Endless (Jessica Shirvington's Embrace Series #4)

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LOVE WILL KILL US ALL

Violet Eden thought she was getting things under control. Then all hell breaks loose—literally. In the war between angels and exiles, she's about to face the biggest baddie of all time. Except she's not nearly ready.

The dark exile Phoenix is still messing with her head—not to mention her heart. And her undeniable attraction to Lincoln has gotten downright dangerous. When Hell unleashes its worst, Violet must embrace every...

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Overview

LOVE WILL KILL US ALL

Violet Eden thought she was getting things under control. Then all hell breaks loose—literally. In the war between angels and exiles, she's about to face the biggest baddie of all time. Except she's not nearly ready.

The dark exile Phoenix is still messing with her head—not to mention her heart. And her undeniable attraction to Lincoln has gotten downright dangerous. When Hell unleashes its worst, Violet must embrace every facet of her angel self to save the people she cares about and the world as she knows it. But death is not the worst thing she will face...

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"Shirvington's fourth Embrace title is one of the best in the series. Readers are dropped right into the drama and the intensity doesn't let up until the very end. With humor, love, action, betrayal and a paranormal plot, as well as characters you want to befriend and an ending that will knock you out, you definitely want to put this on your must-read list. " - RT Book Reviews, TOP PICK, 4 1/2 stars

"An absorbing blend of supernatural romance and suspense . . . A vivid supporting cast and intricate mythology continue to enrich the series' arc. The intense, nearly breathtaking culminating events and their aftermath will have fans anxiously awaiting the next title." - Booklist

""The fourth and penultimate book in Jessica Shirvington's Embrace series [is] a fun, action-packed series . . .highly addictive and perfect for YA fans."" - Entertainment Weekly Shelf Life

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402289422
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/1/2013
  • Series: Jessica Shirvington's Embrace Series , #4
  • Pages: 480
  • Sales rank: 90,321
  • Age range: 14 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 1.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Jessica Shirvington
How many of us can say we fell in love in high school? A lot of us. But how many of us stayed in love with the same person? Jessica Shirvigton has been lucky enough to marry the man she fell in love with at seventeen, Matthew Shirvington--Olympic sprinter, five-time national 100m champion, and current sports personality with Australia's Foxtel and Sky News. Jessica and her family live outside Sydney, Australia, where she is currently working on the next book in the Embrace series.
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Chapter 1

"Everybody, sooner or later, sits down to a banquet of consequences."

Robert Louis Stevenson

What do you do the moment your father discovers your dead mother is still alive, looking not a day older than the day she died-over seventeen years ago?

It was a decision I never had the chance to make.

"We need to talk," Evelyn said, helping me lift my unconscious father to the sofa.

"You didn't need to hit him!"

"He was going into shock," Evelyn said without the slightest hint of remorse.

This woman was unbelievable, thinking she could just show up at our apartment and take over our lives. "I don't want to talk to you."

She put her hands on her hips, looking down at me like...like...like a mother. My mind scrambled.

I harrumphed. "What? Did you hit your head tumbling down from your cloud or something?"

Evelyn blinked, stunned for a moment, before she turned away from me and placed a pillow under Dad's head. She wiped the hair back from his face.

Her hand lingered. Mine fisted.

"Why don't you just go?" I spat out, furious that she continued to make herself comfortable in my home and so easily ignore me. "Leaving seems to be your thing."

She felt for Dad's pulse and studied his face. "He'll come around soon."

Oh my God. How can this be happening?

It was all too much. After losing to Phoenix in Greece, I'd just wanted to see Dad, tell him the truth about who and what I am, and see if we could mend our relationship. Instead, my returned-from-the-dead mother had oh-so-calmly shoved a fist in his face with supernatural strength.

"You could've broken his jaw," I said, at a loss to know how to deal with this situation. My mother was a stranger to me. All I knew about her was that she'd traded me in the moment I was born, given my destiny to angels, and committed Dad and me to a lifetime of unanswered questions. Now she was back and I had zero concept of how to handle her.

I strode into the kitchen, wet a towel, and scooped in a handful of crushed ice before coming back to Dad's side to dab at his forehead.

"Before either one of us says anything to James, we should talk," Evelyn said, sitting on the coffee table opposite, her fire-blue eyes darting between Dad and me. I could just imagine what was going through her mind.

