Ember of Night Synopsis
“What to read after A Court of Thorns and Roses! Full of twists you’ll never see coming!” –UppercaseYA
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.
Ember of Night
Ember of Night was such an unexpected surprise for me. Harley’s story is absolutely crushing yet she still manages to find a way to love, laugh, snark and even hold a little hope. She is seriously a badass and has survived so much. Draven has just the right amount of mystery and push/pull with Harley. I already adore him. There is a ton of twisty action paired with intriguing world building that kept me entranced. We are obviously in the early stages of a series so there is some paranormal mystery going on with all the angles vs. demons vibes. The story has some pretty heavy content with lots of potential triggers so do check out content warnings at the beginning of the book, at the bottom of this post or shoot me a message.
This is one of those stories I know is going to stay with me.
“Just because something is damaged doesn’t mean it isn’t beautiful. All things have value. Don’t let anyone tell you differently.”Molly Lee, Ember of Night
Ember of Night Rating: 4.25 of 5
Shadow of Light
Hold on to your seats friends, we are going to Hell!
And like everything else about this delightful story, it is not at all what is seems.
Shadow of Light picks up where Ember of Night left off plot wise… pacing, I felt like the gas was let off a little in the beginning so it took me a little bit to get back into the story but once it took off, it was a nonstop adventure.
The worldbuilding definitely stepped up a level for me in Shadow of Light. I really enjoyed the mythology shared in this one about Earth and Ather. I love Harley and Draven who continue to be one of my favorite couples. And her found family? *Chef’s Kiss* I appreciated that Harley & Draven’s relationship didn’t take the turn I was expecting… you know, the ‘I’m going to make unilateral decisions about our relationship for your own good‘ trope. Harley has grown into her power so much over the past two books and I find her ‘take no crap’ straightforward attitude so refreshing. She is a vibrant mix of strength, fierceness forged by pain and vulnerability.
Also that ending… evil.
Shadow of Light Rating: 4 of 5
Spark of Ash
*sobs* I cannot believe we have reached the end. These characters have been living rent free in my head for so long, it is bittersweet to see the finale. And what a finale it was. Holy hell.
I love how the world and relationships developed throughout Harley’s journey. It is exceptionally rich. From how we define family and love to questioning what is ‘known’… there is so much to explore in this series. Harley is ‘good’ to her core and yet, would let the world burn to save those she loves most. That really resonated with me.
There are so many elements of this finale I want to share but also do not want to spoil this incredible story. Bonds are tested while other relationships grow and it was such a sight to behold. The banter, character development and squad are all #goals.
“Life is yours. To shape, to wield, to throw away. To enrich, to wallow, or to sleep away.”Molly Lee, Spark of Ash
I did not want to put this book down. Even when it broke my heart. This will be a trilogy I pick up again and again.
Spark of Ash Rating: 4.5 of 5
Overall this series has become one of my favorites. There is just something special about these characters that is so raw and relatable to my soul. The world is rich and intriguing. Harley’s story is not an easy one. But it is a needed one. For all survivors on their journey to healing. And for each of us finding our own hope, family and joy. No matter how big or small. Read the Ember of Night Trilogy! And fingers crossed Molly writes more with these characters and/or this world!
Recommend for fans of: non-stop action, twists & turns, Brigid Kemmerer, Tracy Wolff & Jennifer Armentrout, paranormal destruction, chosen one tropes, found family, strong heroines always up for a challenge, sisterhood, swoon worthy romance, soulmates, banter, and revenge.
Series Content Warning: child neglect, child abuse, topics of PTSD, alcohol abuse, thoughts of suicide, murder, physical violence, and self-harm
Thanks you to Entangled Teen, and Molly E. Lee for a copy of each book in exchange for my honest review. Thoughts, swooning, and fangirling are all my own.
About the Author
Molly E. Lee is an author best known for her romance novels, Ask Me Anything, the Grad Night series, and the Love on the Edge series. She is a 1001 Dark Nights Discovery Author for 2017. Molly writes Adult and Young Adult contemporary featuring strong female heroines who are unafraid to challenge their male counterparts, yet still vulnerable enough to have love sneak up on them. In addition to being a military spouse and mother of two + one stubborn English Bulldog, Molly loves exploring the outdoors around her mountain home, and digging for treasures in antique stores.