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The Lantern's Ember


The Lantern's Ember

by Colleen Houck

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  • ISBN 9780399555749
  • English
  • 404 Pages
  • 110018 Words

The Lantern's Ember

by Colleen Houck

A bold and ghostly stand-alone from New York Times bestselling author Colleen Houck, with all the moodiness of Sleepy Hollow and all the romance her fans love. Welcome to a world where nightmarish creatures reign supreme. Five hundred years ago, Jack made a deal with the devil. It's difficult for him to remember much about his mortal days. So he focuses on fulfilling his sentence as a Lantern--one of the watchmen who guard the portals to the Otherworld, a realm crawling with every nightmarish creature imaginable. Jack has spent centuries jumping from town to town, ensuring that nary a mortal--or not-so-mortal--soul slips past him. That is, until he meets beautiful Ember O'Dare. Seventeen, stubborn, and a natural-born witch, Ember feels a strong pull to the Otherworld. Undeterred by Jack's warnings, she crosses into the forbidden plane with the help of a mysterious and debonair vampire--and the chase through a dazzling, dangerous world is on. Jack must do everything in his power to get Ember back where she belongs before both the earthly and unearthly worlds descend into chaos. Colleen Houck, the New York Times bestselling author of the Tigers Curse series and Reawakened series, breathes new life into classic folklore in this wild, twisting adventure propelled by the spirit of Halloween. "[Houck] offers a fresh spin on The Legend of Sleepy Hollow**...with some genuine surprises in store."--**Kirkus **"A wild and seductive adventure...a must-have for YA collections."--**SLJ

Review & Comments

  • Arys

    The Lantern's Ember by Colleen Houck is a standalone YA fantasy novel that will get you in the mood for October and Halloween! With characters inspired by Halloween favorites like the headless horseman (Lanterns), witches, vampires, and more, this novel takes you on an adventure to the Otherworld where all the nightmarish creatures live. A quick and easy read, The Lantern's Ember is more fantasy, fairy-tale like than scary or spooky. It also has a love quadrangle amongst Ember and the three suitors vying for her affection, which you may or may not like depending on how you fee about them. I would have preferred it to only have one couple (Ember and Jack) instead of adding additional love interests. Other than that, the adventure and getting to know Ember, Jack, and why witches didn't go to the Otherwold was worth the read. Overall, The Lantern's Ember by Colleen Houck is a fun, light read and I would recommend it especially if you want to find books that will get you in the spirit of Halloween. (I voluntarily reviewed an advance review copy of this book I received for free from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for my open and honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.).

    September 12, 2018

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