Review: Empower by Jessica Shirvington

August 23, 2014 Lindsay's reviews 0

Review: Empower by Jessica ShirvingtonEmpower by Jessica Shirvington
Series: The Violet Eden Chapters #5
on May 6th 2014
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It has been two years since Violet Eden walked away from the city, her friends, her future and - most importantly - her soulmate, Lincoln. Part angel, part human, Violet is determined to stand by the promises she made to save the one she loves.

Living in the perpetual coldness of a broken soul she survives day to day as a Rogue Grigori in London.

But when an unexpected visitor shows up at her door, the news he bears about someone she swore to protect leaves Violet with no choice.

Even worse, she fears that this might all lead back to the night she tries hardest to forget. And what was taken without her permission.

Violet is going back to New York ... and she knows exactly who is going to be there.

With Phoenix in her dreams and Lincoln in her heart she knows it is only a matter of time before the final choice must be made.

I can’t believe it’s over. I’m going to have to wear black, and declare September the month of Violet withdrawal. I tried my best to pace myself through the last couple books, but in the end just plowed my way through them, sobbing all the while. For those of you who follow my reviews, you’ll know that I’m not one to gush, and I don’t give out 5-star reviews often, so pay attention!

Unfortunately, when it comes to a series (and a last book at that!), there really isn’t a lot I can say without spoiling the previous four books. I won’t tell you if Violet ever gets her man, or if your favorite characters will all die (because one of mine did *sob*) or even if the main character sacrifices her life for the good of the world. Nope. Not gonna tell ya. I will say that this was one of the most intelligent and well put together series’ I’ve ever had the pleasure to read. It was thorough, full of tension, and had mushy romantic bits in all the right spots. Empower

I’m going to be carrying these characters around inside me for years to come. On her own, Violet seems pretty generic enough. She’s your standard heroine, doing what it takes to save the people she loves. It’s Shirvington’s description of her senses, and the way she experiences the world around her, that made her stand apart from every other YA character. Lincoln and Phoenix bring out the best and worst in Violet. They also break my heart. Repeatedly. When I first started this series I thought it was going to turn into a cheesy love triangle, but it developed into something so much more substantial. They bring new meaning to the relationship status “It’s complicated”. Even the secondary characters carried weight. Seriously, I would read a spin off novel for any one of them, to learn about their own struggles and background.

And so now, I’m left asking myself… what next? I desperately need to read Between the Lives, aka One Past Midnight! Jessica Shirvington is an author to keep an eye on, and if you haven’t tried out this series, I highly recommend it!



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One woman stuck in a house full of boys, I immerse myself in books and save my sanity by reading, writing and blogging. I'll read just about anything, from any genre, and LOVE supporting Indie authors. <3
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