Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Release Day Review: The Lantern's Ember by Colleen Houck

Title: The Lantern's Ember
Author: Colleen Houck
Series: Stand Alone
Genre: YA Fantasy
Published By: Delacorte Press (September 11, 2018)
Source: ARC Provided by the Publisher (in exchange for an honest review)
My Rating: 3 Stars



Book Description:
Welcome to a world where nightmarish creatures reign supreme.

Five hundred years ago, Jack made a deal with the devil. It’s difficult for him to remember much about his mortal days. So, he focuses on fulfilling his sentence as a Lantern—one of the watchmen who guard the portals to the Otherworld, a realm crawling with every nightmarish creature imaginable. Jack has spent centuries jumping from town to town, ensuring that nary a mortal—or not-so-mortal—soul slips past him. That is, until he meets beautiful Ember O’Dare. 


Seventeen, stubborn, and a natural-born witch, Ember feels a strong pull to the Otherworld. Undeterred by Jack’s warnings, she crosses into the forbidden plane with the help of a mysterious and debonair vampire—and the chase through a dazzling, dangerous world is on. Jack must do everything in his power to get Ember back where she belongs before both the earthly and unearthly worlds descend into chaos.






If there is one thing that Colleen Houck can do well is write an imaginative story rich in lore and detail and her latest release doesn't disappoint.

Full of twists on classic tales and stories as well as old time-y lore, The Lantern's Ember is one that will be sure to capture your attention and hold it to the very last page. 

Full of witch craft, magic, and adventure with a slight steam punk edge, this really was a unique story that didn't take long to read and was perfect for a cozy afternoon in the sun and will be perfect for fans looking for a story that has a fun spin on a Halloween classic. 




*All thoughts and opinions are my own and were not influenced by the author or publisher. I was not compensated for this review.*

37 comments:

  1. I've only ever read one book from her and really enjoyed it. I love the cover for this one! I'm glad you had a good time reading it, Ali!

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    1. She is a good author and definitely comes up with original ideas.

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  2. Sounds fun for fall. I don't believe I have tried this author Ali.

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    1. I think she is best known for her Tiger series? It's a YA series with a huge love triangle when love triangles were all the rage.

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  3. Sounds like a fun read for Halloween time. I am really curious!! :)

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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  4. This ones New to me.Sounds like a fitting read for Halloween.

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  5. Fun read, Ali. I think this is a new author for me. Thanks for brining her to my attention. I hope you had a great summer!

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    1. It was definitely interesting and fun!

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  7. Oh back to your spooky YAs I see :) wonderful review. Thanks Kindlemom

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  8. What a creepy cover. It sounds unique, I am just sorry you didn’t seem to love it more.

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    1. It was good just maybe not everything I was expecting? Hard to describe without saying too much I think.

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  9. Love that cover! Sounds like a good read for this time of year!

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    1. I do too and it really was perfect with Halloween just around the corner.

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  10. Awesome unique concept, this sounds like a great fall read!!

    Tori @ In Tori Lex

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  11. Glad to hear you enjoyed this imaginative story. It does seem like the time of year to enjoy a story like this! :)

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  12. Hmm... why only three stars? I'm on a blog tour for this book, so I'll be reading it soon, but you didn't say anything negative in your review. I'm just curious what the downside was for you! I feel like this book is going to really get me in the mood for Fall!

    Lindsi @ Do You Dog-ear?

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    1. I think it had more to do with the fact that it dragged sometimes and while it was an original retelling and was fun, it didn't always have my attention for whatever reason. I think a lot of people will like this one though and really, three stars isn't a bad review, just more middle ground. ;)

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  13. I've never read anything from the author yet but sounds interesting. Plus, I'm digging that cover <3

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    Vanessa
    Blushing Geek

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  14. I definitely had fun with this book even though it was not my favorite of Houck's. I just saw the harback version in the store and it is so gorgeous! Perfect for Fall and Halloween.

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    1. I have yet to see it, I bet it is gorgeous! Definitely a fun read for this time of year.

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  15. I read two books by this author and they didn't work for me. I am glad that you mostly enjoyed this one.

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    1. Sorry her books don't work for you, I can see how they wouldn't be for everyone.

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