Series: The Violet Eden Chapters #4
Genres: Fantasy, Romance, Young Adult
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Love will kill us all.
Angels are real. They aren't always kind. Violet Eden is certain of all this because she is Grigori - part angel, part human. She has felt the influence of both light and dark.
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 that Violet will face. For her, the endless question 'Can love conquer all?' will finally be answered.
Right about now, I’m headed out on the road for my trip to Nashville for UtopYA 2014. I have twenty hours of driving ahead of me, and that’s just to get THERE! I’m sure by the time I get there, I’ll be ready to turn around and come home. The saving grace is Lori. We get to meet face to face for the first time!! Wish us luck 😉
So, I have been called a cover whore from time to time, and this book is my prime example. I picked up the first book in this series on pure whim. The cover called to me and I was sucked right in. Best. Impulse. EVER! Then one day, while cruising on Goodreads, I saw the original Australian covers. Nope. Uh uh. Gee, can you guess which one convinced me? US covers for the win!
Excuse me while I try to shove the shards of my heart back together. Shirvington has this way of giving me a violent shove, making sure I land on a nice comfy cushion, and then letting all the air out of that cushion. I am so broken right now. I need to somehow recover at least a little before I read the last book. There’d better be some sort of a Happily Ever After at the end of all this. She is really making these characters work for it!
It’s official! Shirvington wins the award for the longest, drawn out celibacy in history of YA fiction. Violet and Lincoln have the single-most passionate relationship, and they hardly even touch! It really speaks to Shirvington’s writing ability that she can draw this out for four books, and I haven’t grown weary of it. I am definitely cheering them on, but I almost feel like they SHOULDN’T be together, because that would be the end of the series. Plus, I’m not entirely sure that both of them will survive to the end. I wouldn’t want to get my hopes up, only to get my heart crushed. I’m not sure I can handle that kind of blow.
Shirvington somehow manages to walk a lot of fine lines. Besides the romance, she also balances on the edge of religion. Not once in this entire series have I felt overwhelmed by religion, even though it’s about angels. The books aren’t anti-religion either. Obviously, being the fourth book, I can’t say a whole lot without giving away major spoilers, so let me just say this. I would recommend this book to any one of my friends, no matter of age, gender or religion. This series is perfect for everyone.
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