The Lantern's Ember

The Lantern's Ember

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 ce Welcome to a world where nightmarish creatures reign supreme. Five hundred years ago, Jack made a deal with th...

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Title:The Lantern's Ember
Author:Colleen Houck
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Genres:Fantasy
ISBN:The Lantern's Ember
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9780399555749
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The Lantern's Ember Reviews

  • Lisa Mandina
    Sep 10, 2018

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

    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 a Lantern with it being his job to guard the portal to the Otherworld. Jack is mea...

    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 preparation for the book it turned out to be is an indication of the "right book, wro...

    ARC received via publisher! ...

    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 as old time-y lore, The Lantern's Ember is one that will be sure to capture your ...

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

    *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 compared to the actual story. The timeline for this is somewhere afte...

    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 not to go to the Otherworld because it is dangerous. Do you think she listened? NOPE!...

    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 character, but I find I enjoyed Delia's character even more. I want a book about her and ...

    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 fromThe Lantern's Ember, the "world where nightmarish creatures reign" and deals with the devil and all things haunting, this ...

    Quick read. I honestly was expecting so much more in this book, and was so hyped for it. However, it fell flat for me. The biggest disappoint was that it just wasn't enough to be considered "paranormal." I'm normally a huge fan of scary books and this one was just not scary. It felt as...

    Plot - ???? Character - ???? World Building - ???? Writing Style - ???? Cover - ???? Overall Rating - 3.8 ? / 5 ? ? ~ A perfect read for Halloween! ~ ? ...

    I received this ARC from the publisher in exchange for a honest and voluntary review. I was in no way compensated for this review. I've pretty much loved every single book by Colleen Houck and when I heard she was writing a standalone with a Halloween twist, I was immediately exci...

    I'm seriously obsessed with this cover ...

    THIS REVIEW & MORE ? Paws and Paperbacks ARC provided by the publisher through NetGalley. Disappointed would the be the best word to describe my reading experience. I wanted to love The Lantern?s Ember so much. Not only is that cover is absolutely stunning, but the synops...

    The line between greatness and villainy is as thin as a garrote wire. Friends, I was really excited for The Lantern's Ember from the moment I saw this stunning cover and read the synopsis, and I was so excited to get an opportunity to read an advanced copy for review. While the book...

    ????????? ????????? ? ??????? ? ???????, ??? ????? ????? ???????? ? ???????????????? ??????, ???? ??? ????? ???????? ???????????? ??????????? ?????????? (?...

    First thing I have to say is I really love this cover. It's interesting and I love the fireflies and swirl things all over. This is the perfect book as we are just heading into fall here. Halloween is on it's way and I loved how this book eventually tied in to some of the stories an...

    I just absolutely loved this book! Ember was such a fun character to read from! This book gave me such great Halloween/ Fall time vibes. Great book to read to get into the seasonal joy. I hate horror, so there aren't many "Fall/Halloween" themed books that I could enjoy, but this o...

    DNF I am going to put this down. I just don't feel like it was the right book for me. ...

    The Lantern's Ember was a book I was really looking forward to. The synopsis combined with the cover had me DYING to get my hands on this book. However, I was disappointed when I actually was able to read this book, because it did not turn out to be at all what I was hoping for. On...

    [Monday, December 18, 2017] This seems so SO good! I'm in! Can't wait for the cover reveal! [Wednesday, January 24, 2018] OMG! I'm super excited about this book! It will be released in September 11, 2018! 416 pages of adventure! ...

    Overall Rating: ?? Heroine: We need some character growth up in here Dude: We can?t take pumpkin carrying men seriously Creepiness: It?s no ?Are You Afraid of the Dark? Plot: Halloweentown, Steampunk & Sleepy Hollow, Oh My! We received an advanced reader?s ...

    A digitized ARC of this book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Jan 16, 2018 Oh dang! That is one LOVELY cover. --- Nov 11, 2017 Hmmmm.... yes, yes, I've heard how racist this author supposedly is, but since this book is based on a ...

    Okay hold up. Houck has another potential series coming out next year? I'm already a fan! ? ...

    Then the potion's done, a flawless spell. And you'll hear the peal of a burial hell. Then it's time to harvest a lantern's gleam, And you've got the beginnings of Halloween. Plot This is Colleen Houck's best work to date. I loved the Tiger's Curse series but this book is am...

    You can find this review and others on my blog shades of paper ?It comforted him to see his ember?s glow in the pumpkin?s expression. The light warmed him, giving him hope that somehow, somewhere, there was a spark of freedom waiting for him, even if it was at the end of a v...

    **You can see this full review and more at Book Briefs: https://bookbriefs.net**The Lantern's Ember is a standalone young adult novel by Colleen Houck. I don't normally mention a book's cover, but I have to talk for a moment about just how stunning the cover of The Lantern's Ember is. ...

    I received a copy of this book via the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This did not hinder my opinion in any way! Wow, this book was not at all what I was expecting! But I kind of love that because I really liked what it was. Colleen Houck is a YA author I've seen arou...

    This book was one of my unicorn ARCs to hopefully get when I attended ALA in New Orleans this past June, because I really enjoyed her other book that I'd read in the past. Getting a hold of this one made my day. And when I finally picked it up to read, I was not disappointed! Houck has...

  • Colleen Houck
    Nov 07, 2017

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

  • Aimee (Getting Your Read On)
    Sep 12, 2018

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

    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 a Lantern with it being his job to guard the portal to the Otherworld. Jack is mea...

    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 preparation for the book it turned out to be is an indication of the "right book, wro...

    ARC received via publisher! ...

    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 as old time-y lore, The Lantern's Ember is one that will be sure to capture your ...

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

    *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 compared to the actual story. The timeline for this is somewhere afte...

    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 not to go to the Otherworld because it is dangerous. Do you think she listened? NOPE!...

    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 character, but I find I enjoyed Delia's character even more. I want a book about her and ...

    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 fromThe Lantern's Ember, the "world where nightmarish creatures reign" and deals with the devil and all things haunting, this ...

    Quick read. I honestly was expecting so much more in this book, and was so hyped for it. However, it fell flat for me. The biggest disappoint was that it just wasn't enough to be considered "paranormal." I'm normally a huge fan of scary books and this one was just not scary. It felt as...

    Plot - ???? Character - ???? World Building - ???? Writing Style - ???? Cover - ???? Overall Rating - 3.8 ? / 5 ? ? ~ A perfect read for Halloween! ~ ? ...

    I received this ARC from the publisher in exchange for a honest and voluntary review. I was in no way compensated for this review. I've pretty much loved every single book by Colleen Houck and when I heard she was writing a standalone with a Halloween twist, I was immediately exci...

    I'm seriously obsessed with this cover ...

    THIS REVIEW & MORE ? Paws and Paperbacks ARC provided by the publisher through NetGalley. Disappointed would the be the best word to describe my reading experience. I wanted to love The Lantern?s Ember so much. Not only is that cover is absolutely stunning, but the synops...

    The line between greatness and villainy is as thin as a garrote wire. Friends, I was really excited for The Lantern's Ember from the moment I saw this stunning cover and read the synopsis, and I was so excited to get an opportunity to read an advanced copy for review. While the book...

    ????????? ????????? ? ??????? ? ???????, ??? ????? ????? ???????? ? ???????????????? ??????, ???? ??? ????? ???????? ???????????? ??????????? ?????????? (?...

    First thing I have to say is I really love this cover. It's interesting and I love the fireflies and swirl things all over. This is the perfect book as we are just heading into fall here. Halloween is on it's way and I loved how this book eventually tied in to some of the stories an...

