Eve of Chaos (Marked, #3)
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How do you tell Satan that you ran over his hellhound? Evangeline Hollis has no idea and she doesn't want to find out. Living with the Mark of Cain -- and the two sexy brothers who come with it -- is trouble enough. She doesn't need to borrow more. Too bad Satan is too pissed to oblige her. Incensed at the loss of his pet, Satan has put a bounty on Eve's head, and Hell's d...more
Paperback, reissue, 384 pages
Published February 26th 2013 by Tor Books (first published June 30th 2009)
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Natasha
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Andrea
Wow. At this point, it is so hard to review this series without spoilers for those who either haven't started or aren't caught up in the Marked series. But let me just say, I freaking love these books!

In the Marked series, Sylvia Day has basically taken the story of Adam and Eve, Cain and Abel... and has created this insanely imaginative and intense series. I love that I have a basic knowledge to reference these characters and their backgrounds on. I love that Day has forced me to stop, take a s...more
Sandi
I have two complaints about this book. First, you can never take Harbor Blvd. to Brookhurst St. The two run parallel and you have to turn somewhere to get from one to the other. Second, the ending is far, far worse than a cliffhanger. It's an ambiguous ending. ARRRRGHHHH!!!!!!

Other that those two flaws, the book was a worthy conclusion to the Marked series. It leaves a lot of room for a fourth volume though.
Tammy
I very much enjoyed this series!! It was something different than the same old vampire or werewolf book. The writing was fast paced . The series grabbed me from page 1 book one and didnt let go till the end. Ok , I admit it still didnt let you. I am eager for more!!!
Marianne
This is the last full sized book in the marked series. Obviously this wonderfully entertaining series is being scrapped just because her new publishers want her to focus on new stories. BOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!

The book ends on a cliffhanger (which is explained in the novella Eve of Warfare)

But seriously- it was getting so good. Lots of hot sex with both winged brothers, and a tantalizing Sammael-original Eve plot that will never be explained unless Penguin gives us a break! I want to know what their...more
Patti Loves FAB Romance
Eve of Chaos jumps right back into the action, with Satan putting out a contract on Eve. This leads to a huge number of demons in the area, all gunning to bring her in. Cain and Abel are both doing their best to protect Eve, but Cain has been promoted and it's having a strange effect on him and they're still searching for the missing Angel - they know where he is but not how to get him back or what will happen to Cain if they do get him back. We meet more of the bad guys from Book One, and Eve i...more
Jeanny
I hate it when authors finish a series open-ended. Makes me so mad. If I wanted to write a story I'd have the imagination & talent to be a writer.
Ithlilian
Too much dialogue not enough plot. I started skipping through the same relationship drama and sex and then I wondered why I was even continuing. I really can only take so much of the same issue occurring over and over. No one is growing, nothing shocking is going on, and the overreaching mystery is not enough to keep my attention. The cliffhanger may tempt some people to continue, but it's not enough for me. The love triangle and characters simply don't appeal to me, but I do think if edited dow...more
MyBookWorld
Only reason this isn't a 5* read is because it's the end if the trilogy and there was a stupid big cliffhanger!!!! The novellas better tie up any loose ends lol!!!!

This one kick ass trilogy.... I know every one loves Cain but I am team Abel all the way!!! Boy does he get my blood pumping!!!!

Really hope the novella ties up some loose ends but please Sylvia Day if u ever read this pleaseeeeee consider another full length novel in the series please thank you lol...
Pete
Eve of Chaos is book 3 in the Marked Series , by S.J. Day, aka Sylvia Day .

With such a bad taste in my mouth over the previous book, I almost didn’t read this book. The series is entertaining enough and improved some in this book. I still felt more emphasis could have been focused on the original Eve story. I totally dislike the belief that only women make love, and men just fuck. It’s really hard to relate to jerks.

Cain takes over Raguel’s firm and is giving Eve less attention in the sex game,...more
Melissa
Oh WOW! this one was really good!!! I really Love the whole aspect of heaven, hell, angels, serephim, deamons, etc etc...And of course the love triangle between Cain, Abel and Evangeline!!!!
Gypsie Holley
Couldn't put down and left a "hell of a cliffhanger!"






Pure Textuality
Oooooooh, this series just keeps getting better!

Following the major events of Eve of Destruction, our little Evangeline is left with a shit storm of problems to fight through. An archangel is missing, Alec isn’t acting normal and Reed is there with arms wide open to console her. I would like to interject one small thought here: #TEAMCAIN!!!!! Like I said in my last review, I love Cain and Eve together and I hate the love triangle of Alec-Eve-Reed. I don’t particularly like Reed. I like Alec. A l...more
Angie ~aka Reading Machine~
Eve Hollis is a Mark trying to cope with her lover Alec Cain's ascension to Archangel in Raguel absence. Eve knows that something isn't right with Alec but she's not sure what it is. Alec isn't even acting like himself which makes Eve certain that something is really wrong him: one minute he's kind and gentle and the next he's a complete asshole. Reed swears that this is normal behavior for Alec and doesn't share Eve's concern for his brother. It's been nearly two months since Raguel's disappear...more
Darcy
This series just keeps getting better and better!!

Eve is in a weird place when this starts, really torn between the guys, and neither one of them helps her out because they both really love her. It makes for some very interesting situations.

As Cain becomes more unstable things really start heating up between the 3 of them. They all realize that something is wrong with him, but they all have different ways of dealing with it and what they would like to see come out of it based on who they are....more
Seregon O'Dassey
** Warning: May contain spoilers**

To be fair, I'd actually give this a 4.5. I really dislike the second book so I was wary about this one, but I have to say the series has been redeemed. While Reed (Abel) is still kinda douchey with his "men fuck, making love is for women" and "I don't do relationships" attitude, he really does become less of an asshole. As the book goes on you actually discover that it's more like a defense mechanism than anything else.

