terrible.
Hate the main character. Are all teens ADD now? Her life is too messed up to believe, she sees people's deaths, and yet she is mainly concerned with whether or not she should go on a date with either of the two new boys in her class. Oh, not to mention her car gets run off the road into a lake and she doesn't even seem to mind. Plus her best friend seems to be losing her mind recently, but yeah sure let's go to another party. or wait, let me write terrible poetry on my
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WOW, this book was amazing; Jessica has done it again, created a great story, which puts you on the edge of your seat! I stayed up half the night to finish this, I could not stop. I had to know what happened next. This book has a broken family, betrayal, impossible love triangle, (but not really in the way you think) and trying to guess who or what anyone is, is hard, you will be wrong!

In this book, Ember
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Amanda
Jan 08, 2013 rated it did not like it
I see a lot of 3-5 star reviews for this book...and I'm confused. Did we all read the same book, here?
This was awful. Shockingly bad. I hate to abandon any book so I forced myself to finish it. I'm surprised my eyes didn't bleed out of my skull.
Everything felt ridiculously contrived and a lot of the supposed angst was just laughable. I love a depressing or 'angsty' read, but the image of a teenage girl wandering around a graveyard and spouting really bad poetry made me chuckle. And not in a
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Kandice Dover
Sep 28, 2012 rated it really liked it
I found this on amazon for free and said "Hey! Another book by Jessica!" So I got it.

I really don't know what to say because I am just soooo mind blown.

I really liked Ember. Although there were a few times where I thought she could give Raven a piece of her mind. She's quiet, and sometimes her quietness got a little annoying. At certain parts of the book I was screaming at her to say something. She's way too nice for her own good, something I can relate to.

Raven was a little on the wild side.
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Zuleeza
Nov 24, 2012 rated it liked it
Actual rating 2.5 stars.

Blegh. Meh.

This was really, really average. Like, precisely average.

I remember liking Sorensen's earlier work, The Fallen Star. I thought it was entertaining albeit the writing sounded like a paranormal chick lit.

So, of course, a year later, I expected more from Sorensen. Much more. She wrote a bunch of other books in between The Fallen Star and Ember.

*sigh*

Very well, it came to this anyway. I don't think I'll ever finish The Fallen Star series.

Ember. At first glance, it
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Heather K (dentist in my spare time)
2.5 stars

I think I'm in the minority when I say I didn't really like this book. It was okay, but it certainly didn't blow me out of the water. One big red flag is that I had to push myself to finish each chapter. I really wanted to stop reading after the first 10% but I hate DNF books, and I wanted to give it an honest shot.

And it honestly underwhelmed me.

I thought the concept was so fresh and interesting but I didn't love the execution. It felt garbled and very YA-y in a bad way. It picked up
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Slavena
Mar 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone who likes YA
Recommended to Slavena by: Angelika
When I picked this book up on a recommendation I was not sure I will like it, because it involves elements I am not drawn to in a book: it is YA, which means it is light on the romance and it is about a girl who is in high-school. Those 2 things usually are a no for me, because since I left high-school I do not think I want to revisit all the messed up adolescent drama.

Another drawback was the cover - it looks very amateurish and it looks like a porcelain doll some high school students drew with
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Michelle Bolanger
I wanted to really like this book because I loved the premise of it.

Right off the bat, I had trouble connecting with Ember's character. Maybe it was the POV the book was written in. I'm not a fan of the tense this was written in.

Quote:
The window is open and a black feather is ruffled on my bed. I pick it up and my gaze lands on the wall, where the ink of a fresh poem is drying.


What I liked:
I liked Asher and honestly kept reading because I wanted to know for sure who (or what) he really was. I
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Brooke (The Cover Contessa)
Jul 22, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: paranormal
I received an ARC ecopy of this book for participating in the blog tour this month. I will give an honest review which is in now way influenced by receiving a free copy of this book. I want to than Jessica and SupaGurl Tours for providing me with a copy.

I will be honest and say that I actually read the blurb for this one when I first added it to my TBR (which was way before I was asked to participate in the blog tour). I rarely read the blurb, but the cover just looked to good to pass up and I
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Marie
OH DEAR, MY MINDS SCREWED AGAIN.
MY BRAINS INCOHERENT. THOUGHTS SWIRLING ROUND MY HEAD. SO MANY I CAN BARELY THINK.

