Monday, April 7, 2014

Review: Embrace

Title - Embrace
Author - Cherie Colyer
Series - The Embrace Series #1
Genre - YA Fantasy Witches
Published - December 20th 2011
Publisher - Omnific Publishing
Format - Paperback


How far would you go to save the people you love?

Madison is familiar enough with change, and she hates everything about it. Change took her long-term boyfriend away from her. It caused one of her friends to suddenly hate her. It’s responsible for the death of a local along with a host of other mysterious happenings. But when Madison meets a hot new guy, she thinks her luck is about to improve.

Madison is instantly drawn to the handsome and intriguing Isaac Addington. She quickly realizes he’s a guy harboring a secret, but she’s willing to risk the unknown to be with him.

Her world really spins out of control, however, when her best friend becomes delusional, seeing things that aren’t there and desperately trying to escape their evil. When the doctors can’t find the answers, Madison seeks her own.

Nothing can prepare her for what she is about to discover.
Dangerous, intoxicating, and darkly romantic, Embrace is a thriller that will leave you spellbound.


I received Embrace in return for an honest review from the publisher. Embrace is story of Madison’s life changes when she meets Isaac the new boy in school at a beach party. Madison’s long term boyfriend moved away they decided to stay friends but when she meets the new boy there is a spark. However Madison isn’t the only one interested in Isaac her former friend and enemy Paige also has her eyes set on him. When Madison captures Isaac’s eye she’s not sure how he feels as her attraction grows. Things are put on hold when her best friend starts seeing things.

Kaylee barely survives an accident and things get worse with her seeing more things her parents even institute her in the hospital after an episode at school. While Madison tries to figure out what’s happening to her friend she resorts to surfing the web coming to the conclusion that she’s cursed. After a little research she comes up with a spell to try but before she can cast it Isaac shows up saving her from almost burning down the house. With the help from Isaac she will learn that she’s more than just human she’s also a witch and they will have to ban together if they plan to save Kaylee as well as learn to control her powers.

I wasn't sure how I felt at first with Madison she’s kind of an emotional girl who lets them rule her but she’s also a teenager who lost her mom at a young age. She has issues she’s broken but through witchcraft and love she may be able to learn to deal with them. I liked Isaac right from the start he’s a good guy you can’t help liking him. He’s a perfect complement to Madison’s emotions.

It’s been so long since I read the synopsis for Embrace if that shows you how long it’s been on my shelf. I honestly didn’t know what to expect when I started it. Embrace is a high school story where the main character learns that she comes from a long line of witches and has to embrace her magic. I found the concept captivating it was a hard to put down story I was curious to see how it would end. I like the witch aspect how they descended from the Salem witches. The characters are easy to connect with I spent the whole book connected to Madison’s emotional ride cheering her on. I haven’t read very many witch books but this is one of the better ones the story is filled with romance, mystery, and enough suspense to keep the reader on the end of their seat. I can’t wait to read the next on in the series and see what the little coven has in store.

4 out of 5 stars

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