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I’ve never been a stranger to the darkness. But when darkness comes knocking and looks that good, who wouldn’t invite him in? Draven is mysterious, evasive, and hot as sin. The only thing more infuriating than how much he won’t say is how obnoxious he is every time he does open his mouth. But when a group of strangers attacks me and he fights back, causing them to vanish in I’ve never been a stranger to the darkness. But when darkness comes knocking and looks that good, who wouldn’t invite him in? Draven is mysterious, evasive, and hot as sin. The only thing more infuriating than how much he won’t say is how obnoxious he is every time he does open his mouth. But when a group of strangers attacks me and he fights back, causing them to vanish into a cloud of black dust, I know Draven is more than he seems. He finally shows me there’s a veil separating the world I know from a world of demons living all around us. Turns out, good and evil are just words. Some of the demons don’t fall into either category. And I’m realizing just how easily I fit in among the ancient warlocks, the divine soldiers, and the twisted supernaturals... There’s so much more to me. To my past. And to what I am truly capable of than I ever thought possible. So when all signs point to me having the ability to unleash Hell on earth? I’ll have to decide if I want to do the world a solid and save it, or give it one hell of a makeover.


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I’ve never been a stranger to the darkness. But when darkness comes knocking and looks that good, who wouldn’t invite him in? Draven is mysterious, evasive, and hot as sin. The only thing more infuriating than how much he won’t say is how obnoxious he is every time he does open his mouth. But when a group of strangers attacks me and he fights back, causing them to vanish in I’ve never been a stranger to the darkness. But when darkness comes knocking and looks that good, who wouldn’t invite him in? Draven is mysterious, evasive, and hot as sin. The only thing more infuriating than how much he won’t say is how obnoxious he is every time he does open his mouth. But when a group of strangers attacks me and he fights back, causing them to vanish into a cloud of black dust, I know Draven is more than he seems. He finally shows me there’s a veil separating the world I know from a world of demons living all around us. Turns out, good and evil are just words. Some of the demons don’t fall into either category. And I’m realizing just how easily I fit in among the ancient warlocks, the divine soldiers, and the twisted supernaturals... There’s so much more to me. To my past. And to what I am truly capable of than I ever thought possible. So when all signs point to me having the ability to unleash Hell on earth? I’ll have to decide if I want to do the world a solid and save it, or give it one hell of a makeover.

30 review for Ember of Night

  1. 4 out of 5

    jessica

    this is a unique tale in the YA paranormal genre. i dont think ive read a book solely about demons before (usually angels are thrown in there), so i found the story interesting. i do wish the world-building was a bit clearer, as many of the small info-dumps are a bit confusing and im still not sure i understanding everything. hopefully the series will build upon that with the books to come. but overall, this book is a good addition to any YA paranormal fans personal library. thanks for the ARC e this is a unique tale in the YA paranormal genre. i dont think ive read a book solely about demons before (usually angels are thrown in there), so i found the story interesting. i do wish the world-building was a bit clearer, as many of the small info-dumps are a bit confusing and im still not sure i understanding everything. hopefully the series will build upon that with the books to come. but overall, this book is a good addition to any YA paranormal fans personal library. thanks for the ARC entangled. ↠ 2.5 stars

  2. 4 out of 5

    pauline

    Has a strong start esp the Prologue. BEFORE YOU GO INTO THIS—trigger warnings will include thoughts of suicide, child abuse, alcoholism, violence. Thankfully, these are all covered at the beginning of the book through the Author’s note. There’s TONSSS of action in here so it’s unlikely you’ll get bored. parts of the story was up and down for me—I found myself skimming/zoning out in some areas but that’s probably just me. OBVIOUSSSLLYYY we’re all in love with Draven. There’s this irresistible push a Has a strong start esp the Prologue. BEFORE YOU GO INTO THIS—trigger warnings will include thoughts of suicide, child abuse, alcoholism, violence. Thankfully, these are all covered at the beginning of the book through the Author’s note. There’s TONSSS of action in here so it’s unlikely you’ll get bored. parts of the story was up and down for me—I found myself skimming/zoning out in some areas but that’s probably just me. OBVIOUSSSLLYYY we’re all in love with Draven. There’s this irresistible push and pull with him and Harley, the female MC. While I enjoyed the book, I wasn’t 100% drawn in. There’s also a lot of good twists in here!! Some, I saw coming & the book totally confirmed it but there are others that just come left field 😂 (not a bad thing) Ends in a cliffhanger, so beware 🤪

  3. 4 out of 5

    Katie Prouty

    "Just because something is damaged doesn't mean it isn't beautiful. All things have value. Don't let anyone tell you differently." 👏🏼 New author alert! 👏🏼 Molly E. Lee... first, she’s MAGIC and, second, her upper YA fantasy novel is my current infatuation! Hello, Draven & Harley! 🔥 Their back and forth, hot and cold, flirting and pushing away. 😘🤌🏼 Chef's kiss! "But I didn't realize I could make you burn." But also.... Harley? Is that you? Gah. I need more of them! Draven is a mystery with a capit "Just because something is damaged doesn't mean it isn't beautiful. All things have value. Don't let anyone tell you differently." 👏🏼 New author alert! 👏🏼 Molly E. Lee... first, she’s MAGIC and, second, her upper YA fantasy novel is my current infatuation! Hello, Draven & Harley! 🔥 Their back and forth, hot and cold, flirting and pushing away. 😘🤌🏼 Chef's kiss! "But I didn't realize I could make you burn." But also.... Harley? Is that you? Gah. I need more of them! Draven is a mystery with a capital M. He's pretty special. Attractive and intriguing. My eyes are literal hearts for that tortured boy. See below. ...Me @ Draven. I adore his nickname for Harley... Honey badger. *read to find out the meaning*. And Harley is badass with a signature vibe of damaged, dirty, and back off. She's got some serious baggage. But she be like... Ember of Night is A MUST HAVE for fans of Jennifer Armentrout and Kerri Maniscalco. Epic world building! Heart racing scenes! Readers will be captivated by this OTP! A highly entertaining story of hurt, betrayal, anger, secrets, and dangerous hope. I have questions (Is Ray okay?) that need answers AKA I will be preordering the sequel! 10/10 recommend! P.S. It ends on a cliff that will leave you like 🖤 READ IF YOU LIKE 🖤: -Bishop Briggs (that scene is fire) -snark -banter & quick but deep wit -MCU & fantasy/paranormal references -strong female heroines who are unafraid to challenge their male counterparts -a stoic love interest with a sly grin -a little sister (Ray) who is the Disney princess to Harley's villain -anime -angels & demons -twists & turns -#IsThisAKissingBook: well, Harley threatens to burn down Draven’s house 😘 "You're mine," he growls, the words so final, so lethally claiming, that I feel them like a brand across my soul. And I love the way it burns." 🎶Song: Dark Side by Bishop Briggs 🎶 CLICK HERE FOR MOLLY'S PLAYLIST THANK YOU ENTANGLED TEEN FOR MY ADVANCED COPY! P.P.S. Was that TOO many anime gif's. Don't answer. Because once upon a time in 1993, there was a little girl who loved anime (Sailor Moon). It was me. The End.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Sherwood Smith

