Thursday, September 13, 2012

Review : Entice (Plus An Embrace AND Entice Giveaway!)

Title: Entice (The Violet Eden Chapters #2)
Author: Jessica Shirvington
Published: September 4th 2012 by Sourcebooks Fire
Source: ARC courtesy of the publisher for an honest review

***This review and summary will contain spoilers if you haven't read EMBRACE. Scroll down to the Rafflecopter form below to enter the giveaway.***

"Violet Eden is Grigori - part angel, part human. Her destiny is to protect humans from the vengence of exiled angels.
Knowing who to trust is key but, when Grigori reinforcements arrive, it becomes clear everyone is hiding something. Even Lincoln. The only thing Violet does know: Phoenix's hold over her is more dangerous than ever.
The race to find the one thing that could tilt the balance of power brings them all to the sacred mountains of Jordan, where Violet's power will be pushed to the extreme. And the ultimate betrayal exposed.

Enticed is the second compelling book in The Violet Eden Chapters."

Thoughts: Personally, I'm normally not a fan of books about angels. They're usually hit or miss for me, and even if I like the first book, I sometimes don't like the second. Whenever I first read EMBRACE, I thought to myself "Wow, this is so different from your every day ho-hum angel book!". It read more like a comporary novel with a paranormal (urban fantasyish) twist. The only question that remains, did I enjoy the ENTICE just as much as EMBRACE? Be rest assured, folks, because the answer is yes.

The cover very much describes the mood of the book. It's darker than the first book with an extra special hit of kickbutt. Though I must admit, the first half of the book was a bit of a struggle for me. While it's interesting, the pacing was just a tad slow for my taste. There were moments I utterly fell in love with, moments that kept me reading, and there were moments where I felt a little bored. Thank goodness for Lincoln! He seems to always save the day.

Spreaking of Lincoln, I cannot tell you how much the sexual tension between him and Violet a) drove me insane and b) had me craving for more. What a splendid mixture of longing and restraint. I love and hate the forbidden nature of their relationship. Oh. Em. Gee. Needless to say, I'm excited about the next book!

The last half of the book was impeccable. It was the perfect medley of action, suspense, tension, and mystery. Though I've read many books, the ending wholly caught me offguard. I did not see that coming. It was one of those scenes where you think it might happen, then dismiss it because really, how could it happen? Well, it did. Obviously I can't tell you what this "it" scene is due to spoiler reasons, but I will tell you that it is GOOD!

Would I recommend this series? Absolutely. It's just too fun to pass up. It might not be for everyone, but it was definitely for me. Even if you are not a fan of angel books, you should still consider picking these books up. You don't want to miss out on all the fun, do you? Of course not.

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GIVEAWAY TIME!!!


Thanks to the fabulous crew over at Sourcebooks, I am giving away a copy of EMBRACE AND ENTICE. All you have to do is fill out the Rafflecopter form below. This giveaway is only open to US and CA participants and will end October 4th.

Good luck and may the odds be ever in your favor.


a Rafflecopter giveaway

28 comments:

  1. YAYYYY! I actually JUST read Embrace last week so I could read and review Entice for this tour. I really liked it, and I'm glad Entice is also good!! Also...I swooooon for Lincoln!!! GAH!! :) Great review, Lena!

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  2. Seriously - I love everything about this series! I really like the characters and the entire Angel concept. I can't wait to read Entice!!

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  3. Great review. I have read all 4 books... yes, I am lucky to be Australian. If you think the sexual tension between Linc and Vi is bad, just wait until the rest of the series, lol

    New GFC follower.

    The Book Twins

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  4. AHHH! I now really need to read this series!! I'll just be honest I'm a sucker for a good romance and I love a great plot!

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  5. I haven't read this series yet but what entices me the most are Phoenix and Lincoln. Seriously, just their names makes me want to read it and see who's team I'll end up being on, lol!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  6. I'll always have a thing for angels, so I guess that's why Embrace sounds interesting to me.

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  7. I have yet to read this series, but I love books using the angels vs fallen angels plot

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  8. I loved Embraced and I can't wait for Entice! Thanks so much for the giveaway!

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  9. Favorite thing: It's about angels. And the cool tattoo. :D

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  10. I'm really looking forward to seeing some of this tension that you described in action, and I'm a fan of angel books. Looking forward to reading this!

    Thank you!

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  11. I haven't read either book yet but the covers are a perfect mix of mystery and sexiness, don't you think? Thanks for hosting this giveaway.

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  12. I haven't read the series yet (I just got Embrace in the mail today), but I love the covers. Thank you for the opportunity to win!

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  13. I love paranormal fiction---and boy, the covers are just GORGEOUS!!! What's not to love? Thanks a million for this giveaway! I WANT THESE BOOKS!!!!

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  14. I haven't read this series yet, but it does sound good and I think the cover is just gorgeous!! <3

    You're right about the angel thing, but I'm glad you really liked this series :)

    Mary DeBorde M.A.D.

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  15. I haven't read the series yet but I am definitely enticed to read it after checking out its reviews! Thanks so much for the chance to win a copy:)

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  16. Haven't started the series yet but It is on my TBR pile!

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  17. I haven't read the series yet, but I have heard so many awesome things about it that I have to read it!! So I added it to my TBR list : )

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  18. I have not read the series yet. But it sounds like it has great interesting characters.

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  19. I have heard so many good things about this series. I can't wait to get my hands on it. :)

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  20. I just started this series and so far the MC's voice it totally pulling me in--a very good sign!

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  21. I haven't read this series yet either, but I've seen a ton of positive reviews for it and I'd love to see what all the hype is for myself :) Thank you!

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  22. Embrace and Entice sound interesting. I started reading a few angels related story lately so this will be an interesting one to get into.

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  23. I haven't read this series but I have wanted and started to branch out the genres I read. I getting a little tired of vampires and werewolves but not paranormal it's self. The synopsis alone makes me want to give this series a try!

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  24. I haven't read either of these books, but I seriously love to read, so I am always looking for other books to fall in love with.

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  25. I'm in chapter 6 of Embrace and so far I love how Violet has a crush on Lincoln and I can see that Lincoln might have feelings for Violet but he's not letting on.

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  26. Well, I am obsessed with angels and from the comments and reviews I've read, that it is an AWESOME book series!

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  27. I have been wanting to read these novels for a while now! I love the idea of the story and those covers are just gorgeous!

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