Hello loveies! In this post I have my book review of
Born of Embers is the first book in the Phoenix Rising series.
Trigger Warnings: Rape mention, Stalking, Murder, Murder mention, Abuse, Abuse mention, Abusive Parent, Blood mention, Gore mention, Gun Usage.
I always knew I was different. I’d thought it had to be hidden – to stay a secret. I didn’t know my secret would become the key to my survival. Turning eighteen and getting accepted into college brings me everything I need to escape from the nightmares of my past but I never could have imagined my nightmares – and dreams – were just beginning. Finding myself thrown into a world of fantasy, politics, friendships, and rules that are nearly impossible to understand, I feel like I’m drowning in a world of shifters I never knew existed. As I struggle to find my place and prevent my nightmares from tearing me apart, I find myself surrounded by an unusual group of sexy men. With Hiro, Killian, Theo, Damien, and Ryder I’m trying to become the woman I’ve always wanted to be, if my past, and my future, will let me.
*Warning this book contains scenes and references of abuse that some readers may find triggering. This book also contains some m/m themes.*
From GoodReads [x]:
“REVERSE HAREM” IS, LITERALLY, THE OPPOSITE OF “HAREM”, WITH A GROUP OF MALES CENTERING ROUND A SINGULAR FEMALE, USUALLY WITH THREE OR MORE MALES. QUITE OFTEN FOUND UNDER THE ROMANCE GENRE.
I had my eye on Born of Embers for such a long time. When I didn’t have it, I wanted to read Nix, and the others’ story so badly. But then I downloaded Born of Embers and suddenly I was apprehensive about reading it. It was only when I re-read the synopsis for Born of Embers that I actually sat down to read it. ….And had a blast.
There are multiple points of view within Born of Embers and I’ve got to say that the different points of views that we read from work together really well. Like, aside from the fact that the guys’ all get along (for the most part) greatly, it was easy for me to see how easily the guys came to care for not only each other–I mean, they call themselves brothers (though they aren’t blood related)–as well as care for Nix.
The guys all have sides to them that we don’t see right away, so I was incredibly glad that we got to know more of the characters the deeper we got into the story.
Honestly, I didn’t know what to expect from Born of Embers, but it certainly wasn’t what happened.
Born of Embers is a great story with many sides to it. And for the most part, Born of Embers kept me on my toes throughout my reading. I’m looking forward to reading the second book whenever I get around to it. And with that cliffhanger ending that the book so graciously provided for us (<–sarcasm) I just might be reading Book 2 sooner that I think.
Overall, Born of Embers was a great introduction to the series.
I give Born of Embers, 3.5 stars.
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