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Fading Amber

(The Cambion Chronicles #3)

4.19  ·  Rating details ·  448 ratings  ·  57 reviews
After falling for a Cambion and then turning into one herself, Samara never thought her senior year could get any more complicated. The gaps in her memory, the mysterious deaths and the constant danger that threaten her once quiet town have a common thread: Tobias, a demon with a lot of enemies. He's also Samara's other soul mate and he's suddenly disappeared. But Samara i ...more
Paperback, 304 pages
Published December 24th 2012 by K-Teen/Dafina (first published January 1st 2012)
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Right from the get-go, the mystery and questions that we have from the previous books are brought up and examined, and before we get answers per se, a whole bunch of new questions are introduced. This time, there are threats coming in from all fronts: Tobais, the demon that her cambion is essentially mated with, is putting not only Caleb’s but Sam’s life in danger; the people who want to keep cambions in check and have no qualms killing Caleb or Sam if they step out of line; the increasing body ...more
The FountainPenDiva, Old school geek chick and lover of teddy bears
Whoa, what a RUSH!!!

Listen up readers, the coolest YA couple are Samara and Caleb, better known as SNM and Cake Boy.

I had little doubt that Fading Amber would live up to my expectations, but it actually exceeded them! It was a rollercoaster ride from start to finish, and while Jaime Reed has brought The Cambion Chronicles to a satisfying conclusion, she’s got enough material to delve even further into this unique paranormal world. There are so many wonderful characters she could continue with a
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This last and final book to this whirl wind of a series was awesome! I loved every word of this book! I went through this so fast I cant believe I'm done, I want more! I'm so bummed their story is over. I swear I could read about Sam and Caleb all day. They we're the cutest couple ever! I was really involved in this. They sucked me in again them darn cambions.
So in this last book...
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Kadejah Hooks
Feb 27, 2013 rated it really liked it
In the final book of the exciting climatic series of 'The Cambion Chronicles' I was left at the edge of my seat awaiting the fate of Samara and her half demon boyfriend Caleb while they fought the big bad Tobias in the long lasting love triangle of war between their inner demons, I found myself struggling to keep up with the final book unlike the last two that kept me busy. The final book just didn't seem to be enough for me, maybe it was because I wasn't ready for it to end. I found myself beco ...more
Oct 24, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What to say, what to say.

For starters, I LOVE THIS TRILOGY.

Honestly, I was quite pissed when I got to the end of this book and it actually ended. I wanted it to go on forever... or at least another few books or so. Trilogies... get me every time.

You gotta love a book that captures you to the point that you want to slap every character.

I loved Samara, as a character. She really had a lot of sass to her. I was chuckling when ever she made a canny comment. Caleb. Hm. I need my own cake boy. All the
Nov 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This is the very first novel I pre-ordered and didn't mind the wait. No! Wait. I take that back. I did mind the wait, but hey it was still my first pre-order. I feel in love with this series instantly. The author's writing style made the lead character addictive.

Samara's snarkiness is understandable and hilarious. As we learned from the previous two novels: She has a paranoid over protective mother. Her boyfriend sucks life forces and she has a demon admirer hellbent on winning over her heart. O
Dec 04, 2012 rated it really liked it
3.5 Stars

I am sorry to see this series end, but I think it ended well. I loved the return of the sharp, sure, Samara from book 1, and loved that Caleb was back, even though he was seriously out of control. I really enjoyed that fact that though these two were in love they didn't hang on each other in a sickening, or co-dependent way. Even though they were by definition

I have to admit some frustration with Caleb's style feeding. That would have been a deal breaker for
Jan 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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Mar 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
More like 3.5
This book was good and I'm glad I read it. However I'm happy I finished it and I probably won't read it again. From all of the characters I only liked Mia, Nadine and for some reasons Olivia. I didn't care much for the two main characters, Samara and Caleb.

