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The Brightest Embers

(Broken Destiny #3)

3.91  ·  Rating details ·  1,971 ratings  ·  185 reviews
You can run from your destiny, but you can't hide

Ivy thought that she and Adrian had conquered their fates. Yet with thousands of innocents still trapped in the demon realms, she's determined to locate the final hallowed weapon and harness its unparalleled power to free them. But the last relic nearly put Ivy in the grave—there's probably no coming back from this one.

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Published November 28th 2017 by HQN Books
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Mar 15, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Actual Rating 3.5 stars

Once again, I have been throughly entertained by Jeaniene Frost. She never fails to creare interesting and captivating plots.

However, I still feel that this series is not as good as her Night Huntress books. The romance here, although very nice, is not as dramatic and breathtaking as Bone and Kat's is. Although, it is still better than most romances in Urban Fantasy books. Nevertheless, I missed more intensity regarding to emotional conflicts inside the romance.

The mythol
The Brightest Embers is the third and final installment in Jeaniene Frost's Broken Destiny trilogy. This was a fast-paced ending to an interesting and original urban fantasy story which I enjoyed overall. The writing style felt a bit young (relationship angst, poor communication) despite the leads being in a married relationship, and this finale ended quite abruptly which confused me, leaving me wondering if there might me a novella or such to come. Let's hope so.

Jeaniene Frost's Broken Destiny
Carole (Carole's Random Life in Books)
This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life in Books.

My feelings are a little mixed on this book. I liked it but it didn't wow me in any way. This is the third book in the Broken Destiny series which really does need to be read in order since each book builds on the events of the previous installments. I thought that this book brought the series to a satisfactory conclusion and was a fairly quick listen.

Ivy and Adrian continue their quest for the hallowed weapons that they began at the
Lacey (laceybooklovers)
3-3.5 stars! Honestly, I wish there could've been more at the end! It seemed too abrupt of an ending for a final book of a series. Review to come!

Thanks to the publisher for generously providing me an ARC to review.
Lynsey A
Jeaniene Frost once again proves how amazing she is as a writer with The Brightest Embers. I've loved her books since I read my first Cat and Bones book and couldn't put it down. I love that she has branched out to other areas of the paranormal outside the vampire world. She creates such incredible stories.

The Broken Destiny series was a wild ride, for sure. I don't want to say it isn't as good as the Cat and Bones books because it really is, especially this last one. They're just so different
Jen Davis
Dec 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
Jeaniene Frost goes out big with this final book in her Broken Destiny series, though really, when you’re talking about an epic fight between ancient factions of good an evil, anything less would be a total letdown. This third installment picks up right on the heels of book two, where our hero Adrian has betrayed his wife yet again. It’s in his Judean blood… it’s his destiny… but this second betrayal is almost worst than the first one because A) they’re married now and B) he does it for love. On ...more
Apr 27, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

It's still not easy being Ivy. Running away from or fighting supernatural enemies and an utmost mission put so much pressure on her shoulders. I think I enjoyed this one more than the others because Ivy seemed more mature and her moments of doubt made me feel for her and realize how tough and heavy these new responsabilities are. Also because for the first time, I really see Ivy and Adrian as a couple. There's a complicity between them and things are not as complex as they were. But I feel l
Debra Elsner
Mar 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have been in a book slump that past couple of days; thank God I had The Brightest Embers to listen to at work. This book, the finale of the Broken Destiny trilogy was fantastic. The conclusion had everything I expect from a Jeaniene Frost book; romance, danger, demons etc... The struggle was real, but good vanquished evil at the last minute. Loved it.
*Source* Library
*Genre* Paranormal, Romance
*Rating* 3.5


The Brightest Embers is the third and final installment in author Jeaniene Frost's Broken Destiny series. As the story opens, Ivy Jenkins and her husband Adrian are attempting to find the third and final hallowed weapon that will not only save the thousands of innocent humans trapped in the demon realm, but to do so before any other demon, including Demetrius, can get to it first, and therefore turn it into a weapon that could unle
Dec 24, 2017 rated it it was ok
2,5 Stars :(

So I hate giving Jeaniene Frost a bad review. She's one of my favourite authors and the one who opened my eyes to the amazingness that is paranormal romance. But I have one rule - if I skim any part of a book, it gets 3 stars or less... and I skimmed a lot of this book.

The first book in the series got my attention and I did enjoy it, though Ivy did annoy me a bit from that book already. And the second book wasn't too bad, though I didn't love it. I don't know if the big gap between
Cocktails and Books
I was so excited to see how Ivy and Adrian were going to come out on top with this one. While I enjoyed the story and the exciting ride, the end of the story left me feeling a little bit like I was left hanging. The main storyline was concluded, but we were left wondering what happened with some secondary characters and storylines. I would have liked those wrapped up a little more.
Nov 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fae-angels, demons, uf-pnr
This review was originally published at Vampire Book Club.

When I read the first book in the Broken Destiny series, I likened it to Supernatural. The Brightest Embers doubles down on that similarity in a glorious fashion while packing in so much romance and a heroine who will not allow others to define her or set her course.