Bet you never thought you'd be faced with us again-and never wanted to.

"You mean you need time to think fast so you can bail on him again." Every word tasted sour. I needed to get a grip. I was damned if this woman was going to push me over the edge. "Look..." I blew out a breath. "Don't bother with the balcony. It's a nightmare to jump down-just use the front door and hide your face from the security guys on your way. When Dad wakes up, I'll tell him there was an intruder and that he was attacked. He'll think he was seeing things and let it go."

She looked at me, eyes wide. "Do you really think I would just run out the door?"

I almost laughed at her offended tone. "Do you really think you won't?"

She sighed and glanced at Dad again. "You inherited his stubbornness." She looked like she wanted to say more but shook her head, frustrated. The movement gave me a small amount of satisfaction. "I'm not going anywhere."

Come. On.

I stared at her, wondering if I had time to literally throw her out before he woke up.

Christ. I can just picture Dad waking up to see his daughter and dead wife ripping each other apart.

"Please, just go," I said. "You don't belong here."

She crossed her arms. But I could tell she was tensed and ready, waiting to see if things were going to get physical.

My eyes narrowed and the temptation to force her hand rose to the surface. But we both knew I couldn't risk it.

"Does he know what you are?" she asked, her shoulders relaxing.

I slumped back onto my heels. "No. But he knows something. He's read your letter and seen my markings. I was planning to tell him today."

She nodded, taking it all in. "Well, then, I arrived at the right time. We'll tell him together. Everything."

"You're so thoughtful," I sniped.

Dad started to stir.

"Fine," I said. "But when you start flinging lies in the air, don't expect me to go along with them. Unlike you, my version of ‘everything' will actually contain the truth."

Before she could respond, Dad's eyes fluttered open.

"Violet?" he said, his voice crackly and uncertain.

"Dad, it's okay," I responded, putting a hand on his shoulder. "You're home and safe." I gave Evelyn a warning look then turned my attention back to my father. "No one will hurt you again."

His eyes came into focus and, despite his confusion, he smiled at me. I smiled back. Then he saw Evelyn. He gasped and I had to grab hold of him to keep him steady as he scrambled to sit up.

"Dad, breathe. You're going to have another panic attack," I said as soothingly as possible.

His eyes were so wide, they were mostly white. "Oh God. I didn't imagine it. Who are you? You...You look..." he stammered.

Evelyn took a deep breath and locked her eyes on his. "You took me on a carriage ride through Central Park on our first date. You only had enough money for half the trip, so we were dumped in the middle of the park and had to walk back. You picked flowers for me along the way. When you said good-bye that night, you kissed me and said, ‘This is only the beginning.' We met for breakfast the following day and every day after that, for the next six months. The first morning we didn't have breakfast together was our wedding day."

Dad was frozen. I think I was frozen too. From one small speech, I now knew more about their relationship than Dad had ever told me. And it only made me more livid.

How could she have done this to him?

Time seemed to stand still. Evelyn looking at Dad, imploring him to accept this impossibility; Dad staring back at her with disbelief. My eyes shot between the two of them...my parents.

"Evelyn?" He breathed the word.

She nodded.

"Are you..." He swallowed. "Are you a ghost?"

"No," Evelyn said calmly. "I'm human. Mostly." Her brow furrowed. "I think."

"Oh," Dad said.

I rolled my eyes at her.

Great clarification.

"James, Violet and I have a lot to explain. We would like to be able to tell you everything if you're willing to listen, but we must warn you-once you know, you will become a part of this world..." She glanced down, a sadness creeping into her voice. "And you can never go back."

I ground my jaw. I hated that she was right. I also hated the way she united us. There was no "we." She'd kept her secrets from Dad since the moment they had met. Everything had been a lie. Then, when I was born, she'd accepted an angel's bargain-probably for a penthouse suite in Heaven-and committed me to a life as a Grigori. Sure, I'd had to choose whether to accept it, but I was learning fast; angels are determined beings and what they want, they usually get.

She would have known that too.

Worse, not only had she handed over my fate the moment I was born, she'd given me to an angel of the Sole, making me the one and only human Grigori to have ever been empowered by the highest-ranking and most mysterious order.

Yeah, I'm high up in the freak department.

