Book Review – Raining Embers

Resistance, disabilities, arrange marriages, war and destinies. 

Those are only a few words to describe the beautifully written story titled Raining Embers. The universe is well-written from the start and pulls the reader in from the first few words. Raining Embers has an extremely strong sense of setting. You are encompassed into the story, as one living in Latysia, from the start. Jessica does an amazing job taking the reader from reality and pushed into the tale of learning ones self worth and overcoming shortcomings. 

Raining Embers works as a story that readers look for when they want to escape reality because it does what a book should do. From the beginning, you are in the midst of what is going on. The action, the magic, it’s all there for you right away. I personally was proud to read and review this story on the back of this knowledge before I even finished the book. As a lover of books, escaping reality and feeling like I’m there witnessing it all first hand is an attribute that not many can do. Jessica Dall does this. Raining Embers does this. 

Raining Embers has a lot of fantasy but it’s not just the fantasy that draws me into the book, it’s the characters. Characters can make or break a book. These are the characters we follow from beginning to end so we want to enjoy being with them. 

Palmer has an unusual hearing problem, so he works hard  drawing attention to it but partakes in the suffering it causes. Brier becomes so ill because of her sense of smell and her reaction to different scents. She is bed-ridden for long periods, as she awaits her arranged marriage to another wealthy family. Despite their disabilities, which is essentially invisible to the eye, what can be looked upon as a problematic issue is transformed into a special power. Disabilities, in Raining Embers, are not made fun of but celebrated and even made to showcase that someone who is different can ultimately be the one to solve intricate issues. 

The buildup of the world is the beginning and the character driven plot continues with a steady pace all the way until the end. Sit back and enjoy each character growing and adjusting to the changes around them among a word that is dark and filled with danger at every turn.

From start to finish, Jessica Dall’s Raining Embers is filled with intrigue, a little romance and two young people who discover who they are in a world torn apart by heightened differences.


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About the Author

Jessica Dall finished her first novel at the age of fifteen and has been hooked on writing ever since. In the past few years, she has published two novels,

The Copper Witch and The Porcelain Child, along with a number of short stories that have appeared in both magazines and anthologies. 

In college, Jessica interned at a publishing house, where her “writing hobby” slowly turned into a variety of writing careers. She currently works as both as an editor and creative writing teacher in Washington, DC. 

When not busy editing, writing, or teaching, Jessica enjoys crafting and piano, and spending time with her friends and family. She can most often be found at her home in Maryland with a notebook and her much-loved, sometimes-neglected husband.

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