Author: Jessica Shirvington
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire, 464 Pages (September 4th, 2012)
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Synopsis: 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.
Review: 4 Stars - Entice is the thrilling continuation of the Violet Eden Chapters by author Jessica Shirvington. In this second installment Violet and the other Grigori (Half Angel, Half Human) are faced with and even bigger problem. With trouble brewing and revenge on a few minds it’s Violets turn to jump in head first and face issues and decisions from not only her past but the past of others close to her as well. It’s a whirl wind of a journey for all involved.
In Embrace Violet had to dig deep and make some choices she wasn’t ready for. In Entice, she’s learned from past mistakes and is trying to deal with the aftermath. She’s finding her footing and learning more than ever; all with the help of her friends, new and old. She might have thought that she’s had a rough time recently, but she’s not out of the woods yet. I can see changes in Violet, she’s growing and learning that what she is and what she’s capable of is bigger than just her. It’s up to her to learn what she needs to do to help keep those around her safe and when Lincoln starts to go down a dark road she needs to figure out what she needs to do to make him see the light before it’s too late.
I enjoyed this second book even more than the first. There were ups and downs and it was thrilling. We had a chance to learn more of the Grigori mythology, along with angels and exiles. It’s often that the second book in a series doesn’t live up to the first, but for me that just wasn’t the case. As often what happens to me when I find a book that I’m absorbed by, I can’t read fast enough because I want to find out what’s going to happen next, yet at the same time I don’t want to read it so quickly that it’s over in the blink of an eye. Which is exactly what happened with Entice – reading way too fast and quickly, hitting the end wondering what the heck just happened?!
Some of the side characters in this book were highly entertaining. Including a new group that came into the mix to help teach and train Violet. I liked all their different personalities and to watch them all come together during some pretty rough times. I’m looking forward to spending more time with these newbie characters in the books to follow. And then some characters that I couldn’t stand in Embrace were there yet again making my jaw ache from gritting my teeth in frustration.
All in all, Entice is thrilling, gripping and a bit emotional. Being one of the better series that centers on Angels, I’m ecstatic that I’ve found this series and I can’t wait for the next installment to be released here in the states in March of 2013 – Emblaze. I recommend this series to anyone who loves a great story about Angels or those who are looking to give a story about Angels a try. You won’t be disappointed!
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