"Violet?" Dad said, interrupting my thoughts, his face still a picture of shock.

I sighed, drawing my eyes away from Evelyn. "It's her, Dad. I...found her when I was in Greece. Are you sure you're up to hearing the whole story?"

He shifted position and began rolling up his sleeves, the way he did when he'd set his mind on something. He took my hand, gripping it tight, and cast a wary glance in Evelyn's direction.

"I know my daughter. I knew my wife. You look incredibly like her, but she died seventeen years ago and you...you look the way she did the day she died." He glanced at her wayward hair. "Almost."

I smiled, proud of Dad for not just falling into her arms.

"I will hear the entire story, nothing spared." He gestured to Evelyn. "You know things other people wouldn't, but that doesn't prove anything as far as I'm concerned." He let go of my hand, stretched his arm across the back of the sofa, and raised his eyebrows. "Start talking."

It must have taken every ounce of courage not to break down right there, not to grab Evelyn and hold her tight-whether he believed it was really her or not. Dad loved her like he loved no other person in this world and I knew nothing had changed that over the past seventeen years.

Evelyn was staring at him, a thoughtful look on her face. "You've changed," she said finally.

"Apparently you haven't. Talk!" Dad demanded.

Go, Dad!

Evelyn saw the amusement in my eyes and rolled hers in response.

"I'm human, like you," she began, "born to two human parents, but when my mother was in late pregnancy, she had a placenta rupture. The doctors were able to deliver me, but it was a different time then-they didn't have the resources they do now. My mother did not survive."

My heart sank. I had always thought there was nothing worse than knowing my mother had only held me for a few short minutes. But there was; I could see it in her eyes when she told the story. Her mother had never held her at all.

Dad shifted in his seat. "Evelyn never told me that," he said cautiously.

She smiled sadly. "I was scared to give away too much information. I was always careful-it was the way I was trained."

Dad maintained a stoic expression. I think it was the only way he could go on.

"Continue," he said.

Evelyn nodded. "When a human life is brought into the world, the moments following his or her first breath are vital. Newborns are bathed in the aura of new life. If a child suffers the loss of like-blood, most commonly a parent, within the first twelve days of life, he or she is also overwhelmed by the aura of new death. When the two opposing forces are so strong, a doorway can be created."

"What kind of doorway?" Dad asked, now cautiously glancing in my direction. He was already connecting the dots.

"When new life combines with new death, it creates a kind of tunnel." She took a deep breath. I found myself doing the same. "A tunnel that...an angel can use to transfer a piece of its essence to the body. At seventeen, the child is given the choice of whether or not to embrace the gifts and responsibilities that come with having that essence." She looked at me.

I'd practically stopped breathing.

"An...angel?" Dad repeated slowly.

"Yes, James. Angels are very real. They aren't what you probably think they are-they aren't always kind and they aren't always cruel, but they are definitely always active and a controlling force over our world. If a person who carries an angel essence chooses to embrace, he or she is given-among other things-increased strength, speed, weapons both internal and external, the ability to sense otherworldly beings, a healing capacity, a partner in arms, and...while still susceptible to mortality by harm, a much-extended lifespan, aging increasingly slower the older we get." She looked down. "We can live for many hundreds of years."

I was impressed Dad was still in the room-and upright. He cleared his throat. "How old are you?"

Evelyn didn't even blink. "I was 187 years old when I died. Now I'm back, I guess you could say I've passed my bicentennial."

Dad looked at me, wide-eyed. "Violet, have you been listening to this? Surely this isn't what has been going on with you for the past months? This can't be real."

"I wish it wasn't, Dad." I took his hand. It was hot and clammy. "But she is who she says and what she says. And just as an angel gave his essence to Evelyn...I'm what they call a Grigori. Part human but also part angel. I have abilities-but you've already seen my wrists." I bit my lip nervously, remembering his severe reaction at seeing the swirling silver markings before I'd taken off to Santorini.

As he looked at them, they started to move with a magic none of us could comprehend, churning like a river of mercury around my wrists. Delicate feathered tips began to emerge in the patterns, matching the design on Evelyn's wristbands. Dad glanced between us and I noticed Evelyn staring, mesmerized too.

"She said you had to choose to do this. Did you want this, Violet?"

