(Death Collectors, #1)
By: Jessica Sorensen
Release Date: August 28th, 2012
Genre(s): YA Paranormal/Fantasy/Romance
My Review: (4.5/5 stars*)
Ember is dark, amusing, and mysteriously entertaining. Jessica Sorensen manages to deliver a compelling start to a promising new series. The story begins simple but builds into something deliciously complex that will intrigue you. Although sometimes predictable there are some twists you won't see coming and that makes this book worth reading. Upon reading the synopsis the story turns out to be completely unique and branches out into something wildly diverse from what it started as and that's extremely refreshing. The characters are just as fascinating each has great depth. Easily a 4.5 star rating, Ember is a fantastically fun read that will be devoured quickly.
Ember is a seventeen-year-old who can see how a person will die just by a single touch. Her best and only friend Raven is the only one who knows the truth but that doesn't make it any easier because she also knows how Raven will die and it's not painless. She carries the burden of death with her everyday which is why she shuts herself off from society until she meets the mysterious and alluring Asher Morgan. When she touches him she doesn't see his death like everyone else. But he's not the only one whose recently just moved to town, another boy named Cameron moves into her neighborhood and has taken an interest in Ember. Terrible things start to happen upon both their arrivals and now she doesn't know who she can trust.