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.
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.
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