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Entice (The Violet Eden Chapters #2)

4.28 of 5 stars 4.28  ·  rating details  ·  8,301 ratings  ·  601 reviews

Violet Eden is Grigori - part angel, part human. Her destiny is to protect humans from the vengence of exiled angels.
Knowing who to trust is key but, when Grigori reinforcements arrive, it becomes clear everyone is hiding something. Even Lincoln. The only thing Violet does know: Phoenix's hold over her is more dangerous than ever.
The race to find the one thing
Hardcover, 438 pages
Published September 4th 2012 by Sourcebooks Fire (first published March 29th 2011)
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Before reading Enticed I was a little bit nervous (okay A LOT nervous) as I had mixed feelings about Embraced the first book in the series. But I was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed this installment. There were some big improvements made that were desperately need.

Again I liked Shirvington prose. Simple yet elegant. The plot this time had less romantic drama (the love triangle was milder). In Embrace I felt like it big time overwhelmed the rest of the storyline. This time there was a
Amazing!! This was even better than the first book - tying in so much world history to this fantasy genre without forcing religion on the readers just adds a whole new layer to the story and depth of emotions in the writing. Love the new characters, although the Violet/Lincoln situation is absolute heartbreaking torture! Please let's have some (positive) resolution come October's book three - can I really wait that long?!

Addition: this reminds me a lot of an angel take of the Vampire Academy se
Claudia Scheinecker


OMG! 10,000 stars.

Some sequels are bad or just dont match up, this was not one of those books.

You get everything that you got from the first book: The characters in all their glory, Villians you love to hate; and relatoinships galore!

You get all this and more in ENTICED. I loved the new characters! Spence? I love you.

There is so much action that it gets your heart racing along with the events that unfold. I felt the book was so well researched with all the bib
This book was even better than Embrace!!!! Totally 5/5 stars, in fact I would've given it 10 stars if I could. Hands down the best angel books ever!
One complaint: not enough Phoenix!!!! *pouty face*
OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!! i need Emblaze NOW!!!!!!!!!!!! sooooooooo goooooooood
Karen (BookishWonders)
I’m surprised at how much I enjoyed this book. If you compare it to the first book, Embrace, this book is better in every single way.

This time round, the plot is more interesting; the return of Phoenix, and his power over Violet was synonymous to engrossing. Shirvington uses the right amount of suspense, to captivate our attention. I love how there was a balance between the action and romance.

Violet Eden’s personality felt more relatable in this book, her actions were realistic. Ever since she
Could I LOVE this series anymore!

It has everything I want from a story - fast moving, interesting plot, history and folklore, strong lead characters, delicious baddies, best friends, heartbreak, love, love, love and to top it off bouts of dry humor. Need I say more?


Enticed starts off a month or so after Embrace finished. Violet is training with Lincoln who is even more gorgeous in this book than Embrace and she is having trouble making the difference between killing-baddies okay - and kill
I loved this book! I am so mad at myself for waiting so long to read it. Now I need to move straight on to book 3, Emblaze.

Entice was full of action, suspense, and a little romance. And what little romance it had was HOT. And it was just a few kisses. I really love Violet and Lincoln. They are such strong characters, and they are beautifully written. I am frustrated with Lincoln, though. That boy sure is quick to turn away and avoid what I want him to tackle. This story was full of action. And E
Entice was such a good sequel to Embrace. After getting past the first few chapters (which were mainly a catch-up with what happened in the last book) it turned out really good.

There's some great new characters in this and the love triangle isn't really there. The storyline was intriguing and I think Jessica Shirvington is really getting into the swing of writing.

I'm really looking forward to listening to the next one on audiobook. Thumbs up!
God i love Phoenix!!!!! Like hell!
Violet belongs with Phoenix!!!
Best book!!!!!!!

Luv luv luv these books.
Hanging out 4 next one.
OK as far as the book itself goes I liked Entice a lot the story and the newly introduced character were all well written and I love the fantasy world of the Grigori (I can't remember if that's how it was spelled so I apologize if i'm wrong.) But their was one thing keeping me from loving the book.


In Embrace I loved Phoenix and the complexity of his character, I have always had a thing for the dark hero, they're more fun and more relate-able then the straight lace
*contains mild spoilers of Embrace*

Entice is secondary novel is a series that exceeded the first. Embrace was enjoyable but just not that memorable. However Entice was full of action, frustration, potential romance and just exciting. I honestly couldn't put the book down and was sometimes late for work because I lost track of time reading it at breakfast! My liking towards Violet Eden has solidified in Entice. I really liked how independent she is, something you don't usually see in paranormal
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3.5 stars
This book was better than Embrace, and it felt more YA. AND, the romance, plot and pretty much everything improved. I was unsure, heading into Entice as Embrace didn't really capture me. Must I say I am impressed by the development of the characters and plot throughout this book which really kept me up till midnight to finish it off.

Violet gets more realistic in this book (mainly because Phoenix isn't controlling her) and she is showing more of her
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Entice by Jessica Shirvington, the sequel to Embrace, was equal parts thrilling and a satisfying sequel in the Violet Eden series. In Entice, Violet and her friends dive deeper into the idea of the Grigori, unmasking what Violet's destiny is, and just what it takes to get there.

