I received this book for free from requested from publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Series: The Violet Eden Chapters #3
Published by Sourcebooks Fire on March 5th, 2013
Genres: Angels, Love & Romance, Paranormal, Young Adult
Source: requested from publisher
Once again Violet Eden faces an impossible choice ... and the consequences are unimaginable.
Violet has come to terms with the fact that being part angel, part human, means her life will never be as it was.
Now Violet has something Phoenix - the exiled angel who betrayed her - will do anything for, and she has no intention of letting it fall into his hands. The only problem is that he has something she needs too.
Not afraid to raise the stakes, Phoenix seemingly holds all the power, always one step ahead. And when he puts the final pieces of the prophecy together, it doesn't take him long to realise exactly who he needs in order to open the gates of Hell.
With the help of surprising new allies, ancient prophecies are deciphered, a destination set and, after a shattering confrontation with her father, Violet leaves for the islands of Greece without knowing if she will have a home to return to...
Violet is back in the third installment of the series and she is still just as confused. Her growing powers are frightening her and the fact that she can’t be with the one she loves is sheer torture. With all the emotional turmoil Violet goes through she manages to still be as strong as ever.
I can’t even begin to describe how passionate chapter 24 was. It killed me. My heart just went out to these two characters who couldn’t even be together. It’s painful, heartbreaking and if you haven’t been in love or found your soul-mate, you wouldn’t have any idea what it means. I hope people reading this will remember not to be so cynical about romance in novels because not everyone understands what it’s like. I do and trust me when I say what Violet goes through is in a way exactly what happens when you can’t be with someone you love.
Lincoln is this pure and tortured soul and I can’t help but want to learn more about him and his thoughts. I would have found it interesting if this series was written in dual perspectives. And you can’t forget about the secondary characters like Spence and Steph. Too many characters to remember you’ll need a read through just to remember them all. I kind of wished there was one of those lists in the back where you can see their names and who they are and what classification they are.
This was compared to the Twilight series on the back of the ARC and I always wondered why. It’s nothing like that. It may be a paranormal read, but the characters are completely different. The comparison of Twilight in the sense that there are warriors (with special powers which I always found the coolest) and the forbidden love she has with her soul-mate, plus the love triangle. I have to admit I like Violet as a character only because she wasn’t someone you can mess with.
Loved all the character development.
Pacing is good enough. I wasn’t bored at all either.
Definitely pretty, but I always had issues when the head is cut off in book covers. LOL
So great! Glad some questions were answered!
Overall, a wonderful addition to the Violet Eden Chapters!