    A solid entry in the YA sex-and-demons Chosen One genre, with a pretty hefty dollop on the sex front. Between the blue language, the steam, and the fairly graphic scenes of abuse at the front end, I'd peg this for the upper range of teen readers. There's a lot to like here. Starting with the trigger warning at the beginning, with added info on where a kid reader can find help. Even though I thought that aspect of the story pulled its punches in the second half, the first half deals very well not A solid entry in the YA sex-and-demons Chosen One genre, with a pretty hefty dollop on the sex front. Between the blue language, the steam, and the fairly graphic scenes of abuse at the front end, I'd peg this for the upper range of teen readers. There's a lot to like here. Starting with the trigger warning at the beginning, with added info on where a kid reader can find help. Even though I thought that aspect of the story pulled its punches in the second half, the first half deals very well not just with abuse but the self-destructive emotional fallout of abuse. The banter when Harley, our heroine, meets Draven, the requisite angsty hero, is a lot of fun, and the author does a great job with the high-octane push-pull sexual chemistry of eighteen-year-olds. (Yes, Draven is a lot older, as the heroes of these tend to be, but he looks, and reads, like a teen. Lee even gives him a not-quite-comprehensible reason to be thinking and acting like a teen.) The characters are fairly stock (see below), except for Ray, Harley's seven year old sister who draws a very disturbing other reality with her talented pen--while thinking she's designing manga. I would have liked a lot more story with Ray, but I suspect her time is coming in future volumes. This is a first volume, so though there is a slam bang climax, there is not much resolution; if you've read a lot of these stories that mash together a lot of elements of biblical mythology without making much theological sense, you can see the twists coming. That doesn't mean I didn't enjoy the ride! My only complaint is that the copyediting was wretched--the copyeditor not only needs a remedial course in English grammar, but should really have flagged the overuse of the word "churned." I blame the copyeditor, not the author, as writers are right there running in the forest so it's tougher to see the trees. The CE's job is to flag overused words and mixed metaphors. Which brings me to caveats. (view spoiler)[I thought the story pulled its punches by conveniently having the horrible dad turn out to be not blood-related to Harley. Though it was pretty cool seeing how he knew about the supernatural all along, I think the story lost something when it gave Harley a convenient out from dealing with how someone she is related to could be so abusive, which is what makes familial abuse especially toxic. OTOH we wouldn't have the whoa-moment last line. Second, the characters are largely stock, especially Draven, because the author tended (especially in the second half) to resort to "somethings" in, or behind, eyes, to signal emotional reactions, instead of working to make him more individual and less the expected type of hero for this subgenre. While these "somethings" are easy tells letting the reader know that, yep, lots of stuff going on here, we don't really feel it once we put down the book. "Somethings" are a xerox-effect blur: a character becomes real, and memorable, when the writer does the skull sweat to show us what that particular character is feeling, and how they show it. Rage is not the same in every face: one person gets red and belligerent, another goes pale and whispers. And those differences are what make characters interesting, and individual, rather than the generic his eyes flashed with rage. A "sliver" of "something" cracking (how does a sliver crack?) functions as a signal for an emotional change, but what emotion? We're told about it, but how can we resonate? The visual reader is also going to be distracted by how many times Draven's eyes churn. Being a visual reader, I kept having to blink away the image of a paddle turning over buttery glop instead of his eyes. There is so much "something" going on "behind" his eyes (ew) instead of reactions individual to him, and distinctive, that he gradually became more of a stock Draco Malfoy stand-in, which disappointed me. I think, judging by the first half, this author is capable of higher level writing. (hide spoiler)] Altogether a solid entry--looking forward to where it goes next. Especially if Ray gets more airtime!

  5. 5 out of 5

    Ashley Haas

    🤷🏼‍♀️🤷🏼‍♀️🤷🏼‍♀️ I feel like I was waiting forever for the book to really get going... and then it started getting exciting! Yay!! And. Then... IT ENDED. WOMP. WOMP.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Olivia Wildenstein

    So many Twilight vibes! It was fun and quick.

  7. 5 out of 5

    rosemariereads

    okay this is gonna be a quick, short, fun, review— i think i would probably lean more towards rating this 4.5! (goodreads please add half ratings) i don’t know— that rating may or may not change but!! i personally would consider book proper YA (16+ age) NOT TO BE CONFUSED WITH “TEENS” (12+)— there were some aspects of this book that i did predict which were very fun but i did NOT predict the ENDING!! MY GOD WHAT WAS THAT— i need the sequel immediately 😌 another thing i want to bring up is if you l okay this is gonna be a quick, short, fun, review— i think i would probably lean more towards rating this 4.5! (goodreads please add half ratings) i don’t know— that rating may or may not change but!! i personally would consider book proper YA (16+ age) NOT TO BE CONFUSED WITH “TEENS” (12+)— there were some aspects of this book that i did predict which were very fun but i did NOT predict the ENDING!! MY GOD WHAT WAS THAT— i need the sequel immediately 😌 another thing i want to bring up is if you like the Crave series, From Blood and Ash, Twilight, and ACOTAR and want a book that captures all of them TOGETHER (you’ll understand why i selected all of these books if you decide to read it) then i highly recommend it 😂 it was really dark but also funny and has the same type of writing style that Crave uses— super modern & very urban fantasy! obsessed with Harley & Draven 🤩 this book was super entertaining, i really enjoyed reading it!! ❤️

