Monday, April 12, 2010

Embers--BWB Review

Anya Kalinczyk spends her days as an arson investigator with the Detroit Fire Department, and her nights pursuing malicious spirits with a team of eccentric ghost hunters. Anya—who is the rarest type of psychic medium, a Lantern—suspects a supernatural arsonist is setting blazes to summon a fiery ancient entity that will leave the city in cinders. By Devil’s Night, the spell will be complete, unless Anya—with the help of her salamander familiar and the paranormal investigating team—can stop it.
Anya’s accustomed to danger and believes herself inured to loneliness and loss. But this time she’s risking everything: her city, her soul, and a man who sees and accepts her for everything she is. Keeping all three safe will be the biggest challenge she’s ever faced.(

I liked this character--she was the most normal I have read in long time..very flawed. She is attracted to Drake but also in love with Brian. Anya is a Lantern--she is able to talk to ghosts.
 I love the whole team aspect and they worked as a team to solve the exorcism and, when Anya was in trouble , she was able to ask for help.

This is set in Detroit and she is fire investigator and on her spare time helps (Ghost Hunters) group and I enjoyed seeing all that she did to help the Ghosts. I liked that she was busy with her job, and trying to help her city. I liked that this book was so different from other paranormal books.
Drake is the fire bug and  brings the attention of Anya to him, and wants to bring about the end of times. Drake is also a Lantern too, but uses his pwers for bad.

Anya has a pet named Sparky and he is around her neck as a salamder. I thought that Sparky added to depth of loneliness that she felt at times, and that the only person who understood her was Drake. During the exorcism, Anya got attached to Mimi who was this long dead with great powers. I loved the conversations between them.

I will be reading the next book in the series.

Book Review= 4

I bought this book and this is my Honest review

Would I have pet elemental ??  Maybe if helps me and helped defend the city. I got the feeling that he helped ground Anya when she was in the those tough situations.
Would I visit detroit ?? Maybe to see friends , but in this universe-- all heck was breaking lose
The relationship between Brian, Drake and Anya ?? I thought it was great that she finally reconized that she loved Brian, but she could relate to Drake because he was also a lantern. It will be interesting to see how this plays out in the next book, and if she has to talk to Drake again. But I was glad that there is hope for Brian.


  1. Thank you for the review! I am looking forward to this read. Sparky sounds like a great 'sidekick.' ;) Thank you!

  2. im glad you liked it

    i couldnt really connect with the characters in this one.

    Great review!!

  3. ps looooove the new layout!!!!

  4. Great review! OH, and I'm loving the new look!

    I really enjoyed this book! It was different from a lot of the books I've been reading, and Sparky was such a unique character that he alone added so much to the story. I can't wait for the next book!


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