Emblaze (The Embrace Series, #3)
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Emblaze (The Violet Eden Chapters #3)

4.41 of 5 stars 4.41  ·  rating details  ·  5,514 ratings  ·  454 reviews
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...more
Hardcover, 464 pages
Published March 5th 2013 by Sourcebooks Fire (first published October 11th 2011)
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Spence. I love this guy. Jessica Shirvington, please, please, PLEASE make a spin-off series with Spence. He so deserves his own book. I liked the little insight we got about is family (or lack of) albeit, it made me sad for him. If you could hug a fictional character, I'd smother him. His loyalty was relentless and every time that guy opens his mouth, I either gush or smile. 1 word - or 2. SPIN.OFF.

The guy is amazing.. and yes, he is my favourite. Apart from maybe Phoenix. Maybe the same. Which...more
I don't know If I'm the only one here. But I love Phoenix- I have since book 1 and I will until the last one.
How can anyone blame him, he's lives patent less for god knows how many years and was judged and cast out before he said a word.
He's finally experienced- love- a completely knew unknown feeling and he has no clue what to do. He's fighting the darkness inside that he never asked for and struggles for control and he only wanted her to live him . But he has to stand there and feel the pers...more
Jenni Arndt
I don’t know if I have ever been as conflicted as I am right now by this book. I read Embrace last year and became a fast fan of The Violet Eden Chapters and I loved Entice even more than the first. Did I really like Emblaze? Yes. Will I continue on with the series? I don’t think so. So I am going to do this review in two parts, I’ll start off with what made me like Emblaze and then move onto why, even though I really liked the book, I won’t continue on with the series.

So, what did I love about...more
Thankyou Jessica for a read worth waiting for, just another twelve months till Endless.

Love the idea of finding out how Linc and Vi are developing emotionally, phsyically and through their souls with their Grigori power and human selves its interesting to read about but I love how its more focused on her life and her as a Grigori warrior not so much her love for Linc or Phoenix.

The climax when Vi is hanging on the edge and Linc admits all just had me fogging up my reading glasses and Spence gav...more
Gabbie (Rampant Readers)

My Review

Favorite Quote(s):

"'Violet!' Lincoln said, then sighed. 'You don't love him. This isn't real. You know what's real and it's hard and it hurts and we can't...Damn it, Vi--we're real!'"

"'I love you so much that I can't trust myself. I'd die for you, give up all my power for you. I'd give you my soul in an instant, even if it meant I had to spend eternity in torment--just for one moment with you as mine.'"

Favorite Character: Lincoln. May I direct you to the quotes above?

First Line: I'm go...more
Emblaze was great.
I don't know what it is about this series but it just keeps getting better. Violet and Lincoln's relationship (or lack of) is heartbreaking. I just want to scream for them to be together. Its obvious thats what they both want! But then at the same time I can't help but be curious about what would happen if Phoenix manages to get her back. grrr... Choices, choices!

Again in this book there is a wealth of mythology and Jessica retells old tales weaving them into the Violet world...more
Kelly Jones
I read all 3 books in 2days unable to put it down, the worst feeling in the world was when I finished it also like many readers sayin it was until October we would get another taste o this series :(
I am getting annoyed at the "can't be together" attitude but I have to say makes it more emotional.....
The walking away from each other, ignoring, trying to hide from one another, the little moments of joy then the ripping out of your heart... That's what love it, It reminds me of having a 1st crush...more
One of the most heart wrenching books I've read, this is the best installment of The Violet Eden Chapters yet.
The way Shirvington blends Biblical facts with a beautiful tale had me glued to the book till the very last page.
Following the events in Jordan, Violet is supported by her friends as they try to stop Phoenix from unleashing something terrible upon the world.
But through it all, Violet and Phoenix's connection makes them both falter in their moves and Lincoln must watch, unable to do anyth...more
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3.5 stars

Violet, a Grigori is now in vital danger. Well that sounds interesting doesn't it? Sounds a bit of a thriller mixed with angelic twists and turns. NO. Half the time Violet was just trusting her best friend Steph, Spence or Lincoln to get her out of a mess. I was seriously pissed off at her. This heroine is a bit weak in the mind and honestly needs to get her skills together if this book is going to be any better. Shirvington once again takes Griffin...more
Actual Rating: 3.5

Wow, where 2 start with this book? I think I have a love-hate relationship with it. Sometimes it's compelling and shocking, other times its cringe-worthy cheesiness had me rolling my eyes constantly.

