Thursday, March 15, 2012

Embrace by Jessica Shirvington


A Fearless Girl.
An Impossible Choice.
A centuries-old battle between fallen angels and the protectors of humanity has chosen its new
warrior. It's a fight Violet doesn't want, but she lives her life by two rules: don't run and don't quit. When angels seek vengeance and humans are the warriors, you could do a lot worse than betting on Violet Eden…

From the back cover:

My girl,
Happy 17th birthday. I wish I could be there with you, but I think if you are reading this...I am not. For that, I am sorry. The day your dad and I found out we were going to have a baby was the happiest day of my long life. I know the only day that will exceed that joy will be the day you are born – no matter how that day ends.

A big decision lies ahead. The burden of the covenant is a heavy one to bear. Choose with your heart, for I already know that you, my girl, must let your heart guide the way.
I love you. Please forgive me.

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The 411 by Maria:

Let's start with I LOVE THIS BOOK! Perfect series especially if you have had your fill of Vampires, Werewolves and Fairies. Or if you love the genre of YA supernatural.

In this page turner Violet is handed a box by her father on her 17th birthday with a note which reads "for our girl on her 17th birthday". Did Violet's mother know she would die during childbirth? So many questions and Violet needs enough answers. Thankfully Violet has friends Steph and Lincoln who she has a mad crush on but feels he doesn't like her that way. When Phoenix shows up her feelings change. Violet must choose her path and come to terms with her destiny if she chooses to accept.

I love so much about this book. A little Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angels, dark forces, and a love triangle.

Oh I was as torn as Violet. She has two protectors Linc and Phoenix have both been there for her but her emotions are muddled and she finds herself drawn to one more than the other.

Eventually Violet must make a choose to save someone's life. Someone only she can save if she takes a leap of faith!

Each chapter started with a quote that adds some foreshadowing to that particular chapter. Usually I don't bother reading the quotes but they definitely added something to the chapter.

My only concerns was underage drinking and unprotected sex: Steph and Violet pass a flask of vodka between them as her father makes yet another phone call. They also have champagne at a party. Violet does have sex and there is zero talk of protection.

Personally, I am thrilled that all three books will be released in a 6 month intervals.

Jessica Shirvington is a new favorite author and I can't wait to read more of her work! Looking forward to Enticed , Emblaze and Endless

Important Links:
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1 comment:

  1. I've only read the first two books in the series, I havent gotten Emblaze yet but I will try to buy it soon. Embrace is my favorite so far in the series!


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