Reading level: Ages 12 and upMy Review:
Hardcover: 400 pages
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Series or Stand Alone: Series (Embrace #1)
Buy the Book: Amazon Author's Website: http://www.jessicashirvington.com/
It starts with a whisper: “It’s time for you to know who you are…”
Violet Eden dreads her seventeenth birthday. After all, it’s hard to get too excited about the day that marks the anniversary of your mother’s death. As if that wasn’t enough, disturbing dreams haunt her sleep and leave her with very real injuries. There’s a dark tattoo weaving its way up her arms that wasn’t there before.
Violet is determined to get some answers, but nothing could have prepared her for the truth. The guy she thought she could fall in love with has been keeping his identity a secret: he’s only half-human—oh, and same goes for her.
A centuries-old battle between fallen angels and the protectors of humanity has chosen its new warrior. It’s a fight Violet doesn’t want, but she lives her life by two rules: don’t run and don’t quit. When angels seek vengeance and humans are the warriors, you could do a lot worse than betting on Violet Eden…
The characters in this book were some of my favorite characters from any book I've read in a long time. Which is why it pains me so much to say this: I really wasn't all that crazy about the story. I understand that books need tension, I mean, every good book has tension. But I felt like Embrace just had too much. I felt like I waited the entire book waiting for Violet and Lincoln to be happy (not necessarily happy together, but just happy) and they just never were. Never. Ever. And yes, it's a series so I know there's plenty of time, and I need to be patient, but you have to give me something to love.
Don't get me wrong, Embrace definitely had some really exciting parts, kept my interest, and I absolutely fell in love with Violet and Lincoln, but I don't know for sure that I'll continue reading the series.
So, as you can see from my fancy bar graph, I really, really loved the beginning and end of this book. But the middle was just "meh." So I don't know, I'm SO torn..
- Sexual Content: Heavy
- Profanity: Heavy
- Violence: Heavy
- Other Notables: Underage Drinking
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