With the archangel Raguel trapped in Hell...more
Tiffany Thordal
Spoiler Alert. The story of Cain and Abel in the bible is such a short one with no true details. It is this reason I admire Sylvia Day for how she has been able to twist and meld this story into something so cool.

We come into the third one and it looks like Eve is starting to really like this life. Why, we have no idea but I will assume it is because it isn't the boring life she is used to. She is learning new things every day, finished with her training, getting better at making friends, and sh...more
Michelle Leah Olson
Our Review, by LITERAL ADDICTION's Pack Alpha - Michelle L. Olson:

I loved this book!

The book picks up where the 2nd book, Eve of Destruction, leaves off, with Evangeline trying to figure out how to deal with all of the crap on her plate, her boss missing and presumed dead, and Alec (a.k.a Cain) not at all himself.

When Raguel went missing, only a handful of people thought he was still alive given the fact that Cain was promoted to archangel (presumably to fill his void). Eve feels that she would...more
BCMUnlimited
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Talking to other people who have read this book, I was worried about it not living up to the expectations set by the first two. I mean, let's face it...the bar was set pretty high! I do have to say, I was not as thrilled when I finished this book, but I do feel like it was well written.


I found the whole angel hierarchy fascinating when I read it. It really does help the book to know the ranking and to learn about the other angels. How...more
Lexie
I enjoyed the first two books in the Marked series quite a bit. I still had some reservations with the whole romance (for an urban fantasy, there is an awful lot of discussion, brooding, and time spent on the relationships), but with Alec's promotion I had hopes it would sort itself out. Except, if anything, things just got worse.

Eve is a wishy-washy person, and I'm not sure how much of that is because of the situation she is in with the two brothers or she just can't make up her mind. I got rea...more
Jessica
There is so much going on in Eve of Chaos I won't be able to fit it all in a review. I loved this book and its my favorite in the series so far. I love the relationship between Eve & Reed & Eve & Alec in this book and how everything plays out.

Eve is left dealing with the loss of her boss the Archangel Raguel who she's trying to free from the pits of Hell and at the same time deal with Cain's ascension to archangel. The change isn't going well for Cain and he isn't acting like himsel...more
Star (The Bibliophilic Book Blog)
Now that Eve’s relationship with Cain has changed since his ascension to Archangel, Abel is trying to cement his place in Eve’s life as more than just her handler. Aside from Eve’s complicated love triangle, Sammael (Satan) wants retribution on her for killing his hellhound. Eve’s got a bounty on her head, police sniffing around, and an archangel or two to save. The stakes are higher and Eve’s list of trusted people is dwindling. Will she be able to get Sammael off her back, save Raguel (the mis...more
Alisha Torres
Book three had tons of adventure, mystery, fantasy, and sci-fi perfectly woven together to make this a perfect ending to the series. Book one really left a lot to be desired, but the series grew with each book.

The biblical characters were as magnificent and frightening as your imagination has made them even before you've read the book. Other than that, there was nothing predictable about book three.

Tera
So the devil is pisted that Eve killed his mutant dog/demon and has put an get-out-of-hell free card bounty on her head. The s*** has hit the fans. Cain is now an archangel - which means his feelings have been shut off. Abel has a chance now at Eve - he can be there for her now in ways the Cain can't. Cain is fighting this evil inside him and is pushing her away. Eve must save Raguel and the priest from Sammuel (devil) without getting killed or losing Cain or Abel to him.

The love triangle is bi...more
marlene
another great installment of the marked series. these books are just the perfect mix of action, romance, and religious background. the angelic hierarchy is really fascinating in this series. there was a bit of mystery surrounding all of the action. i didn't figure out the who done it until the end, but it all came together seamlessly. the romance made me want to start rooting for both men. there was a scene with an unfurling of wings that left a visual like no other. the last page of the book wa...more
Kara
I have finished the series and can honestly say that I thoroughly enjoyed each and every book. Not your run of the mill supernatural story but that is what makes it stand out from the rest. Sure there are religious aspects to each one but they seemed subtle to me and not forcing you to have an opinion one way or another. For all the series cares you could be just as agnostic as the main character Eve is. It is a story for entertainment purposes not a lesson in theology. I found myself at the end...more
Smile
Wish it wasn't over...
Sarah
Great story, lots of action but left me wanting more closure. I like the dynamics between the three of them. I keep secretly hoping that they'd just work it out where Eve could be with both Alec and Reed without causing any major complications. With no promises for more of the story from the author, I want to know what happens to Lilith, Sarakiel, Awan, Hank, the serapaths and who the man was at the end that proposed to Eve....I want to know. I think there's just too much of the story left for i...more
Penumbra Publishing
The eternal love triangle between Cain and Abel - and Angeline Hollis, unwillingly serving in the Lord's bounty-hunting system - continues with no letup in the suspense and action. With Satan involved, things really heat up.

A wild ride that ends in a final cliffhanger that - unfortunately - doesn't get answered with another full-blown sequel but instead is tied up with a whimper in a novella two years after the release of Book 3. Despite this, highly recommended.
Johanna Panko
I just finished with the third book of this series and only gave the series a four star rating. Its a good story, i'm not sure why I am still buying the series though. I can't really pick up the story and lose myself in it for some reason. It's not fast paced like her other books. I kept waiting for it to get good but it just baffled me and I just wanted to read something else. Maybe someone else can identify with the series. I'm three books in and giving up.
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