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May 29, 2012

Review: Burning Emerald by Jamie Reed

Burning Emerald (The Cambion Chronicles, #2)
Burning Emerald by Jamie Reed
Amazon † Author Page
Expected publication:
May 29th 2012
By Dafina

Coping with loss, keeping secrets from friends, and juggling classes has kept Sam Marshall busy in her senior year. She finds comfort in her unlikely companion, Caleb, as their connection grows to where one cannot survive without the other.

But Sam’s biggest problem is a powerful enemy that wants her for himself and to destroy Caleb and his family. Determined to keep Caleb safe, Sam fights a battle where she is both the enemy and the prize, but victory will come at a deadly price.

           My Review

     Burning Emerald was a good read but it didn't lure me in like Living Violet. With Living Violet, I couldn't wait to finish reading the book. But with this novel, it took me more than a few days, which isn't usually the case. But I'm one of those girls that once I invested time into a series, I need to see it all the way through. So regardless how empty Burning Emerald left me, I will go forward and read her next novel Fading Amber. Which also sounds promising, so let's see.

     In this novel you learn a lot more about "Lilith" the demon inside Samara. And you also get to meet "Capone" Caleb's demon. That's where the book got interesting. They kept me reading. They are not pretty. These demons are greedy little things, so when their claws are out. No one is safe.  Samara goes through a lot with her demon inside. Also you get to meet a new character who turns out to be very complex. I wasn't sure what to think of him. So that was really interesting.

     Ms. Reed wrote a good story. But it fell a bit short for me. I can't really say where it fell short because I'll be spoiling it. However, I do like the way she writes her characters. Especially Samara, she's a really strong character with an awesome personality. I give this book a 3 stars out of 5. Overall, I do recommend this series to those readers who are into demons, incubus' and succubus. So if that's your thing then I hope you enjoy this series.


  1. I'm really fascinated by incubi and succubi. There are so many different direction to take! Sounds promising, but with the flaws, I'll probably take my time getting to this one.

    1. I really was looking forward to it. I mean the book was good enough to finish. But it didn't captivate me.

  2. Nice review! Sounds really interesting!!

  3. I haven't read Living Violet. If anything your review made the first book sound good. Thanks

    1. LOL. That's funny. But to me "Living Violet" was a lot better than this one.

  4. I'm sorry this book fell flat for you. =( I think I'll have to pass on this book. Lovely review, Wanda!

    1. Awww. Not all books are for everyone. You may like it. I know I will continue to read the series.

  5. Wow. This sounds interesting. I didn't get that this has demons (incubus/succubus) in the story from the plot. I haven't read Living Violet too, must check that as well.

  6. Hmmm... sounds like an interesting book. Can the cover model be any more serious? LOL

    1. I knowwww!!! But for some reason on goodreads there's two covers for this book.

  7. Sounds like a mobster gang romance book. Sounds good!


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