Review: Emblaze by Jessica Shirvington
Author: Jessica Shirvington
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Published: March 5, 2013
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 realize 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...
This is a series that I've come to really enjoy. Violet Eden is a force of nature that has a lot going against her. In the last book, she learned that having an intimate relationship with her partner, Lincoln, can have dire consequences. Violet struggles with her feelings toward Lincoln. I'm going to go out on a limb here and say, I wish they would just go their separate ways. I know he's the main love interest for Violet, but I just don't think they have great chemistry together. I really want Phoenix and Violet to get together. They have a love-hate thing going on, but it works. The best part of the books for me, is when they're together.
The story line is compelling too. Violet and the other Grigori are on a race against the clock to stop Phoenix from unleashing hell on earth. This book has some exciting twists and turns. Shirvington also introduces some new characters that add an interesting mix to the story. The ending was a major cliff hanger as well. I really can't wait to read the next book.
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