Review: Raining Embers by Jessica Dall

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Publisher: Red Adept

Publishing Date: November 2015

ISBN: 9781940215563

Genre: Fantasy

Rating: 2.4/5

 

Publishers Description: 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. 

Review: Brier and Palmer are speshul. How speshul? Fuggin’ reincarnated Chaos and Order to be specific. Of course they can’t help but be attracted to each other and fumble around kissing and hearing shjt and making shjt disappear and there is a war and a street urchin girl with black eyes and a shape shifter that fits in I don’t where. The story line is barely cogent but is constantly bogged down with inner and outer dialogue just when the movement starts picking up. Then the storyline will shift in some vague way and you’re left wondering “How did I get here?”.

I just don’t know on this one. Yeah the writing is good and the talent is there but the character development was practically non-existent. They lacked depth, personality and vitality. They failed to pull you along through the storyline as proponents to their plight. The tingling of spines , grinding of teeth and “said softly” do not a character(s) make.

I see a good talent with a creative idea that never fully blossomed. This needed a good Beta read by an established group of reviewers.  

 

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