Ember Launch Tour (Review & Giveaway)

#EmberLaunch @_ChristineBell

I am so excited to be a part of the Ember Launch tour because I'm a huge Entangled Publishing fan. I love so many different of their imprints and I have yet to read a title that I have not either adored or loved. They've got some great people who can pick them. So when I saw they were launching another division to the Entangled Teen line, I was like hell ya sign me. Here's a little about Ember...
"Our fires burn brightly for our readers and as a way to say thanks to our readers we've launched our latest division of Entangled Teen and it's name is Ember. We have two exciting launch titles: Darker Days by Jus Accardo and Chaos by Christine O'Neil. Read away!" Entangled Teen Ember is a division of Entangled Teen that specializes in digital-first YAs
I will be spotlight both books but for this tour I was happy to read and review Chaos by Christine O'Neil

My name is Maggie Raynard. After sixteen years being just plain me, suddenly, when I lose my temper, my fingers become weapons of mass destruction. Turns out I'm a semi-god, descended from Aphrodite. Sounds cool in theory, but when I accidentally put my ex-boyfriend in a coma, things go downhill pretty fast.

Now some new guy named Mac Finnegan has made it his mission in life to continually piss me off. I'm stuck learning how to use my new powers while also dealing with regular high school problems, and with this annoying and super-hot—guy all
up in my business, I'm about to flip out.

But it gets worse. I just learned there's this watchdog council of semis who keep an eye out for any bad apples. They think I'm the baddest one in the bunch and want to take me out before I do any more damage. My nemesis Mac might turn out to be my salvation, only he's got secrets of his own...and they may just kill us both.
**My Reveiw**

Chaos is one of those perfect twist of Greek mythology and modern day. Maggie goes from being a normal high schooler to semi-god in a life changing episode. After she put her ex-boyfriend in a coma, a not so secret watchdog council sends out someone to evaluate if she should be “dealt with”. Maggie being an untrained newbie doesn’t really understand the implications with this and is more concerned about Mac, the hot guy that is messing with her school advice column. It’s not long before things turn ugly for Maggie and seems like Mac is the only person that can help her and even that is questionable.

One of the things I really like about Maggie is that I don’t like her in the beginning of the book. That sounds crazy right, but honestly there were some things that made me mad like the way she talks to her mom about the grandma situation. I thought in my head, she is being so immature and guess what, she should be because she is a teenager. I like that I didn’t like her because it gave her room to grow and as the book progresses, I really start see the other characteristics about her that come out the more you get to know her and as she develops through the book. I thought that was fantastic. So by the end of the book I was rooting for Maggie and thinking you kick butt girl!

I’m a greek mythology buff so I love when it’s incorporated and the use of it in this story is awesome. Especially when you get towards the end but I don’t want to spoil it so I won’t talk about that. I do however love the fact that it’s using Aphrodite mostly. You wouldn’t think the goddess of love would be a complicated thing but think about the gray area. Sometimes people do great and wonderful things for love, but there are also people who do bad twisted things in the name of love. It can go either way I like how that is kind of woven into the story.

I love the chemistry between Mac and Maggie. As the book goes on it gets better and better. It’s one of those things where it can be steamy without them even doing anything. Especially the way that other characters factor in. I just loved reading it. I think they are one of my favorite couples.

There are also great supporting characters. I love when the main character has some best friends. She has one that is Libby and that is who she tells everything to. Then there is Bink who she has been close to since they were kids but there are just some things that can only be shared between the two girls. Bink has an over protective streak that is endearing, he wants to beat up any guy that messes with Maggie which is why she sometimes doesn’t tell him things. Very sweet.

Wow an explosive ending I would say when I was about 80 percent I actually took a break and told my husband that I had to get ready because I knew it would be intense. Plus I knew that I had to read it when I was going to be able to read from there to the end because there would be no stopping which is what happened. So good I can’t wait for the next book, I must know what happens!

****

Darker Days by Jus Accardo

A little sin can be deadly...
Jessie Darker goes to high school during the day, but at night she helps with the family investigation business.
Cheating husbands and stolen inheritances? They’re your girls—but their specialty is a bit darker. Zombie in your garage? Pesky Poltergeist living in your pool? They’ll have the problem solved in a magical minute. For a nominal fee, of course...
When gorgeous new client, Lukas Scott, saunters into the office requesting their help to find a stolen box, it sounds like a simple case—until the truth comes out. The box is full of Sin.
Seven deadly ones, in fact.
They’ve got five days to recapture the Sins before they're recalled by the box, taking seven hijacked human bodies with them. Easy peasy—except for one thing...
There’s a spell that will allow the Sins to remain free, causing chaos forever. When the key ingredient threatens the life of someone she knows, Jessie must make the ultimate choice between love and family—or lose everything.


About the Authors

Christine O'Neil was born and raised in Connecticut, where she spent most of her childhood outdoors catching salamanders, frogs and colds. When she wasn't terrorizing Mother Nature, she was curled up under the covers with her nose in a book. As an adult, she's stopped stalking amphibians, but still loves books. When she isn't reading, she likes to spend her time people-watching. In fact, she's probably watching you RIGHT NOW O_O She's also pretty obsessed with writing YA books, but if she had to pick another profession she would be a ninja...or a Professor of the Dark Arts. Christine also writes adult romance under the pen name Christine Bell.
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JUS ACCARDO spent her childhood reading and learning to cook. Determined to follow in her grandfather’s footsteps as a chef, she applied and was accepted to the Culinary Institute of America. At the last minute, she realized her path lay with fiction, not food, and passed on the spot to pursue writing. Jus is the bestselling author the popular Denazen series from Entangled publishing. A native New Yorker, she lives in the middle of nowhere with her husband, three dogs, and sometimes guard bear, Oswald.
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I love books, tea/coffee(by the gallon) and sour candy. I wear my nerd badge with pride and have two children ages 5 and 3 that keep me on my toes.
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