  • Cindy ✩☽ Savage Queen ♔
    Jan 16, 2018

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

    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 a Lantern with it being his job to guard the portal to the Otherworld. Jack is mea...

    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 preparation for the book it turned out to be is an indication of the "right book, wro...

    ARC received via publisher! ...

    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 as old time-y lore, The Lantern's Ember is one that will be sure to capture your ...

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

  • Breanna
    Jul 11, 2018

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

    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 a Lantern with it being his job to guard the portal to the Otherworld. Jack is mea...

    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 preparation for the book it turned out to be is an indication of the "right book, wro...

    ARC received via publisher! ...

    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 as old time-y lore, The Lantern's Ember is one that will be sure to capture your ...

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

    *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 compared to the actual story. The timeline for this is somewhere afte...

    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 not to go to the Otherworld because it is dangerous. Do you think she listened? NOPE!...

    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 character, but I find I enjoyed Delia's character even more. I want a book about her and ...

    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 fromThe Lantern's Ember, the "world where nightmarish creatures reign" and deals with the devil and all things haunting, this ...

    Quick read. I honestly was expecting so much more in this book, and was so hyped for it. However, it fell flat for me. The biggest disappoint was that it just wasn't enough to be considered "paranormal." I'm normally a huge fan of scary books and this one was just not scary. It felt as...

    Plot - ???? Character - ???? World Building - ???? Writing Style - ???? Cover - ???? Overall Rating - 3.8 ? / 5 ? ? ~ A perfect read for Halloween! ~ ? ...

    I received this ARC from the publisher in exchange for a honest and voluntary review. I was in no way compensated for this review. I've pretty much loved every single book by Colleen Houck and when I heard she was writing a standalone with a Halloween twist, I was immediately exci...

    I'm seriously obsessed with this cover ...

    THIS REVIEW & MORE ? Paws and Paperbacks ARC provided by the publisher through NetGalley. Disappointed would the be the best word to describe my reading experience. I wanted to love The Lantern?s Ember so much. Not only is that cover is absolutely stunning, but the synops...

  • Jessica (a GREAT read)
    Jun 09, 2018

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

    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 a Lantern with it being his job to guard the portal to the Otherworld. Jack is mea...

    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 preparation for the book it turned out to be is an indication of the "right book, wro...

    ARC received via publisher! ...

    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 as old time-y lore, The Lantern's Ember is one that will be sure to capture your ...

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

    *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 compared to the actual story. The timeline for this is somewhere afte...

    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 not to go to the Otherworld because it is dangerous. Do you think she listened? NOPE!...

    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 character, but I find I enjoyed Delia's character even more. I want a book about her and ...

    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 fromThe Lantern's Ember, the "world where nightmarish creatures reign" and deals with the devil and all things haunting, this ...

    Quick read. I honestly was expecting so much more in this book, and was so hyped for it. However, it fell flat for me. The biggest disappoint was that it just wasn't enough to be considered "paranormal." I'm normally a huge fan of scary books and this one was just not scary. It felt as...

    Plot - ???? Character - ???? World Building - ???? Writing Style - ???? Cover - ???? Overall Rating - 3.8 ? / 5 ? ? ~ A perfect read for Halloween! ~ ? ...

    I received this ARC from the publisher in exchange for a honest and voluntary review. I was in no way compensated for this review. I've pretty much loved every single book by Colleen Houck and when I heard she was writing a standalone with a Halloween twist, I was immediately exci...

  • Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)
    Jul 17, 2018

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

    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 a Lantern with it being his job to guard the portal to the Otherworld. Jack is mea...

    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 preparation for the book it turned out to be is an indication of the "right book, wro...

    ARC received via publisher! ...

    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 as old time-y lore, The Lantern's Ember is one that will be sure to capture your ...

  • Michelle
    Sep 26, 2018

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

    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 a Lantern with it being his job to guard the portal to the Otherworld. Jack is mea...

    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 preparation for the book it turned out to be is an indication of the "right book, wro...

    ARC received via publisher! ...

    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 as old time-y lore, The Lantern's Ember is one that will be sure to capture your ...

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

    *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 compared to the actual story. The timeline for this is somewhere afte...

    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 not to go to the Otherworld because it is dangerous. Do you think she listened? NOPE!...

    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 character, but I find I enjoyed Delia's character even more. I want a book about her and ...

    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 fromThe Lantern's Ember, the "world where nightmarish creatures reign" and deals with the devil and all things haunting, this ...

    Quick read. I honestly was expecting so much more in this book, and was so hyped for it. However, it fell flat for me. The biggest disappoint was that it just wasn't enough to be considered "paranormal." I'm normally a huge fan of scary books and this one was just not scary. It felt as...

    Plot - ???? Character - ???? World Building - ???? Writing Style - ???? Cover - ???? Overall Rating - 3.8 ? / 5 ? ? ~ A perfect read for Halloween! ~ ? ...

    I received this ARC from the publisher in exchange for a honest and voluntary review. I was in no way compensated for this review. I've pretty much loved every single book by Colleen Houck and when I heard she was writing a standalone with a Halloween twist, I was immediately exci...

    I'm seriously obsessed with this cover ...

    THIS REVIEW & MORE ? Paws and Paperbacks ARC provided by the publisher through NetGalley. Disappointed would the be the best word to describe my reading experience. I wanted to love The Lantern?s Ember so much. Not only is that cover is absolutely stunning, but the synops...

    The line between greatness and villainy is as thin as a garrote wire. Friends, I was really excited for The Lantern's Ember from the moment I saw this stunning cover and read the synopsis, and I was so excited to get an opportunity to read an advanced copy for review. While the book...

    ????????? ????????? ? ??????? ? ???????, ??? ????? ????? ???????? ? ???????????????? ??????, ???? ??? ????? ???????? ???????????? ??????????? ?????????? (?...

    First thing I have to say is I really love this cover. It's interesting and I love the fireflies and swirl things all over. This is the perfect book as we are just heading into fall here. Halloween is on it's way and I loved how this book eventually tied in to some of the stories an...

    I just absolutely loved this book! Ember was such a fun character to read from! This book gave me such great Halloween/ Fall time vibes. Great book to read to get into the seasonal joy. I hate horror, so there aren't many "Fall/Halloween" themed books that I could enjoy, but this o...

    DNF I am going to put this down. I just don't feel like it was the right book for me. ...

    The Lantern's Ember was a book I was really looking forward to. The synopsis combined with the cover had me DYING to get my hands on this book. However, I was disappointed when I actually was able to read this book, because it did not turn out to be at all what I was hoping for. On...

    [Monday, December 18, 2017] This seems so SO good! I'm in! Can't wait for the cover reveal! [Wednesday, January 24, 2018] OMG! I'm super excited about this book! It will be released in September 11, 2018! 416 pages of adventure! ...

    Overall Rating: ?? Heroine: We need some character growth up in here Dude: We can?t take pumpkin carrying men seriously Creepiness: It?s no ?Are You Afraid of the Dark? Plot: Halloweentown, Steampunk & Sleepy Hollow, Oh My! We received an advanced reader?s ...

    A digitized ARC of this book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Jan 16, 2018 Oh dang! That is one LOVELY cover. --- Nov 11, 2017 Hmmmm.... yes, yes, I've heard how racist this author supposedly is, but since this book is based on a ...

    Okay hold up. Houck has another potential series coming out next year? I'm already a fan! ? ...

