Endless (Embrace Series)

Synopsis:

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…


The Phoenix’s Perspective

One word defines my feelings when I put this book down: FRUSTRATION! Good frustration, but frustration nonetheless.

The first 3 books of the series were all simply build-up. Embrace set the stage – introducing us to the important characters and easing us into a world we were unsure of. Entice set the boundaries – creating the connections/relationships that would determine one’s place in the coming war.  Emblaze gave us the defining event – bringing Lilith back from hell and all the effects that come with her return.

If this series had been only one book, Endless would be the point of climax within the story. Everything comes to pass — all secrets come to light — each character’s true self is shown. The lines are drawn and the questions are asked: which side are you on and why?

I read this book in a couple of hours while on a road trip back home. I was pulled in from the first word —- I didn’t even notice I was in the car half the time because of how immersed in the book I was. The action within the story kept moving and each chapter ended in a way that could only leave me wanting more.  Sounds great right?  So, why the frustration?

Unfortunately, I cannot express my full frustration without giving a huge spoiler for those who haven’t read the book and I won’t. What I can say is this – the major event went as planned, but the end results did not. When things went majorly wrong, somehow Violet did her thing and found ways to correct them.  Yet, the ending didn’t seem to right.

I got to the last chapter and found myself wanting to share not nice words with Violet thanks to her final few choices. This is why I say that my frustration isn’t all bad — isn’t it the mark of a good book/author to make you think differently than what the norm would be? Perhaps having everything work out all nicely and fairy tale like wouldn’t really be right.  It wouldn’t really be the Grigori way, would it?


Would I add it to the library?

No matter my frustration, Endless was a great read. The book is a great continuation of a good series and I am eagerly awaiting the release of Empower in May 2014.

 

Genre: Fiction – romance, paranormal
ISBN: 9781402289453
Rating:  good

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