Ember Burning: Book 1 Trinity Forest

Ember Burning: Book 1 Trinity Forest

by Jennifer N. Alsever



Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780998947303
Publisher: Sawatch Publishing
Publication date: 05/06/2017
Series: Trinity Forest , #1
Pages: 348
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.78(d)
Age Range: 13 - 18 Years

About the Author

Jennifer Alsever lives in the mountains of Colorado with her boys and her dog, Max. She spends half of her life letting her inner teen out as an author, and the other half of her life working a freelance journalist. She has contributed to such publications as Fortune Magazine, the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal.

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Ember Burning: Book 1 Trinity Forest 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
RgBooktrovert More than 1 year ago
Overall this book was really thrilling and entertaining and after that ending I can't wait to read Oshun Rising! Rating: 4 stars! FTC DISCLAIMER: I received this book in exchange for an honest review
suekitty13 More than 1 year ago
This is a very difficult review to write without giving away any spoilers. I’ll do my best but it will likely sound rather cryptic. I have so many questions and things I want to talk about but I don't want to ruin it for anyone else. To be honest even though I've finished the book, I'm not clear on exactly what was going on so my spoilers would be more speculation than fact anyway. So here's my spoiler free, annoyingly vague review: After the accidental death of her parents, Ember unravels and masks her pain with alcohol and drugs. Some pretty dark things happen to her while intoxicated and I’m hoping we will delve deeper into the effects of this in later books in the series. I feel like it was such a major life event and yet wasn’t explored nearly enough. Ember escapes her depression and pain by escaping into Trinity Forest which has a spooky and dangerous reputation. She has more than a smidgen of a death wish. What she finds in Trinity is strange and unexpected, and seems like the perfect solution to her problems. The old adage “If it seems too good to be true, it probably is” is especially apt in this case. Trinity is much darker and more terrible than anything she, or I, imagined. Its tainted pleasures can’t cover up the underlying danger for long. The story was a lot darker than I was expecting and parts were pretty creepy. Ember is a very interesting character with a lot of depth. Her seemingly charmed life was taken away in the blink of an eye with the death of her family. Her resulting addictions and recklessness reveal a total disregard for her own safety or well-being. She just wants to be numb and not hurt anymore. It’s a very relatable feeling although I’ve never felt anything quite so hopeless. Faced with the horrors of Trinity she’s actually quite brave and resilient. I think the situation brings out her inner strength. She isn’t a perfect heroine but she’s a real heroine, flaws and all. The cliff-hanger ending was especially cruel and I immediately bought the second book in the series. It ended at the worst possible point and it was a bit disappointing and a lot frustrating. It did make me buy book two so I guess it did its intended job! Thank you to Sawatch Publishing and Xpresso Book Tours for providing an Electronic Advance Reader Copy via NetGalley for review.