    Then the potion's done, a flawless spell. And you'll hear the peal of a burial hell. Then it's time to harvest a lantern's gleam, And you've got the beginnings of Halloween. Plot This is Colleen Houck's best work to date. I loved the Tiger's Curse series but this book is am...

    You can find this review and others on my blog shades of paper ?It comforted him to see his ember?s glow in the pumpkin?s expression. The light warmed him, giving him hope that somehow, somewhere, there was a spark of freedom waiting for him, even if it was at the end of a v...

    **You can see this full review and more at Book Briefs: https://bookbriefs.net**The Lantern's Ember is a standalone young adult novel by Colleen Houck. I don't normally mention a book's cover, but I have to talk for a moment about just how stunning the cover of The Lantern's Ember is. ...

  • Jess at Such a Novel Idea
    Sep 10, 2018

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

    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 a Lantern with it being his job to guard the portal to the Otherworld. Jack is mea...

    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 preparation for the book it turned out to be is an indication of the "right book, wro...

    ARC received via publisher! ...

    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 as old time-y lore, The Lantern's Ember is one that will be sure to capture your ...

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

    *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 compared to the actual story. The timeline for this is somewhere afte...

    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 not to go to the Otherworld because it is dangerous. Do you think she listened? NOPE!...

    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 character, but I find I enjoyed Delia's character even more. I want a book about her and ...

    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 fromThe Lantern's Ember, the "world where nightmarish creatures reign" and deals with the devil and all things haunting, this ...

    Quick read. I honestly was expecting so much more in this book, and was so hyped for it. However, it fell flat for me. The biggest disappoint was that it just wasn't enough to be considered "paranormal." I'm normally a huge fan of scary books and this one was just not scary. It felt as...

    Plot - ???? Character - ???? World Building - ???? Writing Style - ???? Cover - ???? Overall Rating - 3.8 ? / 5 ? ? ~ A perfect read for Halloween! ~ ? ...

    I received this ARC from the publisher in exchange for a honest and voluntary review. I was in no way compensated for this review. I've pretty much loved every single book by Colleen Houck and when I heard she was writing a standalone with a Halloween twist, I was immediately exci...

    I'm seriously obsessed with this cover ...

    THIS REVIEW & MORE ? Paws and Paperbacks ARC provided by the publisher through NetGalley. Disappointed would the be the best word to describe my reading experience. I wanted to love The Lantern?s Ember so much. Not only is that cover is absolutely stunning, but the synops...

    The line between greatness and villainy is as thin as a garrote wire. Friends, I was really excited for The Lantern's Ember from the moment I saw this stunning cover and read the synopsis, and I was so excited to get an opportunity to read an advanced copy for review. While the book...

    ????????? ????????? ? ??????? ? ???????, ??? ????? ????? ???????? ? ???????????????? ??????, ???? ??? ????? ???????? ???????????? ??????????? ?????????? (?...

    First thing I have to say is I really love this cover. It's interesting and I love the fireflies and swirl things all over. This is the perfect book as we are just heading into fall here. Halloween is on it's way and I loved how this book eventually tied in to some of the stories an...

    I just absolutely loved this book! Ember was such a fun character to read from! This book gave me such great Halloween/ Fall time vibes. Great book to read to get into the seasonal joy. I hate horror, so there aren't many "Fall/Halloween" themed books that I could enjoy, but this o...

    DNF I am going to put this down. I just don't feel like it was the right book for me. ...

    The Lantern's Ember was a book I was really looking forward to. The synopsis combined with the cover had me DYING to get my hands on this book. However, I was disappointed when I actually was able to read this book, because it did not turn out to be at all what I was hoping for. On...

    [Monday, December 18, 2017] This seems so SO good! I'm in! Can't wait for the cover reveal! [Wednesday, January 24, 2018] OMG! I'm super excited about this book! It will be released in September 11, 2018! 416 pages of adventure! ...

    Overall Rating: ?? Heroine: We need some character growth up in here Dude: We can?t take pumpkin carrying men seriously Creepiness: It?s no ?Are You Afraid of the Dark? Plot: Halloweentown, Steampunk & Sleepy Hollow, Oh My! We received an advanced reader?s ...

    A digitized ARC of this book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Jan 16, 2018 Oh dang! That is one LOVELY cover. --- Nov 11, 2017 Hmmmm.... yes, yes, I've heard how racist this author supposedly is, but since this book is based on a ...

    Okay hold up. Houck has another potential series coming out next year? I'm already a fan! ? ...

    Then the potion's done, a flawless spell. And you'll hear the peal of a burial hell. Then it's time to harvest a lantern's gleam, And you've got the beginnings of Halloween. Plot This is Colleen Houck's best work to date. I loved the Tiger's Curse series but this book is am...

    You can find this review and others on my blog shades of paper ?It comforted him to see his ember?s glow in the pumpkin?s expression. The light warmed him, giving him hope that somehow, somewhere, there was a spark of freedom waiting for him, even if it was at the end of a v...

    **You can see this full review and more at Book Briefs: https://bookbriefs.net**The Lantern's Ember is a standalone young adult novel by Colleen Houck. I don't normally mention a book's cover, but I have to talk for a moment about just how stunning the cover of The Lantern's Ember is. ...

    I received a copy of this book via the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This did not hinder my opinion in any way! Wow, this book was not at all what I was expecting! But I kind of love that because I really liked what it was. Colleen Houck is a YA author I've seen arou...

  • Gillian
    Dec 03, 2017

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

    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 a Lantern with it being his job to guard the portal to the Otherworld. Jack is mea...

    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 preparation for the book it turned out to be is an indication of the "right book, wro...

    ARC received via publisher! ...

    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 as old time-y lore, The Lantern's Ember is one that will be sure to capture your ...

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

    *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 compared to the actual story. The timeline for this is somewhere afte...

    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 not to go to the Otherworld because it is dangerous. Do you think she listened? NOPE!...

    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 character, but I find I enjoyed Delia's character even more. I want a book about her and ...

    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 fromThe Lantern's Ember, the "world where nightmarish creatures reign" and deals with the devil and all things haunting, this ...

    Quick read. I honestly was expecting so much more in this book, and was so hyped for it. However, it fell flat for me. The biggest disappoint was that it just wasn't enough to be considered "paranormal." I'm normally a huge fan of scary books and this one was just not scary. It felt as...

    Plot - ???? Character - ???? World Building - ???? Writing Style - ???? Cover - ???? Overall Rating - 3.8 ? / 5 ? ? ~ A perfect read for Halloween! ~ ? ...

    I received this ARC from the publisher in exchange for a honest and voluntary review. I was in no way compensated for this review. I've pretty much loved every single book by Colleen Houck and when I heard she was writing a standalone with a Halloween twist, I was immediately exci...

    I'm seriously obsessed with this cover ...

    THIS REVIEW & MORE ? Paws and Paperbacks ARC provided by the publisher through NetGalley. Disappointed would the be the best word to describe my reading experience. I wanted to love The Lantern?s Ember so much. Not only is that cover is absolutely stunning, but the synops...

    The line between greatness and villainy is as thin as a garrote wire. Friends, I was really excited for The Lantern's Ember from the moment I saw this stunning cover and read the synopsis, and I was so excited to get an opportunity to read an advanced copy for review. While the book...

    ????????? ????????? ? ??????? ? ???????, ??? ????? ????? ???????? ? ???????????????? ??????, ???? ??? ????? ???????? ???????????? ??????????? ?????????? (?...

    First thing I have to say is I really love this cover. It's interesting and I love the fireflies and swirl things all over. This is the perfect book as we are just heading into fall here. Halloween is on it's way and I loved how this book eventually tied in to some of the stories an...

