Monday, September 9, 2013

Review: Ember by Bettie Sharpe

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Title: Ember
Author: Bettie Sharpe
Version Reviewed: Finished, eBook

GoodReads Summary:
Charm is a curse. Love is a fire. This story is no fairytale.
Everyone loves Prince Charming. They have to—he’s cursed. Every man must respect him. Every woman must desire him. One look, and all is lost.
Ember would rather carve out a piece of her soul than be enslaved by passions not her own. She turns to the dark arts to save her heart and becomes the one woman in the kingdom able to resist the Prince’s Charm.
Poor girl. If Ember had spent less time studying magic and more time studying human nature, she might have guessed that a man who gets everything and everyone he wants will come to want the one woman he cannot have.
Warning: This story contains sex, violence, and naughty words.
It’s based on a fairytale, but it isn’t for kids.
You must be over 18 to read
I read this book after a friend read and reviewed it. It sounded interesting and I really wanted to check it out. So I downloaded it to my eReader and went to work.

The storyline of Ember was good, but it seemed like it really needed a little more. For my tastes, the story was too compacted and everything happened way, way too fast. The character didn't really seem to have enough depth to them and weren't well written. My husband read it after I did, and agreed with me completely.

I do love the story though, and how Sharpe twisted the tale of Cinderella, and succeeded in weaving in other fairy tales such as Hansel and Gretel and Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs.

All in all, it was decent for a quick "adult" read, but not one I would come back to. Had it been more descriptive and more thought out, I would definitely have enjoyed it more.

Rating: 2 Stars.
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*I bought this book with my own money.

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