IM TOO MIND BOGGLED TO WRITE A DECENT REVIEW RIGHT NOW... BUT THIS WAS NUTS! ABSOLOUTLEY CRAZY. EVERYONE WAS CRAZY. SOMEONE SAID 'HANGING OUT WITH REAPERS MAKE ANY HUMANS CLOSE TO THEM GO CRAZY, WHAT THEY FAILED TO MENTION WAS ANY READERS READING THIS BOOK ALSO GO CRAZY,

WHAT A BOOK THOUGH. DAMN JESSICA YOU OUTDID YOURSELF WITH THIS ONE GIRL

I'VE LOVED EVERY BOOK YOU'VE WRITTEN. THE
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Booknut
Aug 13, 2012 rated it really liked it
With enough raven's-wing feathers to keep even Edgar Allen Poe content, Ember will have you seeing death like never before.
D.
Aug 24, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Holy Biscuits and gravy!!!!!!

This book was fantastic! I certainly would give it the maximin stars!!! I will not go into the story, because truly I feel as though, I would not be able to explain the full depth of it. Plus, you need to read it. I am certain you would love this book! I personally Loved IT!!!!!!


Have you ever had your toes press to the ground making your knee jump up and down. But not realizing it, until you happen to look down and see it! Well that is what was happening to me,
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Rose
WARNING: an annoying amount of use of the word "ridiculous".

Great concept, awful execution. The result: ridiculous characters, ridiculous plot (with plot holes and all), ridiculous execution of a great concept, ridiculous romance, ridiculous EVERYTHING.

This book didn't make me angry and hate it with a fiery passion but it annoyed me. I do have to say that it entertained me with its ridiculousness for a while but there's only so much of it you can laugh about until it annoys you.

Ridiculous. The
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Babs
Aug 31, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I was captivated by the dark undercurrent of the book. It literally had me hanging off the edge of my seat (and possibly a little talking...erm...I mean screaming at my Kindle) I'm a HUGE fan of Jessica's other series (Fallen Star, Fallen Souls, Darkness Falls; Let's face it I'm a JESSICA JUNKIE) however, this series takes the cake. (and the ice cream- yeah, it's THAT GOOD) 'Ember' had me so twisted, I couldn't decide who to trust or who the 'bad or good guy' was because well, Asher and Cameron ...more
LiarLiar
i didn't expect this to be short >.<
but yeah I LOVE iT
i am So looking forward to the next one .


i love this poem in the book :)
" The ember dies slowly in a mound of ash .
darkness and mourning, it longs to burn fire . but the
smoke and sorrow let it die .
the need for a spark asserts fiercely. but
a spark won't surrender. So the ember continues
to smother. Into ash,into dust, into nothing.
And that's how it will stay forever. "




for me it sounds like a prophecy
directing to ember herself :)
Coco.V
Apr 13, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Corina
Sep 21, 2012 rated it really liked it
Ember

Its finally happened; prepare yourself for the end of the world

Im Team Asher!


How I Met Your Mother Gif

Can you believe it? Because I cant. Typically I am totally the bad boy type, but for some reason despite Camerons allure Im madly infatuated with Asher. As per usual I have to open my review whilst declaring my love for my favorite male in the book. Its just how I do things.

Ember, by Jessica Sorensen is amazing. The story revolves around 17-year-old Ember who with a simple touch knows when someone will die,
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Jodie
May 04, 2013 added it
Finished reading Ember by Jessica Sorensen. Being confused is an understatement

I do not dare to rate this one.
I will just say 'I read it'

Synopsis from goodreads *not sure if I have the right synopsis version?*
(New adult paranormal version of my young adult book, Ember (Death Collectors, #1). It contains more violence and more sexual content.)

**Mature Content Advisory**
Recommended for readers 17+ due to sexual situations and language.

For nineteen-year-old Ember, life has always been about
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Joan{missing the vampire bunny slippers!}
3.5 stars

This books gets extra points just for making me doubt myself more than once! I thought I had everyone figured out pretty soon, but I was always reserved, afraid that someone might surprise me. Especially when it came to Cameron I hadn't made up my mind completely until the very end.

Honestly this wasn't the best book I read this year, or the most original one, but it flowed easily and with a little more work it could go somewhere.

As far as main characters go Ember wasn't half bad. She
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Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)
This is the first book I have read by Sorensen even though I own a lot of her work, which, I bought based on all the glowing reviews, I can promise you that this most definitely won't be the last one.