    I just absolutely loved this book! Ember was such a fun character to read from! This book gave me such great Halloween/ Fall time vibes. Great book to read to get into the seasonal joy. I hate horror, so there aren't many "Fall/Halloween" themed books that I could enjoy, but this o...

    DNF I am going to put this down. I just don't feel like it was the right book for me. ...

    The Lantern's Ember was a book I was really looking forward to. The synopsis combined with the cover had me DYING to get my hands on this book. However, I was disappointed when I actually was able to read this book, because it did not turn out to be at all what I was hoping for. On...

    [Monday, December 18, 2017] This seems so SO good! I'm in! Can't wait for the cover reveal! [Wednesday, January 24, 2018] OMG! I'm super excited about this book! It will be released in September 11, 2018! 416 pages of adventure! ...

    Overall Rating: ?? Heroine: We need some character growth up in here Dude: We can?t take pumpkin carrying men seriously Creepiness: It?s no ?Are You Afraid of the Dark? Plot: Halloweentown, Steampunk & Sleepy Hollow, Oh My! We received an advanced reader?s ...

    A digitized ARC of this book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Jan 16, 2018 Oh dang! That is one LOVELY cover. --- Nov 11, 2017 Hmmmm.... yes, yes, I've heard how racist this author supposedly is, but since this book is based on a ...

    Okay hold up. Houck has another potential series coming out next year? I'm already a fan! ? ...

  • Dana Al-Basha دانة الباشا
    Dec 18, 2017

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

    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 a Lantern with it being his job to guard the portal to the Otherworld. Jack is mea...

    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 preparation for the book it turned out to be is an indication of the "right book, wro...

    ARC received via publisher! ...

    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 as old time-y lore, The Lantern's Ember is one that will be sure to capture your ...

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

    *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 compared to the actual story. The timeline for this is somewhere afte...

    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 not to go to the Otherworld because it is dangerous. Do you think she listened? NOPE!...

    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 character, but I find I enjoyed Delia's character even more. I want a book about her and ...

    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 fromThe Lantern's Ember, the "world where nightmarish creatures reign" and deals with the devil and all things haunting, this ...

    Quick read. I honestly was expecting so much more in this book, and was so hyped for it. However, it fell flat for me. The biggest disappoint was that it just wasn't enough to be considered "paranormal." I'm normally a huge fan of scary books and this one was just not scary. It felt as...

    Plot - ???? Character - ???? World Building - ???? Writing Style - ???? Cover - ???? Overall Rating - 3.8 ? / 5 ? ? ~ A perfect read for Halloween! ~ ? ...

    I received this ARC from the publisher in exchange for a honest and voluntary review. I was in no way compensated for this review. I've pretty much loved every single book by Colleen Houck and when I heard she was writing a standalone with a Halloween twist, I was immediately exci...

    I'm seriously obsessed with this cover ...

    THIS REVIEW & MORE ? Paws and Paperbacks ARC provided by the publisher through NetGalley. Disappointed would the be the best word to describe my reading experience. I wanted to love The Lantern?s Ember so much. Not only is that cover is absolutely stunning, but the synops...

    The line between greatness and villainy is as thin as a garrote wire. Friends, I was really excited for The Lantern's Ember from the moment I saw this stunning cover and read the synopsis, and I was so excited to get an opportunity to read an advanced copy for review. While the book...

    ????????? ????????? ? ??????? ? ???????, ??? ????? ????? ???????? ? ???????????????? ??????, ???? ??? ????? ???????? ???????????? ??????????? ?????????? (?...

    First thing I have to say is I really love this cover. It's interesting and I love the fireflies and swirl things all over. This is the perfect book as we are just heading into fall here. Halloween is on it's way and I loved how this book eventually tied in to some of the stories an...

    I just absolutely loved this book! Ember was such a fun character to read from! This book gave me such great Halloween/ Fall time vibes. Great book to read to get into the seasonal joy. I hate horror, so there aren't many "Fall/Halloween" themed books that I could enjoy, but this o...

    DNF I am going to put this down. I just don't feel like it was the right book for me. ...

    The Lantern's Ember was a book I was really looking forward to. The synopsis combined with the cover had me DYING to get my hands on this book. However, I was disappointed when I actually was able to read this book, because it did not turn out to be at all what I was hoping for. On...

    [Monday, December 18, 2017] This seems so SO good! I'm in! Can't wait for the cover reveal! [Wednesday, January 24, 2018] OMG! I'm super excited about this book! It will be released in September 11, 2018! 416 pages of adventure! ...

  • These Violent Delights (Robin)
    Sep 20, 2018

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

    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 a Lantern with it being his job to guard the portal to the Otherworld. Jack is mea...

    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 preparation for the book it turned out to be is an indication of the "right book, wro...

    ARC received via publisher! ...

    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 as old time-y lore, The Lantern's Ember is one that will be sure to capture your ...

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

    *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 compared to the actual story. The timeline for this is somewhere afte...

    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 not to go to the Otherworld because it is dangerous. Do you think she listened? NOPE!...

    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 character, but I find I enjoyed Delia's character even more. I want a book about her and ...

    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 fromThe Lantern's Ember, the "world where nightmarish creatures reign" and deals with the devil and all things haunting, this ...

    Quick read. I honestly was expecting so much more in this book, and was so hyped for it. However, it fell flat for me. The biggest disappoint was that it just wasn't enough to be considered "paranormal." I'm normally a huge fan of scary books and this one was just not scary. It felt as...

    Plot - ???? Character - ???? World Building - ???? Writing Style - ???? Cover - ???? Overall Rating - 3.8 ? / 5 ? ? ~ A perfect read for Halloween! ~ ? ...

    I received this ARC from the publisher in exchange for a honest and voluntary review. I was in no way compensated for this review. I've pretty much loved every single book by Colleen Houck and when I heard she was writing a standalone with a Halloween twist, I was immediately exci...

    I'm seriously obsessed with this cover ...

    THIS REVIEW & MORE ? Paws and Paperbacks ARC provided by the publisher through NetGalley. Disappointed would the be the best word to describe my reading experience. I wanted to love The Lantern?s Ember so much. Not only is that cover is absolutely stunning, but the synops...

    The line between greatness and villainy is as thin as a garrote wire. Friends, I was really excited for The Lantern's Ember from the moment I saw this stunning cover and read the synopsis, and I was so excited to get an opportunity to read an advanced copy for review. While the book...

    ????????? ????????? ? ??????? ? ???????, ??? ????? ????? ???????? ? ???????????????? ??????, ???? ??? ????? ???????? ???????????? ??????????? ?????????? (?...

    First thing I have to say is I really love this cover. It's interesting and I love the fireflies and swirl things all over. This is the perfect book as we are just heading into fall here. Halloween is on it's way and I loved how this book eventually tied in to some of the stories an...

    I just absolutely loved this book! Ember was such a fun character to read from! This book gave me such great Halloween/ Fall time vibes. Great book to read to get into the seasonal joy. I hate horror, so there aren't many "Fall/Halloween" themed books that I could enjoy, but this o...

  • Kaleena ★ Reader Voracious
    Aug 27, 2018

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

    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 a Lantern with it being his job to guard the portal to the Otherworld. Jack is mea...

    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 preparation for the book it turned out to be is an indication of the "right book, wro...

    ARC received via publisher! ...

    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 as old time-y lore, The Lantern's Ember is one that will be sure to capture your ...

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

    *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 compared to the actual story. The timeline for this is somewhere afte...

    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 not to go to the Otherworld because it is dangerous. Do you think she listened? NOPE!...

