REVIEW: Entice by Jessica Shirvington
by Jessica Shirvington
The Violet Eden Chapters, Book Two
Expected US Publication: September 4, 2012
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.
Entice is the second compelling book in The Violet Eden Chapters.
Violet is slowly getting used to the idea that not only is she an angelic warrior, but she happens to be one of the most powerful of them. She’s also struggling with the fact that because of this, she cannot be with her partner and the man she’s been in love with forever, Lincoln.
But she has to push that aside, because as it turns out, Phoenix has inserted himself back into her world, and she can’t get rid of him so easily this time–since he is holding her life in the palm of his hands. The people in Violet’s life walk a fine line between friend or enemy, and finding someone to trust is crucial to survival.
I liked this book a lot! There seemed to be less fighting, and more internal struggle for Violet. It was so cool getting a deeper look at her.
Violet may have come off to some as a little bratty in the first book, but I feel she has matured so much. She still seems to want things both ways sometimes–she is annoyed that her dad doesn’t ask more questions about her life, but relieved that he’s clueless so she can do what she needs to. It’s important to keep in mind that she’s still a teenager and has more growing to do.
As soldering as Phoenix was in the first book, he is evil in this one. But under the surface, you can still detect that he seems to have some sort of feelings for Violet. It makes me wonder if everything they did in the first book really WAS for show. One thing’s for sure, they will have some scorching interactions in future books.
The supporting characters in Entice made it awesome. Vi’s best friend Steph is amazing and there for her as always. Spence is a sweet new partner in crime, and Zoe just rocks. They all made for some comic relief when a lightening of the situation was needed.
The most heartbreaking thing about this series is the fact that Violet and Lincoln love each other so deeply, but just for that very reason, they cannot be together. Towards the end of Entice, they both see why this must be so. I’m not sure what will happen between them in the future, but in this book we made some discoveries about just how different Violet is than other Gregori–so maybe their relationship can be different too. Maybe.
This was a great next chapter in the series and I am very excited to read the next one!!
I reviewed this book courtesy of Around the World ARC Tours.