July 17, 2012

Review: Borrowed Ember by Samantha Young!

Borrowed Ember
By Samantha Young
Paperback, 355 pages
Published June 25th 2012

Everything in Ari’s life until this point has been borrowed.
Her human life with a man who wasn't her real father.
A love for a boy who needed more than her to be strong.
Kisses with a Jinn who refused to do anything but lend them out in moments of weakness. And even her resolve, which seemed to fail her whenever she needed it most.

But Ari is done borrowing. She finally feels strong enough to make hunting Jinn not just a hobby to get her through her dismal situation, but to make hunting a permanent and necessary career. Her friendship with Charlie might finally make it onto real and steady ground if only she can save him from the trial on Mount Qaf. And her love for Jai could be eternal, if only she could gain control over the darkness of the Seal within her.

Ari believes all of this is doable. That finally she will truly own the relationships in her life and to a certain extent have ownership over her future.

But none of that matters when it isn't up to her…

…For high in the emerald mountains of Mount Qaf, the Sultan Azazil has been keeping secrets.
Even from the Jinn Kings.
Secrets that will change everything… and bring Ari to the crashing realization that once again…

… she’s borrowed something that will never truly belong to her.

Something that is desperate to be unleashed.
Something that could destroy them all.

Dear Samantha Young,

I just want to say that for one day, and one day only, I would love to be inside your head. The stories that you come up with are just … beyond fantastic! You really know how to entertain your readers and keep them coming back for more!

Dear GCReaders,

If you haven’t picked up a book by Samantha Young, let me tell you, YOU ARE MISSING OUT! I am making my way down a list of all her books and so far NOT ONE has left me disappointed. I am still amazed at how good this author writes and the stories she can tell. I was so invested in the story of Ari and her world that for three days straight I read book one, two, and three. I literally locked myself in this house and did not stop reading them back to back. I loved it!

Let me tell you what I loved most about Borrowed Ember. The growth of the characters and the way they fell right into their skin. The first book I have to admit, I wasn’t a big fan of Ari. She sort of bugged me and about two times I thought about putting the book down. I didn’t, and only because I knew Samantha Young had something up her sleeve. I knew I wasn’t going to be let down. I am so happy I ended up continuing it. They really grow throughout the entire series and I love how Young can really take her readers by surprise. She does not hold back and there is no limit in her worlds.

For those who aren’t familiar with this series, The Fire Spirits series pulls you into a world of The Jinn a.k.a Genies. This was so refreshing for me and I think that also added to why I love this series so much. It’s different, entertaining, and unique. The characters are very believable and everything runs at a very smooth pace. You get just enough in every chapter.

There was one little issue I had with the book and it was just one event that took place that left me wondering Why go through all that, if it were that easy to take it away? I guess you will just have to read to find out what I am talking about. I highly recommend this series, and all other books by Samantha Young.

4.5 Out 5 stars!

Book Trailer to book one... Smokeless Fire.

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