Saturday, December 22, 2012

Review: Entice

Entice by Jessica Shirvington

Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Publication Date: September 4th 2012
Pages: 438
Source: Library
Genre: Paranormal, Romance

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.

Enticed is the second compelling book in The Violet Eden Chapters.
I absolutely adored the first book in this series so I was extremely excited to dive into Entice. Entice continues the story of Violet Eden, a girl who had recently found out that she is part angel (Grigori). Her destiny is to work along side her partner, Lincoln, to fight against fallen angels of light and dark.

The main character, Violet, once again has a very strong personality and part in the story that I really don't have much to complain about. Since the end of the last book, though she's been having some trouble facing her  destiny. She has trouble fighting for herself. The ways things are I understand that, but her worries and feeling leave her extremely vulnerable and she more than once has to get saved by Lincoln because of her hesitations and internal conflict. That really just... bugged me a bit. I really wanted her to overcome her problems and be able to fight for herself.

When I began to read Entice I was very worried that this book would not live up to how much I had loved Embrace, but I was happily pleased with this story. Entice explores the relationships between characters much more than the first book. Entice also digs deeper into the 'connection' between Violet and Lincoln, which was something I was hoping might come up more in this book. Normally I really don't like forbidden love because it seems awfully cliche, but the relationship between Lincoln and Violet is much different and stronger than that. It's extremely gripping and memorable.  

Several new characters are introduced in Entice, including several pairs of Grigori that are near Violet's age, as well as an older set. The introduction of all of the new characters was quite confusing at first. Even by the end of the book I felt as if some of them were not introduced well enough to have real opinions about, but they were all necessary and easily became part of the story.

Overall I really liked this book and how it explored the relationships between characters.

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