My biggest problem are definitely the covers. I think those books deserve something better and these weird kinda vampire diaries style covers just don't add much and I wouldn't be surprised if some readers wouldn't pick this book
Sarita Napoleon-Mills
Had to read

Ms Reed did a great entwining you into the lives of each character. When I wanted to put the books down, I could not. You must follow the story to the end.
Fangs for the Fantasy
Oct 02, 2013 rated it really liked it
Fading Amber (Cambion Chronicles #3) by Jaime Reed Sam wakes up at home to find her Cambion, Lillith, freaking out and a massive gap in her memories and a note from Lillith asking her to not poke at the gap and just accept the missing time.
Lillith really should know Sam better than that.
Still Sam has a lot on her mind – there’s her continued complicated relationship with Caleb, the investigation by the Santiago family of Cambions that could see Caleb dead (and their investigator entering a rel
******Originally post here on my blog. May contain spoilers*****

Truth be told, I am not a romancey type. I made it a mission to read more books from that genre this year, but I knew I’d be dragging my feet. Luckily, there have been a few tolerable books I have come across this year with the romancey theme and I am so delighted to add Fading Amber to that list.

On top of that admission, I could kick myself for getting this series mixed up with a different one I read forever ago, because as it turn
L.V. Lewis
Oct 21, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
When I went to Amazon to buy this book in December, I had to pace myself with reading it, because I knew that once I finished, Samara and Caleb's story would be over (unless Jaime Reed decides to visit them as adults?). So, I had to savor this final book, and savor I did!

At the end of book two, our girl was taken over by her roommate, Lilith, who went off with Tobias while Samara was kicking and screaming in her own body. Of course, when this happened, I naively believed book three would pick up
Jan 01, 2013 rated it really liked it
This book was A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! The best so far in this amazing
series. A great author. And a great plot line! This book is
full of action, drama, some romance and a lot of humor.
The characters are so different from the other paranormal
characters I’ve read, and that’s the best part because you
don’t know what’s ahead of the road.

Samara never thought her senior year could get any more
complicated. The gaps in her memory, the mysterious deaths
and the constant danger that threaten her once quiet t
Review posted on my blog

Fading Amber is book # 3 in The Cambion Chronicles by Jaime Reed. In this book Tobias has gone missing and Samara keeps having blackouts. In fact her and Caleb had a blackout at the same time and neither of them are sure what happened other than Caleb's jeep getting banged up. Tobias being missing should be good news right? But since he also happens to be linked to Samara and in turn Caleb, it could mean danger for them as well. T
Nov 29, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2013-goal-90
I absolutely loved this series, and this particular book in it. I loved the characters, the plot, the uniqueness, and even the conclusion. (It is always sad when a series comes to an end, but so satisfying when an author ends it well.) Jamie Reed has tons of material here for more books in this world, but tied it up neatly enough that she could easily move on to other projects without fans going crazy.

If you are looking for a new YA series that is unlike many of the others out there, you have t
Paige (Illegal in 3 Countries)
See more of my reviews on The YA Kitten! My copy was an eARC I got from the publisher via NetGalley.

Aw, it’s kind of sad this is over now. There goes one of the few decent YA paranormal romance series I didn’t mind reading! This time around, all the fun, affectionate parody elements from the first two books are dumped for buckets full of serious business–and it works.

Like always, Samara’s voice is spot-on and her constantly developing relationship with the increasingly secretive Lilith is writte
Susan Francis
I am a fan of this series and I am pleased to say that this final instalment exceeded my expectations. It is a fun read. The best thing about it for me is the humour - something I have not come across in many YA fantasy novels and something that is not easy to achieve. I would say the thing that makes Jaime Reed stand out as a YA fiction author is her skill at weaving humour into a plot; I marvel at the way she effortlessly combines laugh-out-loud moments with tension, poignancy and even intimac ...more
Nov 28, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: new-own
irst of all let me say how much I loved this series!! I cannot believe that it does not have the huge following that it deserves! There is nothing that I can think of right now that I didn't love about any of the books. It is based on a different type of paranormal twist called Cambions, I had never heard of them before, and it was really cool. Also, this is one of the very few YA novels that I can think of that has the main character as bi-racial, Samara's Dad is African American, and her Mom i ...more
Apr 03, 2013 rated it really liked it
First of all, it is really beyond me why this series isn't getting more attention- it really is fabulous! I wish more people out there new about these characters and this story!

