Cold enough to wake me up. See All Customer Reviews. Shop Teen Books. Read an excerpt of this book! Add to Wishlist. USD Buy Online, Pick up in Store is currently unavailable, but this item may be available for in-store purchase. Sign in to Purchase Instantly. Overview The war between Exiles and Angels is on-and she's wanted by both sides. About the Author. How many of us can say we fell in love in high school? A lot of us. But how many of us stayed in love with the same person?
Jessica Shirvigton has been lucky enough to marry the man she fell in love with at seventeen, Matthew Shirvington--Olympic sprinter, five-time national m champion, and current sports personality with Australia's Foxtel and Sky News.
Jessica and her family live outside Sydney, Australia, where she is currently working on the next book in the Embrace series. Read an Excerpt Prologue "No one takes my life away from me. Show More. Average Review.
Write a Review. Entice 4.
EverAfterEsther More than 1 year ago Embrace was a hit for me, and I was incredibly anxious to see how Violet would grow and change in the next book along with everyone else and the rest of the story, of course. I had a few concerns about where I thought the series might end up going, but I was so impressed when I read Entice and realized it wasn't going to follow that predictable pattern exactly the way I thought it would.
So much development took place in Entice, and while it still didn't blow my expectations out of the water it still surpassed them. It's just painful enough, but strays from the area of becoming TOO much and too annoying. So, so well. Intoxicating action scenes: Jessica's writing is good, but I find where it really shines besides the kissing scenes which are also well done is with the fight scenes.
These are fight scenes where I literally cannot read fast enough, and my fingers are turning the pages as fast as I can to try and find out what's going to happen. I completely lose my mind to the story. Plenty of insight about the key themes: Entice is pretty heavy on the themes of free will, consequences and betrayal. These are the three ideas that keep the story focused and moving forward and lend a bit more realism to the story. They're exactly the types of things most readers will find easy to relate to, and cause plenty of problems for the characters.
But I was easily impressed with how thoughtful Jessica was regarding these ideas, and how there are both benefits and drawbacks to them. And they make for some excellent twists!
The way he said it, with such force and confidence, made him seem so powerful. You can find various sub-lists for each type and if you click on the book title, you'll be taken to a page giving more information about each book. Christmas in Paris Miss Lily, 3. Sign up Now. I am excited to read the next in the series! This volume is about Diana Bishop discovering her peril, qualities of herself that were unknown to her, and discovering romance, friends, and enemies in the magical community. But over the course of the year, as they exchange dozens of letters, they share personal details that put them on the path to something more.
That being said, there were a few times I felt like I was a little bit lost with the sudden plot twists when they initally came up and they had to be thoroughly explained before I could completely follow the gravity of the situation. And in some ways, some of the story was a bit predictable - nothing's easy for the budding romantic relationships, love has its costs, and not everyone is who you think they are - although some times those insticts about someone turn out to be right.
I wish I hadn't been able to figure these things out so early on in the story, but I'm definitely curious to see where they go later on in the last book! And I hope the love plot isn't dragged out quite as much. It's good, but I would really like to see things settled by the end. ARC received from publisher for review; no other compensation was received. There were elements of the first book that I really liked and others that I had issues with. I had hopes that this might be better. I'm glad that I gave this book a chance.
Violet was a much better character this time around. She's starting to embrace who she is a little bit better. She acknowledges that she made mistakes in the past, but at the same time they are a part of who she is. I'm not surprised that there's something different about Violet, ever more so than the fact that she's a Grigori. I enjoyed how everyone refers to her aura. I'll be curious to see how this will benefit her in the end. I'm also curious to see how the 7 rays fit into this and I especially hope that it's even a little bit better than the book of the same name.
I was pleased to see that Lincoln and Violet's relationship seems to be moving in the right direction throughout this book. I'm not saying that they need to be together, or that they are soul mates.
But, I absolutely hated the way Violet treated Lincoln in the first book. But at the same time, Lincoln pulls some shady things throughout this book. He desperately wants to make amends, but he is constantly hiding things from Violet. I don't see how they can be soul mates because of their deceptions. I liked the plot line more in this story. The race to find the list first is interesting, especially since it does not work exactly like planned. I love the idea that Moses body is hiding in plain sight, thinly veiled by angel magic and illusions.
I love how Judas plays into the story. It was a twist that I was not expecting. I also really enjoy Phoenix. I'm not sure he's the bad guy we all want him to be. I think his story is deeper than that. At this point, I will be ready the next book in the series.
I'm hoping it can continue to develop. Deeply More than 1 year ago Darn Shirvington for creating such a sexy character like Phoenix, knowing that Violet probably will not choose him in the end! Though there's still hope they might end up together. Yes, I fell for the typical agonized hot-as-hell villain who you can't help but feel sorry for. Anyways, excellent book, but I'm subtracting 2 stars for Shirvington going anti-Phoenix! Embrace was enjoyable but just not that memorable. However Entice was full of action, frustration, potential romance and just exciting.
I honestly couldn't put the book down and was sometimes late for work because I lost track of time reading it at breakfast! My liking towards Violet Eden has solidified in Entice. I really liked how independent she is, something you don't usually see in paranormal YA novels.
Forbidden Embrace, Embrace Series Book 2 book. Read 25 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Just when Sophia Pierce thinks her eternal. Editorial Reviews. About the Author. Charlotte Blackwell author of The Embrace Series is delighted to have the opportunity to follow her dreams of writing.
I was also glad that this time she learnt from her previous mistakes and didn't repeat them.