The Lantern's Ember

The Lantern's Ember Review

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.

Title:The Lantern's Ember
Edition Language:English

    Some Testimonial About This Book:

  • Colleen Houck

    I wrote this one so I'll leave it at that. ;)...

  • Carrie

    The Lantern’s Ember by Colleen Houck is a standalone young adult read perfect for the fall season. The story is a paranormal fantasy mixed with romance between the characters.Once human Jack is now ...

  • Chelsea Humphrey

    Unfortunately this one wasn't what I had hoped it would be. The blurb promises a scary read, but this felt a little more like middle grade fiction than something on the YA spectrum. I think my lack of...

  • Candace Robinson

    ARC received via publisher!...

  • Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)

    If there is one thing that Colleen Houck can do well is write an imaginative story rich in lore and detail and her latest release doesn't disappoint.Full of twists on classic tales and stories as well...

  • Cindy ?? Savage Queen ?

    Wow, I am in love with the cover. It is so haunting and lovely. ...

  • Jennymort ? The Dark Lordette ? House of Slytheread

    *ARC received from Delacorte Press.***2.5 stars**Halloween-y, Witches, Vampires, Werewolves, Lanterns (aka headless horseman), witch power.I honestly love this cover but it is a little off putting com...

  • Stacie (Shy Book Nerd)

    This was a fun, adventurous Halloween-y type of book. At first I didn’t like the main character, Ember because she was so naive and would not listen to reason whatsoever. Her guardian, Jack told her...

  • Jennie Damron

    I enjoyed this book. It wasn't scary liked I hoped, but the story itself was charming. I enjoyed the elements of steampunk she incorporated in the book. That was most unexpected. Ember was a great cha...

  • Austine (NovelKnight)

    This book was provided by the publisher (via NetGalley). This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.For all the spooky vibes from The Lantern's Ember, the "world where ni...