I have a beef with this cover- well with all of the covers to be honest. The model who is portraying Samara- GORGEOUS! I love her! I think she is absolutely stunning and perfect. The model who is portraying Caleb? WHY? He is a nice looking guy. WHAT IS WITH THE 1999 OUTFIT AND WEIRD HAIR? Honestly, it wasn't attractive in
Savannah (Books With Bite)
I found this book, especially the love interest very frustrating. It had great action, with some awesome twist

What I enjoyed most about this book is the love interest. Call me a masochist but the way that these two went back at forth at each other, fighting then kissing. Yelling then kissing. More fighting and more kissing. They seriously remind me of that song by Maroon 5, One More Night. LOL. Still, this love interest kept me quite entertained.

The plot once again, dives straight into the camb
I have FINALLY finished this book.

I was reading it in October but gave it to a student who has been taking her time bringing it back, and I finally found it at my public library (after checking over and over again for months). Inhaled it. I started over again, since I wasn't sure where I had stopped the first time, and I'm glad I did, just for those little details to get me back into this world. There are so many quotable parts of this book, but most of them are spoilers so I'll just throw out t
Feb 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I won a copy of this book from the Goodreads First Reads Giveaway program. Many thanks to the publisher/author for giving me the chance to read and review this book from the Goodreads First Reads program.

I really enjoyed the first book and liked the second well enough. The third book was amazing. I fell in love with this one.

I loved how Caleb and Sam's relationship progressed and all of the complications that came with it. The overall storyline was interesting and it was great to see more of th
Jan 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Cassandra Clare, Twilight, Fallen, Hush Hush, Born Wicked, etc supernatural
When Sam wakes up perched in the corner of her ceiling, she knows something went wrong. She needs answers, but all Lilith has left to guide her is a cryptic note begging her to leave well enough alone.
But the gaps in Sam's and now Calebs memories are crucial to unraveling what happened the day Lilith took over.
Like the dent in Caleb's car
Tobias/Malik's missing body
Liliths impossible silence.

Fading Amber is the astounding conclusion to the deeply satisfying emotional and spiritual roller coast
Arlena Dean
By: Jamie Reed
Published By: Kensington Books
Age Recommended: YA
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
Rating: 4
Book Blog For: GMTA
Series: The Cambion Chronicles #3

"Fading Amber" by Jamie Reed was a good paranormal romantic read and the ending to this book series. I found this read really filled with a lot of fun and action. You will find the plot well thought out and a ending that left you wanting more. From the read there will be 'love, lust and a fight till the finish.'

All of the characters were very
Dec 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was almost there, just twenty pages to go and it was 3:3o in the morning... I tried to hang on as curiosity was eating me up but my eyelides were heavy and I finally surrendered to sleep. Scenes frm the book lingered in my dreams and my mind was envaded by extreme eagerness to get to the end that I could not even focus on work the next day: if that was not obssession then tell me what it was? Anyway, I had a break and drank in the remaining words like juice. I have to say: IT WAS PURE JOY AND ...more
What a roller coaster! I don't even know where to begin.

I just LOVED this trilogy and I'm begging for more, I can't believe I read it this fast!


I really don't want to be done with Samara and Caleb, they made me laugh and cry and get so pissed off at times. It was epic.

The writting was flawless and the dialogues were SO good.

If you are looking for a new YA series with characters you can relate with, romance and a great supernatural twist, The Cambion Chronicles is wha
Jan 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
yesss!!! I caN say that when i read the book #2 in this series it left me hang in on the living room lamp now that I finally was able to read book was not disappointed well maybe a little but where it was a disappointment for me is forgotten this my not be the best novel but is was an entreating and different one from all the vampires whore wolves angel etc. Is no that I don't like them but you just get tired of reading the same thing over and over so that is why I like this book ...more
Jul 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Loved this book - and the series for that matter. Everything was perfect for me. I loved the plot and felt incredibly satiated at the end. A lot of series don't join as fluidly as this one does. It was an easy read and the characters were developed to perfection. Chances of re-read are highly likely! ...more
Feb 07, 2013 rated it really liked it
This was a wonderful end to a series. Loved it. Couldn't really feel Cableb's love for her at times, but he came through. Loved Sam's kick-ass attitude. Loved the storyline. The bathroom scene was hilarious. Look forward to reading more of Ms. Reed's work. ...more
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