  8. 4 out of 5

    Stephenie

    "𝗜 𝘁𝗿𝘆 𝗻𝗼𝘁 𝗹𝗲𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗵𝗼𝗽𝗲 𝗼𝗳 𝗳𝗿𝗲𝗲𝗱𝗼𝗺 𝗳𝗶𝗹𝗹 𝗺𝘆 𝘀𝗵𝗮𝘁𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗲𝗱 𝘀𝗼𝘂𝗹. 𝗕𝗲𝗰𝗮𝘂𝘀𝗲 𝗵𝗼𝗽𝗲 𝗶𝘀 𝗮 𝗱𝗮𝗻𝗴𝗲𝗿𝗼𝘂𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗺𝗲, 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗜'𝘃𝗲 𝗵𝗮𝗱 𝗲𝗻𝗼𝘂𝗴𝗵 𝗱𝗮𝗻𝗴𝗲𝗿 𝘁𝗼 𝗹𝗮𝘀𝘁 𝗺𝗲 𝗮 𝗹𝗶𝗳𝗲𝘁𝗶𝗺𝗲." Welcome to the Dark Side. New YA paranormal fave that was released yesterday! Nothing to do with an amber eyed bad boy (maybe a little) but for it’s dark, brutal and addictively interesting characters and world. I laughed a lot too, what can I say, I love dark humor. I also enjoyed Lee’s spin on angels, demons, heaven and hell, it flipped my base "𝗜 𝘁𝗿𝘆 𝗻𝗼𝘁 𝗹𝗲𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗵𝗼𝗽𝗲 𝗼𝗳 𝗳𝗿𝗲𝗲𝗱𝗼𝗺 𝗳𝗶𝗹𝗹 𝗺𝘆 𝘀𝗵𝗮𝘁𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗲𝗱 𝘀𝗼𝘂𝗹. 𝗕𝗲𝗰𝗮𝘂𝘀𝗲 𝗵𝗼𝗽𝗲 𝗶𝘀 𝗮 𝗱𝗮𝗻𝗴𝗲𝗿𝗼𝘂𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗺𝗲, 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗜'𝘃𝗲 𝗵𝗮𝗱 𝗲𝗻𝗼𝘂𝗴𝗵 𝗱𝗮𝗻𝗴𝗲𝗿 𝘁𝗼 𝗹𝗮𝘀𝘁 𝗺𝗲 𝗮 𝗹𝗶𝗳𝗲𝘁𝗶𝗺𝗲." Welcome to the Dark Side. New YA paranormal fave that was released yesterday! Nothing to do with an amber eyed bad boy (maybe a little) but for it’s dark, brutal and addictively interesting characters and world. I laughed a lot too, what can I say, I love dark humor. I also enjoyed Lee’s spin on angels, demons, heaven and hell, it flipped my base knowledge on it upside down. And by the end of the book, I would ride and die for Harley, her sister Ray and Draven. "𝗜 𝗵𝗮𝗱 𝗮 𝘀𝘂𝘀𝗽𝗶𝗰𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝘄𝗲𝗿𝗲 𝗵𝗼𝘁 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗺𝗲 𝗛𝗮𝗿𝗹𝗲𝘆, 𝗯𝘂𝘁 𝗜 𝗱𝗶𝗱𝗻'𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗸 𝗜 𝗰𝗼𝘂𝗹𝗱 𝗺𝗮𝗸𝗲 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗯𝘂𝗿𝗻." Draven have you been watching Bridgerton? Harley and Draven both think they are broken, undeserving of love, but there's something much deeper between them. They get each other. They verbal dance. They challenge each other. I loved what was between them and ooowee was their moment fire! I burn for you indeed! The last 20% definitely had me turning the pages so fast, I regretted it because THAT ENDING! Wait what?! Let me read that again and sprinkle some holy water. Nope still there. Until then, you can find me at the pews, praying for its sequel to appear in my hands because I need it! Read if you like: • kick butt heroine • bad boy with a soft heart • angels & demons • angsty mature YA romance • dark humor • sister love • twists & turns • The Dark Elements, Harbinger, Furyborn vibes tw: scenes of emotional, physical abuse, suicidal thoughts, violence and gore

  9. 4 out of 5

    Kim Reads (Read Your Writes Book Reviews)

    Molly E. Lee has been on my reading wishlist for a while now. In fact, I have a couple of her books. However, Ember of Night, her first YA paranormal romance is the one that finally introduced me to Molly’s work. From the cover to the blurb, I was intrigued by Ember of Night. I honestly had no idea what to expect. Harley Ward is the heroine of the story. She’s physically, emotionally, and verbally abused by her father. These abuses are actually described and done in real-time throughout the story Molly E. Lee has been on my reading wishlist for a while now. In fact, I have a couple of her books. However, Ember of Night, her first YA paranormal romance is the one that finally introduced me to Molly’s work. From the cover to the blurb, I was intrigued by Ember of Night. I honestly had no idea what to expect. Harley Ward is the heroine of the story. She’s physically, emotionally, and verbally abused by her father. These abuses are actually described and done in real-time throughout the story, occurring almost nightly. For the last five years, Harley has worked for a man named Nathan at Miller’s Deli. Any money she’s earned has been used to pay rent to her father and on little splurges of food, entertainment, and art supplies for her seven-year-old sister Ray. Whatever money she has left is saved so that when she turns eighteen she can get her own apartment and move out, hopefully with Ray. Harley’s life is far from perfect and it definitely isn’t easy. She’s a week away from her eighteenth birthday and her chaotic life is about to get turned upside down. It starts with Draven, the guy she meets and dances with at a concert. He then becomes her new co-worker at the deli. The two have this push and pull connection. Draven has Harley pegged and it scares her. But she also sees bits of herself in him. Harley’s best friend Kai seems to be leary of Draven and thinks she should stay away from the guy. “I’d give anything to get into a freak accident and then suddenly have the power to destroy my enemies.” Be careful what you wish for. As Harley’s birthday gets closer she finds herself being attacked by demons of all things, and thrust into a world she didn’t know existed. Through all the fights, Harley knows two things: 1) she must protect Ray, Nathan, and Kai at all costs, and 2) Draven knows more than he’s telling her. “Even an ember of night can be a beacon in the darkness.” All her life, Harley has thought of herself as being a nobody. Someone who is unimportant and weak. "My whole life I’ve been beaten down. Everyone treating me like I’m a weed. An ugly thing that didn’t belong, but you know what weeds do?” They thrive when no one is watching. Harley is everything. She’s brave, sassy, loving, and caring. She doesn’t back down. Harley doesn’t know it yet, but she’s set to become a key player in saving the world. Ember of Night was such an engrossing story. Outside of all the abuse that Harley endured, I loved this book. The story is told in first person, from Harley’s viewpoint. As a reader, I think this helps to truly visualize what’s happening. Harley and Draven are great characters that you immediately find yourself rooting for. Their banter is fun and their chemistry is off the charts. Ray will steal your heart with her innocence that only a child can possess, while at the same time showing wisdom and understanding beyond her years. Ember of Night will take you on a wild,emotional ride, where you don’t know exactly who you can trust. Danger is always lurking in the shadows. I was on the edge of my seat more times than I can count. I loved the shock and awe of the final chapter when everything became crystal clear. The ending was perfect and left me wanting more. I am so looking forward to the next book in this series. ~ Favorite Quotes ~ “True friendship is often the basis for deeper love.” “First impressions should be trusted.” “People usually tell you more of who they are in those initial few moments of meeting them than they do in an entire lifetime afterward.” “Trust is both a gift and a curse. Heady in the right hands and a weapon in others.” “Everything you need to know about anyone can be found in their eyes. In the moments when they think no one is looking.” “Just because something is damaged doesn’t mean it isn’t beautiful. All things have value. Don’t let anyone tell you differently.” “Listen to your instincts.” “We can’t let fear steal your chance at living.” “You are what you decide to be.” “You’re stronger than you know.” **Received a copy from the publisher and voluntarily reviewed it.**

