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September 06, 2012

Review: Entice by Jessica Shirvington - Juhina

Entice (The Violet Eden Chapters, # 2)
Title: Entice (The Violet Eden Chapters #2)
Author: Jessica Shirvington
Publication date: September 4th, 2012
Publisher: Raincoast
Genre(s): Young Adult (Paranormal, Angel)
Source: Publisher
Format: ARC
Pages: 464
Violet Eden is Grigori - part angel, part human. Her destiny is to protect humans from the vengence of exiled angels.
Knowing who to trust is key but, when Grigori reinforcements arrive, it becomes clear everyone is hiding something. Even Lincoln. The only thing Violet does know: Phoenix's hold over her is more dangerous than ever.
The race to find the one thing that could tilt the balance of power brings them all to the sacred mountains of Jordan, where Violet's power will be pushed to the extreme. And the ultimate betrayal exposed. 
*contains mild spoilers of Embrace* 
Entice is secondary novel is a series that exceeded the first. 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. I was also glad that this time she learnt from her previous mistakes and didn't repeat them. She held her ground, she was focused and even if she was swayed a bit, she knew where she belonged in the end. 
The end of Embrace was shocking, we find out that Pheonix has somehow embraced his evil side and is now out to get her. Boy am I glad Pheonix is out of the way. I hated how Violet was sidetracked by him and caused so much hurt to her true love, Linc. Even if he still didn't know it yet. However Entice doesn't focus on the romance, but it focuses on finding the scriptures, on finding out who has betrayed the Grigoris and also on Violet learning more about her powers and how big of a part she will have to play for the Grigoris. 
The secondary characters in Entice were all so likable! Spence, the guy who I thought was going to create yet another love triangle, only ended up being her awesome kick-butt sidekick thank god. He had me cracking up so much when he teamed up with Violet. We also have Sal, Steph's love interest and then Zoe. I honestly think the introduction of these trio made the book lighter and a bit less dark for the readers. Griffin was as great as always and Magda was as annoying as hell. I loved how Stephanie, who is Vi's none paranormal best friend, is in on everything. Vi doesn't have to keep this huge secret from her and Steph is always 100% in on what Vi is doing and most of the time actually joins in on meetings and watches their practices. Thank god there is no negligent protagonist and a whiny best friend here! 
Entice is a great, and better, follow up to Embrace and I now have high hopes for Emblaze. i know many readers have gotten bored of angel novels, but I believe if you stick to the end of Embrace and pick up Entice, you will fall in love with this series!   
Other books in the series: Embrace (Book #1)


  1. I guess maybe I shouldn't have read this review since I haven't read Embraced. But I don't mind spoilers for some reason, I never have....
    But I got Embraced awhile ago, and never had the time to read. So maybe I will read it sometimes soon :) It has now peeked my interest again.
    Great review Juhina :)

    Janina @ Synchronized Reading

  2. Thanks for you too on not minding spoilers, lol. I will confess to being one of those people who will read the ending if I can't stand waiting to find out...sigh.

  3. Yay! I really enjoyed this one as well Juhina, it worked much better for me than Embrace did. I liked that Phoenix was out of the way a bit in this one and she was given time to work on things with Lincoln. Love Lincoln so much! I'm now desperate for the third book:) Fabulous review!

  4. I SO want this book! Can't buy it though until I read through some other books. I'm glad you liked it.

  5. I've heard from a lot of people that this book is better than the first. I still haven't read Embrace yet, but hopefully I will be able to soon! I'm glad you enjoyed this. Great review! :)