    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 character, but I find I enjoyed Delia's character even more. I want a book about her and ...

    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 fromThe Lantern's Ember, the "world where nightmarish creatures reign" and deals with the devil and all things haunting, this ...

    Quick read. I honestly was expecting so much more in this book, and was so hyped for it. However, it fell flat for me. The biggest disappoint was that it just wasn't enough to be considered "paranormal." I'm normally a huge fan of scary books and this one was just not scary. It felt as...

    Plot - ???? Character - ???? World Building - ???? Writing Style - ???? Cover - ???? Overall Rating - 3.8 ? / 5 ? ? ~ A perfect read for Halloween! ~ ? ...

    I received this ARC from the publisher in exchange for a honest and voluntary review. I was in no way compensated for this review. I've pretty much loved every single book by Colleen Houck and when I heard she was writing a standalone with a Halloween twist, I was immediately exci...

    I'm seriously obsessed with this cover ...

    THIS REVIEW & MORE ? Paws and Paperbacks ARC provided by the publisher through NetGalley. Disappointed would the be the best word to describe my reading experience. I wanted to love The Lantern?s Ember so much. Not only is that cover is absolutely stunning, but the synops...

    The line between greatness and villainy is as thin as a garrote wire. Friends, I was really excited for The Lantern's Ember from the moment I saw this stunning cover and read the synopsis, and I was so excited to get an opportunity to read an advanced copy for review. While the book...

  • Miranda (MrsLeif's Two Fangs About It)
    Sep 12, 2018

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

    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 a Lantern with it being his job to guard the portal to the Otherworld. Jack is mea...

    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 preparation for the book it turned out to be is an indication of the "right book, wro...

    ARC received via publisher! ...

    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 as old time-y lore, The Lantern's Ember is one that will be sure to capture your ...

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

    *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 compared to the actual story. The timeline for this is somewhere afte...

    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 not to go to the Otherworld because it is dangerous. Do you think she listened? NOPE!...

    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 character, but I find I enjoyed Delia's character even more. I want a book about her and ...

    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 fromThe Lantern's Ember, the "world where nightmarish creatures reign" and deals with the devil and all things haunting, this ...

    Quick read. I honestly was expecting so much more in this book, and was so hyped for it. However, it fell flat for me. The biggest disappoint was that it just wasn't enough to be considered "paranormal." I'm normally a huge fan of scary books and this one was just not scary. It felt as...

    Plot - ???? Character - ???? World Building - ???? Writing Style - ???? Cover - ???? Overall Rating - 3.8 ? / 5 ? ? ~ A perfect read for Halloween! ~ ? ...

    I received this ARC from the publisher in exchange for a honest and voluntary review. I was in no way compensated for this review. I've pretty much loved every single book by Colleen Houck and when I heard she was writing a standalone with a Halloween twist, I was immediately exci...

    I'm seriously obsessed with this cover ...

    THIS REVIEW & MORE ? Paws and Paperbacks ARC provided by the publisher through NetGalley. Disappointed would the be the best word to describe my reading experience. I wanted to love The Lantern?s Ember so much. Not only is that cover is absolutely stunning, but the synops...

    The line between greatness and villainy is as thin as a garrote wire. Friends, I was really excited for The Lantern's Ember from the moment I saw this stunning cover and read the synopsis, and I was so excited to get an opportunity to read an advanced copy for review. While the book...

    ????????? ????????? ? ??????? ? ???????, ??? ????? ????? ???????? ? ???????????????? ??????, ???? ??? ????? ???????? ???????????? ??????????? ?????????? (?...

    First thing I have to say is I really love this cover. It's interesting and I love the fireflies and swirl things all over. This is the perfect book as we are just heading into fall here. Halloween is on it's way and I loved how this book eventually tied in to some of the stories an...

    I just absolutely loved this book! Ember was such a fun character to read from! This book gave me such great Halloween/ Fall time vibes. Great book to read to get into the seasonal joy. I hate horror, so there aren't many "Fall/Halloween" themed books that I could enjoy, but this o...

    DNF I am going to put this down. I just don't feel like it was the right book for me. ...

    The Lantern's Ember was a book I was really looking forward to. The synopsis combined with the cover had me DYING to get my hands on this book. However, I was disappointed when I actually was able to read this book, because it did not turn out to be at all what I was hoping for. On...

  • Stacie (Shy Book Nerd)
    May 31, 2018

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

    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 a Lantern with it being his job to guard the portal to the Otherworld. Jack is mea...

    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 preparation for the book it turned out to be is an indication of the "right book, wro...

    ARC received via publisher! ...

    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 as old time-y lore, The Lantern's Ember is one that will be sure to capture your ...

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

    *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 compared to the actual story. The timeline for this is somewhere afte...

    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 not to go to the Otherworld because it is dangerous. Do you think she listened? NOPE!...

  • Anna
    Oct 18, 2018

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

    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 a Lantern with it being his job to guard the portal to the Otherworld. Jack is mea...

    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 preparation for the book it turned out to be is an indication of the "right book, wro...

    ARC received via publisher! ...

    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 as old time-y lore, The Lantern's Ember is one that will be sure to capture your ...

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

    *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 compared to the actual story. The timeline for this is somewhere afte...

    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 not to go to the Otherworld because it is dangerous. Do you think she listened? NOPE!...

    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 character, but I find I enjoyed Delia's character even more. I want a book about her and ...

    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 fromThe Lantern's Ember, the "world where nightmarish creatures reign" and deals with the devil and all things haunting, this ...

    Quick read. I honestly was expecting so much more in this book, and was so hyped for it. However, it fell flat for me. The biggest disappoint was that it just wasn't enough to be considered "paranormal." I'm normally a huge fan of scary books and this one was just not scary. It felt as...

    Plot - ???? Character - ???? World Building - ???? Writing Style - ???? Cover - ???? Overall Rating - 3.8 ? / 5 ? ? ~ A perfect read for Halloween! ~ ? ...

    I received this ARC from the publisher in exchange for a honest and voluntary review. I was in no way compensated for this review. I've pretty much loved every single book by Colleen Houck and when I heard she was writing a standalone with a Halloween twist, I was immediately exci...

    I'm seriously obsessed with this cover ...

    THIS REVIEW & MORE ? Paws and Paperbacks ARC provided by the publisher through NetGalley. Disappointed would the be the best word to describe my reading experience. I wanted to love The Lantern?s Ember so much. Not only is that cover is absolutely stunning, but the synops...

    The line between greatness and villainy is as thin as a garrote wire. Friends, I was really excited for The Lantern's Ember from the moment I saw this stunning cover and read the synopsis, and I was so excited to get an opportunity to read an advanced copy for review. While the book...

    ????????? ????????? ? ??????? ? ???????, ??? ????? ????? ???????? ? ???????????????? ??????, ???? ??? ????? ???????? ???????????? ??????????? ?????????? (?...

  • Farren
    Sep 11, 2018

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

    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 a Lantern with it being his job to guard the portal to the Otherworld. Jack is mea...

    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 preparation for the book it turned out to be is an indication of the "right book, wro...

    ARC received via publisher! ...

    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 as old time-y lore, The Lantern's Ember is one that will be sure to capture your ...

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

    *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 compared to the actual story. The timeline for this is somewhere afte...

    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 not to go to the Otherworld because it is dangerous. Do you think she listened? NOPE!...

    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 character, but I find I enjoyed Delia's character even more. I want a book about her and ...

    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 fromThe Lantern's Ember, the "world where nightmarish creatures reign" and deals with the devil and all things haunting, this ...