  10. 4 out of 5

    stefansbooks

    Thank you to the publisher for sending me a physical copy of this book in exchange of an honest review. I personally didn’t enjoy it very much. It put me into a reading slump, and the plot twist at the end just made me laugh out loud. It was plainfully average, and very predictable. And yes, it’s basically just a mixture of all the most basic YA tropes. I accepted the review copy because the premise sounded interesting, but yeah, other that naming a few demons here and there, the rest was predic Thank you to the publisher for sending me a physical copy of this book in exchange of an honest review. I personally didn’t enjoy it very much. It put me into a reading slump, and the plot twist at the end just made me laugh out loud. It was plainfully average, and very predictable. And yes, it’s basically just a mixture of all the most basic YA tropes. I accepted the review copy because the premise sounded interesting, but yeah, other that naming a few demons here and there, the rest was predictable. I saw the “betrayal” coming from miles away. While I usually enjoy fighting scenes and action in books, there’s also a thing called “too much”, which is when something is being overused - in this case, it was the fighting. It’s an enjoyable read for most people, I guess, but it just didn’t do it for me🤷🏽‍♂️ However, if you’re new into YA fantasy, I bet you’ll actually really like this. Final Rating: 2/5

  11. 5 out of 5

    Brittany Zimmerman

    Thank you to NetGalley and Entangled Publishing for the arc of this book. All opinions are my own. I had to sit and process this book for a good, long while after I finished. The last paragraph of this book had me shaking in my boots. I didn’t even know how to handle it. What a way to end a book! I am gobsmacked by that ending. Wow. There’s a trigger warning i’d put out with this book. Note that there are discussions of parental abuse, alcoholism, death and physical abuse discussed in this book. Thank you to NetGalley and Entangled Publishing for the arc of this book. All opinions are my own. I had to sit and process this book for a good, long while after I finished. The last paragraph of this book had me shaking in my boots. I didn’t even know how to handle it. What a way to end a book! I am gobsmacked by that ending. Wow. There’s a trigger warning i’d put out with this book. Note that there are discussions of parental abuse, alcoholism, death and physical abuse discussed in this book. I believe there’s one in the beginning, but I also wanted to put it on my review, just in case. Harley is one of my favorite main characters I’ve read in fantasy in a while. There’s such a delicate balance that Molly is able to play into being her strength and the weakness from the years of her fathers abuse. When an older boy walks into her life and weird occurrences start happening, she’s thrust into a world where hell is real and the beasts from fairytales are trying to kill her. But is the boy who’s been protecting her also trying to kill her or is he really there to protect her? This is such a quick read because once you start, you truly can’t stop. It’s addicting! It’s very reminiscent of the way I felt reading the Crave series! You get sucked into the world of Harley and Draven and never want to leave. The way Molly has paced the novel really aids how addicting it is! The character development is so well done and has so many different dynamics between them. I love watching the friendship with Kai grow, her sisterly bond with Ray and her budding relationship with Draven. All of it really balances out so well given you a book that you truly can’t put down! This is a can’t miss.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Michelle

    Ember of Night is the first book in the young adult paranormal romance series by the same name from author Molly E. Lee. This book took me by surprise in the best way! I absolutely loved Ember of Night. Not only could I not put it down, but I have been unable to think about anything else since I have finished this book last night. I need book two in my hands like a physical ache! I love the way Molly E. Lee writes romances. She writes the best character connections that slow burn into such an in Ember of Night is the first book in the young adult paranormal romance series by the same name from author Molly E. Lee. This book took me by surprise in the best way! I absolutely loved Ember of Night. Not only could I not put it down, but I have been unable to think about anything else since I have finished this book last night. I need book two in my hands like a physical ache! I love the way Molly E. Lee writes romances. She writes the best character connections that slow burn into such an intense sizzle. This romance between Harley and Draven literally burst into flames and left me wanting so much more! I loved everything about Ember of Night- the characters, the romance, the world building and the cliffhanger might actually kill me. Yea, I know I sound melodramatic, but what can I say this book just brings it out in me. Entangled teen writes some of the most addictive fantasy and paranormal romances. They publish books that speak to my swoon loving soul, and Ember of Night is one of my favorites. In Ember of Night, we meet our main character Harley. Harley has faced such disgusting and serious abuses at home from her father that she has been made to feel weak her whole life. But she is anything but weak. I admired the heck out of Harley. Her fierce desire to help her little half sister get a better life than her is so admirable. I loved her little sister Ray, even though I did feel like she is portrayed to be so much older than her seven years of age. Harley, Ray and her best friend Kai are like their own little family unit along with her boss Nathan. And now let's talk about Draven. He was everything I love in a love interest. He is complex and thought provoking, strong and loyal. I loved watching him get closer and closer to Harley. Their romance honestly sizzled off the page for me. I was so addicted to it. ember of Night is an amazing romance, but it is also so much more. The plot of the story was fascinating. I will give you a short breakdown of the premise without trying to be spoilery. Unbeknownst to Harley, she is a Key that some very powerful demons would like to get a hold of. Because of this, she becomes a target for many, many demons as they try to capture her. Harley is obviously trying to stay alive but she also wants answers on just what role she plays in everything and just what on earth (or hell) is going on around her.  I really enjoyed the plot. I thought Molly E. Lee did a fantastic job keeping us guessing, but also not keeping us so much in the dark that we got frustrated. She gave us tidbits of information at just the right moments so we stayed completely riveted and invested in the story. I was able to guess one of the big twists, but there are plenty of other things that took me by surprised. All in all, I absolutely loved this book. It is one of my favorite reads of 2021! Bottom line: If you are a fan of paranormal romances that feature strong heroines, swoony love interests and a super strong plot that will keep you flipping pages until the end, Ember of Night is a book you will absolutely devour. I loved Ember of Night and I think you will too!

