Embrace by Jessica Shirvington

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It starts with a whisper: "It's time for you to know who you are..."

On her 17th birthday, everything will change for Violet Eden. The boy she loves will betray her. Her enemy will save her. She will have to decide just how much she's willing to sacrifice.

Dangerously exciting and darkly romantic, EMBRACE is a compelling novel of good and evil, seductive desires and impossible choices. A centuries old war between fallen angels and the protectors of humanity chooses a new fighter. It's a battle Violet doesn't want, but she lives her life by two rules: don't run and don't quit. If angels seek vengeance and humans are the warriors, you could do a lot worse than betting on Violet Eden.

LINCOLN: He's been Violet's one anchor, her running partner and kickboxing trainer. Only he never told her he's Grigori—part human, part angel—and that he was training her for an ancient battle between Angels and Exiles.

PHOENIX: No one knows where his loyalties lie, yet he's the only one there to pick up the pieces and protect her after Lincoln's lies. In a world of dark and light, he is all shades of gray.

Two sides: Angel or Exile.
Two guys: Lincoln or Phoenix.
The wrong choice could cost not only her life, but her eternity...

"In her YA paranormal romance debut, Jessica Shirvington combines "the badass-action of Vampire Academy, the complex love triangles of Twilight, and the angel mythology of Fallen, taken one step further." —Book Couture

"Shirvington's debut is smart, edgy and addictive—and sure to leave readers clamoring for the rest of the series."— Kirkus Reviews, STARRED

"One of the best YA novels we've seen in a while. Get ready for a confident, kick-butt, well-defined heroine." — RT Book Reviews

 

About Jessica Shirvington

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Jessica Shirvington combines her writing career with juggling the demands of motherhood and her responsibilities as a co-director in the company MPS Investments Pty Ltd.
 
Published September 1, 2012 by Sourcebooks Fire. 397 pages
Genres: Romance, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Young Adult, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Though finally being kissed by Lincoln is a dream come true, Violet learns that their romantic involvement is forbidden because he and Violet are both Grigori—half angel and half human.

Jan 15 2012 | Read Full Review of Embrace

Examiner

The reader finds yet another YA angel novel in newcomer Jessica Shirvington's "Embrace," the first in a series of four books commonly referred to as the Violet Eden Chapters.

May 12 2012 | Read Full Review of Embrace

Examiner

Embrace by Jessica Shirvington dives into the hierarchy of angels and will have you anxiously awaiting the rest of the series.

May 29 2012 | Read Full Review of Embrace

Examiner

All the ladies will want a Phoenix who knows their desires and knows how to love, though his love is a bit mature for teenaged-girls.

Apr 06 2012 | Read Full Review of Embrace

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Fiction Vixen

The reader is never told if the angel Violet was created from was a dark or light angel but we do know it was a very powerful one.

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Cocktails and Books

While the story is told from Violet's perspective, she manages to ensure readers can get a feeling for exactly what it is Lincoln and Phoenix are thinking and feeling through their interactions with Violet.

Oct 21 2012 | Read Full Review of Embrace

BlogHer

A mother of three, five on the weekends going through life filled with cutess and mini dictatorships in a egotystical minutured universe called famil...

Apr 05 2012 | Read Full Review of Embrace

Bookmarks Magazine

In a world of dark and light, he is all shades of gray.

Two sides: Angel or Exile.
Two guys: Lincoln or Phoenix.
The wrong choice could cost not only her life, but her eternity...

"In her YA paranormal romance de...

Mar 11 2012 | Read Full Review of Embrace

Nocturne Romance Reads

Also, let's not forget the two men in her life, Lincoln and Phoenix, who are so completely different but you find yourself cheering for both of them to win Violet's affections.

Mar 12 2012 | Read Full Review of Embrace

Seventeen

Violet's inner turmoil between her long-time love for Lincoln and new crush on bad boy Phoenix will have you engrossed up until the end!

Mar 02 2012 | Read Full Review of Embrace

RazOrBill

Some have disappointed me, many I have liked, but only Embrace has delighted me in such a way that I can consider this book the beginning of my new favorite Angel Series (and probably one of the best paranormal romance of the year!) Embrace absolutely reaches that high level of quality and I love...

Feb 24 2012 | Read Full Review of Embrace

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