    Quick read. I honestly was expecting so much more in this book, and was so hyped for it. However, it fell flat for me. The biggest disappoint was that it just wasn't enough to be considered "paranormal." I'm normally a huge fan of scary books and this one was just not scary. It felt as...

    Plot - ???? Character - ???? World Building - ???? Writing Style - ???? Cover - ???? Overall Rating - 3.8 ? / 5 ? ? ~ A perfect read for Halloween! ~ ? ...

    I received this ARC from the publisher in exchange for a honest and voluntary review. I was in no way compensated for this review. I've pretty much loved every single book by Colleen Houck and when I heard she was writing a standalone with a Halloween twist, I was immediately exci...

    I'm seriously obsessed with this cover ...

  • Nia •ShadesOfPaper•
    Aug 26, 2018

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

    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 a Lantern with it being his job to guard the portal to the Otherworld. Jack is mea...

    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 preparation for the book it turned out to be is an indication of the "right book, wro...

    ARC received via publisher! ...

    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 as old time-y lore, The Lantern's Ember is one that will be sure to capture your ...

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

    *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 compared to the actual story. The timeline for this is somewhere afte...

    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 not to go to the Otherworld because it is dangerous. Do you think she listened? NOPE!...

    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 character, but I find I enjoyed Delia's character even more. I want a book about her and ...

    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 fromThe Lantern's Ember, the "world where nightmarish creatures reign" and deals with the devil and all things haunting, this ...

    Quick read. I honestly was expecting so much more in this book, and was so hyped for it. However, it fell flat for me. The biggest disappoint was that it just wasn't enough to be considered "paranormal." I'm normally a huge fan of scary books and this one was just not scary. It felt as...

    Plot - ???? Character - ???? World Building - ???? Writing Style - ???? Cover - ???? Overall Rating - 3.8 ? / 5 ? ? ~ A perfect read for Halloween! ~ ? ...

    I received this ARC from the publisher in exchange for a honest and voluntary review. I was in no way compensated for this review. I've pretty much loved every single book by Colleen Houck and when I heard she was writing a standalone with a Halloween twist, I was immediately exci...

    I'm seriously obsessed with this cover ...

    THIS REVIEW & MORE ? Paws and Paperbacks ARC provided by the publisher through NetGalley. Disappointed would the be the best word to describe my reading experience. I wanted to love The Lantern?s Ember so much. Not only is that cover is absolutely stunning, but the synops...

    The line between greatness and villainy is as thin as a garrote wire. Friends, I was really excited for The Lantern's Ember from the moment I saw this stunning cover and read the synopsis, and I was so excited to get an opportunity to read an advanced copy for review. While the book...

    ????????? ????????? ? ??????? ? ???????, ??? ????? ????? ???????? ? ???????????????? ??????, ???? ??? ????? ???????? ???????????? ??????????? ?????????? (?...

    First thing I have to say is I really love this cover. It's interesting and I love the fireflies and swirl things all over. This is the perfect book as we are just heading into fall here. Halloween is on it's way and I loved how this book eventually tied in to some of the stories an...

    I just absolutely loved this book! Ember was such a fun character to read from! This book gave me such great Halloween/ Fall time vibes. Great book to read to get into the seasonal joy. I hate horror, so there aren't many "Fall/Halloween" themed books that I could enjoy, but this o...

    DNF I am going to put this down. I just don't feel like it was the right book for me. ...

    The Lantern's Ember was a book I was really looking forward to. The synopsis combined with the cover had me DYING to get my hands on this book. However, I was disappointed when I actually was able to read this book, because it did not turn out to be at all what I was hoping for. On...

    [Monday, December 18, 2017] This seems so SO good! I'm in! Can't wait for the cover reveal! [Wednesday, January 24, 2018] OMG! I'm super excited about this book! It will be released in September 11, 2018! 416 pages of adventure! ...

    Overall Rating: ?? Heroine: We need some character growth up in here Dude: We can?t take pumpkin carrying men seriously Creepiness: It?s no ?Are You Afraid of the Dark? Plot: Halloweentown, Steampunk & Sleepy Hollow, Oh My! We received an advanced reader?s ...

    A digitized ARC of this book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Jan 16, 2018 Oh dang! That is one LOVELY cover. --- Nov 11, 2017 Hmmmm.... yes, yes, I've heard how racist this author supposedly is, but since this book is based on a ...

    Okay hold up. Houck has another potential series coming out next year? I'm already a fan! ? ...

    Then the potion's done, a flawless spell. And you'll hear the peal of a burial hell. Then it's time to harvest a lantern's gleam, And you've got the beginnings of Halloween. Plot This is Colleen Houck's best work to date. I loved the Tiger's Curse series but this book is am...

    You can find this review and others on my blog shades of paper ?It comforted him to see his ember?s glow in the pumpkin?s expression. The light warmed him, giving him hope that somehow, somewhere, there was a spark of freedom waiting for him, even if it was at the end of a v...

  • Candace Robinson
    May 03, 2018

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

    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 a Lantern with it being his job to guard the portal to the Otherworld. Jack is mea...

    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 preparation for the book it turned out to be is an indication of the "right book, wro...

    ARC received via publisher! ...

  • Dania
    May 14, 2018

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

    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 a Lantern with it being his job to guard the portal to the Otherworld. Jack is mea...

    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 preparation for the book it turned out to be is an indication of the "right book, wro...

    ARC received via publisher! ...

    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 as old time-y lore, The Lantern's Ember is one that will be sure to capture your ...

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

    *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 compared to the actual story. The timeline for this is somewhere afte...

    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 not to go to the Otherworld because it is dangerous. Do you think she listened? NOPE!...

    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 character, but I find I enjoyed Delia's character even more. I want a book about her and ...

    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 fromThe Lantern's Ember, the "world where nightmarish creatures reign" and deals with the devil and all things haunting, this ...

    Quick read. I honestly was expecting so much more in this book, and was so hyped for it. However, it fell flat for me. The biggest disappoint was that it just wasn't enough to be considered "paranormal." I'm normally a huge fan of scary books and this one was just not scary. It felt as...

    Plot - ???? Character - ???? World Building - ???? Writing Style - ???? Cover - ???? Overall Rating - 3.8 ? / 5 ? ? ~ A perfect read for Halloween! ~ ? ...

    I received this ARC from the publisher in exchange for a honest and voluntary review. I was in no way compensated for this review. I've pretty much loved every single book by Colleen Houck and when I heard she was writing a standalone with a Halloween twist, I was immediately exci...

    I'm seriously obsessed with this cover ...

    THIS REVIEW & MORE ? Paws and Paperbacks ARC provided by the publisher through NetGalley. Disappointed would the be the best word to describe my reading experience. I wanted to love The Lantern?s Ember so much. Not only is that cover is absolutely stunning, but the synops...

    The line between greatness and villainy is as thin as a garrote wire. Friends, I was really excited for The Lantern's Ember from the moment I saw this stunning cover and read the synopsis, and I was so excited to get an opportunity to read an advanced copy for review. While the book...

    ????????? ????????? ? ??????? ? ???????, ??? ????? ????? ???????? ? ???????????????? ??????, ???? ??? ????? ???????? ???????????? ??????????? ?????????? (?...

    First thing I have to say is I really love this cover. It's interesting and I love the fireflies and swirl things all over. This is the perfect book as we are just heading into fall here. Halloween is on it's way and I loved how this book eventually tied in to some of the stories an...