  13. 5 out of 5

    J.M. Buckler

    Ember of Night started out strong for a young adult urban fantasy but fell short toward the middle of the book. Moving on. That’s what crossed my mind after I finished reading Ember of Night. Trust me, I really wanted to love this one. I never enjoy leaving a mediocre review, especially if the publisher gifted me the book, but as a reviewer it’s my job to share my honest opinion. So, here we go. Ember of Night had all the makings for a unique story: child abuse survivor stops at nothing to give he Ember of Night started out strong for a young adult urban fantasy but fell short toward the middle of the book. Moving on. That’s what crossed my mind after I finished reading Ember of Night. Trust me, I really wanted to love this one. I never enjoy leaving a mediocre review, especially if the publisher gifted me the book, but as a reviewer it’s my job to share my honest opinion. So, here we go. Ember of Night had all the makings for a unique story: child abuse survivor stops at nothing to give her sister a better life while battling her violent father and terrifying demons. Hell yeah. Sign me up! I couldn’t wait to read. Unfortunately, the intriguing premise quickly dissolved once Draven, the mysterious love interest with a devastating past, appeared on the page. The same story has been told a thousand times. Insignificant girl who struggles with an external threat meets brooding boy after he waltzes into her life unexpectedly. After wooing said girl with a love potion concocted of sarcasm and disinterest, the girl falls for the boy while internally rationalizing her knee-jerk decision to play with fire. Drama unfolds, sexual tension between the attractive boy in tight fighting shirts and the girl builds, then climaxes too soon, dangerous threats come knocking, along with predictable plot twists, followed by an eye roll worthy ending. Ember of Night tried to stand out from the crowd but plunged into the, “Look at me! I can be like A Court of Thorns and Roses too," trap. Exhibit A: “You’re mine.” Sigh. As a fan of A Court of Thorns and Roses, Draven’s copycat line left me cringing. No Draven, you’re no Rhysand. Hmm. I think I may have said that aloud while reading. Speaking of Draven, I struggled to connect with the moody syphon and I’m not sure why. Perhaps I’m tired of reading the same story over and over again. I cheered for Harley at the beginning. Halfway through, I tired of her internal dialogue. I didn’t agree with a lot of her decisions, but then again, I’m not eighteen anymore. So, there’s that. Ray, Harley’s younger sister, was a sweet character, but her dialogue sounded more like a teenager instead of a young child. It kept throwing me off. Are you seven or seventeen, Ray? Now, let’s discuss the high marks that Ember of Night earned. I had zero complaints with the pacing or author Lee’s writing style. Yes, overused words frequented the pages, but they didn’t distract me from the story. I appreciated the varying sentence structure and loose storytelling. It felt natural for Harley’s point of view, and it kept me turning the pages. The visual descriptions used by author Lee painted a creepy picture of the demons, and the dialogue flowed effortlessly. Overall, I didn’t hate the book, but I didn’t love it. I don’t plan on reading the next installment because the ending of book one squashed my desire to see what happens next. Triggers/Warnings: child abuse, adult language, sexual content Plot: 3/5 Pacing: 4/5 Escapism Factor: 3/5 Emotional Connection: 3/5 Character Development: 3/5

  14. 4 out of 5

    Cori McCarthy

    First of all, I want to thank Entangled Teen for sending me an ARC of this book! This was definitely a wild ride, and I am definitely excited to see where this series goes! Harley is an amazing protagonist. She is a determined, feisty, lovable character who would do anything for the people she loves. The side characters are so easy to fall in love with in this story! Especially Harleys little sister! My favorite aspect of this book is the bond between Harley and her little sister. A bond that is First of all, I want to thank Entangled Teen for sending me an ARC of this book! This was definitely a wild ride, and I am definitely excited to see where this series goes! Harley is an amazing protagonist. She is a determined, feisty, lovable character who would do anything for the people she loves. The side characters are so easy to fall in love with in this story! Especially Harleys little sister! My favorite aspect of this book is the bond between Harley and her little sister. A bond that is purely unbreakable, and two sister who would do anything for each other. This book is perfect if your looking for a fast-paced, intriguing plot line, and characters to root for! Trust me, this is a series you will not want to miss out on! So many twist and turns, I was glued from the very first sentence to the very last. I will be counting down the days until I get my hands on the next book! Final rating: 4.5/5 Stars

  15. 4 out of 5

    Kathreadya

    EMBER OF NIGHT by Molly E. Lee is such an action packed YA fantasy! Harley is such a badass, she's stuck with a horrible, abusive parent but still sticks up for whoever needs help. Her love for her sister was really touching, and hottie bad boy Draven was lots of fun as the male lead. And that epilogue?!?! Can't wait for the next book! EMBER OF NIGHT by Molly E. Lee is such an action packed YA fantasy! Harley is such a badass, she's stuck with a horrible, abusive parent but still sticks up for whoever needs help. Her love for her sister was really touching, and hottie bad boy Draven was lots of fun as the male lead. And that epilogue?!?! Can't wait for the next book!

  16. 5 out of 5

    Bradley (AudioShelf)

    This was such a great read! The world building was phenomenal, the writing was flawless, and the characters were all relatable and entertaining to follow along with. I started this book off as an e-book and finished it after getting a book box from the publisher. I had about 150 pages left and I finished it in one sitting—it was that good! And the ending! Omg the ending!! It left me wanting MORE!!! I’m feigning for more Molly E. Lee books now! Thanks to Entangled Teen for the copies of Ember of Ni This was such a great read! The world building was phenomenal, the writing was flawless, and the characters were all relatable and entertaining to follow along with. I started this book off as an e-book and finished it after getting a book box from the publisher. I had about 150 pages left and I finished it in one sitting—it was that good! And the ending! Omg the ending!! It left me wanting MORE!!! I’m feigning for more Molly E. Lee books now! Thanks to Entangled Teen for the copies of Ember of Night in exchange for an honest review!

