Published July 26th 2015
YA > Paranormal | Fantasy
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As the Demons grow bolder and the walls between the planes of existence weaken, Ember is forced to develop her powers as quickly as possible, and she seeks out a powerful earth Watcher to continue her supernatural lessons. Her glimpse of the future demands she fight the dark forces spreading across the earth.
But her new mentor has his own agenda, making her question everyone and everything she ever trusted.
When Ember is thrust into the world of the Watchers, she learns of their plans—ones that defy the scripture and make them enemies of the Celestial Host. Ridding the world of evil gets complicated when it becomes impossible to take sides.
As Ember struggles with morality, she soon discovers that there’s something more frightening than anything she’s faced before.
I mentioned in my review of Embers that it was one of the best Angel/Demons book that I have ever read and I still stand by that statement. Embers left me wanting for more that’s why my hands was itching to hold and read the sequel. Like with every series that I love, I was afraid that Gaia will suffer from Second Book Syndrome. But Gaia did not disappoint, in fact, it even surpassed my expectations.
If you’re like me and you admired Ember so much in the first book, you’ll love her even more here. She is straight up badass and her character growth is just superbly shown. You will really see her maturity. She was a kid who learned about Angels and Demons and Watchers in EMBERS and she have no idea what to do with all of those information, but here in GAIA, she’s a woman with a mission. A mission that she can’t afford to fail.
Secondary characters really shined in here too like Sawyer, Ivan and Piper. Sawyer was phenomenal! He’s not here to please you and if you think Ember is badass…. then Sawyer is the master of all badasses. This guy knows how to make a girl’s heart melt, but he also knows how to make them scream from terror. We already learned that Sawyer is a demon from the first book but I feel like there’s still A LOT to know about him. Even Piper and Ivan showed what they’re capable of. I love how Hopkins made them more than props. They actually have a part in the whole story and how they helped our main character was just incredible!
Gaia is an explosion! Just when I thought Hopkins couldn’t do anything that will caught me off guard, she surprised me with a sequel like this! Truly, Hopkins is one of the best authors in this generation and I’m just incredibly happy that I get to experience her brilliance! Its not too late to catch up, be sure to grab a copy of Embers immediately!
Karen Ann Hopkins resides in northern Kentucky with her family on a farm that boasts a menagerie of horses, goats, peacocks, chickens, ducks, rabbits, dogs and cats. Karen’s main job is home schooling the kids, but she finds time to give riding lessons, coach a youth equestrian drill team, and of course, write. She was inspired to create her first book, Temptation, by the Amish community she lived in. The experiential knowledge she gained through her interactions with her neighbors drove her to create the story of the star-crossed lovers, Rose and Noah.
Karen grew up about a mile from Lake Ontario in Upstate New York. She was bitten by the horse bug at the age of five, and after diligently taking riding lessons for several years, was rewarded with her first horse when she turned eleven. The feisty horse’s name was Lady, a Quarter Horse-Thoroughbred cross, who became Karen’s steadfast companion. Through the years, the constant force in her life was horses. Eventually, she found her place as a riding instructor herself. Before accepting her fate in the barnyard, she worked a short stint as a paralegal, traveled abroad, and guided tourists on horseback riding tours in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee.
Karen is currently working on her Amish mystery series, Serenity’s Plain Secrets, along with the YA paranormal/fantasy series, The Wings of War. Karen is also excited to announce the Temptation series has been optioned for TV by Pilgrim Studios and is available on Audible. More books in the Temptation series are in the works.
One lucky winner will receive a $50 gift card (Amazon, B&N, iTunes), as well as a complete set of Karen’s YA books, including Embers, Gaia, Temptation, Belonging, Forever, and Rachel’s Deception! Please enter via the Rafflecopter form. Giveaway is open internationally.