And while I haven't read her other books so therefore I can't validate the reviews, I can say this, from reading this one, I can totally see why all the others have had pretty amazing reviews.

This book rocked!

Seriously, it did. I loved everything about it. The dark slight, goth feel to it, the
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Jenna
Aug 20, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: morbidly-cool
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Cassie
Apr 03, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: everyone
Just have to put it frankly, JS has done the impossible again, I was so excited to read this and man did it pay off. I loved this story more than all her books so far. I loved the storyline it was magnificent. Jessica has taken her books to a whole other level!!!!!
To start off I loved Ember she was the kind of character I look forward to reading about. She was strong and she kept her sanity, I loved that she was strong no matter what had happened in her life. Raven was just amazing! She was
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Leah
Jul 30, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Wow.....The concept of this storyline was amazing. Having the main character being able to see when death will happen, I have to say Jessica, awesome idea. Jessica's series are always a breath of fresh air from the familiarity of other authors. She has a great presence in her writing and it makes you feel like you are really there with the characters. I loved her Fallen Stars Series and this series just goes to show what a versatile and imaginative writer that Jessica is. Another amazing book, ...more
Janae Mitchell
WARNING: This may be my longest review I've ever written because I'm just so lost on what to say that I'll probably say too much, so be prepared.

I don't think I've ever done this with a book I've finished, but I'm not going to rate 'Ember'...not yet, anyway. And the reason being is that I'm just stumped. I don't know how I feel about this one. At times I was so annoyed that I just wanted stop and read something else, but on the other hand, I wanted to know what happened next, so I kept reading.
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Devon Ashley
Haunted by death with just the slightest touch, it's no wonder poor Ember's become quite the recluse.

Haunted with the ability to see one's death by simply touching their skin, Ember's learned to minimize contact through the years, but Lord help her when she finds herself in a crowd and unable to do so. Seeing flashes of her friend's and family's demise still makes her cringe, let alone anyone else that accidentally bumps into her. And it doesn't help that the Grim Reaper that used to be her
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AH
6/11/13 Free download from www.smashwords.com .

Initial Thoughts I'm not too sure about this New Adult Genre. It seems to me that there is a checklist authors seem to follow (which may or may not be a good thing, depending on what you are looking for). For example: The hero is dangerous, tattooed, and pierced. The heroine is either has limited sexual experience, or is a virgin. The heroine always seems to have a slutty friend or two. Both the hero and heroine suffer from some kind of angst. This
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I have not read a good paranormal ADULT romance novel in awhile and was excited to read another book from Jessica Sorensen; she always has amazing characters that are unique and different. Ember, book one in the Death Collectors series is a paranormal Adult novel that does NOT involve Vampires! Yay! It seems EVERY paranormal book is about Vampires so I was excited it is different.

Ember is about 19 year-old social outcast Ember, who grew up in a broken
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Leigh (bibliosky)
Nov 29, 2012 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 012, disliked, ya, paranormal
LITTLE BOOK STAR

I'm going to be straightforward in this review. It was an OKAY so-so read for me. It really could've been better, and I'm a bit disappointed. Yes, the cover is wonderful, but the whole story... ehh.. The first half of the book was entertaining though. I enjoyed reading it, and was curious about the whole "reapers, angel of death, and grim angels". But as the story progressed, I DID NOT UNDERSTAND what they were. There were a lot of times where the author tried to explain what
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Delphina
Aug 25, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
This may be the beginning of Jessica's best series yet and that is saying something. AMAZING!!! I just absolutely was entranced by this book. I could not put it down and I will probably read it again in the very near future. Yes, I liked it that much. The story was so fresh and had a darkness I love while at the same time having a steamy romance. I know, this is YA and it was definitely YA appropriate, but it kicks it up a notch from The Fallen Star world and Darkness Falls series. I can not ...more
Kellie Maddox-Ward
Apr 17, 2012 rated it really liked it

I need to point out that I actually read EMBER X...
You know the steamy one with some definte steam!
But I couldn't find it on here, just this one...

ANYHOO

Of course I have read Jessica Sorensons other books and its fair to say that this is nothing like them

It was strangely confusing but yet intensely engaging and I couldnt put it down!

Ember is a loner and an outcast because shes different; she only has one real friend, her next door neighbour Raven and her Embers family has a history of a
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