  17. 4 out of 5

    Kera’s Always Reading

    Molly E. Lee brings us a fast paced underdog story of epic proportions in Ember of Night. All Harley wants is to protect her sister, especially if that means taking the brunt of the abuse from their father. But she has always felt like she wasn’t enough. Thankfully, her bond with her sister is unbreakable and she has her best friend Kai she can count on to always be there for her. Though, suddenly Harley finds herself seeing these grotesque creatures she likens to drug addicts in bad shape coming Molly E. Lee brings us a fast paced underdog story of epic proportions in Ember of Night. All Harley wants is to protect her sister, especially if that means taking the brunt of the abuse from their father. But she has always felt like she wasn’t enough. Thankfully, her bond with her sister is unbreakable and she has her best friend Kai she can count on to always be there for her. Though, suddenly Harley finds herself seeing these grotesque creatures she likens to drug addicts in bad shape coming after her, trying to kill her... And it doesn’t stop there. Monsters are coming after her and they want her blood. Now, the girl who never felt like she was enough is learning that there are things about herself, very powerful things, that could make or break the world. And the arrival of a mysterious and incredibly enticing new guy in her life is just the icing on the cake. But he knows more about her than he lets on... and maybe he can help her to figure out who she is and what she is capable of. This was a thrill ride from beginning to end. It was dark and eerie and absolutely a great reading experience! I can’t wait to see what is in store for Harley next.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Katie

    Is supernatural your vibe, but you need a break from all the vampires? Then do I have a book recommendation for you. Harley is just your average teen trying to survive until her 18th birthday so she can get her and her sister out of the grasp of their father. Little does she know that she’s got a whole other thing coming. Turns out her blood holds the key to opening up Hell on Earth and starting a war between heaven and hell. Guess protecting her sister from their father isn’t the only task she’ Is supernatural your vibe, but you need a break from all the vampires? Then do I have a book recommendation for you. Harley is just your average teen trying to survive until her 18th birthday so she can get her and her sister out of the grasp of their father. Little does she know that she’s got a whole other thing coming. Turns out her blood holds the key to opening up Hell on Earth and starting a war between heaven and hell. Guess protecting her sister from their father isn’t the only task she’s gotta handle now. Oh and turns out her self-defense coach is one of these demons. Can Harley protect her sister and save Earth or will doomsday really happen? Lee did an excellent job at balancing the Emerson into this supernatural and mythological world and keeping us grounded to the very real world that Harley still has one foot solidly planted in. At times I did feel a little overwhelmed by the mythology but it was always nicely balanced by a reactive scene to what was happening. If your are a fan of supernatural and paranormal stories you will be clawing you way to get hands on this one.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Celia McMahon

    Thank you Entangled for the arc. Do you love books that remind you of the books that got you into reading YA? My entry into YA started with Twilight, as it has with MANY readers. Twilight gets a ton of flack, but it's classic and I loved it. Now, Ember of Night doesn't have vampires, but it does have the same type of romance that a lot of us adore. Harley's life isn't ideal. She lives with her younger sister, Ray, in a trailer with her abusive father. She counts down the days until she's eighteen Thank you Entangled for the arc. Do you love books that remind you of the books that got you into reading YA? My entry into YA started with Twilight, as it has with MANY readers. Twilight gets a ton of flack, but it's classic and I loved it. Now, Ember of Night doesn't have vampires, but it does have the same type of romance that a lot of us adore. Harley's life isn't ideal. She lives with her younger sister, Ray, in a trailer with her abusive father. She counts down the days until she's eighteen and is able to get an apartment and apply for custody of Ray. When she meets a guy at a concert, she thinks she'll never see him again until he shows up at work as a new employee. Draven is mysterious and prone to agitation and silence, but Harley finds herself drawn to him, much to her best friend Kai's annoyance. Things get a little crazier when she discovers the presence of demons and that she may be the key they hold to unlock an ancient and dangerous enemy. With Draven as her protector, she comes into her own power and finds out how far she's willing to go to save those she loves. First things first. The romance is sorta insta-love, but sorta not if that makes sense. Harley has A LOT on her plate and romance isn't something she's willing to give her time to. BUT it happens to her anyway. Draven is the perfect mix of brooding and sexy. He wants to protect Harley, but he also gives her the space to be independent and trust that she can handle things to an extent. He's more of a "what can I do to help?" rather than, "I'm here to help you, step aside." I love, loved him. He has secrets he has to keep from Harley, much like Edward Cullen, and he's scared of doing it until he finds himself so drawn to her that he has to spill the beans for her sake. There are some heavy themes throughout the book including abuse, alcohol use, Harley's self-worth has been broken down by her own father, and it was so hard to see what she thought about herself. But it's marvelous to see how she breaks free of her father's hold and realizes how bold, strong and beautiful she truly is, despite what her father has drilled into her head. There were some minor issues such as some of the phrases Draven makes that were SO Edward Cullen, but I didn't really care because he was an amazing character. As the story comes to its conclusion (for book one) we find out A LOT that is left unsaid. There is so much I want to know that we never got to discover, so book two is going to be explosive. I am so ready.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Dana

    Demons. Demons. Demons. All clamoring to open the gates of hell and somehow, Harley, a scrappy little nobody is drawn into the fight. Harley has had a rough life, this novel deals with the real impact of domestic abuse and poverty on a teen’s life intertwined with some serious fantasy evil. There are not too many happy moments for Harley as she tries to protect her little sister. The abuse here is hard to read but it does serve the story and highlight the truth many children face. I enjoyed the m Demons. Demons. Demons. All clamoring to open the gates of hell and somehow, Harley, a scrappy little nobody is drawn into the fight. Harley has had a rough life, this novel deals with the real impact of domestic abuse and poverty on a teen’s life intertwined with some serious fantasy evil. There are not too many happy moments for Harley as she tries to protect her little sister. The abuse here is hard to read but it does serve the story and highlight the truth many children face. I enjoyed the mixing of real life and fantasy in this one. It follows the typical YA trope of the hot mysterious stranger that Harley can’t resist but also seems to always be around when trouble goes down. There are some serious eye roll moments around the insta-love and love triangle best friend who can’t deal. Some sexy time but for the most part it remains PG-13. There are some lovely quotables about finding your power and being strong in the face of hardship. And while there was a solid ending, there was a last page reveal a la The Prison Healer which hints at some awesomeness in the second book. Thanks to Entangled Teen for a copy of this book. All opinions are my own.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Ashley Lewis