"Not at the beginning. I wanted to finish school, become an artist, be...normal. After everything that happened..." My voice caught at the memory of the attack.

Dad nodded, not making me say it aloud. Evelyn watched on silently. There was no way I was about to explain it to her-the way that teacher had attacked me at my old school. Dad and I had done everything we could to try and get life back on track after the court case and all the awful questions.

"What happened?"

I glared at her and continued speaking to Dad.

"Grigori all have a partner. A person whose power complements ours the most. Grigori can help to start the healing process in their partners when they are injured. The only problem is, apart from me, Grigori can only heal their own partner. Lincoln's mine."

"What do you mean, ‘apart from' you?" Evelyn butted in.

"I'm not here to answer your questions!" I snapped. Again, I turned back to Dad. "I have some extra...abilities. Nothing major," I said with a shrug. Dad looked at me like I'd just turned green.

"Lincoln was hurt," Evelyn said, putting it together.

I nodded, remembering what it had been like to know he would die without my help. The overwhelming fear of a world that didn't include him was all I needed to know I'd made the right choice.

"He was dying," I said.

"You became..." He couldn't find the words. "This!" He pointed to my wrists. "This was for Lincoln?"

His disappointment stung, but I stayed calm to give him time to process. "He would've died. I don't regret my choice, Dad. And now I'm Grigori and that means I'm a warrior."

"A warrior against what?" he barked, incredulous.

I took a deep breath. "Angels who exile themselves from their rightful place and take on human form."

"Fallen angels?" he clarified. "You fight fallen angels?"

"Yes. They're strong and powerful and...evil. They can do things that others can't and they are intent on taking this world for their own."

"Sweetheart, there are no fallen angels walking around in this world." He shook his head, as if trying to bring himself back to reality.

"Yes there are. You even know one." I braced myself and bit down on the inside of my cheek. "Phoenix is an exiled angel."

"Phoenix? That guy that you were hanging out with a while back?"

I nodded. Dad had never liked him.

"You brought Phoenix into your home?" Evelyn asked, her tone carrying both disbelief and accusation.

I flashed her a quick smile. I didn't owe her an explanation.

"But you just said they were all evil," Dad continued.

I nodded again, this time with regret. "Phoenix has human blood in him too, and that means he can seem more human than other exiles. He fooled me." I dropped my head, feeling the shame of my choices. "Lots of people have paid the price with their lives."

"Violet, what are you talking about?" Dad asked.

I thought of the Grigori who had died fighting Phoenix's exiles on Santorini. "People are dead, Dad. I just got back from trying to stop Phoenix from opening the gates to Hell. He could've killed thousands of people, but Grigori came in force from all around the world. We fought, we saved Santorini, but...we failed anyway. He used me to bring something out of Hell that makes nightmares seem like cotton candy. He's determined to be all-powerful and...he's the way he is because of me."

I could see Dad struggling to process my words but there was little point in stopping now, so I plowed on.

"Phoenix has gone for now but I don't think forever, and even if it is, there are still more exiles. They'll keep coming and we'll keep fighting them. This is the truth that you deserve, Dad. The truth that she"-I jabbed a finger toward Evelyn-"should've told you a long time ago-like, before she married you or before she had a child with you. Definitely before she chose to die and leave us." My plan to remain calm had come unstuck.

Dad seemed frozen with shock, but somehow he managed to reach over and pull a tissue from the coffee table to pass to me. I dabbed at my eyes but otherwise ignored the fact I'd started to leak.

"Did you really do that?" Dad asked, now looking at Evelyn. His voice was even and low.

Evelyn closed her eyes briefly. When she opened them, they were resolute. "A few weeks before Violet was born, I started to have dreams. As Grigori, we all have strengths. I'm what they call a dreamwalker-I can communicate with others in the dreamscape. That always made it easier for angels to contact me. One angel started to visit me before Violet's birth. He was very powerful. He told me that wars were coming. I was given a choice: exist in a world, knowing my family would ultimately suffer in a reality ruled by exiled angels, or give up my life and yes"-she glanced at me-"commit my daughter to a fate where she would become what I am." She paused. "From what I've seen, she is a respected warrior."

I rolled my eyes. "Compliments don't mend bridges. And you forgot the part where in return, you got to live happily ever after-until I plucked you out of Heaven, that is!"

