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Embrace (Jessica Shirvington's Embrace Series #1)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

35 out of 39 people found this review helpful.

Violet Eden is not your average teenage girl - even without what

Violet Eden is not your average teenage girl - even without what awaits on her 17th birthday, a day that she isn't looking forward to since it's also the anniversary of her mother's death. It's always just been Violet and her father. They have a good relationship, but h...
Violet Eden is not your average teenage girl - even without what awaits on her 17th birthday, a day that she isn't looking forward to since it's also the anniversary of her mother's death. It's always just been Violet and her father. They have a good relationship, but he isn't around much due to his busy schedule. That is one of the reasons Violet is very independent. Her father trusts her completely and she is the type of person who would never misuse that trust in anyway.

Control is very important to her since an incident when she was younger. Since then she has done everything to never feel like she felt that day. During a self-defence class, she meets Lincoln, who has become one of very few important people in Violet's life and continues to train her. She gets the training she wants while fulfilling the desire she has to be with him. If only he had the same need.

Something unexpected happens on Violet's birthday with Lincoln, but before she can fully process what, he runs off. Violet never runs and goes to gets some answers. Nothing could have prepared her for what she finds out. Lincoln a Grigori - part angel and part human - and so is she.

I've been anticipating Embrace since I first came across it in 2010. So you can imagine how ecstatic I was when I found out I'd be able to read it. Since I've been anticipating it for so long, I had high hopes and doubts after wanting this book for so long that it would meet those expectations. It didn't, it surpassed them! The mythology Jessica created is exceptional. Some of the myths used are known and the combination of the familiar and what Jessica created and expanded on blurred the lines between fantasy and reality in a way that I never felt the need to stretch my imagination.

I really like Violet, who is just one of many fantastic characters. Each with very distinct personalities that set one apart from the other. When meeting each character, I felt like they had a back-story and didn't start existing the minute their names were written and that their stories would support their actions, which is something that makes them more realistic to me. I look forward to getting to know them better - the good, bad or the ones in a gray area.

Embrace is an amazing debut. An action-packed, intense and unique read that's truly captivating and will leave you eagerly anticipating the sequel. The excitement of an entire series in one book - which is just the start. Books like Embrace are the reason I love fantasy so much.

posted by Safari_Poet on March 6, 2012

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Most Helpful Critical Review

8 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

If you are older than 21 don't waste your money on this one

Take away the angel angle and this book is a book that has been written hundreds of times. Nothing new or exciting. I can almost understand why this is appealing to younger readers because it is NEW to them. But as I said unless books like Twilight appeal to you don't ...
Take away the angel angle and this book is a book that has been written hundreds of times. Nothing new or exciting. I can almost understand why this is appealing to younger readers because it is NEW to them. But as I said unless books like Twilight appeal to you don't waste your time or money. It is the same old triangle that writers have used since the first novel was written. Moves relatively fast the first half of book, then it plods. My 21 year ojd niece gave me this book (it is her new FAV) i should have known better but she really wanted tto share this book with me.if you decide to read it check it out at the library and save some money.

posted by SleeplessnFlorida0927 on March 27, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 27, 2012

    If you are older than 21 don't waste your money on this one

    Take away the angel angle and this book is a book that has been written hundreds of times. Nothing new or exciting. I can almost understand why this is appealing to younger readers because it is NEW to them. But as I said unless books like Twilight appeal to you don't waste your time or money. It is the same old triangle that writers have used since the first novel was written. Moves relatively fast the first half of book, then it plods. My 21 year ojd niece gave me this book (it is her new FAV) i should have known better but she really wanted tto share this book with me.if you decide to read it check it out at the library and save some money.

    8 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 13, 2013

    Stupid

    Boring

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2013

    About to by it but i dont kniw if i should.

    Why is there two copies and this one is cheaper?
    Is it the same?

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