Basically, The Brightest Embers is nonstop adventure of a book with fights that literally bring the roof down and the kind of romance swoon-y scenes that you’ll want to bookma
Sep 06, 2018 rated it liked it
the beginning was great but the ending was to rushed and somehow anticlimactic
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3.5 stars

Decent, but frustratingly predictable
in every way. In the end, I found myself staying for the wonderful narrator of m this audiobook.
Anne - Books of My Heart
This review was originally posted on Books of My Heart

I listened to The Beautiful Ashes as a "reread" right before getting The Sweetest Burn.  I was able to get both in digital audio from the library. Now I was also able to finish the trilogy with The Brightest Embers, getting the audio at the library.

Ivy is a new adult. Somehow I expected her to be less whiny and at least, learn and grow throughout the series. I was excited to think she would build a team and they would work toget

Nov 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: pnr
Actual Rating: 4.5 Stars

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The Brightest Embers was a pulse-pounding, insanely epic ending to the Broken Destiny trilogy and I hated to put it down for even a second. The emotions were more intense and the stakes higher than ever for our hero and heroine but they faced everything head on with courage–and with the knowledge that their love could conquer just about anything.

“I told you once before, my every action is driven by my undying love for you, and th
Varied Books
Jun 13, 2017 marked it as undecided-maybe-read
I thought this book was being released in July. Supposedly the publisher decided to push back the 2nd book so the 3rd book would follow in a month.

Nov 02, 2017 rated it it was ok
The characters are weirdly immature. Can’t believe that this is Jeaniene Frost’s book, the creator of Cat and Bones. Couldn’t relate at all, such terrible teenage drama.
Crystal ♥ RBtWBC
Really enjoyed this final story, and the whole series in general, however I was disappointed by the ending. While the story ended on a good note, I was hoping to see more of a HEA.
Vi ~ Inkvotary

It took me some hours to get my head clear again, after finishing this book. The end was full of shocking moments and I wasn´t prepared for them at all.

Ivy knows that if she wants to free all those humans trapped in the demon’s kingdom, she has to find and use the holy weapon. But is she really willing to give up her own life to free those, she doesn´t even know? And why is Adrian lying to her and keeping important information back? Is this his way of helping her? Or has he already betr
Crystal Pinson
Sep 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book was my favorite in the series. The second one was good but felt close (at times) to a repeat of the first. It was nice to get a little more depth to Adrian and Ivy’s relationship and see Ivy have her inner battle of right vs wrong. I appreciated the religious overtones and struggles with the concepts of a greater power that were explored but left open, in my opinion. Clearly the book is designed around there being a greater power, but Ivy struggles to understand the workings of this be ...more
Feb 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
Ivy and Adrian face a lot of obstacles in this action packed book.
The story is familiar and yet something was missing. It felt a bit rushed, specially at the end.
I would like to have seen a bit more, and explore that big surprise and see what comes out of it. I expected it to happen, so when the big reveal came about, I had already predicted it.

I wish there was a little bit more emotion between the characters. The whole thing felt like a big race and when they finally get to the end and you are
Nov 30, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: ebook
So this is 3.5* for me, I was tempted to round up to 4* but there were a a few too many issues for me.

I enjoyed this series and this last book was the best of all of them. The pacing was good and there was plenty of action. I even teared up a few times and laughed at others. I did feel the ending was too abrupt though. It just felt like there should've been a little more resolution, and maybe a reunion with Brutus and Jasmine, maybe? Or an epilogue about what happened to everyone after everythin
Pam Nelson
I think this is the last book in this series. I loved it!
The action, the twists and turns you don’t know what is going to happen. I couldn’t predict anything it was freaking great!

Ivy in my eyes grew into herself in this book and Adrian had to trust in her that she knew what was best.

I loved the war parts, I thought they were very well written and I couldn’t get enough. I wanted more.

I love the ending omg did I!

Great series loved the narration!
Good conclusion to this trilogy. As always with this author's books, I had no trouble getting into it and it kept my interest. Though this story had lots of predictability to it, I still enjoyed it. The ending was definitely abrupt and I think there could've been more exploration into a particular situation. Maybe that will come in a subsequent novella, but the story had enough finality to me that I am satisfied with the end if there isn't more to the story in the future.
Lynda Koenig
Oct 26, 2018 marked it as started-but-never-finished
It's rare for me to DNF a book, but when you can't even LISTEN to it because you find the characters annoying, it's time to throw it out the window (figuratively, since it was an audiobook on my phone...) And i hate this because i really wan't to know how it ends since i'm assuming it's the end of a trilogy, but i just can't force myself through it when i have so many other books that i really want to read/list to right now...
Amber Todd
Sep 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is the third book in the Broken Destiny series and my favorite of the bunch. In this one we continue on Ivy and Adrian's quest to find the third object that will help defeat the demons. This was the most emotional of the three to me as Ivy and Adrian try to figure out their relationship and hurtle towards fulfilling their destinies. The ending, while well written, left me wondering if we'll get to revisit them at some point because it didn't feel completely finished. That being said I was s ...more
Nov 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Oh, wow, this book was just incredible! I loved reading it, and it was just so freaking fantastic! I wish we'd gotten more of a ending, though!
Carrie Humphrey
Feb 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018
Fantastic ending to a fantastic series!
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Jeaniene Frost is the New York Times, USA Today, and international bestselling author of the Night Huntress series, the Night Prince series, the Broken Destiny series, and the new Night Rebel series. To date, foreign rights for her novels have sold to twenty different countries. Jeaniene lives in Florida with her husband Matthew, who long ago accepted that she rarely cooks and always sleeps in on ...more

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