Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Review: Raining Embers by Jessica Dall

Raining Embers (Order and Chaos #1)
By Jessica Dall 
Published November 3rd, 2015 by Red Adept Publishing, LLC
280 pages

4 STARS - Awesome Start!! 

*I was given a copy of this book by the author in exchange for an honest review. Thanks!*

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Palmer Tash always follows the path of least resistance. He has an unusual disability involving his hearing. But in theocratic Latysia, being different isn’t a good thing, so he conceals his problem.

Brier Chastain’s malady is even more debilitating, and she often must take to her bed for long periods. Her days are spent in meaningless pursuits as she awaits an arranged marriage.

When Palmer and Brier are kidnapped on the same night, they meet and discover that their so-called disabilities are actually budding powers. They are the incarnations of Order and Chaos. With their country on the brink of war, the two must step into their predestined roles and learn to take control of their own destinies.


I just want to start by saying that I absolutely love this cover! I just love the colors. :) 

This book caught my attention from the beginning. It was an overall enjoyable read as well. I really enjoyed learning about Order and Chaos. I always love to read about different legends or myths and Raining Embers didn't disappoint. 

It was a little slow to start but once Brier and Palmer figured things out, things got interesting quick. Brier and Palmer had to learn about their abilities and how they came to have them. We get to see both of these characters grow in their abilities and grow as characters in general. I also really enjoyed Rosette, one of the other characters in the book. She is a young girl that Brier and Palmer come to care for. She also has a few abilities of her own and I'm quite interested in finding out more about her. I'm actually interested in learning more about all three of these characters. 

I think that Raining Embers was a great start to this new series. The idea is refreshing and the characters are pretty enjoyable. There is action, some romance, and suspense. The characters grow as the book goes on and the ending left me wanting more. There are definitely questions that need to be answered and I can't wait to find out what the answers are as the series goes on. 

Overall, I enjoyed reading this book. It was different and the characters, as well as their abilities/stories, were interesting. I enjoyed the fact that this book wasn't incredibly long and that it was pretty easy to understand everything that was going on in the world and with the characters. I love the fantasy genre but some of them are incredibly hard to get into or to understand. Sometimes there is so much detail that I can't really focus or comprehend what is going on. This is where Raining Embers is different and I really appreciated that. Definitely give this one a try! 


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