I am a weed.
Unloved by my abusive, alcoholic dad. Unwanted by my classmates. Unnoticed by everyone else.
But I’d suffer anything to give my kid sister a better life—the minute I turn eighteen, I’m getting us the hell out of here. And some hot stranger telling me I am the key to stopping a war between Heaven and Hell isn’t going to change that.
Let the world crumble and burn, for all I care.
Draven is relentless, though. And very much a liar. Every time his sexy lips are moving, I can see it—in the dip of his head, the grit of his jaw—even if my heart begs me to ignore the signs.
So what does he want?
I need to figure it out fast, because now everyone is gunning for me. And damn if I don’t want to show them what happens when you let weeds thrive in the cracks of the pavement…
We can grow powerful enough to shatter the whole foundation.
NICUnurse’s Review of Ember of Night by Molly E. Lee
Ember of Night is Molly E. Lee’s new teen/YA (young adult) paranormal novel. It’s been a hot minute since she’s given her fans a new book, but it was totally worth the wait! I used to say that I wasn’t a huge teen/YA fan or a huge paranormal fan. Twilight reminded me I’m more of a paranormal fan than I wanted to admit, but I’m still not a huge teen/YA fan in general. Although, I’d venture to say that’s changing a bit. However, when it comes to this author’s words, I AM a huge fan of whatever she writes. Molly has a fantastic talent for writing adventurous characters who take you on wonderful journeys throughout each story. Her Love on the Edge series hooked me on her writing style, and I haven’t looked back since. (Seriously…go check that one out, too!)
*Please be aware that there are some pretty heavy themes to this book, so if you struggle with abuse or thoughts of suicide, please be aware there may be triggers in this story, and it may not be for you.*
Harley is fierce. She doesn’t think she’s fierce, but she is. She’s fiercely loyal to the few she lets close to her, hardworking, determined. And full of untapped power until Draven enters her life. He’s broody, moody, and wildly handsome. And full of secrets he’s keeping close to his vest, so to speak. There’s something that keeps them tethered, no matter how hard Draven wants to fight it. With the weight of the world literally on their shoulders and the fate of the world in the palms of their hands, it’s a huge question mark as to whether Harley will survive much past her 18th birthday.
This story was nothing short of an emotional roller coaster. It’s chocked full of highs, then lows, then twists and turns that will leave your head spinning. It also evoked some weighty emotions. Hate for her father, worry for her sister, heartbreak for her. It’s more than an underdog story. It’s about never giving up despite the odds stacked against you. And some angels and demons to really pack a one-two punch.
Oh… and do yourself a favor. Do NOT start this book at bedtime. Not because the paranormal aspect could be a little scary (it’s not). But because this story is 100% unputdownable. Even though I felt a few places could have been cut, I still saw 3 am that morning. And the ending had me nearly yelling out loud and throwing my iPad, but I somehow managed to restrain myself. (OK, OK. More like it was 3 am, and the hubs would not have been happy with me!).
If you’re a YA paranormal fan, this book should be one you run, not walk, to grab. For those that aren’t, I challenge you to give it a try anyway. I’ve been a fan of Molly’s for a few years, and Ember of Night is just one more reason why she’s still on my automatic 1-click list.
NICUnurse’s Rating: I give Ember of Night by Molly E. Lee 5
out of 5 propellers!
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About the Author
Molly E. Lee is an author best known for her romance novels, Ask Me Anything, the Grad Night series, and the Love on the Edge series. She is a 1001 Dark Nights Discovery Author for 2017. Molly writes Adult and Young Adult contemporary featuring strong female heroines who are unafraid to challenge their male counterparts, yet still vulnerable enough to have love sneak up on them. In addition to being a military spouse and mother of two + one stubborn English Bulldog & one giant Irish Wolfhound, Molly loves exploring the outdoors around her mountain home and digging for treasures in antique stores.