On her seventeenth birthday Violet Eden’s whole life changed. One minute she was a normal teenager obsessed with her art…and Lincoln. The next she has to get her head around the knowledge that angels do exist, both light and dark and she’s not altogether human either. Violet is Grigori – part angel and part human. Oh, and Lincoln knew it all along.
Coming to terms with her destiny is tough, but Violet thought she knew all the secrets. She was wrong. The ancient battle between exiled angels and humanity is far from over. And now Violet has to learn to live with her feelings for Lincoln while working with him to stay alive and stop the exiles discovering the key to destroy all Grigori. It isn’t easy. Especially when the electricity between her and Phoenix ignites and she discovers his hold over her has become more dangerous than ever.
Searching for the answers she needs will take Violet halfway across the world to the sacred mountains of Jordan, where ancient stories come to life and her warrior spirit will be called upon to make things right … but even then her choices have consequences she never saw coming.
I freaking love this book series so damn much and besides Jennifer Laurens' Heavenly, this of the best YA book series featuring angels I have read so far! It goes without saying that as this is the second book in the series, if you have not read Embrace (review here) then do not go any further as you WILL encounter spoilers.
Before reading Entice, I was unsure whether or not I would have to re-read Embrace to remind me of some of the major plot points. I asked around and was assured that I didn’t need to do this but I ended up doing it anyway because I felt like re-reading and I think it helped (but it’s not entirely necessary).
I’m going to start by going in for the kill and saying that Entice did not disappoint ONE BIT although that being said, I was a little disappointed with Phoenix’s behaviour but I understand that there was only one way he could go.....and that’s bad. Basically, he’s hurting BIG TIME. I think because Violet was the first person to believe in him, to really care about him and show him that he’s worth caring about and I think despite the alleged lies and deception on Phoenix’s part, he cared about her too.
I want to give a big shout out to the awesome new secondary characters, especially Spence. Dude! I love his mischievous spirit and if Violet didn’t have Lincoln...I mean Phoenix...I mean Lincoln then Spence would totally be up for the part. Also, Steph the non-new-character-and-general-best-friend needs a mention because she’s smart, she makes me laugh and I’d love to have a best friend just like her. I also enjoyed seeing Onyx play at being a human but I shall say no more about that.
I have to say that despite how much I love Lincoln (and I do, I really do) I guiltily enjoyed and understood the hold Phoenix still has on Violet. Amidst everything, Lincoln and Violet are still pussyfooting around each other, trying to define just what their relationship is and he really needs to learn to STOP hiding things from Violet *rolls eyes* boys... I’m also really glad that Violet is fully up to speed with what she is now and is certainly embracing (no pun intended) her fate with flare.
You’ll be pleased to know that as ever, the book is not just about Violet and Lincoln’s relationship as there are more important things at stake like...oh, I don’t know....only the fate of all Grigori on Earth! I LOVED the whole ‘race to the scriptures’ element which made things more exciting and the traitor amongst them certainly upped the ante by adding more conflict to the mix. There is no way I would EVER have seen what was coming at the end of the book, that’s for sure and for someone who can usually see the plot twists, this made for a refreshing change. Let’s just say that book three is set up nicely, thank you very much and never has the temptation to buy the Australian copies been stronger, especially as they are available over there RIGHT NOW (but it would probably cost me an arm and a leg to do it!)
Entice was everything I thought it was going to be and more, I think this series just keeps getting stronger and stronger and I cannot wait to find out what happens next. Australian friends? SAY NOTHING.
Entice was published in the US on 4th September, 2012 and the UK on 6th September, 2012. To find out more about Jessica and her books, please click here to visit her website.