Author: Karsten Knight
Genre: Young Adult, Mythology
Series: Wildefire #2
Hardcover, 480 pages
published on August 28, 2012 by Simon & Schuster BFYR
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Every flame casts a shadow.
Ashline Wilde is about to discover that when you're the reincarnation of a Polynesian volcano goddess, "new beginnings" are just a myth.
Leaving the fiery ruins of her sophomore year behind her, Ash travels to the sizzling beaches of Miami, hot on the trail of the little sister she's only seen in visions. But her happy family reunion isn't all palm trees and paradise. A cult of evil gods-on-earth, known as the Four Seasons, has kidnapped her sister to use in its terrifying new religion. Soon, the streets of Miami erupt in chaos and violence...and Ash gets caught right in the tropical crossfire.
Ash isn't without help, however. Unexpected romance arrives in the form of Wes, an Aztec god of night with his own vendetta against the Four Seasons. As memories of Ash's previous life begin to flicker into her dreams, the boundaries between ally and enemy, life and death, and love and hate all bleed together. And when a mysterious trickster from her past reappears to derail her new quest, Ash must choose between the echoes of a once-forgotten yesterday and the embers of an uncertain future.
Because when old flames return from the dead, even a volcano goddess can get burned.
Embers and Echoes, the sequel to Wildefire was an amazing-emotional rollercoaster! I read Wildefire last year and really enjoyed it. Karsten left readers with a shocking cliff hanger…so I knew I had to read the sequel ASAP. Embers and Echoes starts off exactly where the last book ended, with Ashline and Colt emerging from the motorcycle accident, and where readers learn the revelations about Colt’s true identity (don’t want to spoil the series for those who haven’t read it yet). Ashline has a dream of Rose, her younger sister, and follows the clues to Miami. Once she arrives in Miami, she saves another young man who happens to be a deity just like Ash. As Ash and her new friends search for her sister Rose, it leads them to the Four Seasons. The Four Seasons has Rose, and she’s part of their master plan to reveal themselves to the human population. Not only does Ash have to save her sister but stop the Four Season before they wreck havoc on the streets of Miami.
If you read Wildefire, you’ll definitely get everything you enjoyed in the first book and more! Like the first book, Embers and Echoes is broken up into three parts and there are chapters of Ashline dreaming of her past lives and dreams that are seen through Rose’s eyes. Readers get a new playground as they leave the academy in California, and explore Miami. Knight had no problem getting rid of characters in this book, as the list of casualties piled up. I was pretty shocked to see certain characters go and others were kind of expected LOL. This was a very quick read, regardless of it being almost 500 pages (480 pages). The book is full of action, suspense, crazy twist and shocking betrayals! A must read for everyone, and if you haven’t read the first book…what are you waiting for?! Go buy it now!
**Thank you Simon & Schuster for sending me a copy of this book for review**
FTC disclaimer: Simon & Schuster provided me with a copy of Embers and Echoes (ARC), and in return I provide an honest review.