Review: Empower by Jessica Shirvington

Title: Empower (The Embrace Series #5)
Author: Jessica Shirvington
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Published: May 6, 2014
Ebook, ARC
ISBN13: 9781402294600
Genre: Fantasy
Source: NetGalley

Goodreads Summary:
It has been two years since Violet Eden walked away from the city, her friends, her future and - most importantly - her soulmate, Lincoln. Part angel, part human, Violet is determined to stand by the promises she made to save the one she loves.

Living in the perpetual coldness of a broken soul she survives day to day as a Rogue Grigori in London.

But when an unexpected visitor shows up at her door, the news he bears about someone she swore to protect leaves Violet with no choice.

Even worse, she fears that this might all lead back to the night she tries hardest to forget. And what was taken without her permission.

Violet is going back to New York ... and she knows exactly who is going to be there.

With Phoenix in her dreams and Lincoln in her heart she knows it is only a matter of time before the final choice must be made.

My thoughts:
Empower by Jessica Shirvington was one of the most anticipated reads on my list. This is the final book in the Embrace series. We've watched Violet Eden from before she was Grigori, falling in love with Lincoln, her crazy relationship with Phoenix, and finally walking away from it all. Not to mention all the battles, losses, and friends she made along the way.

In this book, two years have passed since she walked away from everything in New York. Violet is in London, and she's gone rouge. Violet lives everyday with the pain of a shattered soul. She endures the pain in order to protect Lincoln. However her life in London comes to a screeching halt when she learns Spense is missing and that creepy exile that appeared at the end of Endless might have something to do with it.

Eden and her new 'friends' head back to New York. Head back to everything she ran away from. I don't think it would surprise anyone to know that Eden and Lincoln have a dramatic reunion. But since they're soul mates, you know that everything will work out. I am a little disappointed that Phoenix and Eden didn't get together. I like Phoenix a lot. So if the author wanted to write more about Phoenix (hint hint), I would be okay with that. 

Without giving any spoilers, I will say this was a great ending. Everything ended the way it should, although we did have to say goodbye to some characters.  I did have a few minor  issues with this book, but nothing that ruined the story for me. If you've not had an opportunity to read this series yet, I strongly urge you to do so. It's highly entertaining, fast paced, and addicting! 

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  1. I haven't heard of this series before, but I just added the first book to my TBR list :)


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