Author: Jessica Sorensen
Series: Book One in the Death Collectors Series
Published By: Borrowed Hearts Publishing (Aug. 29, 2012)
Source: ARC Copy Provided by the Author (in exchange for an honest review)
Genre: YA Paranormal
My Rating: 5 Stars!!
What if you knew when someone was going to die?
For seventeen-year-old Ember, life is death. With a simple touch, she knows when someone will die. It’s her curse and the reason she secludes herself from the world. The only person who knows her secret is her best friend Raven.
Then she meets Asher Morgan. He’s gorgeous, mysterious, and is the only person Ember can't sense death from. So when he pushes into her life, she doesn’t mind.
But when unexplained deaths start to haunt her town, Ember starts questioning why she can’t sense Asher's death and what he may be hiding.
This is the first book I have read by Sorensen even though I own a lot of her work, which, I bought based on all the glowing reviews, I can promise you that this most definitely won't be the last one.
And while I haven't read her other books so therefore I can't validate the reviews, I can say this, from reading this one, I can totally see why all the others have had pretty amazing reviews.
This book rocked!
Seriously, it did. I loved everything about it. The dark slight, goth feel to it, the creepiness, the romance, the mystery, the absolutely fabulous characters. Everything.
Ember was a great character. I loved how independent and strong and just true to herself she was. She didn't have everything figured out, heck she had very little figured out but she pushed forward everyday and she sought answers. She didn't back down, to anyone..ever.
Asher and Cameron were both..well okay, they were both pretty fabulous, each in their own way and darn if this book didn't keep me on my toes about which one was good and which was bad or even if there was a “good” and “bad”.
I never quite had this one figured out, which I love. I hate it when I have all the answers and the story isn't even half way through yet.
I am not even going to say anymore because, quite simply, I don't want to give a single thing away. This is one book you just need to experience for yourself.
Angels, reapers, death, murder, mayhem, family secrets, love, sickness, betrayal. It has a little bit of it all and it doesn't lack for anything.
This is a must read!