Author: Jennifer Alsever
Narrator: Moira Todd
Series: Trinity Forest Series, Book 1
Publisher: Sawatch Publishing
Released: Sep. 7, 2017
Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal
Author Jennifer Alsever delivers an addictive story ideal for fans of The Uglies, We Were Liars, and Before I Fall about a teen grieving over her parent’s tragic death who becomes entangled with a mysterious forest teeming with urban legends of strange disappearances and witchcraft.
Ember Trouve used to be alive, driven to become a musician and on a path to college. That was before her parents died. One day, after venturing into the fabled Trinity Forest, she goes missing. Now, Ember must confront the truth behind her parents’ death – or lose herself to the forest forever.
In this fresh and compelling novel, Jennifer Alsever creates a paranormal world of loss, mystery, love, and survival as Ember searches for escape – and a path back to herself. Ember Burning is the first installment of the three-book Trinity Forest series.
A teenager still lives inside author Jennifer Alsever. She spent two decades as a professional journalist, contributing to such publications as Fortune Magazine, the New York Times, Inc Magazine and the Wall Street Journal, before letting her imagination run wild in 2016. The result is Ember’s story told in the three-book Trinity Forest Series, her first published fiction work.
When not absorbed in writing, Alsever enjoys a good hike, doing some yoga, hanging with her boys, some moguls on skis, a rigorous mountain bike ride or indulging in the simple pleasures of life. Her favorites: untouched snow, frozen chocolate chips, savasina on a yoga mat and yes, bowls of pan fried brussels sprouts. Jennifer is working on her upcoming novel, Psychic Monkeys, to be released in 2019.
Moira Todd is a Washington, DC-based actor. She originally hails from Mt. Hood, Oregon where the trees are always green, the mountain is always pointy, and the weather is usually rainy. It was there that she learned the secret arts of alpine skiing and whistling at the same time as you hum. While neither has proved useful in her theatre career, she remains hopeful. These days she spends most of her free time swimming, baking bread, and watching whale documentaries.
I’ve been seeing the Trinity Forest books around for a while now, and I’ve been curious about them. They sounded really good – interesting and exciting – and the covers are really nice and drew me in so I was excited about the idea of hearing them in an audiobook format.
I do tend to shy away from books that cover witchcraft, however, because I find many of them to be poor portrayals about what witchcraft actually entails, but I didn’t find this book to be overly glamorized or offensive the way some are – in fact, it was entertaining and enjoyable, and I’m really glad I gave it a go.
The characters in the book were well written – the main character, Ember (love her name), was incredibly full of personality and it really brought the book to life, in my opinion. She was grieving and vulnerable, and it really led her to go along with the events in the story.
The narrator for this book did such a wonderful job – she brought even more depth and emotion to this amazing book, making it enjoyable to listen to and practically like I was actually transported into the novel. It takes talent to be able to do that, so if you are on the fence about listening to this, give it a go, because the narrator does a fantastic job.
The book itself is well written and entertaining – I loved it from the beginning to the end and really can’t wait to see what book two brings!
I received these audiobooks as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by Jennifer Alsever. The gifting of these audiobooks did not affect my opinion of them.
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