Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Endless (Embrace #4/Violet Eden Chapters #4) by Jessica Shirvington

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Angels are real. They aren't always kind. Violet Eden is certain of all this because she is Grigori - part angel, part human. She has felt the influence of both light and dark.

When Hell unleashes its worst, Violet must embrace every facet of her angel self to save the people she cares about and the world as she knows it. But death is not the worst thing that Violet will face. For her, the endless question 'Can love conquer all?' will finally be answered.

I’m sure readers know how much I enjoy this series. It’s so much fun to see a heroine grow from an uncertain teen into a solid young woman who has a strong sense of who she is at her very core. And on a side note, these covers are freaking awesome!

Endless finds Violet trying to adjust to some major changes that have rocked her world. After the disastrous outcome of the Santorini trip, Violet is coming home with her long lost mother in tow. Things is she thought her mother dead. Turns out she was hibernating in the volcano along with Lillith. Once Phoenix, Lillith's son, released her from her imprisonment, Evelyn was released too. Violet has very hostile feelings towards her mother and wants nothing to do with her. She’s terrified of what her return will do to her father. Violet had decided previously to reveal everything to her dad. Now her mother’s presence just complicates things further.

That’s just at home. Then there’s work. The Academy – Josephine in particular – is coming down hard on the gang and has issued a summons for the group to come to New York to undergo tests and interrogations. Violet realizes there’s no way to avoid this but insists that she comply as long as she can do it on her terms. She has to keep her frustration in check as they investigate her origins while her own priority is to stop Lillith and her Exile minions.

As for her and Lincoln, they try to keep their feelings for each other at bay but in Endless we see Lincoln letting loose just a little. They work hard at establishing a neutral ground that will allow them to co-exist without too much drama. Yeah, good luck with that!

All in all, Endless is a terrific book and fans of the series will love it. It got me out of my annoying reading funk.  I won’t lie though. The events in Endless are so monumental and life-altering.  I was devastated when I reached the end as I'm sure  fellow fans will be too. For some reason, I was under the impression that this was it for the series. Thankfully, I was wrong. While I’m still shaking off what happened, everything has been set up for the final showdown and I have hope that things will be put in order in Empower.

~ Bel

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