Reading level: Young Adult
Hardcover: 464 pages
Release date: September 4, 2012
Series: The Violet Eden Chapters #2
Reviewed by: Lili
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.
The second book in the Embrace series did not disappoint! Having fully embraced as a Grigori, Violet struggles to reconcile with Lincoln while keeping life-altering secrets. Oh, and let’s not forget the fact that she will never, ever truly be safe anymore. If anything, this gripping tale has even more secrets than the first. Webs of lies are spun repeatedly and somehow Violet always ends up in the center of them, making the story all the more juicer and enjoyable for the reader.
It’s very easy to get into this book since it picks up directly where book one leaves off. The action scenes are not only plentiful, but intense, and Violet’s journey to discovering her creator brings about many more curiosities! The plot was continuously thickening and its fast pace made it easy to blast through this book without hesitation.
My biggest qualm with EMBRACE was the ever-present love triangle. While it was executed better then some, a love triangle is still a love triangle. The one in ENTICE is much more subtle. It’s still there because Phoenix will never fully be out of the picture, but because Phoenix plays such a little role in this novel, most of the romantic interest is focused on Lincoln despite the fact that him and Violet can never be together because they are partners. And he’s keeping secrets! That’s never a good thing… More or less, this revelation made me really happy as a reader because the love triangle was no longer in my face, though part of me does hope that Phoenix shows up to play a larger part in book three. This aspect of the novel greatly improved from the previous book.
Full of lies and deception and a tiny rocky romance on the side, it’s impossible to hate the second installment to this series with a unique and interesting twist on angels! It’s an exhilarating page-turner that will leave you begging for book three! Once again, Shirvington did not disappoint.