October 18, 2021 by ceresbooksworld
A Shadow in the Ember by Jennifer L Armentrout
Book one in Flesh and Fire series
Publisher : Blue Box Press
Publication date : October 19th, 2021
Source : eArc from the author
Rating : 4 hearts
Born shrouded in the veil of the Primals, a Maiden as the Fates promised, Seraphena Mierel’s future has never been hers. Chosen before birth to uphold the desperate deal her ancestor struck to save his people, Sera must leave behind her life and offer herself to the Primal of Death as his Consort.
However, Sera’s real destiny is the most closely guarded secret in all of Lasania—she’s not the well protected Maiden but an assassin with one mission—one target. Make the Primal of Death fall in love, become his weakness, and then…end him. If she fails, she dooms her kingdom to a slow demise at the hands of the Rot.
Sera has always known what she is. Chosen. Consort. Assassin. Weapon. A specter never fully formed yet drenched in blood. A monster. Until him. Until the Primal of Death’s unexpected words and deeds chase away the darkness gathering inside her. And his seductive touch ignites a passion she’s never allowed herself to feel and cannot feel for him. But Sera has never had a choice. Either way, her life is forfeit—it always has been, as she has been forever touched by Life and Death.
I liked the story of Niktos and Sera, the latter has quite a character, she reminds me a lot of Poppy.
It’s nice to know how everything started, to get to know new characters.
Well, I must admit that it took me a while to get into the book, the first part is long and I don’t know if it was useful to spend so much time on it. Afterwards, on the other hand, everything goes very, very fast, there is action, there are twists and turns. I was not surprised because I already knew who Nyktos was.
Quick Word : A very cool book to read.
J’ai bien aimé l’histoire de Niktos et Sera, cette dernière a un sacré caractère, elle me fait beaucoup penser à Poppy.
C’est sympa de savoir comment tout a commencé, de faire la connaissance de nouveaux personnages.
Bon je dois avouer que j’ai mis du temps à rentrer dans le livre, la première partie est longue et je ne sais pas si c’était utile de passer autant de temps dessus. Après par contre tout va très très vite, il y a de l’action, du rebondissement. Je n’ai pas eu de surprise parce que je savais déjà qui était Nyktos.
En bref : Un livre très cool à lire.
About the author
# 1 New York Times and # 1 International Bestselling author Jennifer lives in Charles Town, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing. she spends her time reading, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell Loki. In early 2015, Jennifer was diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa, a group of rare genetic disorders that involve a breakdown and death of cells in the retina, eventually resulting in loss of vision, among other complications. Due to this diagnosis, educating people on the varying degrees of blindness has become of passion of hers, right alongside writing, which she plans to do as long as she can.
Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She is published with Tor, HarperCollins Avon and William Morrow, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen. Her Wicked Series has been optioned by PassionFlix. Jennifer has won numerous awards, including the 2013 Reviewers Choice Award for Wait for You, the 2015 Editor’s Pick for Fall With Me, and the 2014/2015 Moerser-Jugendbuch- Jury award for Obsidian. Her young adult romantic suspense novel DON’T LOOK BACK was a 2014 nominated Best in Young Adult Fiction by YALSA. Her adult romantic suspense novel TILL DEATH was a Amazon Editor’s Pick and iBook Book of the Month. Her young adult contemporary THE PROBLEM WITH FOREVER is a 2017 RITA Award Winner in Young Adult Fiction. She also writes Adult and New Adult contemporary and paranormal romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.
She is the owner of ApollyCon and The Origin Event, the successful annual events that features over hundred bestselling authors in Young Adult, New Adult, and Adult Fiction, panels, parties, and more.