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I Belong


Review: Endless by Jessica Shirvington

EndlessTitle: Endless

Author: Jessica Shirvington

Genre: YA Paranormal

Series: The Violet Eden Chapters (Book #4)

Publication Date: October 1, 2013

Format: Hardcover, 470 Pages

ISBN-10: 1402289421 (Sourcebooks Fire)

ISBN-13: 978-1402289422 (Sourcebooks Fire)

Reviewed by: Bridget

Synopsis:

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.

Quick & Dirty: Endless captured me from the first page and kept me entertained until the very last page. The Violet Eden series is one of those stories that just make you fall back in love with reading and one that I would highly recommend to everyone.

Opening Sentence: What do you do the moment your father discovers your dead mother is still alive, looking not a day older than the day she died— over seventeen years ago?

Excerpt: Yes

The Review:

Violet Eden is a Grigori, a special human that is part angel. They are fierce warriors that protect humans from the fallen angels. Violet and everyone she loves recently survived a huge battle against the fallen but at what cost? Lilith is now free and she has the Grigori scriptures, which have a list of all the children destined to become Grigori. When these children start to disappear the Grigori know it’s only a matter of time before they become extinct unless they can stop Lilith once and for all. The only problem is they have no idea how to do that.

Violet seems to be the key to all their problems but her life is already complicated enough. With the return of her mother who has been dead for the last 17 years, Violet’s family life is in shambles. Then there is the undeniable yet forbidden connection she feels with Lincoln, and don’t forget her ex-boyfriend is the person who actually released Lilith in the first place. Now the fate of the world rests on her ability to tap into her angelic power that she has no idea how to use. Will good beat evil? Can love really conquer all? Or is the world doomed to a horrible fate that no one can prevent? Violet is about to find out.

Violet has always been one of my favorite heroines. From the first time I met her I instantly loved her. She is strong, smart, and beautiful on the inside and out. But she is by no means perfect. She has a pretty bad temper and is pretty reckless at times as well. But her faults just made her easier to relate too. In each book she grows and the decisions she had to make in this one almost broke my heart. Watching her struggle was hard but seeing the person she become was totally worth it. If you like a kick butt heroine with attitude but a heart made of gold then Violet is totally your girl.

Lincoln is as constant as ever. He is always there for Violet no matter how hard things get and I can’t help admire how strong he is. He will shape himself into whatever Violet needs and no matter what the cost is he will pay it if it means helping her. There were times when the tension between these two got a little frustrating, but at the same time it also kept things really interesting. I love Lincoln but I would have liked to see a different side to him. Out of all the characters, I felt that he grew the least, so hopefully we will get more of that in the next book.

Phoenix is probably my favorite part of these books. There is something about him that is just so alluring and I can’t help but be attracted to him. He has made some terrible mistakes and hurt a lot of people, but there is still good in him. He is one of those people that is broken but you can’t help but want to fix him. His relationship with Violet is so heartbreaking and some of my favorite moments in the book were between these two. He captured my heart from the very beginning and I will forever be a huge fan of his.

Shirvington has done it again. I really didn’t think it was possible for this series to just keep getting better but it has. Endless picked up right after the events of the last book and honestly the action just never stops. Everything about this series has been spot on from the gripping plot to the epic romance there is really nothing I don’t love. The characters are so perfectly done and I connected to them so much that I felt like I was a part of their story. It was an emotional roller coaster ride but one I have loved every minute of. I will admit that the ending was pretty brutal, but luckily the final book has already come out. Shirvington’s writing is so captivating and after reading this series I will forever be a huge fan of hers and will gladly read anything she writes. I would highly recommend this series to all paranormal fans both young and old. It is just one of those stories that you can’t help but love and get lost in!

Notable Scene:

He looked away and I saw his hand go to his face. I wondered if he was wiping away a tear.

“It would be easier if I didn’t love you. Saying things like that, after all I have done…” He half laughed. “You ruin me. Absolutely and totally obliterate me.”

The Violet Eden Chapters:

1. Embrace

2. Entice

3. Emblaze

4. Endless

5. Empower

FTC Advisory: Sourcebooks Fire provided me with a copy of Endless.  No goody bags, sponsorships, “material connections,” or bribes were exchanged for my review.

 

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