Book Review: Embers & Ice by Isabella Modra


Title: Embers & Ice
Author: Isabella Modra
Source: ebook from the Author
Rating: ★★★★★


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Everyone is wrong about hell.

Vulnerable and weak after her battle with her guardian Joshua, Hunter is snatched up by the Agents who work for a ruthless and cold institution called ICE. There, Hunter is imprisoned with other mutants of different ages and abilities, forced into a nightmare of constant experiments and brutality. 

Joshua is a mess. Frantically trying to fix the mistakes he made, Joshua embarks on a quest across the country to find Hunter and rescue her. But the company he keeps is continuously distracting him, and Joshua can’t control the strange feelings of love and comfort that begin to boil inside his cold, icy heart.

Will Hunter escape and find her fire again, or will Joshua and his mistakes find her first?

I was pretty excited to start this book because of what happened in the first one. Even though my studies kind of got in the way, I still managed to find some time to read. Luckily, this book did not disappoint me at all. I think that this one was better than the first one in terms of action and plot twists. Speaking of plot twists, I’ll try my best not to give away a lot about the story.

Hunter, after being devastated from losing Eli, was placed in ICE— an institution for people like her.There she met and made friends, allies and a possible love interest. Of course, if there were allies, there were also enemies. You can read that one as “mad scientist” and crazy-ass government officials taking advantage of their special gifts to create bioweapons. I honestly think that this was one of the best addition to the story. It made the book more interesting and a legit page-turner.

The third-person POV of the book seemed all over the place for me though, because I sort of had a hard time keeping tracks with what’s happening to the characters but it added to the tension of the story so yeah, that was okay.

The cliffhanger at the end was a cruel way to conclude the book. I seriously need more. Really clever, Isabella.

Overall, the book is a really great read. It’s better if you read this one right after the other especially if you hate cliffhangers.




Isabella Modra was born in Adelaide, South Australia, where she graduated in 2011 and began working full-time. In 2012 she travelled Europe, backpacking from Ireland to Egypt to Sweden and many other countries. She is currently living in Alberta, Canada Adelaide, South Australia.Was Canada. Was.

Isabella began her writing career at the age of thirteen, after having loved reading books all her life. She wrote a mystery series of 9 books (unpublished) by the time she was fifteen, and decided to become a self-published author. ROUGE is her first published novel, and EMBERS & ICE – the second in the series – is soon to be released.

On a more casual note, she enjoys cups of tea, acoustic guitar, dreaming of travelling and meeting people with incredible life stories. You can contact her via Facebook or send her a message on her Goodreads page.

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A 22 year old bibliophile from the outskirts of Manila, who loves reading books for passion.

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