Title - Ember
Author - Jessica Sorensen
Series or Standalone - Death Collectors #1
Genre - Young Adult Fantasy
Publication August 29th 2012
(Goodreads) & (Amazon)
Rating 5 out of 5
What if you knew when someone was going to die?
For seventeen-year-old Ember, life is death. With a simple touch, she knows when someone will die. It’s her curse and the reason she secludes herself from the world. The only person who knows her secret is her best friend Raven.
Then she meets Asher Morgan. He’s gorgeous, mysterious, and is the only person Ember can't sense death from. So when he pushes into her life, she doesn’t mind.
But when unexplained deaths start to haunt her town, Ember starts questioning why she can’t sense Asher's death and what he may be hiding.
I received Ember as part of the blog tour hosted by Supa Gurl Tours in return for a honest review. Ember isn't your typical high school girl, at a early age she has felt a fondness to death. Since the day her grandmother died she's been able to touch someone and know how they will die. It's been her curse that she's only shared with her best friend Raven; no one else knows the truth. She likes to hang out in the cemetery to write dark poetry she drops her journal which blows away. While retrieving it spies two guys digging up a grave, but before she can learn why the cops find her and she's has to run away.
Raven drags Ember to a party up in the mountains, even though Ember isn't a fan of places with people she goes because someone needs to keep a eye on Raven. They have been best friends since they were little their parents were close and each family went through their own hardships. Raven likes to party and can sometimes get a little out of control so Ember tags along to keep a eye on her. While at the party Raven ends up dancing with a guy who she later takes off with leaving Ember behind. Knowing that Raven may need her she takes off after her only to learn that someone may have messed with her dad's old car, but that doesn't deter her. Driving fast along the winding road, a car starts get close and when her breaks go out Ember ends up going over the end. In the car wreak she almost dies if not for Asher the stranger who saves her life. To Ember she died in the crash and he brought her back. She's instantly drawn to him.
Raven show's up at Embers house in tears after having a bad night but Ember doesn't know why. Then they find out that the guy she took off with is missing. Ember also has two new students to deal with at school Asher her hero for that saved her life and Cameron the grave robber. Ember went from being loner with just Raven as a friend with now two attractive guys wanting her attention. However death still looms, secrets still exist and strange deaths are haunting her.