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Burning Emerald: The Cambion Chronicles #2

Jaime Reed

ISBN 9780758269256
Publish Date 5/29/2012
Format Trade Paperback
Categories KTeen Dafina, Young Adult
List Price: $9.95

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Book 2 of The Cambion Chronicles

Dating the most popular guy in school is every girl’s fantasy. But to Samara Marshall, he’s a dangerous force come to rekindle their tangled past. Only it’s not her past…

Samara faces a challenging senior year. Controlling her inner demon is a struggle, even with help from her Cambion boyfriend, Caleb. But her life takes a turn for the worse when the hottest jock in school begins pursuing her—especially since Malik’s anything but what he seems. They share a connection from a forgotten past—a secret that could destroy her and Caleb.

As the attraction becomes harder to resist, Samara is now at the mercy of the demon within her. To break free, Sam must fight a battle where she is the enemy and the prize…and victory will come at a deadly price.

Praise for Living Violet

“Sexy and snarky! I dare you not to laugh while reading this fantastic debut.” —Kody Keplinger, author of The Duff and Shut Out

“Jaime Reed breathes fresh life into paranormal romance.” —Lee Nichols, author of the Haunting Emma series


Discussion Questions

1. The story is told through an outspoken character. Does the narrative voice enhance or detract from the story?

2. Samara deals with a lot of difficult moments at home and in school. Are there situations in her life you can identify with? If so, how?

3. Though overprotective, Samara’s mom tries to support her daughter. If you were in the same situation, would you trust your parents with that secret?

4. Being a Cambion takes a great deal of responsibility, and there’s a constant challenge to maintain one’s humanity. How do you think you would handle it?

5. Samara made several choices that had moral implications. Would you have made the same decisions? Why? Why not?

6. Samara and Caleb share an empathic link where they can sense each other’s emotions. What would you do if you shared a similar connection with someone?

7. Lilith and Capone have personalities of their own. If you had a sentient being, how would you think he/she would behave?

8. Tobias has the ability to turn into any human he sees. Who would you turn into? Would you use that power for good or evil?

9. Samara’s book, Shh, is mentioned several times. What is its symbolic significance?

10. Caleb, Samara, and Tobias have an unusual dynamic. Would you consider it a love triangle? If so, how is their relationship different from other love triangles?

11. Life and death is an ongoing theme in the story and they affect the characters in different ways: grief, insanity, depression, revenge. Are the reactions justified? Do they make the characters more sympathetic?

12. Tobias referred to Cambions as “demon mutts,” establishing a type of classist view regarding his kind. How is this idea relevant in the real world?

13. If irony really had a color, what shade would it be?

About Jaime Reed:

Jaime Reed discovered her love for storytelling at a young age as an outlet for her overactive imagination. After leaving art school, she returned to Virginia, where she works as a graphic artist and co-producer for an independent film company.

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Late Nighter! (Tuesday, August 21, 2012)
Reviewer: Stacey P

No! No, no, no! What an ending to this novel! I almost threw it across the room! I know the author wants to keep me in suspense, and they did an excellent job and now I’m counting down the days until the next novel!

Sam is no longer ‘just Sam.” She’s Caleb’s girlfriend and the controller of Lilith, the demon she inherited during Living Violet. She can no longer hide out without being noticed while Lilith lives inside her. As she learns to attempt to control Lilith, all hell breaks loose for Caleb and his demon, Capone. Capone takes over and tries to coax Lilith out into the open to wreck havoc on the ‘normal’ world.

Reed has done a fantastic job drawing me into this story! My heart breaks, my laughter flows, and I feel like I’m right there beside the characters, cheering them on! I’m not fond of the cliff hanger ending, but it has kept me on my seat to say the least.

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