May 14, 2012

Book Review: Ember by Madison Daniel

Title: Ember
Author: Madison Daniel
Release Date: February 27th 2012
Publisher: Crushing Hearts and Black Butterfly Publishing
Source: Purchased for my own reading pleasure

Love never dies...but it can kill.

Ember is the story of Max Valentine, a teenager with secret abilities and many inner demons. His life revolves around music and his love for it. When his father dies he seeks answers with his last living relative, his fathers brother Frank. Frank lives on the island of Maui and eagerly takes Max in as his own. Max soon learns that healing his past will be more difficult than he could have ever believed. Two major complications will tempt and torment him as he tries to make sense of his abilities.

The first temptation comes in the form of a mysterious island girl. Asia Lyn Michaels is rich, spoiled, angry and beautiful. Her path crosses with Max on the beach one afternoon, forever changing both of their lives. Max saves her life and she discovers his secret. From that moment on they are connected, no matter how much they fight it.

The second temptation will test Max’s very soul. Samantha Ann Summers is sweet, artistic, smart and confident. She will help Max find his smile again and maybe even heal his past mistakes. She is possibly his soul mate and Max will fight that with every fiber of his being.

Max’s temper and indecision with the girls will send in motion events that will cost him dearly. He will test the limits of his powers and the new relationship with his protective uncle. He will gain a powerful love and lose another.

My Thoughts

I'm really unsure where to start with this review.

The blurb made Ember sound really amazing, and although it had some good had some really bad ones too.

I really didn't like the phrasing and sentence structuring, and I may not be an expert, but some of the grammar and word context was way off (I checked in case my own knowledge was off a bit)

I also struggled with what I can only assume was the authors attempt to be clever and change up a simple sentence with some witty word play, alas it only made me cringe.

I ambled my way through Ember as best I could but I really didn't feel anything but contempt for the two timing, overly aggressive main character and his typically written 'bitchy' girlfriend and the equally contrived 'good' girl.

Some great story ideas but I found the writing lacking.
2 Stars :|

No comments:

Post a Comment

I'd love to hear your thoughts, so please don't hesitate to leave a comment :)

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...