Thursday, October 11, 2012

Iridescent (Ember #2) By Carol Oates Blog Tour & Giveaway


IridescentBook description:
Candra Ember used to dream of saving the world one person at a time. She never expected to become an angelic weapon and the last hope in the battle against ultimate darkness.

Falling for a Nephilim wasn’t part of Sebastian’s plan. Distraction is something he can’t afford when his rival, Draven, wants what Sebastian has.

Lies, manipulation, and corruption are twisting the lives of the citizens in Acheron. The Arch is missing from Heaven, and a demon is intent on claiming the city. At a time they should be growing closer, grief and paranoia is driving Candra and Sebastian apart.

If the price of restoring the Watchers to Heaven is a human soul, who deserves to be saved?












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My ARC Review:
I loved Iridescent it was a lot more action packed than Ember was and had in my opinion less romance. I still loved it with all the drama. Iridescent seemed to be a lot more fast paced than the first too. Again Carol Oates kept me captivated and enthralled. I couldn't wait to get to the next page I couldn't turn the pages fast enough, I needed more. I cried and laughed and even got angry while reading this story, I love it when a book brings out my emotions, the more the better.

Candra is still recovering from the loss of her best friend, Ivy, when Lilith shows up claiming to be her. However this isn't so, Lilith has somehow captured Ivy's soul along with many others. Now it is up to Candra to send her back to where she cam from and save the souls she had taken.

Now Ananchal, Draven's second in command and Sebastian's ex, is black mailing Sebastian, making him give up Candra or else. Now Sebastian leaves Candra thinking the worse of him in order to push her away, straight into the arms of Draven.

Even with all the loss Candra is going through she has no choice to stand up to Lilith. Lilith is not holding back and will stop at nothing to get what she wants: Candra's soul.


Ember

Ember (Ember #1)Synopsis:
When Candra Ember wakes up in hospital after a dangerous encounter with a red-haired woman, she is shocked to discover that seeing a winged boy wasn't her imagination. Candra is exposed to a world of rivalry and sacrifice she never knew existed, and the aftermath of a war to save humanity thousands of years ago. Soon she finds herself relentlessly stalked by Sebastian, a beautiful and arrogant Watcher Angel and romantically pursued by his darkly seductive rival, Draven. Ultimately, dubious about her own goodness, Candra's very existence compromises a tentative peace in the city of Acheron.


My Review:
Ember was an awesome read. It was one of those books you can't put down til the end and once your finished you can't stop thinking about how it will continue on, kind of like a book high. Carol Oates descriptive details in the story came alive in your mind, you can see things as you were reading like I have never had before. I love her style of writing. This book is awesome, I would highly recommend it to anyone. I think Carol did an amazing job with this book, it was unlike any of the "traditional" stories you read about with angels. Ember was full of secrets, lies, and so much more.

Cambra has just been told that she is not who she think she is and neither was her father. Cambra is just about to find out how confusing her life really is. Her father was a fallen angel, her mother, a human making her Nephilim. The only one of her kind. She was hidden away from the angels, so that she would not been killed, because it was thought that the Nephilim were soulless and evil.

Sebastian the leader of the angels that took the lives of the Nephilim, was searching for his partner who fell from Heaven years ago, however, he didnt expect to find Cambra, it was his mission to kill her kind, but once he saw her, he know she was unlike the rest. He couldn't do it.

Now Sebastian is trying to protect Cambra from Draven. Draven is practically forcing Cambra to his side of the Angels. She accepts only because if she doesnt he has promised a war between the angels. Sebastian isn't about to let her make that choice he's willing to do everything in his power to make sure she never belongs to Draven.

After Cambra has spent so much time together with Sebastian, while under his protection, she is falling for him more and more every day and doesn't know if she can keep the promise she has already made.




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7 comments:

  1. I LOVE this cover! Great synopsis and review- looking forward to reading the book!

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  2. What a beautiful cover! Sounds like an interesting series! I'll add it to my to-read list!

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  3. Loved the first book - thanks for the giveaway.

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  4. Hi Amber! I'm reading Ember right now and loving it. Thanks for promoting these great books!

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  5. I am so totally excited for Iridescent. I read Ember last year and was so hoping for a second book. When I finally saw the cover and blurb I was so happy. I can't wait to see what happens next with Candra, Sebastian, and Draven.

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