"Violet!" Dad said, abruptly.

I closed my mouth.

"Wait, what do you mean you ‘plucked her out of Heaven'?"

I pressed my lips together. There was so much to explain, it was hard to know where to start. "My angel maker told me she made a deal to give me up to them. It doesn't take a genius to figure out where she went after she died." I forced myself to remain indifferent. "Phoenix executed a sacrificial ceremony from an ancient scripture in Santorini and part of my blood ended up in the mix. He got his mother and somehow...I got mine."

We all sat in silence for a moment, digesting.

"This is..." Dad shook his head, but then blurted out, "What color was my underwear on our wedding night?"

Evelyn's lips curled. "You weren't wearing any."

I think I'm going to be sick.

"When we drove out to our honeymoon cottage, what happened halfway there?" he shot back.

"You ran out of gas and made me wait in the car for three hours while you walked to the gas station." Her smile widened.

"What was the last thing you ever said to me?"

Her smile faded. "I asked you to name our daughter Violet."

"The very last thing," Dad pushed.

Evelyn bit her lip, looking for the first time vulnerable. "I love you...both."

Dad dropped from the couch onto his knees in front of her.

"Was it all lies?" Dad pleaded, not moving any closer.

"No."

"You died..." he said, a tear sliding down his face.

"Yes."

"And now you're back."

"Yes."

He swallowed and stood up, still trying to appear indifferent. "For how long?"

"I don't know." And then Evelyn's eyes seemed to lose their focus and she slumped to the ground, unconscious.

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  • Posted October 5, 2013

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    This book made.me.cry.  Seriously!  And I was totally surprised!

    This book made.me.cry.  Seriously!  And I was totally surprised!  Not even expected the water works.  This book was just….gah!  So many different emotions and so many different events  with a climax that blew me out of the water.

    In Endless by Jessica Shirvington, we are once again thrust into this world of angels and demons, love and hate, and destiny and sacrifice.  Vi is still battling her feelings for Lincoln, and we see more of Lincoln doing the same.

    We also watch as the gang starts to prepare for a war that may claim many casualties on both sides.  Lilith is back and out for revenge.  But fighting Lilith isn’t the only battle that Vi is preparing for.  She also must now come to terms with the fact that her mother is back, and to determine what exactly why she’s back and what her intentions are.  And how will dear daddy take the news that his long time deceased wife has miraculously returned from the dead?  Oooooo…

    So, let’s see…Lilith is out for Vi’s blood, Phoenix is doing his mommy’s bidding but gives readers multiple surprises that will make you scream, Vi’s mom’s reason for her re-entry into the world of the living is colossal, Lincoln is finally showing his feelings towards Vi, the head of all Gregori has a chip on her shoulder against Vi and makes life miserable for her, Vi and Lincoln’s epic love story comes to a dramatic climax, and Vi must embrace her angelic powers fully in order to take Lilith down.  Sounds pretty simple right?

    Now, I know the majority of readers out there are all Team Lincoln, and I can totally understand that!  Tragic love and all that jazz.  Yes, he is freakin’ uber sweet in Endless by Jessica Shirvington.  He actually had me swooning every now and again.  But for me?  I am Team Phoenix all the way baby.  And nothing anyone says will sway me.  Yes, he does many douchy things, but when he talks to Vi, and calls her “lover” (which, in my head, is sexy and humerous at the same time), and the things that he does in this book!  Oh my feels you guys.  All he wants to be is a better man… How can you not love a man who has a reason to fight for someone who he believes makes him a better person.  Okay, okay, I admit that some of his actions are so not the way to a woman’s heart, but all it takes it one little act, and BAM!  You will fall for him.

    And Vi?  Oh my heart went out for this poor girl.  So much pressure on her shoulders and yet she has the balls to do what needs to be done, even if it kills her.  How can you not love this strong willed chick!  And…can she not catch a break?!  Let her enjoy her happy moments for gods sake.  Okay, just kidding.  It’s the events that interfere with her true happiness that makes this book unputdownable.

    Author, Jessica Shirvington, does it again with this installment in her Violet Eden series.  Endless is the best one of them all thus far, and I am just so excited to see where she’s going to go next!  The characters are ones that readers everywhere will have a hard time letting go and forgetting.  There will be at least one that readers will fandom over.  Her writing is addictive as are her characters and the storyline.

