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Ember X (Death Collectors) is by the New York Times and USA Today best selling young adult and new adult fiction author, Jessica Sorensen. It is the first book of Death Collectors Series and is for mature young adult audiences since there are explicit and mature content.
Ember X (Death Collectors) is a vivid and captivating narrative of 19-year-old Ember dealing with her twisted gift and unexplained deaths in her town. Ember has a sad and fragile life as death has consumed her and finds a way to be around her. She has the demented gift of seeing ghosts as a child. As Ember grew up she learned she could see when someone will die and how he or she will die by simply touching them.
Ember feels as is she has been hexed from society, as she doesn’t want the images of death flooding her mind. She secludes herself from the world and only spends time with her best friend Raven. Raven is the only person who knows Embers secret and tries to make her live life and not give into her despair of dwelling on her gift. Ember finally lets herself let loose and live once she meets Asher Morgan.
Asher is an irresistible gorgeous new transplant in her small town. As Ember spends time with Asher she realizes that he is the only person she can’t sense death with. The peace and serenity she feels with Asher makes her feel like she’s normal. Despite her reservation of letting her guard down she allows herself to get close to Asher. In the end it is revealed that Ember isn’t the only one with secrets.
Sorensen presents a bone chilling and addictive read as she presents a good versus evil love story. We learn that there are two types of death collectors that are taking the souls of the sudden hit of deaths in the town. The two death collectors are Grim Reapers and The Angels of Death. Sorensen gives a deep explanation of the history of each and presents Embers emotional turmoil of the understanding the two entities.
The passionate and frightful paranormal romance continues in Cinder X (The Death Collectors #2). Sorensen posted on her website that the book is due out in August but the exact date is still under the wraps.