Giveaway and Review: "Entice"

 As part of the "Entice" blog tour, I have my review of "Entice" as well as a contest for a copy of both "Entice" and the first book in the series, "Embrace".

by Jessica Shirvington
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Release Date: Sep 4, 2012
Source: ARC sent by publisher

My Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars

Summary from  

Violet Eden is Grigori - part angel, part human. Her destiny is to protect humans from the vengeance 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.

Enticed is the second compelling book in The Violet Eden Chapters.

My Review:

I didn't read the first book in the series, Embrace, and I think it would have helped my enjoyment of this book if I had read the first one. I wasn't lost at all, but I did feel like I was missing out on a lot of the deeper meaning, especially when it came to the relationships in the book.

I'm not sure angel books are really for me. It's a very specific sub-genre, and it seems like you have to know a lot about the genre before reading. This type of religious fiction is strange to me for some reason. It's strange to see such a fantasy story with religious references and quotes from the Bible.

This book reminded me of the adult paranormal style that was made a little bit less intense for a teen audience. I really don't like the adult paranormal genre, so I think that's part of why this book didn't totally work for me. I felt this book was totally appropriate for a teen audience, but it seemed like a 'training book' to train teens into reading the adult paranormals.

Violet wasn't especially interesting to me as the lead female. She wasn't especially strong-willed, or especially meek, she was just a middle of the road narrator of the story. I can't say I had any problems with her, she just didn't stand out. The same can be said for her love interest, Lincoln. My favorite character in the book was Spence. He had a little spice! He was funny and a great friend. Another great friend to Vi was Steph, who often brought Vi back to 'reality'.

Main Characters: 3/5
Supporting Characters: 4/5
(Spence and Steph)
Setting: 3/5
Romance: 3/5
Uniqueness: 4/5
Cover: 4/5
Writing: 4/5

Bottom Line:
A detailed look at angel mythology, but I'm not sure it was for me.


The publicist has generously provided a copy of "Entice" and a copy of "Embrace" for a lucky follower of my blog!
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  • Ends Fri Oct 5
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  1. Thank you for the chance to win! Looks like a good series!

  2. She does not sound like a lead that I would enjoy to read about

  3. I have a difficult time with angel books myself. The only one that has worked for me is Daughter of Smoke and Bone and that isn't your typical angel book.

  4. oh why didn't you read Embrace first? it hunk that would have been SO much more helpful to you. Plus Entice would be much more interesting and you are just more invested and understanding of the characters.

    good review

    - Juhina @ Maji Bookshelf

  5. Thanks for a great review and giveaway! I've had my eye on this series... so maybe...

  6. I'm not big on Angel books, either but I just read the first three books in the Hush, Hush Series by Becca Fitzpatrick and I loved it, so I may still give this one a go! Thanks for the giveaway!!

  7. Meh. I'm not into angel books, either. They're weird for me, and I feel like they're totally flawed logically. (A fallen angel is a demon, so we should be calling them 'demon books,' yes? Anyway....) I've heard lots of good things about this series, but I've got to say the covers are terrible. lol Seems like they would put more effort into making them pretty if they're going to market the books so much???

  8. I haven't read either book yet. However, I LOVE books about Angels, Fallen Angels, and Nephilim. Two of my favorite Angel series are Fallen and Hush Hush. Thank you for the awesome giveaway!!!!

  9. I haven't read this one, but I have heard MANY good things about it! Thanks for the giveaway (:

  10. It's a shame this didn't impress you, I have been meaning to read this series as it's Australian but I just haven't had the time and I dislike most angel books!

  11. I want to read more angel books, but I'm sorry to hear that the main character isn't very interesting! Oh no! ;)

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  12. I'm an angel fan, so I'm interested in this one!

  13. This series looks great, it would be nice to branch out into a new genre.

  14. Ah see, the concern you voiced, about reading the first book....that what stops me so often from jumping into a series; always afraid I'm going to miss out on some key part of the character relationships or story line. Haven't partaken in the adult paranormal genre much myself (or perhaps at all...*thinks back on books read*) but I've heard the series is good so, I'm willing to give it a shot....from START to finish though. ^_^ Thanks for the honest review...and chance to win!

  15. Sounds very interesting. I would love to read it.

  16. I'm in chapter 6 of Embrace and am loving it so far. Can't wait to meet Phoenix!

  17. I have heard such great things about this series I really want to read it!

  18. I've been wanting to read these. If I could win them it would be great. Thanks for the chance

  19. Sounds very interesting. I could get really get into this book

  20. This book sounds great. I'd love to win a copy!

  21. I neeeeeds me a copy of Entice! Embrace was so good! It was really different from all the other angel books out there. Team Phoenix!

  22. I would love to read this book!!! Thanks for the great giveaway!

  23. This sounds like an AWESOME book- and totally right up my alley!

  24. Thanks for sharing your thoughts! This sounds good :)

  25. Sounds like a very interesting series!

  26. I've never read angel books so I'd love to try something new!

  27. i like a good supernatural thriller. this seems very interesting. i like the breakdown. seems to have a little bit of everything.

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  28. The author seems to have a creative imagination!

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  29. This book sounds really good I would love to have the change to read it.


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