    Wow, Ashley. You're posting a review before three months have passed. On X Games mode. Thoughts with side commentary: 😈 Firstly, huge thanks to Entangled Teen/MBC Books for sending me an ARC (even though I'm only just now finishing 😅) This in no way affects my opinions. 😈 I highly recommend the audiobook--the narrator was amazing--but the book was just as good😉 😈 I actually spoiled the ending for myself (as I so often do🙃 I need to stop looking at how many pages it is) but let me tell you: it was st Wow, Ashley. You're posting a review before three months have passed. On X Games mode. Thoughts with side commentary: 😈 Firstly, huge thanks to Entangled Teen/MBC Books for sending me an ARC (even though I'm only just now finishing 😅) This in no way affects my opinions. 😈 I highly recommend the audiobook--the narrator was amazing--but the book was just as good😉 😈 I actually spoiled the ending for myself (as I so often do🙃 I need to stop looking at how many pages it is) but let me tell you: it was still as shocking (and a nice little stray away from the traditional chosen one trope) but also had the best closing line😂 😈 Draven appreciation 😍 😈 If listening to the audiobook, have headphones on you (you'll know what chapter) 😈 I figured out a couple of the characters kind of early on but I was never solid in my thoughts so I was still shocked

  22. 4 out of 5

    Auri

    “Even an ember of night can be a beacon in the darkness” Synopsis: All Harley wants is to make it to her 18th birthday so she can move out and escape her abusive, alcoholic father and take her little sister Ray with her. But then a hot new guy enters the picture, weird things start happening, and now she finds out she’s the key to stopping the war between Heaven and Hell. Characters: 3/5 I’m actually really frustrated with how her best friend, father, and boss are characterized in the book. They f “Even an ember of night can be a beacon in the darkness” Synopsis: All Harley wants is to make it to her 18th birthday so she can move out and escape her abusive, alcoholic father and take her little sister Ray with her. But then a hot new guy enters the picture, weird things start happening, and now she finds out she’s the key to stopping the war between Heaven and Hell. Characters: 3/5 I’m actually really frustrated with how her best friend, father, and boss are characterized in the book. They felt like hollow stereotypes, the abusive father and alternative father figure. Which would have been okay if we were allowed to know them outside of those archetypes. I’m not comfortable hating a character for being abusive if I don’t know why that character is so hateful. Plot: 3/5 The ending on this one really threw me, it is a fantastic cliffhanger but without the substance and context of world building it lacked impact for me. Otherwise the plot was very engaging and fast paced. Writing: 4/5 I don’t have any strong positive or negative feelings about the writing, the only thing I will say is that it seemed to suffer from some awkward transitions at times. World building: 3/5 The book is set in modern day Chicago and the magical world is built on the nine circles of hell. There are some interesting twists I haven’t read before but I walked away still not really understanding the vision. Triggers: Abuse

  23. 5 out of 5

    Laly

    This book is amazing 🥳 it actually get 4.5 stars from me! And I recommend everyone go read it! Our main character is the key to an upcoming war between heaven and hell but she doesn’t know it until now. My favorite thing about Harley (other than her awesome name) is that she is different from our YA girls. Harley embraces her feelings towards Draven although she knows that he’s off limits, she doesn’t shy away from liking him or telling him off. She also takes on her powers like a boss. She does This book is amazing 🥳 it actually get 4.5 stars from me! And I recommend everyone go read it! Our main character is the key to an upcoming war between heaven and hell but she doesn’t know it until now. My favorite thing about Harley (other than her awesome name) is that she is different from our YA girls. Harley embraces her feelings towards Draven although she knows that he’s off limits, she doesn’t shy away from liking him or telling him off. She also takes on her powers like a boss. She doesn’t want to get rid of them or questions why her (in a whiny voice) she trains and embraces all she is. I’m excited for where this is going and to see more of Harley, Draven and the whole amazing cast. Especially Ray 🤩

  24. 5 out of 5

    Abby

    Rating: 2.5/5 stars You’ll like this book if you like: •Jennifer L Armentrout’s Dark Elements & Harbinger series •Buffy the Vampire Slayer •Strong sister bond •Demons •Discovered powers •Bad boy that’s soft for one particular girl •Cheesy couples nicknames •Slower build up •Enemies to lovers

  25. 5 out of 5

    Kristi Housman Confessions of a YA Reader

    RTC Thank you to Entangled Teen for sending me a review copy (and that awesome box).

  26. 5 out of 5

    mia :)

    4.5 “Trust is both a gift and a curse. Heady in the right hands and a weapon in others.’”

  27. 5 out of 5

    Nikki Sojkowski

    **I was given an ARC of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.** To preface, this book is far outside my comfort zone. I was actually kind of shocked that this was put in the hands of a YA reviewer. While this is definitely an NA book that was perhaps miscategorized, this was an amazing NA book that I was pleasantly surprised by. Ember of Night is a gritty, 16+, paranormal, "chose one" book that was a wild ride. Very well-written deceptions and betrayals await Lee's reader **I was given an ARC of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.** To preface, this book is far outside my comfort zone. I was actually kind of shocked that this was put in the hands of a YA reviewer. While this is definitely an NA book that was perhaps miscategorized, this was an amazing NA book that I was pleasantly surprised by. Ember of Night is a gritty, 16+, paranormal, "chose one" book that was a wild ride. Very well-written deceptions and betrayals await Lee's readers. The last page all on its own added a whole star to this book for me! My one gripe was that there were a lot of fighting scenes that could have been removed or merged. In the middle of the book Harley gets attacked by demons, gets attacked by more demons, gets attacked by even more demons and nothing about those scenes or the brief spaces between them advances the plot in any way. It unfortunately made the middle a little monotonous and this pacing issue could have been easily fixed with making the demon attacks separate waves in one fight, or having Harley getting breaks where we actually learn new information before she gets attacked again. While the middle was a bit murky, the beginning and the end were really strong (oh my god that ENDING). I know it's always great to have some warnings for edgier content so below is some more information on whether this awesome book is the right book for you! CW for the book: familial physical abuse, graphic gore (non-human), lots of swearing, sex-adjacent activities

  28. 5 out of 5

    Danielle (always_read_the_end_first)

