Series: Death Collectors
Published by CreateSpace
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For nineteen-year-old Ember, life has always been about death. With a simple touch, she can see when someone will die. It’s her curse and the reason she secludes herself from the world. The only person that knows her secret is her best friend Raven.
But that changes when she meets Asher Morgan. He’s gorgeous and mysterious and is the only person Ember can't sense death from. The silence he instills in her mind and body allows her to feel things she’s never been able to before, so despite her initial reservations, Ember lets Asher into her life and lets herself to get close to him. But the closer they get, the more Ember realizes that Asher is keeping secrets from her.
When unexplained deaths begin to surface in her town, Ember questions why she can’t see Asher's death and what it is he’s hiding from her.
When I started the Death Collecters series I did not realize it had two versions, a YA and NA version. I’m not sure how different the two are (sounded like the NA version just had some more adult themes aka sexy time) but I had Ember X on my Kindle and decided to go for it. My thoughts on the series revolve around the NA versions.
This series was an interesting one. I did enjoy the first book, Ember X, but didn’t have particularly strong positive feelings for the rest. It was familiar in a way that a lot of younger paranormal romance books are. Sexy mysterious boys come to town, sinister forces coming to reek havoc, girl pulled into the chaos. Can Ember save her town, herself, and choose the right guy? But it also started out with a bit of a new feel.
The first in the series had promise with a mysterious introduction to most characters, just enough questions, some twist and turns and a cliff hanger ending. Embers abilities to see people’s deaths and her justified fear of touching people made the first book quite interesting. Not knowing who to trust was equally intriguing.
Sadly, as the series continued I felt the mystery disapeared. I felt there was a lot of potential for a more complicated ending for an added twist. Add a poorly executed attempt at a love triangle and some characters getting less than stellar endings and the Death Collectors series just didn’t end up being for me. Solid start but I just wasn’t feeling the rest.