Review: Entice by Jessica Shirvington

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Entice by Jessica Shirvington

4 Stars

I don’t think I’ve ever read a series that started out lukewarm for me then have me completely freaking out about its amazing sequel. Nope, I’m sure there hasn’t been.

Entice took the story to a whole new level. Now that Violet is settling into her powers and no longer under the influence of Phoenix, she has become a truly admirable heroine. Sure, she still feels unsure about a lot of things, but when she knows she’s right on about something, her confidence shines. I really loved her growth in this book. Another added element to Entice was the addition of more characters closer to Violet’s age in the Grigori world. I cannot express to you how much I loved Spence in particular. He was truly endearing, even in his crazier moments.

I was really happy to see Violet and Lincoln explore their feelings for one another. Oh, boy, did they explore!! And even though Phoenix is still in the picture, it didn’t feel like much of a love triangle in this book, which I enjoyed. I will never complain about more Lincoln and less Phoenix, so please, Ms. Shirvington…more Lincoln, please! :D

Entice did feel like a whirlwind of a mission for these characters. There was a lot going on, and a lot to keep in mind for the rest of the books to come in this series. Never once did I find myself lost though. The pacing was perfect and definitely made for an unputdownable book!

While Entice might not end on the happiest of notes, I still found myself hopeful for these characters. I see a lot more craziness to come in the next installment, but hopefully also a lot more of the steaminess I thoroughly enjoyed this time around. Fantastic sequel! I can now confidently say that I’m a fan of this series.

Book Info

Entice by Jessica Shirvington
Series: The Violet Eden Chapters #2
Published by Sourcebooks Fire
Pub Date: September 4th 2012
Pages: 438
Format: ARC | Source: Publisher
Genres: ParanormalRomanceYoung Adult
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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.

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About Jessica Shirvington

Jessica Shirvington is the author of THE VIOLET EDEN CHAPTERS also known as THE EMBRACE SERIES, stand alone novel, BETWEEN THE LIVES and has an exciting new duology called DISRUPTION on the way in 2014.

An entrepreneur, author, and mother living in Sydney, Australia, Jessica is also a 2011 & 2012 finalist for Cosmopolitan’s annual Fun, Fearless Female Award. She’s also one of the lucky few who met the love of her life at age seventeen: Matt Shirvington, a former Olympian and current sports broadcaster for Foxtel and Fox Sports. Married for twleve years with two beautiful daughters, Sienna and Winter, Jessica knows her early age romance and its longevity has definitely contributed to how she tackles relationships in her YA novels.

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15 Responses to “Review: Entice by Jessica Shirvington”

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    Yay. I knew you would like this book so much more. It seems to be a trend. I feel this is where things really start to happen.

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    Megan Myers

    So excited to read Entice now! I liked the first book, but didn’t have
    Entice so high on my ‘read next’ list. I guess I need to push it up!

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    ashelynn hetland

    oh I’m glad you liked this one more than Embrace. Frankly, I had a lot of problems with Phoenix and am so, so glad she’s no longer under his influence. Yay for strong heroines. Can’t wait to read Entice. :)

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      Jess @ Gone with the Words

      OMGosh! You should read my review of Embrace! I was SO NOT a Phoenix fan. He’s worse in this one, but he’s not around as much. :)

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    I’ve heard such great things about this series and it seems like it’s just getting better and better. Must be time for me to win my own copies. Thanks for hosting this giveaway.

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    DeeDee Griffin

    Thanks for the review! I’m reading Embrace right now and I know I’ll be dying to read Entice by the time I’m done!

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    Yeah, most of the time the second book in a series feels like a filler to me. I’m glad to hear Entice was a great continuing novel.

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    Amy @ bookgoonie

    Crap!!! I wish I would have read this before the ATbF. I knew you were in “like” with first book, so I wasn’t hot and bothered to pick up the sequel. You know how a poor girl has to prioritize her purchases. Crap! crap! Double poo!

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