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A Shadow in the Ember (Flesh and Fire Book 1) by [Jennifer L.  Armentrout]
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# 1 New York Times and International Bestselling author Jennifer lives in Shepherdstown, 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, and hanging out with her husband, their retired K-9 police dog Diesel, a crazy Border Jack puppy named Apollo, six judgmental alpacas, four fluffy sheep, and two goats. 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 Teen, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen. Her book Wicked has been optioned by Passionflix and slated to begin filming in late 2018. Her young adult romantic suspense novel DON'T LOOK BACK was a 2014 nominated Best in Young Adult Fiction by YALSA and her novel THE PROBLEM WITH FOREVER is a 2017 RITA Award winning novel. She also writes Adult and New Adult contemporary and paranormal romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins. --This text refers to the hardcover edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B08Z2ZJSR3
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Blue Box Press (October 19, 2021)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ October 19, 2021
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 1083 KB
  • Simultaneous device usage ‏ : ‎ Unlimited
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
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  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 710 pages
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Becky Osborne
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on October 19, 2021
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on October 19, 2021
A Shadow in the Ember is the start of the prequel series to From Blood and Ash. Taking place many years before From Blood and Ash, A Shadow in the Ember follows Seraphena as she is the chosen consort to the Primal of Death. However, she has been trained her whole life to kill him to save her people.

Reading this book made me feel like I was reading FBA again, in the way that I was so gripped and into this book. This was just an extraordinary book, as I knew it would be, that's set in a magical fantasy world. I was a little worried it might be to similar to FBA but even though it is set in the FBA world with similarities it's it own book, with its own characters. As always it was so well written, and I struggled to put it down. There's so many unexpected moments that you think you've worked out then BAM there's another twist and you were wrong.

ASITE was teased as an Hades and Persephone retelling without the kidnapping which is one of my favourite retellings to read so I was extra excited. JLA did not disappoint! You had the elements of Hades and Persephone, but it wasn't the main story of the book. You have the widely loved 'I was supposed to kill you' trope which I loved and an epic slowburn romance.

Sera has become one of my favourite heroine's. She's a badass character that has been given the task of saving her people, even if it wasn't her choice. Sera is a kickass and impulsive characters but she is also caring and wants what's best for her people. She's been trained her whole life in the art of killing and seduction to seduce and kill the Primal of Death and you can tell she excelled at that. She definitely has similarities to Poppy from FBA and the same stabby trait (which I loved) but she is also her own character. Her childhood and family made me so sad for her, she's been made invisible to everyone and shut out and I really felt for her. She wasn't treated like a daughter or a sister or even a friend but instead, a weapon and a means to an end, and made me want to get stabby for her.

Enter the holy hotness that was the Primal of Death, Nyktos. He was just WOW. JLA just has the amazing talent of writing super hot, alpha males and I am in love. He's super mysterious from the beginning and very infuriating but so powerful you don't want to get on his bad side. There were also times makes he made my heart-strings melt, with his acts and words. From the minute Nyktos and Sera meet, you can feel the attraction, the pages practically steam. The snark between the both of them is hilarious. They both are hotheads and they make Poppy and Casteel look soft. Now this was definitely a slowburn and with the chemistry they both had once they finally gave into the tension there was fireworks. The spice was explosive, JLA defiantly amped it up for this book.

As for the plot, you will learn so much more about this world, if you have read the From Blood and Ash series (which I do recommend reading before ASITE) there's so many questions we get answered and new information, which is amazing but also leaves you with more questions. everything starts to make sense and connections are formed, your jaw will be dropping to ground, many times, I was breath taken and shocked by some of the conclusions and twists it gave me so many chills and thrills. You meet new some amazing new characters that i'm excited about and old characters that you've heard of before. I loved finding out more about their lives beforehand, especially the characters that we have met before. and DRAGONS, I loved dragons and I am just obsessed.

As always JLA never disappoints and writes incredible stories, and from that ending I am left wanting more. I can't wait for book two and to get more of Sera and Nyktos!

Thank you JLA for sending me this ARC.
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jnirv
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it all
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on October 20, 2021
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Julie M.
5.0 out of 5 stars Another 5 star read from the Blood and Ash world...
Reviewed in Canada on October 19, 2021
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Michelle
5.0 out of 5 stars You will wholeheartedly enjoy Sera! 💖💖
Reviewed in Australia on October 18, 2021
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Bree Howland
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing , absolutely beautiful!
Reviewed in Canada on October 19, 2021
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