As I was beginning Entice, I was honestly clueless. I had completely forgotten half of what had happened in Embrace so I was left scratching my head ov
I'd give it 2 1/2 stars. I've decided that Violet functions like a Goofus ( like in Goofus and Gallant from HiLights kids' mag?) for teens. She does and thinks stupid things, is hopelessly self-centered, lacks insight until she's hit over the head with it, poor impulse control, lack of planning or thought about how her actions impact the future, etc. I can see teens everywhere reading this book and saying, " Even I know that's stupid to do!" or whatever. Of course as a nearly 50 yo woman, it's l ...more
Tabitha (Bows & Bullets Reviews)
The review is also available on my blog, Bows & Bullets Reviews

To rant or not to rant, that is the question.

Yeah, it’s not really a question, is it? I’ll go ahead and warn you now. If you are a huge fan of this series, on Team Lincoln, easily offended by bad language and derogatory comments (then why the hell do you read my reviews?), then this might upset you and you should probably skip it. If none of that bothers you (ie only my little sister will probably be reading this), then read on.

Note: My review is part of the Entice blog tour, if you want to check out a video spotlight on Phoenix created by Jessica you can head over to my tour post on my blog. Just follow this link:

This series has fueled my love for angel books, Jessica does such a good job writing it and really making sure the readers are able to become immersed in a surprisingly riveting story. If I had to compare Entice with Embrace, I would easily pick Entice as my favorite.
Stephanie Ward
'Entice' is the second book in a young adult paranormal series that focuses on our heroine, Violet Eden, as she continues to come to grips with her new identity as a Grigori - part angel and part human. On top of this, she has to focus on the return of Phoenix (and what that may mean for her), the arrival of Grigori from New York, and her ever growing feelings for Lincoln. When word that Phoenix is looking for the Scripture spreads, Violet and her fellow Grigori must rush to get there first. Wil ...more
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Jenni Arndt
You can read all of my reviews at Alluring Reads.

I read Jessica Shirvington's Embrace about a week ago and was so happy to have waited this long to read it because I had Entice sitting on my shelf just waiting for me to grab it and pick up where the action left off. And does it ever, the second instalment in The Violet Eden Chapters is chalk full of hot romance and intense action at a pitch perfect pace. Not only is this novel graced with perfect timing, but it also stands out for the unique ang
I clearly haven't fangirled enough this year because the book gods have descended and presented me with Jessica Shirvington's Entice.

Okay, the book gods AND the lovely people over at Sourcebooks.

Now as you may already know, I tend to be a bit hesitant with angel books. Yes, the mythology is fascinating and there's so much that can be done with it, but let's be real. Not everyone can pull it off. I've read my fair share of not-so-great angel books and I am here to tell you the Jessica Shirvingto
When we left her, seventeen-year-old Violet Eden was struggling with all the typical teen problems. She had a crush on a guy who thought of her only as a friend. She was struggling to connect with her distant father, who was never the same after Violet’s mother died. And Violet herself was trying to figure out her place in the world and why she always felt so out of touch . . . and then secrets began falling into place for Violet. A long-ago message from her mother in a wooden box exposed Violet ...more
Jessica Shirvington’s second book in the Embrace series, Entice, continues the story of Violet who has a lot of questions and is trying to figure out exactly what she is. Knowing she is a Grigori, she has to think how it affects her mortality while still dealing with the events that occurred in the desert. Still struggling to accept her powers, the correlation between her and the highly dangerous exile, Phoenix, and having forbidden feelings for Lincoln, she has no time to reflect. A new group o ...more
The six main reasons that stopped me from throwing this book at the wall and placing it on my temporary bookshelf of SHAME. (Yes, I have an actual bookshelf of shame but as I do not own all the books I read, I also have a temporary one :P)

#6- New Characters. Salvatore, Zoe, Nyla, Rudy, Dapper and Spence (I will get to him later). The introduction of new characters was just what this series needed. There were not enough minor substantial characters in the last book and this installment completely
Tara Calaby
NB: This review contains spoilers for Embrace

This was much better than the first book in the series, and I'm glad I owned the second as well, because otherwise I probably wouldn't have read on. Don't get me wrong – there's still a lot of problematic stuff in here, but there's also an entertaining universe and an interesting plot.

The problematic stuff is still a big issue, though, and without it, this would have been a four star book for me. The biggest issue is that there is still no appropriat
Rebecca Crull
I feel about the same about this one as I did the last one. It was rather confusing. I was glad that when things were really confusing, a character would say, "I have no idea what you're talking about!?!?" That's how I felt about a lot of this book too. I'm sure there was a ton that went on that I was clueless about, and some great connections between things and characters that would be really cool to discover, but I just couldn't make the connections. :-/ I also was getting really frustrated wi ...more
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I'm speechless. If you thought Embrace was good, Enticed will knock off your socks and leave you murmuring an endless string of 'wow's. I can't pinpoint exactly why this book is amazing, but it probably has something to do with the wonderful character development and the high levels of action. We're able to dig deep into the history and mythology of the angel world and I absolutely loved it. Enticed provides a rich and authentic experience that pro

Ahh this series keeps getting better!

So in this one reinforcements show up to help and train Violet. Of course they bring their own crazy into the mix as well as some maybe, possibly good news for Violet and Lincoln. I laughed with the lame jokes and had to fight back the tears when at the end...oops almost spoiled it. In case you hadn't caught that but I liked the the new characters all except for that little traitor!! Ahh she makes me want to... I dislike her so much I can't even think of wh
I don't think this novel could have got any BETTER! It was incredible! I can promise there was never a dull moment which I think is what Jessica Shirvington has done best, aside from the fantastic language and descriptions. It is so beautifully written and I just cannot fault it. I thought Embrace was fantastic and this next addition just blew me away. I plowed through it and spent one whole day soley to read this book. I highly recommend it. It is such a touching story and I have fallen in love ...more
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