I love when a series ends with a great battle and great love. Empower certainly had both of those things.
If you haven’t read this series, there will be spoilers for previous books but not Empower. You’ve been warned!
The moment I finished Endless I HAD to have Empower. Here in the U.S. Empower won’t be released until May 6, but LUCKILY it released in Australia on November 12, and LUCKILY Fishpond.com ships internationally, which allowed me to purchase this one when it came out. :D
Anyway! I didn’t know what to expect after Violet left Lincoln and all of her friends two years prior. She was definitely not the same girl and her decisions weighed heavy on her every day, but she felt it was the right move. Her reasons are revealed and they made me sad for her. It was a rough, rough two years for her. So when she comes face to face with Lincoln I literally held my breath for his reaction. Well, Lincoln has changed too, and he was angry, but the pain was palpable from both of them. It was painful watching them struggle with their longing and their pain, but the payoff for suffering through it pays off in the end, I promise!
Another great source of anguish for me is Phoenix. I remember how I hated him at first, and now all I want for him is some sort of peace and/or happiness. I think Jessica Shirvington gave him the best chance at both of those things in the end. Steph is amazing as always. And she’s developed into this amazing, fierce character! I loved seeing her so involved in Grigori life. I missed Spence and Griffin a lot since they’re not in this book very much. Josephine really surprised me this time around, which is a good thing because I really disliked her. AND! We get to know a few Rogue Grigori and I really liked them all, especially Gray.
I wasn’t expecting the setting of Empower to be New Orleans, but it totally worked! The huge battle in the end was so freaking intense and scary because I didn’t know how it would all end. I knew there would definitely be casualties but really, only one of those really hurt.
There were a lot of elements that came together to make this one heck of a finale. Hats off to Jessica Shirvington for totally delivering and for giving us one exciting book after another.
So because I know I couldn’t wait for this book, there’s a chance someone out there feels just like I did, and therefore, I’M GIVING AWAY MY COPY! Enter below… :)
Empower by Jessica Shirvington
Series: The Violet Eden Chapters #5
Published by Hachette
Pub Date: November 12th 2013
Format: Paperback | Source: Purchased
Genres: New Adult, Paranormal, Romance, Young Adult
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It has been two years since Violet Eden walked away from the city, her friends, her future and – most importantly – her soulmate, Lincoln. Part angel, part human, Violet is determined to stand by the promises she made to save the one she loves.
Living in the perpetual coldness of a broken soul she survives day to day as a Rogue Grigori in London.
But when an unexpected visitor shows up at her door, the news he bears about someone she swore to protect leaves Violet with no choice.
Even worse, she fears that this might all lead back to the night she tries hardest to forget. And what was taken without her permission.
Violet is going back to New York … and she knows exactly who is going to be there.
With Phoenix in her dreams and Lincoln in her heart she knows it is only a matter of time before the final choice must be made.