Monday, March 11, 2013

Review: Emblaze by Jessica Shirvington

Emblaze by Jessica Shirvington
The Violet Eden Chapters #3
Release Date: March 5th, 2013
Number of Pages: 464
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Source: NetGalley
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Once again Violet Eden faces an impossible choice ... and the consequences are unimaginable. 
 Violet has come to terms with the fact that being part angel, part human, means her life will never be as it was.  
Now Violet has something Phoenix - the exiled angel who betrayed her - will do anything for, and she has no intention of letting it fall into his hands. The only problem is that he has something she needs too.
Not afraid to raise the stakes, Phoenix seemingly holds all the power, always one step ahead. And when he puts the final pieces of the prophecy together, it doesn't take him long to realise exactly who he needs in order to open the gates of Hell.  
With the help of surprising new allies, ancient prophecies are deciphered, a destination set and, after a shattering confrontation with her father, Violet leaves for the islands of Greece without knowing if she will have a home to return to...

I had been anticipating this book ever since I read Entice and Embrace, since I loved them both. I was so excited to sink my teeth once again in one of Jessica Shirvington’s novels. I couldn’t wait to find out what would happen next to Violet and Co. Once again, the story she created captivated me from the beginning. It took me on a roller coaster of emotions, making me glad to have been home alone while reading it. (My reading experience included a few giggles, laughs, and screams…)

In Emblaze, we follow once again the characters we got to meet in the first two books. Violet is still torn between the choices she has to make, and the consequences those will have on her loved ones. She has her father to think about, as the man is oblivious to what is happening to his daughter.  She has Steph, her best friend, who has been introduced to her world thanks to her.

Now, we can’t forget about Lincoln, the man Violet loves, but isn’t supposed to be with. He is totally swoon worthy, and I love that we got to understand more about his feeling for Violet. We get a glimpse of what he is feeling, and we get to know what he would be ready to do for her. You cannot help but like him. And then, there’s Phoenix. He’s back and ready to do what he can to bring back Lilith. I adore the fact that we got a glimpse of what is going on in his head, through the one chapter from his point of view. It made me like him a little more than I did in Entice, as we get to see a more human side of him.

With the third book in the Violet Eden Chapters, Jessica Shirvington managed to keep her series addicting. Her writing keeps me hooked, and begging for more. I cannot wait to read what will happen next to Violet. If you enjoyed the first two books, you will love this third one.

About the Author:
From GoodReads

Jessica Shirvington is the author of THE VIOLET EDEN CHAPTERS also known as THE EMBRACE SERIES. An entrepreneur, author, and mother living in Sydney, Australia, Jessica is also a 2011 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 Sky News. Married for almost eleven 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. Previously, she founded a coffee distribution company, Stella Imports, in London, and before that was involved in the management of restaurants Fuel Bistro and MG Garage in Sydney. Jessica is now a full-time novelist and living her dream.

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