ENTICE (The Violet Eden Chapters #2) by Jessica Shirvington
YA Paranormal Romance
464 pages, hardcover
Available now (September 2012)
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Review copy provided by publisher for honest review
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.
Positive: The mythology. There's an amazing amount of detail in this world--without those annoying info-dumps. The Grigori, the Scripture, the different angels and angelic powers all come together seamlessly to create an incredible world.
Positive: The tension between Lincoln and Violet. Violet did something very naughty in the first novel and Lincoln is so freakin' stubborn about forgiving her! Yes, it was really, really stupid of her to do that but she's a teen girl and, well, there are bound to be stupid decisions made. Violet really loves Lincoln and Lincoln likes (loves?) her but he's burying it beneath a cold, hard mask. Delicious tension abounds!
Positive: The other Grigori. Though the introductions are a bit overwhelming at the beginning (too many names, too quickly), there are some fantastic new characters including a pair of Grigori who are most definitely together and most definitely in love, which give Violet hope for her and Lincoln. And then there's Spence. Spence doesn't yet have his Grigori partner, which he's pretty bitter about, especially since he still has to do all the training and stuff while he's waiting around. He's cranky, snarky and a great new addition.
Wish: That Lincoln would just get over it. Yes, Violet messed up. But she was used and manipulated by a master manipulator who knew just the buttons to push. Lincoln needs to acknowledge that, realize that Violet is doing her best to apologize and make up for her mistake.
Overall: ENTICE is a fantastic follow-up to EMBRACE, filled with intriguing mythology, scorching desire and plenty of butt-kicking action.
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