Amber Smoke: The Escaped - Book One by Kristin CastAmber Smoke: The Escaped - Book One by Kristin Cast

Amber Smoke: The Escaped - Book One

byKristin Cast

Paperback | June 9, 2015

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"With a unique twist on Greek mythology and heart-stopping action, AMBER SMOKE keeps you riveted to the very last page." -#1 NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout

"With the perfect mix of thrills and chills, along with characters who pop off the page and a gripping plot, this explosive new series is perfect for any Hunger Games and Divergent fans."-RT BOOK REVIEWS

"AMBER SMOKE is thrilling and funny with just the right amount of magic. Brilliant!" -Kresley Cole, #1 NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author

"In AMBER SMOKE, Cast's wit, creativity and talent shine! I turned the pages at lightning speed, ready for more! What a tasty treat!" -Gena Showalter, NEW YORK TIMES & USA TODAY bestselling author

The door to the massive New York Times bestselling HOUSE OF NIGHT series has closed. Now, Kristin Cast kicks down a new door to welcome her millions of fans to her latest sizzling series.

There is a world that runs parallel to our own, a world in which the souls of the damned are caged, where they are looked over by the Furies, and where they spend eternity in torment, mirroring the devastation and mayhem they created when alive.

Someone has opened the cage.

The worst of terrors has crossed the barrier that separates our world from theirs, and the Furies send a great, albeit untested warrior-their only son, Alek-to try to bring those souls back. He is young and handsome, headstrong and impulsive, and he won't be able to do it alone.

Eva has grown up, beautiful and beloved, but surrounded by secrets. First, she will be hunted in an ancient feud that will threaten her life. Then, she will become the hunter.

With the police closing in and two worlds on the verge of crumbling around them, Alek and Eva must find each other, discover the limits of their powers, and work together to save everything they hold dear, including one another. Blending elements of mythology with the dazzling storytelling that her fans have devoured through the HOUSE OF NIGHT series, Kristin Cast weaves a spellbinding and passionate tale that starts a thrilling new series with an explosive charge.
Kristin Cast is a NY Times and USA Today bestselling author who teamed with her mother to write the wildly successful House of Night series. She has editorial credits, a thriving t-shirt line, and a passion for all things paranormal. When away from her writing desk, Kristin loves relaxing with her significant other and their dogs, and ...
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Title:Amber Smoke: The Escaped - Book OneFormat:PaperbackDimensions:254 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.58 inPublished:June 9, 2015Publisher:Diversion BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1626815534

ISBN - 13:9781626815537

Reviews

Rated 2 out of 5 by from Could be more I really wanted to love this book, but found it to be very flat. There was basically just dialogue the whole time. It wasn't until the end that something happened, and even then it was that exciting. I will still read the sequel in hopes that the series improves
Date published: 2017-02-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from awesome i bought this book about 3 weeks ago, its taken be a bit to get through it but when i am about to pick it up i cant put it done, its very good and cant wait to read the second one..
Date published: 2017-01-15
Rated 2 out of 5 by from First book in The Escaped series! Amber Smoke by Kristin Cast is the first book in the Escaped series. The Furies (Maiden, Crone, and Mother—the phases of women) lived in Tartarus. They are the jailers who keep the evil (those who threatened to end humanity) contained. But then the Maiden fell in love with Galen Argyris (he gave up his soul for his son). Their true love (which was forbidden) has cast a curse over Tartarus (infected it) and prisoners have escaped. Maiden goes to Hera for help. Hera gives the Maiden a son, Alek who will be a warrior. He need to bring back the prisoners that have escaped. Alek will need to work with Eva. Eva Kostas is a descendant of Pythia (first Oracle of Delphi). The two need to work together to end the darkness/curse. But first Alek needs to find Eva before the hunter does. Can Eva and Alek complete their mission and save Tartarus? I found Amber Smoke to be juvenile, flat, and cheesy (especially the romance between Alek and Eva). The characters did not feel real (they were not developed or fleshed out). They never came alive for me. The dialogue is stilted and awkward. I’m afraid I found the novel to be silly and just not for me. It sounded like a good book, but I just did not enjoy the final product (I finished it though). One scene that seemed especially ridiculous was when Eva and Alek find each other. They have people chasing them and they need to move quickly (run), but they stop to share a kiss (they are about to be captured). I found myself laughing. I give Amber Smoke 2 out of 5 stars (did not like but good idea). The worst part is the novel ends with a cliffhanger. Normally, these would ensure I read the next book. But in the case of this series, I will not be reading Scarlet Rain. I received a complimentary copy of Amber Smoke from NetGalley in exchange for an honest evaluation of the novel.
Date published: 2016-08-11

Editorial Reviews

"With the perfect mix of thrills and chills, along with characters who pop off the page and a gripping plot, this explosive new series is perfect for any Hunger Games and Divergent fans."?RT Book Reviews, 4 and a half stars