City In Embers
After high school, Zoey is hired by a special government agency, th ...more
And.... I liked it!
Zoey is tough-skinned, growing up in foster homes, before being recruited to a super-secret special fae investigative agency. She learns to train hard and hate the fae, until a catastrophe forces her to rethink her training and prejudices.
Ryker is a Wanderer, a powerful fae who is forced to team up with Zoey after a freak fae induced lightning storm that reduces Sea ...more
⋰⋱⋰⋱⋰⋱*Not bad, but still not good enough*⋰⋱⋰⋱⋰⋱
The book centers around Zoey Daniels (22, turns 23 at the end of the book (view spoiler)[though she is actually a year older (hide spoiler)]) and a ruthless dark fae, a Wanderer (a jumper. They can blink in and out of time and space. Travel anywhere they want in the world in an instant.) named Ryker. Zoey's life turned up side down and will never be the same after devastation hits Seattle. The one who hunted and collected ...more
Relationships!!!! Stacey can write relationships so addictively. Ryker and Zoey are my spirit animals! the pace in their two relationships made for a great hot exciting read. The plot was fantastic. I really enjoyed how Stacey describes the destruction in Seattle… it set ...more
Rating: 3.8 stars
‘Keeping my multiple lives straight and the lies accurate to the right people was a constant dance.’
‘Horrific dreams layered the surface of my sleep, keeping me from truly falling under.’
‘City in Embers’ is written by Stacey Marie Brown, who also authored the ‘Darkness’ series. I didn’t have the best start with the ‘Darkness’ series but it was one that inevitably grew on my skin, soon calling to me like the night does the moon, and as an author who wrote my darli ...more
Oh and the romance was brilliant. Even though they ...more
The book doesn't end up in any major cliffhanger but nothing is really resolved, so there is the plotline from this book to be continued in the next book. I am interested in reading more.
Zoey Daniels', a survivor caught in a fae created electrical storm, life is turned upside down when the very organization she worked form DMG, turns against her. Her job, collect fae for a highly secretive government organization in attempts to build weapons against them as well as use them to develop medical advancements for humans.
On the run from the DMG, Zoey find herself in a positon to lean on the very creatures she’s come to detest, the fae… ...more
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Stacey Marie Brown wowed me with her Darkness series so I was thrilled to see that she has started a new series and she really comes through with this one too.
City in Embers is set in the same world as the Darkness series so we are already aware of what kind of people/species that we will meet and the tensions that start to happen between humans, Fae and such. What we didn’t know was that some humans already knew of the Fae’s exis ...more
Zoey, a tough and independent young woman, who has learned to fight for herself growing up in various foster homes, is a Collector working for a secret part of the government called the Department of Molecular Genetics (DMG). Together with her co-worker Daniel, with whom Zoey is desperately in love although he is considerably older and hasn’t been reciprocating her advances, they track and collect fae. ...more
I was blown away by this book. I absolutely loved Zoey and Ryker along with their little buddy Sprig.
Zoey is in her early twenties which means she's still trying to find her place in this world, she's still trying to figure out exactly who she is. Most of her life has been spent hopping from home to home, with time spent on the streets. It wasn't nice or safe anywhere Zoey happened to get placed, she was always made to be a victim, except she got tired of being one. She got tired of b ...more
1. Zoey annoyed me. She was supposed to be some badass street fighter chick but, for some reason, she could never get herself out of any situation. Ryker has to come to the rescue a million times. Example A: They are running, she falls off a bridge or some shit, she can't swim (of course), so he dives in and saves her from drowning and hypothermia. Example B: They are hiding from bad guys, a guy gets shot, Zoey star ...more
Do you want to know my problem with this book, Zoey, Zoey was my problem! She was Horrible! She went on rants about psychological issues regarding other characters, but that chick was fucked up. "She tried so hard to be the woman Daniel would love and be proud of"
Shut up! You stupid stupid girl. We get it, you had a shitty upbringing, horrible in fact, but trying to please someone else or meet up to their standards by not being you is dumb to me.
Before we get into the meat and potat ...more
Seriously I probably should warn you: I am a devoted and loyal fan to the Stacey Marie Brown because seriously, how can you not? Just to give you an example - her books are huge, filled with adventure, challenges, excitement, sexy, tension, amazing unique and fantastic characters. There isn't just one huge problem, there is so much but its never overwhelming, it never feels like it is over stretching either, like stretched too thin. Okay before I just go all i wanna have a baby with this book... ...more
City In Ember by Stacey Marie Brow this is from her Collector Series. I have decided to do a re-read of this series. I really enjoy Brown's work. So like before let's start with a blurb.
Zoey Daniels has been tossed from foster home to foster home, where she grows up fast and tough. When she is placed in her “last-chance” home, she finds a reason to stay and turn her life around: her foster sister, Lexie, who is paralyzed and confined to a wheelchair. Zoey will do anything to keep her safe.
However once I got my head into it I really enjoyed it. Looking forward to reading book two.
This book has taught me that I should branch out to different genres as this was an unexpecte ...more
I hadn't read too many books about fae in the past, but City in Embers was definitely a great introduction to that world! The mystery behind DMG intrigued me, the romance had my stomach fluttering, and the end had me worried for what is yet to come! When The Barrier Between (Collector #2) comes out, you can bet I'm going to get my hands on it ASAP!
What I enjoyed:
Ryker. (spoilers ahead) In all honestly, I was pl ...more
I gotta say I wasn’t expecting to like this story as much as I did. I am all for paranormal but Fae is a paranormal I just don’t seem to like much.
So I really wasn’t sure how I was going to like this. But hot damn I am impressed. The world really unfolds well. And I am hooked I need to know what is going to happen to Zoey.
It did take me a little bit to get into the book but once I was in I was IN!
DMG an organization of people who do testing and research on ...more
Zoey oh Zoey what a bad break this chick gets. I felt so sorry for her but loved that she was so strong through most of it! After losing everything and being stuck with the one thing she has been trained to hate, Zoey will have to find a way to stay alive with a Fae named Ryker after a event that transfers his powers to her.
Oh this book is just that good, from the ...more
With that, let's make this short and sweet -
It was a good book, fast read, enjoyable.
I would lean more toward YA Genre than NA.
The MC is a badass fighter.
The main male is a hot-broody-alpha, so of course sign me up.
All in all, worth a gander. ...more
City in Embers is an action-packed urban fantasy featuring lots of fascinating magical creatures and an addicting plot. Zoey is a kick-ass heroine with a traumatic past, coupled with an uncommon ability to see fae when most humans can't. Add in an adorable half-sprite/half monkey sidekick and you have the makings of a fun read.
The beginning of the novel was almost overwhelming. So much information so quickly, like massive info- ...more
Zoey & Ryker’s story is much better compared to the first two books of Eli & Ember. It has a great start and an interesting concept. It’s just that there were too many enemies, it was all over the place. No insta love between Zoey & Ryker and has a love hate relationship. Then Zoey was supposed to be a badass (with her being a Collector and was a famous fighter) but Ryker ended up saving her all the time 🙄. Good thing we have Sprig the best sidekick ever, he made reading this fun 🤗.
I can’t ...more
I loved Stacey Brown's Darkness series, so I'm not sure why I didn't just hop into another one of her series before now? She's easily become one of my favorite authors. And that's a short list.
I honest liked Zoey much better once I learned about the hardships shes gone through in her life. Ms Stacey really brings these character's emotions from the page, straight to my heart. When she throws in those moments of comedy, I really just sit there laughing out l ...more