The war is over. The island of Elyssia has been freed from the clutches of the Rosalian Empire, power restored to the island's monarchy. However, after leading the Resurgence from the front, Princess Caelin now finds herself sitting and waiting more often than not. When magical prodigy Alain Flynn breaks into her palace to kidnap her, she hears of a secret slave camp—and forms a plan. Under the guise of a kidnapping, she will investigate the camp, expose the secrets, and take control of the fate of her kingdom.
Anna Holmes has been making up stories since she was too young to spell. She has held many strange jobs, including teaching high schoolers how to outwit the SAT, polishing boots and lacing corsets, and what a friend described once as “being a library elf”. She lives in the beautiful Pacific Northwest United States with her husband, two spoiled cats, and an even-more-spoiled dog.
I LOVED this novel! Caelin is a wonderful strong character and Alain is a beautiful mess. Caelin may be a princess, but she's missing just as many pieces as Alain. Together they build each other back up. Tressa is great. I have a bit of a soft spot for August and Simon. The plot flows very well as new twists and turns come up. Nothing feels forced.
The character reveals!! I had my suspicions, but I never would have thought!
The fight scenes are well described to be easy to follow and impressive. The betrayals! The stakes keep getting higher and higher until you think there is no way they can win.
Thanks to this book I'm adding a new fangirl shelf for books that I am totally biased about. I can't wait to read the next book, I've already downloaded it on my Kindle. :D
Ember is a great ya fantasy book! It’s full of action, interesting conversations, and unexpected events. I really liked the beginning of this book. Caelin is different from other main characters, she is looking for an adventure, and she is brave. I also liked the chemistry between Caelin and Alain.
I received a complimentary copy of this book for an honest review.