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Eyes of Ember

(Imdalind #2)

4.28  ·  Rating details ·  5,957 ratings  ·  415 reviews
Joclyn is in hiding, hunted by the man she still desperately loves. Ryland is gone, his mind erased, no memory of Joclyn remains. But, Joclyn’s heart desperately begs her to hold out hope. While, in reality the black eyed monster that possesses him, attempts to kill her over and over.

If it wasn’t for Ilyan, Joclyn would be dead by now.

Ilyan. The man who once stalked her,
Paperback, 380 pages
Published April 6th 2013 by Imdalind Press (first published April 1st 2013)
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Ben Alderson
Nov 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
First, I have to say that this world/history and character building and progression is just getting better and better!
I am completely torn between Ryland and Illyan at this point.
I am so glad I am reading this series. I literally have no fault with this series so far. It is just what i need to read.

I love the history of this 'hidden magical world' and how its been explained abit more in this sequel.
I am jumping straight into book three now.

and book one is free
Mar 27, 2013 rated it it was ok
BEFORE I READ THE BOOK: I smell a possible love triangle. Please NO! The (view spoiler) storyline is not something I can deal with again. Ever.

The first book surprised me, so I'm hoping this one does as well!

Ankit Garg
The Imdalind series by Rebecca Ethington just keeps getting better-and-better. The second book in the series, Eyes of Ember, can be considered as a major plot-definer - a lot of things are revealed. Moreover, there is also a possible plot-changer - all I will reveal is the possibility of a love triangle.

One complain I have from the prose is the repetitiveness of the text. The author has blatantly used the same phrase over-and-over again to describe a particular act. Someone has got to introduce
Apr 12, 2013 rated it really liked it
Oh. My. Ilyan. Wow, what an emotional journey and how much did my opinion sway between this book and the first. Who knew I was going to turn into TEAM ILYAN?? Not me! But I am so in love with him. He is sweet, strong, tender, selfless, and a million other things that make him such a perfect "main guy." Oh, I just want to read certain parts all over again. I really like Jos too. I think she is really coming into her own. I have to second what my GR's friend Kathy Jo said, Oh how I loved the part ...more
Serena (The Book Comedian)
Well this took forever to finish; at first it was because of finals, but when those were over it still took forever to finish, but before I talk about that-

I really liked the first book it had everything I loved in a YA and I was surprised while I was reading this second book because it had became almost completely Fantasy - which isn't a bad thing because it showed the diversity and skill in the author's writing.

So back to why I didn't really like this book, or thought it was just okay. The wri
Oct 16, 2015 rated it really liked it

This book made me feel uncomfortable. While I do enjoy a lot of internal struggle and psychology in books, this one had a bit too much for my mind to wrap around. The research the author must have done kind of is amazing, because I can only imagine the psychological aspect of it on its own. She wrote it so well that I was able to, not identify, because I have never lost my mind, but to empathize, I guess would be the right word, maybe. And how Joclyn would
taveena kade
Oct 03, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
DNF @ 23%
Bonnie Miller
Sep 19, 2013 rated it liked it
I will start by saying that I was pretty frustrated at the grammatical errors that were rather prevalent in this book. So you might be okay if that sort of thing doesn't bother you.
Onto my view of the story...may contain spoilers.
The relationship between Joclyn and Ryland was such a good thing in the first book. I absolutely hate that she has made it such a poisonous thing. It is highly disturbing to me the course that she has taken in pretty much destroying the minds of 2 of the characters in o
May 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This was really good. It had all the feelings I love in a book, love, anxiety, the need to turn the pages faster. The romance isn't the main part of the story, but it is just enough. And the twists and action keep had me screaming for more. I even tried to get out of going to work:) I can't wait to start the next book and get more of Joclyn and Ilyan.

Edit: Reread 3/15 Loved this book just as much as last could anyone not love Ilyan? And I don't hate Ryland, but I want to. I feel bad for
Jan 29, 2017 rated it liked it
I just realized that fetus haadiya's mind was sluggish and slow and I don't understand how anyone tolerated being around her.
I can't believe fetus me thought of this book as slow
this is the most fast paced shit I've ever read.


(my rating may or may not be SLIGHTLY affected by my love for this in the past, but only slightly, I mean this is some good shit)
Can't say enough good things about this series! I absolutely love it!!! Download it, peeps. ❤ ...more
Feb 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
even better than the first! I don't normally rank books five stars but man I was hooked! review to come. :) ...more

I wrote a BUNCH of thoughts and speculation in Lauren's review here. Feel free to read it (in the comments). Beware, there are spoilers.

As for the book, I really did like it. It got me to think and write obscenely long speculations about the plot and characters. That's a good thing. I only docked 1/2 a point due to the confusion surrounding Ryland. It annoyed me. LOL. As written in my speculation posts, I really can't understand some aspects of his cha

Song Choice: "The Girl" by City and Colour, but really it should be called The Boy as i am dedicating this song to Ilyan. "I Don't Care" by Fall Out Boy dedicated to only Jos at the first half of the book "Somebody I Used to Know" by Gotye, and "Sleeping Sickness" by City and Colour for the certain characters/the whole book as well.

Kay first off this is a second to a series, so yes there will be spoilers from the first book, will there be
Jul 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Wow, where to even start? I've had to stop and marinate on this book for a few days. This book is absolutely amazing. It could possibly become an unhealthy obsession! Can I give it 10 stars?

I really liked (almost loved) Kiss of Fire, but I had a couple little hang-up's with that one I wish had been a little different. Not so with Eyes of Ember...perfection! Aside from a few editing errors, that I am more than willing to overlook, this is the best book I've read in 2013.