    I just absolutely loved this book! Ember was such a fun character to read from! This book gave me such great Halloween/ Fall time vibes. Great book to read to get into the seasonal joy. I hate horror, so there aren't many "Fall/Halloween" themed books that I could enjoy, but this o...

    DNF I am going to put this down. I just don't feel like it was the right book for me. ...

  • Jennymort ♔ The Dark Lordette ♔ House of Slytheread
    Jun 22, 2018

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

    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 a Lantern with it being his job to guard the portal to the Otherworld. Jack is mea...

    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 preparation for the book it turned out to be is an indication of the "right book, wro...

    ARC received via publisher! ...

    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 as old time-y lore, The Lantern's Ember is one that will be sure to capture your ...

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

    *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 compared to the actual story. The timeline for this is somewhere afte...

  • Carrie
    Sep 11, 2018

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

    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 a Lantern with it being his job to guard the portal to the Otherworld. Jack is mea...

  • Austine (NovelKnight)
    Oct 14, 2018

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

    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 a Lantern with it being his job to guard the portal to the Otherworld. Jack is mea...

    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 preparation for the book it turned out to be is an indication of the "right book, wro...

    ARC received via publisher! ...

    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 as old time-y lore, The Lantern's Ember is one that will be sure to capture your ...

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

    *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 compared to the actual story. The timeline for this is somewhere afte...

    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 not to go to the Otherworld because it is dangerous. Do you think she listened? NOPE!...

    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 character, but I find I enjoyed Delia's character even more. I want a book about her and ...

    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 fromThe Lantern's Ember, the "world where nightmarish creatures reign" and deals with the devil and all things haunting, this ...

  • Azbaqiyah
    Sep 28, 2018

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

    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 a Lantern with it being his job to guard the portal to the Otherworld. Jack is mea...

    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 preparation for the book it turned out to be is an indication of the "right book, wro...

    ARC received via publisher! ...

    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 as old time-y lore, The Lantern's Ember is one that will be sure to capture your ...

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

    *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 compared to the actual story. The timeline for this is somewhere afte...

    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 not to go to the Otherworld because it is dangerous. Do you think she listened? NOPE!...

    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 character, but I find I enjoyed Delia's character even more. I want a book about her and ...

    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 fromThe Lantern's Ember, the "world where nightmarish creatures reign" and deals with the devil and all things haunting, this ...

    Quick read. I honestly was expecting so much more in this book, and was so hyped for it. However, it fell flat for me. The biggest disappoint was that it just wasn't enough to be considered "paranormal." I'm normally a huge fan of scary books and this one was just not scary. It felt as...

    Plot - ???? Character - ???? World Building - ???? Writing Style - ???? Cover - ???? Overall Rating - 3.8 ? / 5 ? ? ~ A perfect read for Halloween! ~ ? ...

  • Sammm
    Nov 11, 2017

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

    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 a Lantern with it being his job to guard the portal to the Otherworld. Jack is mea...

    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 preparation for the book it turned out to be is an indication of the "right book, wro...

    ARC received via publisher! ...

    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 as old time-y lore, The Lantern's Ember is one that will be sure to capture your ...

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

    *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 compared to the actual story. The timeline for this is somewhere afte...

    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 not to go to the Otherworld because it is dangerous. Do you think she listened? NOPE!...

    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 character, but I find I enjoyed Delia's character even more. I want a book about her and ...

    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 fromThe Lantern's Ember, the "world where nightmarish creatures reign" and deals with the devil and all things haunting, this ...

    Quick read. I honestly was expecting so much more in this book, and was so hyped for it. However, it fell flat for me. The biggest disappoint was that it just wasn't enough to be considered "paranormal." I'm normally a huge fan of scary books and this one was just not scary. It felt as...

    Plot - ???? Character - ???? World Building - ???? Writing Style - ???? Cover - ???? Overall Rating - 3.8 ? / 5 ? ? ~ A perfect read for Halloween! ~ ? ...

    I received this ARC from the publisher in exchange for a honest and voluntary review. I was in no way compensated for this review. I've pretty much loved every single book by Colleen Houck and when I heard she was writing a standalone with a Halloween twist, I was immediately exci...

    I'm seriously obsessed with this cover ...

    THIS REVIEW & MORE ? Paws and Paperbacks ARC provided by the publisher through NetGalley. Disappointed would the be the best word to describe my reading experience. I wanted to love The Lantern?s Ember so much. Not only is that cover is absolutely stunning, but the synops...

    The line between greatness and villainy is as thin as a garrote wire. Friends, I was really excited for The Lantern's Ember from the moment I saw this stunning cover and read the synopsis, and I was so excited to get an opportunity to read an advanced copy for review. While the book...

    ????????? ????????? ? ??????? ? ???????, ??? ????? ????? ???????? ? ???????????????? ??????, ???? ??? ????? ???????? ???????????? ??????????? ?????????? (?...

    First thing I have to say is I really love this cover. It's interesting and I love the fireflies and swirl things all over. This is the perfect book as we are just heading into fall here. Halloween is on it's way and I loved how this book eventually tied in to some of the stories an...

    I just absolutely loved this book! Ember was such a fun character to read from! This book gave me such great Halloween/ Fall time vibes. Great book to read to get into the seasonal joy. I hate horror, so there aren't many "Fall/Halloween" themed books that I could enjoy, but this o...

    DNF I am going to put this down. I just don't feel like it was the right book for me. ...

    The Lantern's Ember was a book I was really looking forward to. The synopsis combined with the cover had me DYING to get my hands on this book. However, I was disappointed when I actually was able to read this book, because it did not turn out to be at all what I was hoping for. On...

    [Monday, December 18, 2017] This seems so SO good! I'm in! Can't wait for the cover reveal! [Wednesday, January 24, 2018] OMG! I'm super excited about this book! It will be released in September 11, 2018! 416 pages of adventure! ...

    Overall Rating: ?? Heroine: We need some character growth up in here Dude: We can?t take pumpkin carrying men seriously Creepiness: It?s no ?Are You Afraid of the Dark? Plot: Halloweentown, Steampunk & Sleepy Hollow, Oh My! We received an advanced reader?s ...

    A digitized ARC of this book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Jan 16, 2018 Oh dang! That is one LOVELY cover. --- Nov 11, 2017 Hmmmm.... yes, yes, I've heard how racist this author supposedly is, but since this book is based on a ...

  • Chelsea Humphrey
    Aug 19, 2018

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

    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 a Lantern with it being his job to guard the portal to the Otherworld. Jack is mea...

    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 preparation for the book it turned out to be is an indication of the "right book, wro...

  • Kathryn
    Sep 28, 2018

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

    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 a Lantern with it being his job to guard the portal to the Otherworld. Jack is mea...

    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 preparation for the book it turned out to be is an indication of the "right book, wro...

    ARC received via publisher! ...

    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 as old time-y lore, The Lantern's Ember is one that will be sure to capture your ...

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

    *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 compared to the actual story. The timeline for this is somewhere afte...

    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 not to go to the Otherworld because it is dangerous. Do you think she listened? NOPE!...

    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 character, but I find I enjoyed Delia's character even more. I want a book about her and ...

    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 fromThe Lantern's Ember, the "world where nightmarish creatures reign" and deals with the devil and all things haunting, this ...

    Quick read. I honestly was expecting so much more in this book, and was so hyped for it. However, it fell flat for me. The biggest disappoint was that it just wasn't enough to be considered "paranormal." I'm normally a huge fan of scary books and this one was just not scary. It felt as...

    Plot - ???? Character - ???? World Building - ???? Writing Style - ???? Cover - ???? Overall Rating - 3.8 ? / 5 ? ? ~ A perfect read for Halloween! ~ ? ...

