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Emblaze (Jessica Shirvington's Embrace Series #3)

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  • Posted March 25, 2013

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    Violet is trying to live her every day as normal as possible, al

    Violet is trying to live her every day as normal as possible, all while wearing a glamoured (so nobody can see it) weapon, holding after school fight training and hunting down exiles at night. And now, thanks to his new girlfriend’s influence, Violet’s father is showing a sudden interest in her life. When Violet and her family of Grigori are dishonest in their plan to swap the Grigori Scriptures with the Exile Scriptures with Phoenix, he kidnaps her best friend Stephanie. Now they have to swap the Scriptures for Steph’s life.

    I loved this book! There was so much action, but it didn’t take the place of character development; there was plenty of that as well. Violet started to finally get a grasp on her strength and powers. She matured quite a bit and didn’t go running off half-cocked. Her father actually started to act like a father, and you could almost see the moment where he realized how much he’d screwed everything up by not being around. We got to see things Phoenix’s point of view, and they really helped shape his persona. We know why he acted the way he did in the earlier books. It certainly made me like him a bit better. And Lincoln… wonderful Lincoln. Finally, we know how he truly felt about Violet. It was a long time coming, but worth the wait.

    The action was almost non-stop. Between the night time exile hunting, fighting Phoenix and the island battles, it seemed like there was lot more fighting than usual. There was also a lot more emotion in this book than in the previous ones. The characters were finally being more upfront about their feelings, though sometimes Violet’s need for Lincoln became almost comical in its strength. Luckily, there was an actual reason for that, it wasn’t just to make things more dramatic.

    There was a bit of “I’m secretly planning something stupid instead of talking to someone about our options.” which really drives me nuts. Communicate, people! The scenery was wonderful, I could picture the Greek Islands as Violet did, especially the volcano and lighthouse. There is a cliffhanger, but it’s not unsatisfactory. It’s more of a surprise than a true cliffhanger.

    The sum up: Another home run in the Violet Eden series. I can’t wait for the next one!

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  • Posted July 29, 2013

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    I can┬┐t express how much I adore this series. I loved reading e

    I can’t express how much I adore this series. I loved reading every, single chapter that lead on to an awesome ending!

    Plot: The plot goes deeper into Violet’s past and future. She is faced with some hard decisions and major sacrifices. Facing a vast amount of danger, Violet will make some major life changes that will affect every thing around her. I can’t express how riveting each chapter was. It was harsh and soft, loving and mean, just so many emotions flowing through the reader…its amazing.

    Love: AGHHH! This love has got to be the most emotional yet. They want each other sooooo bad but have yet to cross that line. There are a few stolen moments where they exchange words and OMG! Total heart-stopper. It made me swoon and just want to yell,” KISS HER YOU FOOL!” (There were a few kisses but none in those precious moments.) Sigh* I’m hoping in the next book there will be some movement between these two. Cause frankly it’s about time they face the music.

    Changes: Once all the drama comes to a conclusion, Violet makes some decisions. These decisions affect everyone around her and the future. Some people from her past come back and I can’t decide whether this outcome is good or bad. I guess I’ll have to read the next book to see exactly where this is all going to fit. Not to mention the evil that was released during this whole battle scene.

    Overall, Emblaze is another great addition to this series. It’s highly addicting with lots of action. An enticing story with a very catchy ending, Emblaze is great.

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