So Linc and Violet are soul mate partners. After what happened in book 2, they're resisting each other because they saw what could happen 2 them if they "joined" together. I mean when Rudyard died and Nyla was left like an empty broken shell, well who could blame them? But then thi...more
Okay well, lemme just say that this book left me BREATHLESS. it had me on the edge of my seat the whole time and had me crying and smiling at the same time.

.......*sits there stunned for ten mintues with book in hand*....* picks up jaw from floor*.....*blinks*.

these books are possibly one of the most captivating and thrilling series i have ever read( close behind VA). The way shirvington can submerge a reader right into violets world is a true talent. i have become so attatched...more
Claudia Scheinecker
Wow is an understatement. The last half of this book- i couldnt put it down.
I LOVE Phoenix. I felt so sorry for him, I think (in this book anyway) I loved him more than Linc. Shoot me but whatever, Pheonix broke my heart. I want to make it all better, I don't want him to hurt. He deserves SO much more, he is so worthy of love it nearly kills me to see that he believes he doesn't.
Intense book, it was amazing...of course. That speech that Lincoln gives toward the end of the book was one...more
OMG AMAZING!! I loved it. I started reading and did not put it down till I had finished (it literally never left my hands till I had finished it) I love Jessica Shirvingtons writing and these are the best books ever. Loved it!! I cannot believe I have to wait a whole year for the Endless!! The wait will be agonizing but I know it will be worth it. Fingers crossed Violet and Lincoln finally get their happily ever after :)
Amanda-Lee (StoryWings)
Can this series get any better?

Violet has some huge choices to make in this book. Where she stands with Phoenix, how much she should be telling her father who is getting increasingly nosy, how she can better protect the friends who know about her life as a Grigori, and probably the most important one, how does she stop Phoenix from freeing one of the most evil people ever known to walk the earth.

Violet once again stuns with her depth and emotion. She feels so alone after she figures out that Lin...more
Hi there!I assume you have read both 2 books already and you know what's going on. I would like to remind you that this is a personal opinion

I don't now how i can describe the series But i must assure you that the moment i started reading the first one i just couldn't stop couldn't pause I just H.A.D to continue reading all the books they released so far.

Once again the storyline and the word Jessica Shirvington created was once again really so capture that i wasn't able to take my eyes from the...more
I laugh --- I cry --- I fist pump in the air --- am turning pages faster than I can read --- am in love with so many of the characters --- am left dying to know more --- am now having withdrawals!

That is what this book and this entire series has done to me.

Each book gets better than the last (how unusual is that!?!) and once again I was sucked into Violet's mind and emotions as she now faces the ultimate challenge of going up against Phoenix. The problem is, Violet still sees something in Phoeni...more
Allison Begnell
I'm a HUGE fan of the Violet Eden Chapters. A must read series! :D
Again I simply could not put this book down. Finished it in a few short Hours. :D

The only reason I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 (would'nt let me do 4.5) was, I thought it was missing the romance & passion we have all come to LOVE between Violet, Lincoln & even Phoenix. sure they talked about it, but NOTHING actually happened. :0( There was no amazingly HOT & Heavy kissing with anyone. Very dissapointing. :0( But as al...more
Americans: when March comes you are in for a deliciously wonderful and hot treat. The Violet Eden Chapters continues to get better; in Emblaze Jessica Shirvington unleashes all the surprises and raises the stakes higher. At the conclusion of Enticed, the two scriptures that both Grigori and Exiles set out to recover were seized, but each one in the wrong hands – by the wrong sides. If the Exiles obtain the scripture that the Grigori possess then Lilith will be summoned. The Exiles have made an a...more
Finally, I dedicated the time needed to read EMBLAZE - because once I delved into it, I knew I wouldn't be able to put it down unless absolutely necessary (e.g. getting yelled at by my boyfriend to get my nose out of the book for ten minutes so I could give the directions while he was driving). Jess - you have done such an amazing job with this series. The characters are so well rounded and work together beautifully, the plot gripping and smart, and the chemistry crackles. Vi's intelligence (and...more
This book was amazing! We saw more action in it then the last one and the ending dropped a bomb on us that we hadn't expected. Even though I feel as if I am supposed to hate Phoenix for all his done to Violet I feel as if he just needs a second chance and we see a breakthrough in him towards the end of the book. Lincoln and Violet still have troubles with each other and think that frustrates me the most in this book but it does keep me waiting on the end of my seat waiting for 12 freaking months...more
A Canadian Girl
Emblaze by Jessica Shirvington, the third book in The Violet Eden Chapters, picks up right where Entice leaves off. With only six months between releases, you’d think that I’d remember what happened in prior books better! But, for some reason, by the time a new book in this series is released, I can barely remember why Violet is so special, let alone the overarching plot. I really think having a list of major characters with their powers at the end of the book and a brief recap at the beginning...more


Although it gets frustrating at times. Why can't Vi and Linc just decide screw it and be together. It is getting annoying them not being able to be together. Three books now and we are still no closer than before.