    With all the angel stories out there, it’s difficult to pick ones that will rise above the rest.  This series is easily near the top, if not right at the top.  Fans of this series will devour Endless by Jessica Shirvington, and if you haven’t started it yet?  Ummmm… why not!  See what the hype is, fall in love with a good boy or a bad boy (Team Bad Boy FTW), and find a new series that will have you craving the next book instantly.  And if you’re a fan of bittersweet endings…dude check out this book!

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2013

    I'm dying.

    Just finished reading this book. My head hurts and I want to cry. This book made me get a C on math quiz and almost walk into a tree because I was busy reading. I started this book at six this morning and finished at three, with school in between. I was the nerd who read on the bus and at lunch. So amazing it's not even funny. I'm going to lie awake for hours tonight thinking about the ending and dying all over again. Thanks a ton, Jessica Shirvington. WARNING: Do not read if you enjoy sleeping. Or smiling.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 7, 2013

    One of the best books ever

    Jessica has outdone her self again. A must read.

    3 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 8, 2013

    As always LOVE!!!!

    I have loved the story line and the characters from the very beginning. It's hard to believe there is only one more book. I can't wait until the final instalment!!!
    There are twists ahd turns I did not see coming. I did not want to put it down. A MUST read!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 15, 2013

    Book fourfinally here!

    Emdless is so exciting from page one on. Couldnt hardly wait for this book. Now that I read it in one day I'm already having separation anxiety! Got to wait till next year for the final book "Empower". Hands down Jessica Shrivington is the best author by far! Your crazy not to read this story!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 9, 2014

    Best book ever

    This book was the best thing ever!!!!!!!! Just thinking about it makes me want to cry and laugh and smile!!!!! Life changing for sure!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 27, 2014

    Perfect

    Amazing!!! so good!!! Perfect blend of love and action. Soul mates. And friendship.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 22, 2014

    So Good!!

    This is a great fourth book in the series. Id say this is tyed for my favorite book in the series with embrace... (be ready to cry) cant wit fir empower

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 24, 2014

    OMG

    TEAM LINCOLN

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 27, 2014

    Beautiful

    I cried so hard.

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  • Posted January 25, 2014

    Addicted!

    Addicted!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 16, 2014

    Fantastic!!!!

    Loved this book. Can't wait for the new one :)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2013

    Love

    I love this series I just wished the sample was the full first 2 chapters and didn't cut off

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 15, 2013

    Fantasic Series

    I can hardly wait for the next book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 1, 2013

    A love story so intense you are angry for weeks because you dont know how it will end,!

    Fantastic! Read series twice and can't wait for the final book! Makes me wish for an eternal love like that... beautptiful and compelling. I sobbed my heart out and sometimes I couldn't hardly finish the chapter it was so heart rending and intense! Loved the characters. I even read pages to my husband and he got all misty eyed........beautiful work, my favorite series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 19, 2013

    Great book

    I loved this book and cannot wait until the 5th is released to see how everything turns out. I'm still rooting for Phoenix, even though Violet will probably end up with Lincoln. So excited for May to get here.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 10, 2013

    Can i just say awesome? I love, love love love love Jessica Shir

    Can i just say awesome? I love, love love love love Jessica Shirvington. This series is my #1 series of all time. She does the characters so
    well and the story itself. The last book was amazing and this one did not disappoint. She definitely has out done herself again!!!!! book 5 needs to come sooner

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  • Posted November 8, 2013

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    This series¿ I have no words for this series. Every single time

