BOOK REVIEW: Embrace  

Posted by Scott Wilson

Title: Embrace

Author: Jessica Shrivington

Publisher: Hachette

RRP: $24.99

ISBN: 9780734411846

Release Date: Oct 2010

Pages: 400


I slowly opened my eyes. The sun speared its first bright rays of golden orange into the sky and I leapt from the cliff, with the sorrowful knowledge that no matter what the outcome, at least part of me would die that day...

Violet Eden is dreading her seventeenth birthday dinner. After all, it s hard to get too excited about the day that marks the anniversary of your mother s death. The one bright spot is that Lincoln will be there. Sexy, mature and aloof, he is Violet s idea of perfection. But why does he seem so reluctant to be anything more than a friend?

After he gives her the world s most incredible kiss and then abandons her on her front doorstep Violet is determined to get some answers. But nothing could have prepared her for Lincoln s explanation: he is Grigori part angel and part human and Violet is his eternal partner.

Without warning, Violet s world is turned upside down. She never believed in God, let alone angels. But there s no denying the strange changes in her body … and her feelings for Lincoln. Suddenly, she can t stand to be around him. Luckily, Phoenix, an exiled angel, has come into her life. He s intense and enigmatic, but at least he never lied to her.

As Violet gets caught up in an ancient battle between dark and light, she must choose her path. The wrong choice could cost not only her life, but her eternity…

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Embrace by Jessica Shrivington is the first book in The Violet Eden Chapter series, which is already up to the third book since Embrace was released in October last year. Embrace pulls the reader into the world of the main character Violet from the get go by introducing a detailed web of folklore and mythology. The creation of this atmosphere sets the scene for an enticing series.

Violet faces tough decisions when her world is turned upside down when she realises her long time crush has really been keeping a huge secret from her for the past 2years. She has to face a choice about her destiny but also deal with the issues from her past that haunt her and her deep desires to 'control' her future.

When it seems there is no one she can trust, in walks Phoenix, a fallen angel and opens Violets eyes to the real world of exiles which are both light and dark. This is the start of the series and a great beginning promising heaps to follow.

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