Updated: Oct 9, 2020
A realm of monsters. A world of lies. She belongs to both.
My name is Emberly, and everything I’ve ever been told is a lie. Monsters don’t exist. Wrong. The nightmarish spectrum world is just my imagination. Wrong. In a few months, I’ll finally be free. Wrong. It takes being dragged to a secret training academy in the mountains to unravel the truth. My captors--an elite race of angel-born warriors called Nephilim. The deadliest of them all is an arrogant shapeshifter, Steel. He’s gorgeous, lethal, hot-headed . . . and convinced I’ll be the death of them all. Maybe he’s right. As soon as I show up, the monsters that have haunted me my entire life breach the academy walls. My only hope of saving my new friends is learning how to control my powers, but when a stunning betrayal hurts someone I care about, I have an impossible choice. Stay and fight for a place to belong . . . or decide once and for all that I’m better off alone. Enter the spectrum world, a realm in-between worlds where shadow beasts draw blood, reality is a maze of twisted lights and sounds, and life goals are whittled down to just one: survive. Fans of Jennifer L. Armentrout and Cassandra Clare will love this Crescent City meets Crave mash up!
-PRAISE FOR STEALING EMBERS: "Filled with action, danger, romantic tension, and intrigue, Stealing Embers is absolutely addictive.” ―Casey L. Bond, award-winning author of When Wishes Bleed “With a dark, thrilling plot and beautiful, compelling characters, Stealing Embers is a fantastic take on angel lore that will keep you flipping pages long after bedtime.” ―Cameo Renae, USA Today bestselling author of the Hidden Wings series.
Rating: 5 Stars
I absolutely loved this book! Julie Hall has such an incredible way of writing a story that sucks you in from the very beginning and never slows down. Her characters were incredible and I grew so attached to each and every one of them. The storyline was fantastic and there was a constant mystery waiting to be solved. I loved the main character Emberly and SWOONED every time the love interest, Steel, was on the page. It's safe to say that I have yet another book boyfriend! The dynamic between Steel and Emberly was so amazing and I loved their interaction. I am a major sucker for the enemies to lovers trope and Julie certainly delivered!
I'm so excited to see what happens in the next book!! Although this one didn't end on a big cliff hanger, it left me with a MAJOR book hangover and me wanting to read the next one right away!