Em: Entice by Jessica Shirvington – BOOK REVIEW

Entice by Jessica ShirvingtonEntice by Jessica Shirvington
Release Date: September 4th, 2012
Sourcebooks Fire, 428 Pages
Sub-genre: Paranormal
Source: ARC from BEA 2012
Age Group: Young Adult
Series: Violet Eden #2
Follow up to: Embrace

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.

The sequel to Embrace was a bit different and much better than I had anticipated. There were some slower parts where I was begging for some action…then there were some spurts of action where you got to see some interesting fight scenes. The sexual references were greatly decreased from the first book, but the language was still a bit too much for me. The swearing was unnecessary and excessive at times…I think that younger readers, or anyone under 16 years old should be cautioned before reading this book.

Entice was definitely better than Embrace – several new characters and their snarky attitudes and powers helped to make the story more interesting. Violet was a much stronger protagonist in this book as well, but her relationship with Lincoln almost drove me crazy. There was entirely too much up and down in emotions. It was hard and down-right irksome how mercurial their interactions were.

I am hoping the next book(s) smooth out some wrinkles in Violet’s love life and the overall situation with the Scriptures. I am looking forward to seeing how the author decided to continue the current story in a way that won’t get too repetitive or suggestive.

  • July 29, 2013 - 8:55 pm

    Pam@YAEscapefromReality - I actually love this series, although I read the books back to back and now I can’t remember what happened in what book. The fourth book is by far the best one, but it’s only available right now in audiobook in the US (I’m not sure if there’s an ARC or not). I never cry in books, and I actually cried for the last 10 or so chapters in Endless. Hope you keep reading the series!ReplyCancel

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