Reading Level: Young Adult
Publication Date: September 2012
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Series: 2nd in The Violet Eden Chapters
Acquisition: I received a free ARC for review from the publisher
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. (from Goodreads)
I've always been partial to angel stories so when the chance came along to review the second book in Shirvington's series there was no way I was passing it up.
Intoxicating is a word I would use to decide this one. Lots of characters, lots of drama, life and death situations, good guys who bring a whole new meaning to the word hero and villains that love to hide around every corner. Entice is a thrill ride of a book.
The romance is epic, or tragic depending on your point of view. Violet and Lincoln walk a razor sharp edge and while reading, you get the feeling that at any time, one of them could slip. I do have to say though, by the end of the book I was a little tired of their drama. It was very warranted mind you, as they didn't have a lot of control over what was happening to them but again, the - will they won't they, I'm not good enough for him, she's too good for me- roller coaster ride got a little old at times.
New characters added greatly to this book's appeal for me. Not that I didn't love the original cast from book 1 but I felt that the different aspects and personalities of this infusing of fresh faces really added to my overall enjoyment of the story.
Lots of drama, like I said, but lots of action too. The world that Jessica has created with this series gets under your skin. It's full of ancient history but in the end, everything could rest on the actions and decisions of 1 person.
With moments of elation and a few moments of true heartbreak - I was enthralled from beginning to end and book 3 could not be here fast enough! The ending was a killer and I can't imagine what else could go wrong (or right) for Violet and the people she cares about.
If you're read Embrace, you have GOT to pick up Entice and if you're a fan of angels in YA and haven't started this series yet you really should.
4.5 / 5 Stars
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