Review: Entice by Jessica Shirvington

Posted 18 March, 2013 by Gabbie in Review / 0 Comments

Review: Entice by Jessica ShirvingtonEntice by Jessica Shirvington
Series: The Violet Eden Chapters #2
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire on September 4, 2012
Source: Gifted
Pages: 438
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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.

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Favorite Quote(s):

“‘I don’t know that I will ever do anything in my life remarkable enough to make me deserve you, but I promise you, Violet, I will try every day for the rest of my life.'”

Favorite Character: Lincoln. He really cares for Violet, and I feel like there is a lot more to the way that he acts.
First Line:

“I held the dagger in my right hand, the hilt heavy and intricately carved, the blade long and slim.”

My Musings: Jessica Shirvington is an amazing writer. In this second installment of the Violet Eden chapters, we follow Violet and her crew as they make their way to Jordan to find the Scriptures. The Scriptures that Phoenix is out to get. This novel was a labyrinth of action and events. There is lots of fighting, special powers, and discovery that go on in this book. In addition to that, this book is loaded with forbidden and forbidden love, humor, and lots of seriousness.

The plot in this novel was fully developed–Shirvington clearly knew what she was doing when she brought this story to life. The events were well planned out, and nothing was confusing over the course of the novel. The writing itself was very realistic and descriptive, and it painted a clear picture of things as the story progressed. The world that Shrivington created was intense and fun.

The characters have to be my favorite part of the novel. Violet comes into herself. She grows stronger and more mature over the course of the novel, and she realizes the things she has to do for the sake of others. Lincoln is as sweet and protective as always, even though he holds himself back for the sake of Violet. You can tell that there are some intense feelings between the two of them. And these feelings were finally able to be acted upon! And believe me when I say that I was jumping for joy when it happened. It was what I’ve been waiting for! Phoenix is a complex character. I’m not really sure on his stance of whether he is truly evil or not–I feel as if we are going to have to wait it out to see the real Phoenix. In addition to these main characters, I also enjoyed our new arrivals, Spence, Zoe, and Salvatore. They were the comic relief to the novel, and I’m glad that Violet was able to find some new friends in them. And I’m happy the Steph found her romance!

This novel was a great mix of action, adventure, and romantic tension. You never knew what would happen next, and after that cliffhanger, I am anxiously awaiting the next installment.

4.5 Stars
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About Jessica Shirvington

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Jessica Shirvington is the author of THE VIOLET EDEN CHAPTERS also known as THE EMBRACE SERIES, stand alone novel, BETWEEN THE LIVES and has an exciting new duology called DISRUPTION on the way in 2014.

An entrepreneur, author, and mother living in Sydney, Australia, Jessica is also a 2011 & 2012 finalist for Cosmopolitan’s annual Fun, Fearless Female Award. She’s also one of the lucky few who met the love of her life at age seventeen: Matt Shirvington, a former Olympian and current sports broadcaster for Foxtel and Fox Sports. Married for twleve years with two beautiful daughters, Sienna and Winter, Jessica knows her early age romance and its longevity has definitely contributed to how she tackles relationships in her YA novels.

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