At home, she pores over her secret obsession: pictures of missing kids— from newspaper articles, from grocery store flyers— that she’s glu ...more
I don't often listen to books in the Young Adult Genre but I am a huge fan of the Paranormal genre so I figured that I would give this trilogy a go. Jennifer Alsever has made me so happy that I decided to step out of my comfort zone.
I am so glad that I chose to listen to Ember Burning and I cannot wait to dive i ...more
It was supposed to be the greatest year of her life, Senior Year, the supposed end of childhood and the beginning of adulthood, a chance to be a little crazy and free before the real world came calling. For Ember, this year would be anything but fun, it became her year of escape from the reality of the shards of the world she once took for granted. Her parents were killed in a horrendous crash and now she is haunted by the event, the people she never truly appreciated and fee ...more
Senior year was supposed to be great—that’s what Ember’s friend Maddie promised at the beginning of the year. Instead, Ember Trouvé spends the year drifting in and out of life like a ghost, haunted by her parents’ recent, tragic death....more
At home, she pores over her secret obsession: pictures of missing kids— from newspaper articles, from grocery store flyers— that she’s glued inside a spiral notebook. Like her, the people are lost. Like her, she discovers, they had been looking for a way to numb t
Ember Burning is about a girl, who during her senior year of high school, experiences the death of her parents. The guilt she feels from the circumstance of her parents death drives her toward actions that she once knew are wrong, in order to try and forget that guilt. Ultimately, her desire to forget leads her to Trinity forest. Where she encounters a group of people; whom seem to help keep her mind off everything. As she lea ...more
Jennifer Alsever writes a dark, yet beautifully descriptive novel. Readers are led through all of the pain, guilt, and regret that Ember feels.
"It's funny how I took for granted that she was just there."
As a reader, you understand her need, her desire to leave all the pain behind. The mistakes and pain Ember encounters is approached so thoughtfully without being graphic.
The world Alsever weaves is hauntingly beautiful. Trinity Fore ...more
Finally, when ev ...more
This novel was beautifully written. Its dark, painful, yet beautiful. The main character struggles through so much you can't help but want to be there for her. When I first started this novel I didn't know what to expect from it, I didn't know if id love it or hate it. I try not to hype up a book before I dive in so I won't be let down and thats exactly what I did, I went in with a clear head and that I believe is the best way to get the best out of this novel. I really ...more
Ember Burning is a fascinating Paranormal Young Adult book. It has a good beginning, an intriguing middle and a couldn't-stop-listening-until-I-finished-the-entire-book ending. I think that the cover is pretty and eye-catching. I listened to the audiobook format (which was my first audiobook that I've ever listened to) and I must say that it was a pleasant exp ...more
Ember Burning is like a polaroid photo. A blank square shoots out instantaneously from the camera but it takes time for the details and colours to being to develop. While the voice in Ember Burning is fast-paced and the pages fly by, the narrative carefully teases out details with each chapter. Jennifer Alsever has a poised hand and head for sprinkling out little clues and details to keep us moving forward, but without spoiling everythi ...more
But the mystery of Trinity calls to me. If I disappear, so be it.
Jennifer Alsever’s debut novel, ‘Ember Burning' is a mystical, suspenseful, page turner with a hint of romance in it. It’s really a shame that it took me so long to start with this ah-so-amazing read.
*Plot/Development: The book tells you the story of a teenager, Ember Trouve who is haunted by her parents’ sudden and recent death. Who wants to disappear and numb her mind wallowing in gu...more
One of the strong points of Ember Burning is how well the book demonstrates the terrible crushi ...more
After the accidental death of her parents, Ember unravels and ma ...more
I really wanted to enjoy this book more, but I just ended up being put off by it. I think it focused on too many random things for me to be able to truly connect with the parts that I did like. This book is like a ...more
this book contains mentions of physical abuse, rape, drug addiction and a few other things.
if you like Riverdale, Supernatural or anything Paranormal and mysterious, then this is definitely a read for you!
This book was so awesome! though there's a lack of diversity, I did enjoy the plot and the world that she (the author) has built. some parts I found were a little bit cheesy but other than that I enjoyed the writing style and the dialogue. The ending absolutely kille ...more
What I really liked about Ember Burning was the premise. The book definitely matches the cover - it's eerie and mysterious. The entire book is hiding secrets, about her past, about Trinity and the past. There's an almost Rip van Wrinkle feel to the book, like hidden doorways and parallel worlds. None of those things actually happen, but it's definitely the vibe ...more
Overall this book was really thrilling and entertaining and after that endi ...more
I'll be honest ... I dove into this book after skimming the synopsis. But I selected it because I loved the cover and the title. The premise was an amazing bonus.
The writing was lush and descriptive without being overhanded. So beautiful! I sank into each page effortlessly and lost myself to the horrifying experiences in Trinity Forest. The main character, Ember, is haunted by the death of her parents and continues to wither away inside until she feels unseen. And then one day she ...more
Well that was weird as hell and very intense. But I think that I liked it. I will be honest, I didn’t really know what to expect going into this one, all I knew about it was the blurb. This meant that I had no real expectations from it. and I am glad that I went into it this way.
I will be 100% honest with you and admit tha ...more
YA paranormal is a genre I don’t have much experience with, because while I enjoy paranormal reads, YA has never been my jam—with a few exceptions, and “Ember Burning” is one! The characters were vivid, the pacing was spot-on, and Moira Todd really brought everything to life. It did take me awhile to get the feel for Ms. Alsever’s writing style, and the flow of the narrative was a little ...more
This was a fairly tricky review to write; I loved this book, or at least the feeling it gave me, but it also had some issues.
I'll start with the good stuff since I don't often do that on here apparently!
The plot reminded me of those standard books you used to read as a kid/tween. Very much a loner girl finding a magical land and some new friends (one cute but brooding boy omg!!) and who is the only person who can solve t ...more
Firstly, I want to give a gigantic thank you to Melissa Robles and Jennifer Alsever for providing me a chance to read and review this book. I also want to apologize for not putting this up last night like I had planned. I have so many things to say about it, and I can't wait to get into it all. So, let's start!
This book raised goosebumps on my arms, and I swear I had chills from the way it was written and how things were described. I actu ...more
I usually don't read paranormal but the blurb of this book called ...more
A teenager still lives inside me. After two decades of working as a journalist, writing serious news for such publications as Fortune Magazine, the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times, I finally let my imagination run wild in 2015. The result is Ember's story told in the three-book Trinity F ...more