    "Just because something is damaged doesn't mean it isn't beautiful. All things have value. Don't let anyone tell you differently." Please read for: -fierce female protagonist! -awesome banter! -humor/pop culture references galore! -emotional moments! -swoon worthy love interest! Well this book is sooooo impactful. Be aware of the trigger warning of abuse and alcohol. Can we talk about the view Harley has on healthcare with a focus on mental health in elementary school? That's awesome. Her little siste "Just because something is damaged doesn't mean it isn't beautiful. All things have value. Don't let anyone tell you differently." Please read for: -fierce female protagonist! -awesome banter! -humor/pop culture references galore! -emotional moments! -swoon worthy love interest! Well this book is sooooo impactful. Be aware of the trigger warning of abuse and alcohol. Can we talk about the view Harley has on healthcare with a focus on mental health in elementary school? That's awesome. Her little sister Ray, is gifted, not just with artist skills. I'm very curious to find out what the "chain" means between Harley and Draven. That ending! I was not expecting that bombshell. I have soooo many questions. Will Dravens power differ now that he's "back"? Harley is the ____ but like how..? How did/ why did the seven out Ray into harleys hands at the age of thirteen..? What's next for them all? Thank you so much Entangled Teen for this amazing arc!

  29. 4 out of 5

    Jessica Reads It

    Trigger Warning- this book contains emotional and physical abuse, alcoholism, suicidal thoughts, and sexual content. Ember of Night is an exciting YA Paranormal about self-discovery and renewal of the mind, body, and soul. It features a sassy female lead, Harley, and a devious Judge who threatens her entire world. Harley yearns for someone to truly see her, behind the ugliness of her world. Draven has been sent to finish Harley before she becomes a problem. As the truth unfolds and their connectio Trigger Warning- this book contains emotional and physical abuse, alcoholism, suicidal thoughts, and sexual content. Ember of Night is an exciting YA Paranormal about self-discovery and renewal of the mind, body, and soul. It features a sassy female lead, Harley, and a devious Judge who threatens her entire world. Harley yearns for someone to truly see her, behind the ugliness of her world. Draven has been sent to finish Harley before she becomes a problem. As the truth unfolds and their connection grows, startling revelations cause their connection to shatter and Harley's world to come tumbling down. Harley was such a phenomenal character, I love her ability to persevere despite the hardships of life and her ironclad loyalty to her sister. She has truly been dealt a shitty hand in life and to see her embrace her inner monster was equal parts awe-inspiring and straight-up badass! My only peeve with Harley was that she behaved very irrationally about certain decisions. As an MC, I wanted more emotional depth, for a character who was been abused her entire life I expected more mental anguish. While I understand the intent of the author to use her abuse as a way to position Harley as dark and jaded, there were inconsistencies with her personality that were unsettling. In one scene Harley is all "I'm so weak, I can't do anything because of my muscles" and the next she is all high-handed and ready to take on a high-level demon without training? It was frustrating when she clearly doesn't understand her powers or the extent of it yet she is running around without aim ready to charge. Draven was by far my favorite character with his mysterious intrigue and quiet intensity. His backstory added another dimension to this novel and I appreciated how he allowed Harley to be herself, always supporting and encouraging instead of demanding. The chemistry between Harley and Draven from the beginning was explosive and their witty banter was infectious. As the book progressed, the dynamic of the relationship shifted and left me confused- "You should stay away from me but I’m going to kiss you every opportunity I get???" I was disappointed in Draven because as a Judge and warrior I expected more emotional maturity. Despite these minor comments, I am extremely curious about the secondary characters; Ray and her abilities, the mysterious Cassiel, and everyone's favorite demon Kazuki. Thank you to the author, Entangled Publishing LLC and NetGalley for providing me with an arc in exchange for an honest review. This review will be posted on my blog from 15th May 2021 and on my bookstagram.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Darya

    Thank you Entangled Teen for sending an arc of Ember of Night by Molly E. Lee. All thoughts & opinions are my own. TW: While my reviews are always trigger free, please note this book contains discussions of and content including emotional / physical abuse, violence and gore, suicidal thoughts and some sexual content. Please reach out to someone if you need help, you are loved. Ember of Night follows 17 year old Harley as she counts down the days she can escape her toxic household and start a new l Thank you Entangled Teen for sending an arc of Ember of Night by Molly E. Lee. All thoughts & opinions are my own. TW: While my reviews are always trigger free, please note this book contains discussions of and content including emotional / physical abuse, violence and gore, suicidal thoughts and some sexual content. Please reach out to someone if you need help, you are loved. Ember of Night follows 17 year old Harley as she counts down the days she can escape her toxic household and start a new life for her and her sister. As her 18th birthday creeps closer she meets Draven. He's mysterious, evasive and too attractive for his own good (seriously!!). When unexplainable (and borderline magical) things start happening with mysterious beings seeming to have it out for Harley, she faces the tough decisions of whether she'll be the hunter or the prey. Here's the rundown folks: enemies to lovers, paranormal AND kickass strong heroins? Check, check and CHECK. Harley is the perfect depiction of the girl she is portrayed to be. Her situations made her wary and untrusting, which is exactly the demeanour that you would expect of someone who has been through some awful things. A lot of times authors will build up very sad backstories to push their plot and sympathy but then will have the character have no actual human and realistic response to the situation. Her energy even as she slowly grows to trust those around her is still closed off and acutely aware which I really found strong on Lee's part. One of my biggest pet peeves is when authors throw away their heroin's supposed identity and personality as soon as the big plot point happens or as soon as they meet their love interest. Harley is very grounded in that she can still be perfectly herself and that her reactions to her situations are strong and important, even if they aren't as "easy" or able to fit into a box. I LOVE LOVE LOVED the side characters especially Harley's younger sister. We see sisters who would do anything for each other and are with each other for it all, even when it's not easy, especially when it's not easy. That bond which is such an important aspect of Harley's motivations was depicted so raw and beautifully that it was hard not to love and respect them and all the choices they made to survive the hand of cards life gave them. Also. Draven is certainly getting high on the list for morally grey mysterious love interests, what a guy! My only pet peeve with this book was that in some areas the pacing was incredibly quick, especially the romantic aspect in that Harley is well defined as closed off and not as forthcoming with her emotions. Some more explanation into their somewhat otherworldly bond would have been a lot better to include for pacing but overall I thought the love plot line was good. While I did see one plot twist coming, the ending completely took me for a spin and I'm dying (pun intended) to know what happens next. Overall a great first book in the trilogy and I'm excited to see where it goes next, Entangled always kills it!!

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