Review: Ember by Kristen Callihan ★★★★

Ember by Kristen Callihan
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Series: Darkest London #1.5 Prequel
Publication Date: February 1, 2012
ISBN: N/A
Page Count: N/A

Summary:

After a fire consumes the Ellis family fortune, the beautiful and resourceful Miranda finds herself faced with an impossible dilemma: enter a life of petty crime or watch her family succumb to poverty. But once her fiancée learns of her descent into danger--and of the strange, new powers she's discovered --saving her family may come at the high price of her heart. When Lord Benjamin Archer's one chance for redemption is destroyed by corrupt London antiquarian Hector Ellis, he vows to take what Ellis values most-his daughter Miranda. Forced to hide his face behind masks, Archer travels the world hoping to escape the curse that plagues him so that he can finally claim his prize. But once Archer returns home to London, will it be revenge he seeks? Or will the flame-haired beauty ignite new, undeniable desires?

REVIEW


This prequel takes place over the three year time span between the Prologue and Chapter one of Firelight. I would recommend reading it after Firelight as it gives away a little too much info on Archer to be read beforehand. You get to find out a little more about Miranda's fiancé Martin and why he left, and the reasons behind Miranda's illegal activities. Also a little on Archer's worldly travels and his quest to find answers to what ails him.

I'm not typically a huge fan of prequels, but I loved these two characters so much that I would happily read more on them in any given form.

All together, I'd say this was a quick, touching read, and whilst not providing any shocking new information, it certainly helps flesh out some of the briefly mentioned story threads concerning Miranda's troubled past and why Archer decided he was going to have Miranda no matter the risks.

4 Stars ★★★★

2 comments:

  1. I loved Firelight.
    I should really pick this up.
    Glad you liked it!

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  2. I still need to pick this up because Firelight was so good. I'm excited to read it

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