    This series… I have no words for this series. Every single time I read the newest book, I am amazed at how it is EVEN BETTER than the previous one, and I can say with confidence that Endless is better than all the previous three books! Rating wise, this series has increased from a 3.5 for Embrace, a 4 for Entice, a 4.5 for Emblaze and now a 5 for Endless.. are we looking at an "All Time Favorite" for Empower? YES PLEASE! The Violet Eden Chapters series is the only angel series that I love and wouldn't mind rereading again. This series is full of action, heart wrenching scenes, laugh out loud moments, and a ton of character development and fantastic secondary characters and a plot that has never dragged, even 4 books in. When I received Endless in the mail, I was so excited I honestly couldn't wait. I knew I was going to love it since I now completely trust Jessica Shirvington and I'm glad I wasn't disappointed one bit. This is a series spoiler free review. I was so happy when I finally got back into the world of Violet, Lincoln, Grigori, fallen angels, and the exiled angel we all love to hate. Of course with that we have our solidified secondary characters that I have grown surprisingly attached to, especially Zach, Griffin, Steph, and even Dapper and Onyx. We do get more parental page time than before. I know I have complained about the lack of parents in both Embrace and Entice but I'm happy to see the development occur. Of course in Endless, the stakes are even higher, with the entrance of an old powerful and evil antagonist, and Violet and her crew's need to ally with some of their own old enemies and figure out who is truly on their side. I just thought the plot of Endless was so full of thrilling scene after scene. Everytime I wanted to put the book down, when I reach the end of the chapter, something happens and I can't help but read another chapter to find out more. The cycle sometimes went on until I find myself still reading two hours later. So many things happen and the momentum never slowed down. I personally liked it that way and appreciated how I was able to witness how every little piece of the plot is starting to come together, especially since Empower, the next book, is the last one of the series. Sometimes long series suffer from abrupt endings, but with what I've read from the synopsis of Empower, Shirvington seriously knows what she's doing. My favorite couple, Violet and Lincoln, went through a rough patch in this book (like they haven't in every other one right?) and I'm anticipating how she's going to tie up that plot line. Their romance is one of my favorites. I can't wait for Empower to conclude this fantastic world Jessica Shirvington has created. However, I am sad that it is the last book. Definitely pick this series up, and my recommendation to always read Embrace AND Entice then judge the series. I wasn't that fond of Embrace but when I picked up Entice I was HOOKED. 

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  • Posted October 31, 2013

    Endless by Jessica Shirvington is the 4th book in her Violet Ede

    Endless by Jessica Shirvington is the 4th book in her Violet Eden Chapters series. Before I go totally into my review, I have to say that Endless is one of the best books I have read this year, and I have read so many wonderful books in 2013. Endless is almost 500 pages, and I read this in one day. I could not put the book down, as the story held me totally captivated, a page burner, filled with constant action, and suspense.

    Violet Eden, who is part human and part angel, is a fantastic kick ass heroine. Over the last few books, Violet has learned more about herself, as well as dealing with her increasing powers. In the last book, Violet was betrayed by Phoenix, an exiled Angel, and the son of the evil Lilith. Her romance with Lincoln, who is a powerful Grigori, kicks up a lot in this story, and it was worth the long wait. Violet though is one lucky young lady, having two very hot men in love with her.

    Endless brings Violet’s mom back after 17 years, and we discover where she has been all that time. Violet must try to trust her mother, Evelyn, despite her concern for her father being hurt again. Why did her mother come back now? It all has to do with Lilith being freed by Phoenix and coming to kill them all, especially Violet and her mother.

    Violet, Linc, her mom, dad, and their friends head to NY to face the Academy, who doubt Violet’s motives. When at attack happens at the Academy, Violet is blamed, with her and Linc escaping.

    Violet must find a way to clear her name, and come up with a plan to save her mother, whom Lilith plans to kill. Without the support of the Grigori, Violet and Linc must trust Phoenix to help them. Can she trust him? Though he knows Violet and Linc have bonded as soulmates, Phoenix knows he must help to stop his mother from mass destruction of the world as we know it. He is willing to do what is necessary, even giving up Violet, whom he loves, to Linc. Will Phoenix help them, or will he use the situation to benefit himself?

    Shirvington not only has a great love triangle in this story, but she has a terrific group of secondary characters, who help make this a fantastic book. Shirvington has a wonderful writing style and uses her knowledge of angels, exiled angels, seraphim to make this a wonderful complex mythology, filled with death, intense and violent action.

    In a climatic exciting frenzied final last half of the book, we are on the edge of our seat the whole time. What Violet has to endure at the end, has you gasping, and then the painful ending leaves us desperate for the next book. Endless puts Jessica Shirvington on my list of must buys.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 28, 2013

    Awesome!!

    I loved it, it was the perfect continuation from Entice, picked up where it left off. I found myself crying, fighting the war and loving how Linclon and Violet finally connected. I can't wait for the next book to be released. Thank you Jessica Shirvington.

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