By: Jessica Shirvington
Series: The Violet Eden Chapters
My Copy: Review Galley from Sourcebooks
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It starts with a whisper: “It’s time for you to know who you are…”
Violet Eden dreads her seventeenth birthday. After all, it’s hard to get too excited about the day that marks the anniversary of your mother’s death. As if that wasn’t enough, disturbing dreams haunt her sleep and leave her with very real injuries. There’s a dark tattoo weaving its way up her arms that wasn’t there before.
Violet is determined to get some answers, but nothing could have prepared her for the truth. The guy she thought she could fall in love with has been keeping his identity a secret: he’s only half-human—oh, and same goes for her.
A centuries-old battle between fallen angels and the protectors of humanity has chosen its new warrior. It’s a fight Violet doesn’t want, but she lives her life by two rules: don’t run and don’t quit. When angels seek vengeance and humans are the warriors, you could do a lot worse than betting on Violet Eden…
Embrace is an eye catcher from the start; it has such a beautifully simple cover that will grab or attention right away. I have had this book on my to read list for some time now, and have had some struggle getting to it. Now I am kicking myself for the delay that I have allowed in getting to it. Embrace is an exceptional read, and I am a new fan for The Violet Eden Chapters. I must warn readers that I would label this a Mature YA Paranormal Romance, because it does include so advanced sexual content. From the first line Violet's story is straight forward and enticing. At first glance, Violet is just your average everyday girl with a major crush; but as the story unfolds what we actually find is a deep seeded and dedicated love and thrilling story about a very special girl. As Violet travels this road of self-discovery readers will clutch desperately to the hope of resolution for this young girl. As her world crumbles further this glimmer of hope will slip away until it’s seems merely a fantasy. The raw emotion pouring from these pages will absorb readers into the story, and overwhelm them with a realistic experience that leaves them demanding more. This love triangle between Lincoln, Phoenix, and Violet is deeply troubling as we find ourselves caught in the web of truths and lies; one will remain standing but this will prove and unexpected surprise til the last moment. While seeing the good in both characters, and their absolute dedication to Violet it becomes harder and harder distinguish where loyalties lie. Shirvington has left off with a conclusion that will wrap up some loose ends, but leaves the future uncertain for where the next book will take us. Enticed is book two of The Violet Eden Chapters, and it is scheduled for release September of 2012.