Monday, November 3, 2014

Blog Tour: Embers (The Wings of War #1) by Karen Ann Hopkins


(The Wings of War #1) 
Karen Ann Hopkins 
Pub October 21st 2014 
by Author Self Pub 
ARC for Review 

There are descendants of angels walking among us. Ember is one of them. And she may be the only hope mankind has as the rapture approaches and evils rises.

Embers is an epic paranormal adventure about a seventeen year old girl who discovers that she's immune to fire and any other injury when she’s in a horrific car crash that kills her parents. Following a violent episode with her aunt's boyfriend, Ember flees Ohio to live with an old relative in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. Ember's exuberance at escaping a bad home life soon turns to trepidation when she finds out that she's a Watcher, a descendant of angels. While Ember learns about her heritage, and the powers that go along with it, she strikes up friendships with two teenagers who live in a frightening walled compound in the forest. Inexplicitly drawn to one of the young men in particular, an impossible romance develops. But it is cut short when Ember discovers that her new friends are fighting on the opposite side of a war, one that’s been raging between two factions of Watchers for thousands of years. When the compound’s inhabitants threaten the townspeople, Ember takes action, sealing her fate in the ancient battle of good versus evil, and the grayness in between. Ember is up to the challenge, until she realizes that she isn’t only fighting for the lives of the locals and the souls of her new friends. She also might be one of the few champions who will make a stand for all of mankind as the rapture approaches and the end of days begin.

Embers is a dark and gritty YA novel that’s the first book in the series, The Wings of War.

The End is Near

Did someone say angels? Where do I sign? Oh and its written by Karen Ann Hopkins ahem yes yes frantically waiving yes!! Embers was a different read full of action and drama. Yes it has to do with angels but its unlike anything I’ve read before. The pacing is great and kept me turning the pages wanting to find out more.

This is part of a series that I plan to follow quite closely. Ember’s life has changed in the most drastic way and it is just the beginning. The end draws near and Ember will be at the center of it all. I just hope that when that time comes she will be able to find her happy ending.

I’ve read all of Ms. Hopkins Temptation Series Books and loved them. When I saw this series and it was going to be paranormal I became giddy! Though there are times when I love an authors writing style in one genre when I read a different genre by them I find it disappointing. Not the case here folks this was a very entertaining and compelling read. I’m looking forward to whats next.

The ending was epic all of the characters had a crazy showdown and I did not see some of those things coming. It has raised some questions that I know will be answered in the books to come so I will behave and wait patiently for that time. Was the ending a cliffhanger no! It was a big bang and it sets up the next book quite nicely.

Ember is the ultimate character for me she has so many amazing qualities I want to see her succeed. She befriends Ivan right away and cue the super sexy Sawyer that would do anything to keep her safe. His vow is to Ember to be there for her and face any danger come what may as long as he can keep her safe he will be happy. Ivan is going to be a friend that sticks around. To say Ember is powerful would be an understatement. No one knows what the major plans are just yet so in the mean time Ember will hone her skills and learn all that she can. I have have a sinking feeling things are not as they seem and everyone is going to have some splainin to do.

This is a story I highly recommend if you are a fan of paranormal there is a dab of everything. The world building is phenomenal I felt as though I was in the mountains with Ember learning how to wield her powers and the scenery oh my goodness. Talk about getting sucked into an amazing new world! Bravo bravo bravo!!

4.5 I could not put this down or get enough. When does the next one come out cause I need it pronto. New Love Filled Stars!!

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About the Author

A native of New York State, Karen Ann Hopkins now lives with her family on a farm in northern Kentucky, where her neighbors in all directions are members of a strict Amish community.  Her unique perspective became the inspiration for the story of star-crossed lovers Rose and Noah. When she’s not homeschooling her kids, giving riding lessons or tending to a menagerie of horses, goats, peacocks, chickens, ducks, rabbits, dogs and cats, she is dreaming up her next romantic novel.


  1. This sounds like it is going to be an amazing series.. that is an absolutely gorgeous cover! That alone makes me want to read it …thanks for sharing!!!

  2. Perfect cover! Love it. And I loved reading your reviews! I have this sitting on my Kindle, and after reading your reviews, it gave me the motivation to get started already. They got me excited about it again, like I was when I bought the book!


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