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Embrace by Jessica Shirvington

Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Violet Eden dreads her seventeenth birthday. After all, it’s hard to get too excited about the day that marks the anniversary of your mother’s death. As if that wasn’t enough, disturbing dreams haunt her sleep and leave her with very real injuries. There’s a dark tattoo weaving its way up her arms that wasn’t there before.

Violet is determined to get some answers, but nothing could have prepared her for the truth. The guy she thought she could fall in love with has been keeping his identity a secret: he’s only half-human—oh, and same goes for her.

A centuries-old battle between fallen angels and the protectors of humanity has chosen its new warrior. It’s a fight Violet doesn’t want, but she lives her life by two rules: don’t run and don’t quit. When angels seek vengeance and humans are the warriors, you could do a lot worse than betting on Violet Eden…

Look for the sequels ENTICED in September 2012 and EMBLAZE in March 2013!

Goodreads Summary

Looking for an angel-themed mystery with a dash of romance?  This just might be your perfect book.  The author includes a quote with each chapter that emphasizes what is to come, the reader will most likely come to love those quotes.  Violet and Lincoln are introduced to the reader first.  Violet is an admirable main character, the reader will not find him/herself hating her or thinking "why did she do that?" much, at all.  Lincoln is the love interest for the first portion of the novel, and even until the end.  Lincoln is that all-around good guy.  He is someone who could offer a shoulder to cry on and seems to always be there for his friends.  However, he has more than a few secrets too...secrets that Violet should, perhaps, know about.

When Phoenix is first introduced in the novel, the reader will wonder just who and what he is.  The author leaves him an enigma; he doesn't apologize for himself and literally has that "take me as I am" attitude.  He becomes a bit of a love interest himself.  The other characters function as supporting characters, the reader will enjoy meeting them as well.  The plot itself is very fast-paced and developed down to the last detail.  The author manages to give the reader enough details to keep the reader turning the pages, but doesn't reveal the full mystery. 

The reader will find that the further he/she immerses him/herself in the book, the more intricate the plot becomes as well as the relationships between the characters.  This book is nearly impossible to put down and worth reading cover to cover.  Embrace is perfect for young adult/teen readers.

4 Stars

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