Eyes of Ember is one of th
Kristyn Smith
Sep 13, 2013 rated it it was ok
Okay so I wasn't all that impressed with the direction this story went. I like Ilyan, I really do, but I just didn't see Joclyn ending up with him. I'm not really a "Team" anyone, I can't stand love triangles and to be honest they tend to put me off to continuing a series. I read this book, because at the end of the first I didn't really think that there would be a triangle (or maybe I just sincerely hoped there wouldn't be). I do, however, tend to like the first love interest unless something d ...more
The Nauti Vixen
Dec 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Title: Scorched Treachery
Series: Imdalind Series Book #3
Author: Rebecca Ethington
Rating: A

Review: Wow!...Rebecca Ethington never ceases to surprise me! After being so amazed by the first two books in this series, I picked this one up without hesitation, and without even reading anything about it. I have to confess though that I was a bit leery of it when I realized she would be writing it a little differently. Instead of pushing forward with the series, this one instead goes over most of the sam
Wow. Just Wow.

The first book in this series (The Kiss of Fire) was good, it was an easy read that had a lot of action and romance and really awesome magic and all the shit that a paranormal and fantasy lover like myself could ask for. But Eyes of Ember....

It just blew me away.

This book (I can hardly find words to describe it)had everything a good series needs. Love, desire, action, terror, and crippling betrayal. Joclyn is an amazing protagonist, though I can't say I can add her to kick-ass yet
Dec 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 5-star-reads
Originally posted @ Miranda's Book Blog

So far this is the BEST series I've read ALL FLIPPIN YEAR!! The story went in a whole new direction that I never expected and I LOVED IT! Yes, there is a love triangle, and yes I loved it and this book has changed me as a reader. I haven't loved a series this much since that time I read the whole Twilight series in a week! Yeah...I'm rambling but if you take anything away from this review it's that THIS WHOLE FREAKIN SERIES IS AMAZING...keep you up all nigh
Erin Wolak
May 31, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I don't often say that a second or third book in a series is better than the first (with the exception of hunger games) but when I say that this book was truly amazing I mean it. I seriously started it at 9:00 at night and stayed awake until 3:00 in the morning just to finish it. Once again I say the story line is phenomenal (just like with the first one) and every single character introduced or reintroduced is described so perfectly its scary. I felt like the whole time I was reading this book ...more
Bèbè ✦ RANT  ✦
Mar 18, 2013 rated it really liked it
Overall Score: 4 Stars

Wow. That was some book. I honestly wasn't expecting this turn of events because if you read the first book, it's a complete opposite of what Eyes of Ember brings! So much intensity and action, I didn't know what to expect next. & Ilyan???? -drool- Please please please let me have some Ilyan in my life! I've always been sucker for romantic tenstion and the whole breath-holding action and the author nailed it!

"I was where my heart held out hope that someday I would be ag
Apr 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I just finished reading and I must say I'm heartbroken. I really wanted everything to work out with Jos and Ry. I know he's been magically beaten and all but I wanted her to be able to nurse him back. They had a connection before they even kissed for Christ's sake! That has to mean something?!? Her last words to kill Ryland really ripped me apart. I really hope she gets out of that crazed state of mind and gets back to where it all began with Ryland. :-( ...more
Aug 09, 2013 rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: no one
The reason why I disliked this book so much is that the thought of a romance with an age difference of 1000 years is gross. This is cradle snatching on steroids. Age and experience and all that junk really do matter. For me as a 17 year old, the thought of dating a 14 year old is gross. In your teenage years, 3 years is a lot. Now, multiply that difference by about 333. That's how incredibly gross this is. ...more
Feb 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This one is so much better than the first in the series (in my opinion). I loved it, and I'm now invested in these characters. So good! I love Ilyan, and hope for a happy ending for he and Jocylyn. I'm glad she finally got rid of the stupid hoodie as well. On to book 3! ...more
Nov 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Book 2 was amazing!

I am in love with this series. The 2nd book was just as amazing as the first. I could not predict what was going to happen. Wow, wow and wow. I am now off to buy book 3.
Ghadeer A
Nov 13, 2014 rated it it was ok
If I read the word "uncomfortable " from Jos I will pull my hair out..fu** this girl is seriously annoying..everything and I mean EVERYTHING and everyone makes her feel "uncomfortable" the author needs a new adj and she needs it bad.. ...more
Feb 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
*happy sigh* This series is just so blissfully tragic.
Chris B
Aug 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed this so much I've just bought the rest of the series in expectation that the other books will be as good, and so that I have them ready to go when I finish the next in the series. ...more
Wow!! Much better than the first. Although -- the beginning was slow but once the middle it hit the book took off. I did weep for Ryland. I always held out hope for him.
Jun 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing

it's the only word I can think of that describes my state after finishing this book.

the way this book has begun to tear apart reality and emotion for me, it's almost diabolical. it's amazing. it is terrifying. my heart is twisted, and shredded, and broken.

I am now off to read the next book, and hope the shredded pieces of myself begin to knit back together again...
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Rebecca Ethington has been telling stories since she was small. First, with writing crude scripts, and then on stage with years of theatrical performances. The Imdalind Series is her first stint into the world of literary writing. Rebecca is a mother to two, and wife to her best friend of 14 years. She was born and raised in the mountains of Salt Lake City, and hasn’t found the desire to leave yet ...more

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Imdalind (9 books)
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  • Scorched Treachery (Imdalind, #3)
  • Soul of Flame (Imdalind, #4)
  • Burnt Devotion (Imdalind, #5)
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