Thursday, February 21, 2013

Review: Emblaze by Jessica Shrivington

Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Series: The Violet Eden Chapters #3
Pages: 464
Received: Received a copy from Sourcebooks in exchange for an honest review

Release Date: March 19, 2013
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Goodreads Synopsis:

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...

My Review:

This series has me completely hooked, each book just gets better and so much more intense. So much happens throughout each book, and Violet must deal with so much, and she is a character I am so proud to follow her story along.

Shrivignton has given so much development to all her characters in this series, and you can really see how each of them grows from one book to the next. Violet is the character with the most to learn and always has the largest trials to go through, it's amazing how she gets through everything. There are so many people around Violet that are there to help her through it, but what I loved most of this story is how Violet's dad has such a large presence, especially compared to the last few books. It shows that even the secondary characters grow over time as well.

The part of this that really keeps me invested in this story is how multifaceted the characters are. Phoenix is one of the most intriguing characters and as much as I dislike him, there is so much I want to know about him as well. There are many characters throughout that make it hard to get to know and you are always left wondering about their intentions.

And then of course, there is the romance in this series. The tension is so strong and every scene with Lincoln and Violet and even those with Phoenix are always so emotional. Shrivington has a beautiful writing style, and really having in an amazing amount of action and romance that keeps your heart pounding throughout the whole story.

The only tiny thing that got to me with this story was that I felt that Violet and Lincoln keep going around in circles and having the same argument over and over again. There is so much happening with their relationship making everything so much more intense as they try and stay away and yet always end up together. There was one scene in this book that reading it made me feel hot and a lot of blushing. Shrivington has this great way of keeping her readers on edge and bringing the romance to a certain point and then pulls back at just the right moment, which I find always brought me back to try and get more.

This series is absolutely amazing and so beautiful. I love that even though this is an angel series that it's not overly religious. There is so much about good and evil but this story really shows how it's not one against the other but a choice between the two. I for one am in awe of Shrivington's writing and can't wait for more from her in the future! And I am happy to hear that there is another book following the fourth book because I am not ready to say goodbye to any of these characters just yet.

1 comment:

  1. Oh Emblaze!!!! I just finished Embrace and really enjoyed it. I am hoping that there will be a little bit more of a Pheonix fix in Emblaze - I'm starting to get tired of the back and forth business going on between Violet and Linc! ;) Jessica Shirvington was one of my most exciting "new-to-me" author discoveries in the last year and I have high hopes for Emblaze! Lovely review Andrea. :)



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