Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Blog Tour: Embers by Karen Ann Hopkins

Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Embers by Karen Ann Hopkins! I have a review for you today! Read on for the review and the details on the book!


First Impressions

Guess who's a procrastinator? I am! I definitely did not end up reading this Monday night. *wink-wink* I was pleasantly surprised by this book for sure! The book was fun and fluffy, a nice distraction from what I'm currently reading elsewhere.


I really liked the main character Ember. It took me a little while to warm up to her, as does the rest of the book. Once you get past the first fifty pages or so, the book flies by! I actually had to take a few moment to let stuff settle in partway through. As for Sawyer, he's, well, interesting. If you like the 'alpha male' type of character, he's for you. I liked how Ember also wouldn't take anything from Sawyer. If he did something that annoyed her, he knew it! Ember's Aunt Ila was amazing! I felt like she was keeping some secrets, and I'm excited to figure out what they are!


The writing style was fairly fluffy, but in a good way. The novel is a wonderful read if you're stuck in a reading rut or simply need a book that'll lighten your mood. There's dark bits and happy bits, and some confusing bits, but it really keeps you on the edge of your seat!


It's interesting seeing the world-building in this sense. A lot of it was teaching Ember about the history her kind, not the actual world around her. Readers get a lot of vague imaging, green fields, lots of trees, and the like, and it manages to paint a picture in your mind without actually having to go into too much detail. The novel relies on the reader's previous experiences, which means that the book may be interpreted a little differently to each reader.


Title: Embers
Author: Karen Ann Hopkins
Series:The Wings of War
Release: October 2014
Review: 4 Stars


There are descendants of angels walking among us. Ember is one of them. And she may be the only hope mankind has as the rapture approaches and evil rises.

Embers is an epic paranormal adventure about an eighteen year old girl who discovers that she's immune to fire and any other injury when she’s in a horrific car crash that kills her parents. Following a violent episode with her aunt's boyfriend, Ember flees Ohio to live with an old relative in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. Ember's exuberance at escaping a bad home life soon turns to trepidation when she finds out that she's a Watcher, a descendant of angels. While Ember learns about her heritage and the powers that go along with it, she strikes up friendships with two young men who live in a frightening walled compound in the forest. Inexplicitly drawn to one of the men in particular, an impossible romance develops. But it is cut short when Ember discovers that her new friends are fighting on the opposite side of a war—one that’s been raging between two factions of Watchers for thousands of years. When the compound’s inhabitants threaten the townspeople, Ember takes action, sealing her fate in the ancient battle of good versus evil—and the grayness in between. Ember is up to the challenge, until she realizes that she isn’t only fighting for the lives of the locals and the souls of her new friends. She also might be one of the few champions who will make a stand for all of mankind as the rapture approaches and the end of days begin.

Embers is a dark and gritty YA novel that’s the first book in the series, The Wings of War.

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Author Bio:

A native of New York State, Karen Ann Hopkins now lives with her family on a farm in northern Kentucky, where her neighbors in all directions are members of a strict Amish community. Her unique perspective became the inspiration for the story of star-crossed lovers Rose and Noah. When she’s not homeschooling her kids, giving riding lessons or tending to a menagerie of horses, goats, peacocks, chickens, ducks, rabbits, dogs and cats, she is dreaming up her next romantic novel.

You Can Find Her At:Website


There will be two winners for this giveaway. One lucky person will get a $100 gift card and the other will receive a signed Temptation Series book set, including Temptation, Belonging & Forever.

Please enter via the Rafflecopter form. Giveaway is open internationally for the gift card and US/Canada for the book set!

Tour Schedule:

Monday, October 20th Unabridged Bookshelf & Book Briefs

Tuesday, October 21st A Thousand Words A Million Books & Books and Things

Wednesday, October 22nd Sweet Southern Home & Tween 2 Teen Book Reviews

Thursday, October 23rd the unofficial addiction book fan club & Becoming Books

Friday, October 24th A Dream Within A Dream & Becoming Books

Monday, October 27th The Avid Reader & Lost in Ever After

Tuesday, October 28th Lose Time Reading & So Bookalicious

Wednesday, October 29th Such a Novel Idea & Reading Addict

Thursday, October 30th Curling Up With A Good Book & Coming at YA

Friday, October 31st Actin' Up with Books & To Each Their Own Reviews

Monday, November 3rd GenGen's Book Blog & A Bookish Escape

Tuesday, November 4th Sassy Book Lovers & Bittersweet Enchantment

Wednesday, November 5th Nay's Pink Bookshelf & The Nocturnal Library

Thursday, November 6th The Book Faery Reviews & Bumbles and Fairy-Tales

Friday, November 7th Books in the Spotlight & Her Book Thoughts!


  1. Sometimes those first 50 are the hardest and I am so glad once you got past them everything was easier. Thank you for the review and the chance to win!

  2. Christina R. in the rafflecopter

    She's an awesome author and she writes conflict very well.

    LOVE how angels are different from usual and how romance works well :)

    thank you so very much :)

    Lovely review :)