A Review of ENTICE by Jessica Shirvington + Giveaway for EMBRACE and ENTICE!

Entice (The Violet Eden Chapters, # 2)  ENTICE
Jessica Shirvington
464 pages
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Release Date: September 4th, 2012
Source: ARC from Publisher

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.

   Twisting and turning, that’s how Jessica Shrivington’s latest will be. In the thrilling sequel to EMBRACE, you’ll be breathless and on the edge of your seat. As life takes another unbelievable turn for Violet Eden, you’ll be there, flipping the pages faster than fast.

   In ENTICE, the stakes are higher, the opposing forces are stronger, and Violet is losing control. Fast. With a whirlwind of a plot and an introduction of new characters who add the perfect amount of thoughtfulness, humor, and friendship, the second installment in Jessica Shirvington’s Violet Eden Chapters is perfect.

   The opening pages of ENTICE had me doubtful. I was dragged straight into the plot with little reminiscing from EMBRACE and I have to admit I was more than a little confused, especially when later on, loads of new information was just dumped onto my shoulders. Rest assured, Shirvington has us covered, and by the time the last page is turned (albeit too soon), you’ll just have to sit back and think: WOAH.

   I loved the new characters. Spence especially. He was able to loosen up the tensest of moments and added the right amount of laughs to ENTICE. Nyla and Rudyard were perfect too. Zoe was there when a friend was needed. And Salvatore was more important than he first seemed.

   Jessica Shirvington’s writing is spot-on. She certainly knows how to entice (no pun intended) and draw in readers, gripping them in a vice until the last page is turned. And even then, Violet’s story will linger long after. Fans of EMBRACE, pick this one up. For those of you who haven’t begun the story of Violet Eden, what on Earth are you waiting for?

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And now for the giveaway! Thanks to Sourcebooks, I’m offering one lucky US/Canada reader a copy of both EMBRACE and ENTICE!

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September 27, 2012



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    September 28, 2012

    I can't read the review because I haven't started Embrace and I don't want to spoil anything. But thanks for the giveaway!

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    September 28, 2012

    Awesome giveaway!!

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    September 28, 2012

    I was really excited to get my hands on Entice today. I've been looking forward to reading it since finished Embrace. So glad you really liked it!!

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    September 29, 2012

    I'm really looking forward to this!!!

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    Naomi Hop

    October 1, 2012

    You have definitely confirmed that I need to read this series now!! I must get myself this series!! Great review,Thanx for sharing! (Can't enter Giveaway, I'm in Aus :( next time!)

    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

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    October 11, 2012

    I haven't read these books yet, but I've been meaning to check them out…

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    Sam Kasbrick

    October 11, 2012

    Both of these books sound really good! Great review! And thanks for the giveaway! :)

    — Sam @ SIK Book Reviews

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    Jaime Lester

    October 12, 2012

    Yay! I am so glad that Entice is turning out to be a great book. I loved Embrace. I loved the characters, the plot, all of it. I have been excited for Entice ever since. It is always nice to read positive reviews about books that you are looking forward to. This one, especially! Thanks for a great review!

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    Mary Preston

    October 24, 2012

    Perfect works for me. I will need a refresher before I begin though. A wonderful review thank you.

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    October 24, 2012

    I am dying to read this book. I loved your review and I have added it to the top of my huge TBR pile.

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    Christina K.

    November 2, 2012

    Love angel books, and this one has such awesome lore:)

    Awesome review:)