City In Embers by Stacey Marie Brown #cityinembers

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Zoey Daniels has been tossed from foster home to foster
home, where she grows up fast and tough. When she i s placed in her
“last-chance” home, she finds a reason to stay and turn her life around:
her foster sister, Lexie, who is paralyzed and confined to a wheelchair.
Zoey will do anything to keep her safe.
After high school, Zoey is hired by a special government agency, the Department
of Molecular Genetics (DMG), where she meets the other reason to remain:
Daniel, her co-worker. The man she loves.
But there is something unique about Zoey. She can see fae. Because of this,
the DMG hires her to work as a Collector: catching, researching, testing, and
using the fae to save human lives. The work never registers on her sympathy
radar. She was raised to think of fae as beasts that feed on humans and want
to destroy them.
When devastation hits Seattle, Zoey's whole world is turned upside down. The
electric storm connects her to a ruthless fae, a Wanderer named Ryker, whose
dealings expose them to even more trouble and danger. They embark on a journey,
running and hiding from both the government and fae, both of which threaten
their lives and those they love.

About Stacey
Marie Brown

Stacey Marie Brown is a lover of hot fictional
bad boys and sarcastic heroines who kick butt. She also enjoys books,
travel, TV shows, hiking, writing, design, and archery. Stacey swears
she is part gypsy, being lucky enough to live and travel all over the world.

She grew up in Northern California,
where she ran around on her family's farm, raising animals, riding
horses, playing flashlight tag, and turning hay bales into cool forts.
She volunteers helping animals and is eco- friendly. She feels all
animals, people, and environment should be treated kindly.

My Review:
I have to admit as a person who is not exactly a romance fan I was cautious going into this with the cover,
but the summary sounded exactly like something I would enjoy. The book does start out with Zoey explaining
her job and how much she is in love with her co-worker who is twice her age. Needless to say I was a bit
worried that the story would be mostly romance off the bat, but the romance did not, in fact rule the story.

During a battle early on in the book Zoey becomes impregnated by a magical strike of lightening. It just so
happens that the magic had to be taken from somewhere, enter Ryker. Ryker hates humans but until he can
restore his magic, Zoey is not going to leave his side. Along the way they pick up a talking Money, Sprig
who adds the majority of the humor to the story.

During the crazy storm, Seattle is devastated and the city is now an apocalyptic dead zone. Zoey and Ryker
are not only being hunted by her company DMG for becoming pregnant with a Fae, but also Garrett who is after
Ryker, so they have nowhere to turn for help.

I really enjoyed this story, the writing and pacing was perfect and kept me entertained every minute. There
was one particular part in the storyline later on in the book that I felt was a bit out of place with
the direction the book was taking us, but could be easily willing to forgive if that storyline continued
into more depth in a futureinstallment. Also when Zoey becomes captive and pregnant she seems to lose a
lot of the character bad ass build up and I wish she was a bit more bold and defiant.

Overall definitely a book I would recommend, very entertaining and action packed with great combination
of characters.
4 Stars I received a free copy for review for participating in the blog tour.


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