    I received this ARC from the publisher in exchange for a honest and voluntary review. I was in no way compensated for this review. I've pretty much loved every single book by Colleen Houck and when I heard she was writing a standalone with a Halloween twist, I was immediately exci...

    I'm seriously obsessed with this cover ...

    THIS REVIEW & MORE ? Paws and Paperbacks ARC provided by the publisher through NetGalley. Disappointed would the be the best word to describe my reading experience. I wanted to love The Lantern?s Ember so much. Not only is that cover is absolutely stunning, but the synops...

    The line between greatness and villainy is as thin as a garrote wire. Friends, I was really excited for The Lantern's Ember from the moment I saw this stunning cover and read the synopsis, and I was so excited to get an opportunity to read an advanced copy for review. While the book...

    ????????? ????????? ? ??????? ? ???????, ??? ????? ????? ???????? ? ???????????????? ??????, ???? ??? ????? ???????? ???????????? ??????????? ?????????? (?...

    First thing I have to say is I really love this cover. It's interesting and I love the fireflies and swirl things all over. This is the perfect book as we are just heading into fall here. Halloween is on it's way and I loved how this book eventually tied in to some of the stories an...

    I just absolutely loved this book! Ember was such a fun character to read from! This book gave me such great Halloween/ Fall time vibes. Great book to read to get into the seasonal joy. I hate horror, so there aren't many "Fall/Halloween" themed books that I could enjoy, but this o...

    DNF I am going to put this down. I just don't feel like it was the right book for me. ...

    The Lantern's Ember was a book I was really looking forward to. The synopsis combined with the cover had me DYING to get my hands on this book. However, I was disappointed when I actually was able to read this book, because it did not turn out to be at all what I was hoping for. On...

    [Monday, December 18, 2017] This seems so SO good! I'm in! Can't wait for the cover reveal! [Wednesday, January 24, 2018] OMG! I'm super excited about this book! It will be released in September 11, 2018! 416 pages of adventure! ...

    Overall Rating: ?? Heroine: We need some character growth up in here Dude: We can?t take pumpkin carrying men seriously Creepiness: It?s no ?Are You Afraid of the Dark? Plot: Halloweentown, Steampunk & Sleepy Hollow, Oh My! We received an advanced reader?s ...

    A digitized ARC of this book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Jan 16, 2018 Oh dang! That is one LOVELY cover. --- Nov 11, 2017 Hmmmm.... yes, yes, I've heard how racist this author supposedly is, but since this book is based on a ...

    Okay hold up. Houck has another potential series coming out next year? I'm already a fan! ? ...

    Then the potion's done, a flawless spell. And you'll hear the peal of a burial hell. Then it's time to harvest a lantern's gleam, And you've got the beginnings of Halloween. Plot This is Colleen Houck's best work to date. I loved the Tiger's Curse series but this book is am...

  • Kath (Read Forevermore)
    Sep 04, 2018

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

    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 a Lantern with it being his job to guard the portal to the Otherworld. Jack is mea...

    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 preparation for the book it turned out to be is an indication of the "right book, wro...

    ARC received via publisher! ...

    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 as old time-y lore, The Lantern's Ember is one that will be sure to capture your ...

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

    *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 compared to the actual story. The timeline for this is somewhere afte...

    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 not to go to the Otherworld because it is dangerous. Do you think she listened? NOPE!...

    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 character, but I find I enjoyed Delia's character even more. I want a book about her and ...

    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 fromThe Lantern's Ember, the "world where nightmarish creatures reign" and deals with the devil and all things haunting, this ...

    Quick read. I honestly was expecting so much more in this book, and was so hyped for it. However, it fell flat for me. The biggest disappoint was that it just wasn't enough to be considered "paranormal." I'm normally a huge fan of scary books and this one was just not scary. It felt as...

  • Jennie Damron
    Oct 13, 2018

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

    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 a Lantern with it being his job to guard the portal to the Otherworld. Jack is mea...

    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 preparation for the book it turned out to be is an indication of the "right book, wro...

    ARC received via publisher! ...

    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 as old time-y lore, The Lantern's Ember is one that will be sure to capture your ...

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

    *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 compared to the actual story. The timeline for this is somewhere afte...

    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 not to go to the Otherworld because it is dangerous. Do you think she listened? NOPE!...

    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 character, but I find I enjoyed Delia's character even more. I want a book about her and ...

  • FictionNoChaser
    Aug 06, 2018

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

    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 a Lantern with it being his job to guard the portal to the Otherworld. Jack is mea...

    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 preparation for the book it turned out to be is an indication of the "right book, wro...

    ARC received via publisher! ...

    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 as old time-y lore, The Lantern's Ember is one that will be sure to capture your ...

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

    *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 compared to the actual story. The timeline for this is somewhere afte...

    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 not to go to the Otherworld because it is dangerous. Do you think she listened? NOPE!...

    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 character, but I find I enjoyed Delia's character even more. I want a book about her and ...

    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 fromThe Lantern's Ember, the "world where nightmarish creatures reign" and deals with the devil and all things haunting, this ...

    Quick read. I honestly was expecting so much more in this book, and was so hyped for it. However, it fell flat for me. The biggest disappoint was that it just wasn't enough to be considered "paranormal." I'm normally a huge fan of scary books and this one was just not scary. It felt as...

    Plot - ???? Character - ???? World Building - ???? Writing Style - ???? Cover - ???? Overall Rating - 3.8 ? / 5 ? ? ~ A perfect read for Halloween! ~ ? ...

    I received this ARC from the publisher in exchange for a honest and voluntary review. I was in no way compensated for this review. I've pretty much loved every single book by Colleen Houck and when I heard she was writing a standalone with a Halloween twist, I was immediately exci...

    I'm seriously obsessed with this cover ...

    THIS REVIEW & MORE ? Paws and Paperbacks ARC provided by the publisher through NetGalley. Disappointed would the be the best word to describe my reading experience. I wanted to love The Lantern?s Ember so much. Not only is that cover is absolutely stunning, but the synops...

    The line between greatness and villainy is as thin as a garrote wire. Friends, I was really excited for The Lantern's Ember from the moment I saw this stunning cover and read the synopsis, and I was so excited to get an opportunity to read an advanced copy for review. While the book...

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    First thing I have to say is I really love this cover. It's interesting and I love the fireflies and swirl things all over. This is the perfect book as we are just heading into fall here. Halloween is on it's way and I loved how this book eventually tied in to some of the stories an...

    I just absolutely loved this book! Ember was such a fun character to read from! This book gave me such great Halloween/ Fall time vibes. Great book to read to get into the seasonal joy. I hate horror, so there aren't many "Fall/Halloween" themed books that I could enjoy, but this o...

    DNF I am going to put this down. I just don't feel like it was the right book for me. ...

    The Lantern's Ember was a book I was really looking forward to. The synopsis combined with the cover had me DYING to get my hands on this book. However, I was disappointed when I actually was able to read this book, because it did not turn out to be at all what I was hoping for. On...

    [Monday, December 18, 2017] This seems so SO good! I'm in! Can't wait for the cover reveal! [Wednesday, January 24, 2018] OMG! I'm super excited about this book! It will be released in September 11, 2018! 416 pages of adventure! ...

    Overall Rating: ?? Heroine: We need some character growth up in here Dude: We can?t take pumpkin carrying men seriously Creepiness: It?s no ?Are You Afraid of the Dark? Plot: Halloweentown, Steampunk & Sleepy Hollow, Oh My! We received an advanced reader?s ...