This book was action packed and I enjoyed the role Phoenix played, it was cool getting to see things from his point of view. I now love this badass character a lot more. He is to me the most interesting character in this series.

WOW, is it getting a little stea...more
FREAKING AWESOME!!!!!!!!!! I enjoyed the first two books, but this one was just amazing.

Of course you can't just read this book in isolation - you *must* read the first two so that you get the background which builds up to this climax of emotion and destiny.

What can I say about Lincoln and Violet. I just can't - the emotion between them is just too overwhelming. I cried a *lot* nearing the end of this book. I haven't cried like that since reading the Hunger Games last year.

I must admit there was...more
Another great read by Jessica Shirvington. The third book in the series didn't let me down and within minutes of starting this book, I was instantly transported back to the world of angels and exiles and kicking some butt! I really connect with the characters and I really like Violet, like I would want to be friends with her. Throughout the series I have always loved Lincoln and I do want him and Violet to be together... But I am not sure I can get through another whole book with them fighting a...more
Emblaze is book three in the Violet Eden Chapters! You really must read this series in order and start at the beginning!

This series follows, you guessed it, Violet Eden. The first book is about Violet discovering something about herself on her 17th birthday. I guess it wouldn’t be spoiler to mention that she’s not exactly human. She ends up discovering this whole new world beyond what she’s always known and a mysterious letter from her mom.

This was probably my favorite installment of the series...more
The beginning was okay but it wasn't till the second half of the book that I truly started to enjoy it. After the last book, I expected very little out of this book, but I was pleasantly surprised that this was an enjoyable read. Phoenix has, and will always be, my favourite, this book showed me his true feelings and thoughts that were a bit blurry from the last book. The chappie in his POV was a real gift, confirming that he wasn't evil (not completely) and that he did indeed love her very much...more
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Author, Jessica Shirvington, has done it again with the third installment to The Violet Eden series. I could not tear my eyes away from this unforgettable follow up to Entice.

In Emblaze, we bear witness to the pain and torment that both Violet and Lincoln go through by denying what their souls want…to be able to finally be together. We painfully watch as these two lovebirds fight what is meant to be. It was heartbreaking to watch Violet yearn for the love she so wants from Lincoln, and it’s equa...more
4.5/5 stars

The Violet Eden Chapters series gets better by each sequel. I recall that I enjoyed Embrace well enough to dive into Entice which I enjoyed much more than Embrace. However Emblaze is even better. Each new book is better than the previous one! this gets me excited to pick up Endless because the cliffhanger Shirvington leaves us with will mock me all the way to october, when Endless comes out. To put it simply, The Embrace series is one of the few paranormal series that I actually enjoy...more
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Emblaze is a fantastic addition to this heavenly series. I'm in love with Shirvington's writing and am so proud to be a fellow Australian. She forms strong bonds between her readers and characters, and never fails to maintain a gripping storyline. The conflicts in the novel are epic - "end of the world" kinds of epic. This is a must-read series so go and get started if you haven't already!

There was truly not one dull moment in Emblaze. With so many...more
Loved it! Loved it, loved it, loved it! This series just keeps getting better with each new book.

Violet is written as such a strong character. That girl has got POWER. Sometimes Lincoln gets after her, but I do not think she is immature with her behaviour. She just wants to save everyone she loves, and everything seems to always go against her. And Lincoln, of course, is amazing. But he also frustrates me to no end. These two are still fighting the attraction, but I have high hopes for the next...more
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Jessica Shirvington is the author of THE VIOLET EDEN CHAPTERS also known as THE EMBRACE SERIES, stand alone novel, BETWEEN THE LIVES and has an exciting new duology called DISRUPTION on the way in 2014.

An entrepreneur, author, and mother living in Sydney, Australia, Jessica is also a 2011 & 2012 finalist for Cosmopolitan’s annual Fun, Fearless Female Award. She’s also one of the lucky few who...more
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“Would you die for her?'
I almost stopped breathing.
I could feel his eyes on me.
'I do. Every day.”
“Love will kill us all." He said sadly. "First it makes us lie furiously so we can be what me must in order to appear deserving. Then, it tears us apart with raw truth. Whether we are man, exile or angel - It doesn't matter. For us all, the nature of truth is unforgiving.” 135 likes
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