Thursday, September 27, 2012

Entice by Jessica Shrivington

* * * 1/2


Every day Violet Eden wonders whether she made the right choice.
She still doesn't fully understand these powers she's been granted as a half-angel Grigori.  And worse, isn't even sure she's capable of using them. Stab someone through the heart? Really?

No matter how bad things get, though, Violet doesn't run and she doesn't quit. Even if it means she can never allow herself to love the guy she longs for. Even if it means asking her enemy for help. Even if no one is telling her the truth.
The war between Exiles and Angels is on—and she's wanted by both sides.

I'm a little late to the party when it comes to the Embrace series but I'm glad I made it. Looking at this gorgeous cover, it seems like Violet is ready to kick some ass and so I happily devoured this book in a couple of days.
After embracing her angel heritage, Entice takes Violet further into this world that will continually challenge her and make her question her chosen path. Learning to use her powers and how to protect herself against her enemies are a constant source of conflict for her. She also carries quite a burden, still feeling the repercussions of her decision to get close to Phoenix. It's a situation that she deeply regrets and hangs like a very heavy, dark cloud over her relationship with Lincoln. Repairing the rift between them is a priority though they're regularly thwarted by someone else's attempts to drive a wedge between them. And the fact that Violet and Lincoln are off limits to each other only raises the sexual tension quite a few notches. 
Entice also introduces new characters who come to town to assist in tracking down nemsis Phoenix and the the other Exiles. Throwing new people into the mix adds some fun and unpredictability. Fellow angel Spence provides a troublesome distraction for Violet. I have to say that while I got slightly annoyed with Violet's mounting jealousy, I also couldn't blame her. It's got to make a girl crazy watching a hot guy you've been crushing on forever spend more and more time with someone you don't like.  Spence became a  perfect foil for her growing suspicions.

However once Violet and Lincoln get their act together it's game on! Their relationship moves at a heated pace as they work to discover Phoenix's whereabouts and what he intends to do with the Scriptures when he gets his hands on them. Everything about this storyline is screams impending danger. Violet's link to Phoenix gets more suspenseful the closer they get to uncovering the truth. And the hunt for the Scriptures leads Violet on a more disturbing journey to truly come to terms with all the good, the bad and the ugly that she went through when she embraced.

Entice is an addictive good time. Shrivington has added a new twist to the whole angel genre making this book so enjoyable. The few vulnerable moments that Phoenix displays makes me wonder what I can expect in the next book. And readers, many of you know how much I love my bad boys in fiction, however, much to my fellow BiblioJunkie's surprise, I am firmly Team Lincoln. Not only is he the forever boy (literally), his role as protector is just so darn sweet and well, hot. Seeing how he and Violet dance around each other is half the pleasure of reading it and I hope you all enjoy as much!

~ Bel


1 comment:

  1. Fans of the series, if you haven't heard already, the CW has picked up the option for Embrace! Congratulations to Jessica Shrivington - such great news that has me very, very excited! I can't wait to see who they cast as Lincoln ... oh and Violet of course ;-)

    Visit Jessica's website for more info:

    ~ Bel