Series: The Violet Eden Chapters
Author: Jessica Shirvington
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
I have been wanting to get my hands on this book since I first came across the Australian release. Finally got a chance to read it! Yay! So what did I think?
Embrace won me over so completely I was shocked. It took me a few weeks to read the book, but not because of the story. I was (and in some ways still) going through some big stuff in my life. Many of the quotes used at each chapter heading were stinging me. They were and are wonderful quotations contained in Embrace.
One half of knowing what you want is knowing what you must give up before you get it.
Plus, some of the storyline was hard to read while I was dealing with this crap. Violet, Phoenix, and Lincoln were never far from my mind though. And I did finish and wow! Immediately bought the next one for my Nook!
Violet Eden's world comes crashing down when she finds out she is faced with a very important decision on her seventeenth birthday: to Embrace or Not. Embrace what? Why that would be her angelic Grigori status of course! And then she'd be tasked with 'returning' exiles/fallen angels. The thing is, Violet doesn't want that life. Her friend, and person she trusted the most betrayed her in more ways than she can count.
Enter Phoenix. He became what Lincoln was to Violet. But at what cost to Violet? Which path will she choose now? Things start getting dicey as other exiles begin to sense and notice her and her super powers. So yeah, she's gotta do something and soon, else she's dead.
Needless to say. I loved the book. It was so easy to fall into the characters, into the world. Usually these types of angelic books irritate me to a degree. But wow, Embrace did not! I loved the history behind Grigori, Exiled, Fallen, etc. Secondary characters were well written and well rounded; they weren't just paper characters.
And it must also be said, this was a love triangle that did not piss me off. I rather enjoyed it, and surprisingly I fell for the guy the reader probably isn't supposed to! [Phoenix] Are readers supposed to fall for the 'bad boys?' Or are we supposed to go for the one that the girl SHOULD go for? Hm.... What do you think? Let me know in the comments!