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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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Sandi
Aug 14, 2009 Sandi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Andrea
Mar 31, 2013 Andrea rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2013
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
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Natasha
Feb 27, 2013 Natasha rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Ithlilian
Oct 11, 2011 Ithlilian rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: urban-fantasy
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
Tammy
Dec 03, 2010 Tammy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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!!!
Jeanny
Apr 18, 2014 Jeanny rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
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
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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
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Patti TheLoveJunkee
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
Ruby
Jan 09, 2016 Ruby rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
BLOWN AWAY!!!!

I will say this again....this series has it all, Love, Lust, 2 Alpha males, Danger, Mystery, and so much more. Alec Cain and Reed Abel will have you panting with their every word. Both powerful workers of God. Both desire to promote. But both stuck in Lust/Love with Eve Hollis. But things are escalating. A bounty has been put on Eve's head. Keeping her safe, yet guarding each of their hearts is a full time job. But now mortals are involved and an Archangel is taken captive. So much
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MyBookWorld
May 16, 2013 MyBookWorld rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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...
Robyn
Feb 01, 2016 Robyn rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
GAH! what an ending! Still find Abel unresistable, even thoughCain has his own struggles too, which makes him more appealing, Abel is just yummy. A man with harsh edges falling in love, what is better than that?

I had no idea of how SJ Day was going to end this series. I was pleasantly surprised. I won't say any more for fear of giving something away, but I really liked this series. Being Agnostic myself, i felt a little behind on the biblical story relations. Perhaps if I knew more about religi
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Melissa
Mar 17, 2013 Melissa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Aug 09, 2010 Gypsie Holley rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Couldn't put down and left a "hell of a cliffhanger!"






Pure Textuality
Mar 15, 2013 Pure Textuality rated it it was amazing
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
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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
Dec 10, 2009 Darcy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2009, uf, demons, angels
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.
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Seregon O'Dassey
Jul 27, 2013 Seregon O'Dassey rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
** 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
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Tiffany Thordal
Feb 26, 2014 Tiffany Thordal rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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BCMUnlimited
May 27, 2013 BCMUnlimited rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2013
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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
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Lexie
Jan 01, 2016 Lexie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-once-owned
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
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Jessica
Apr 20, 2013 Jessica rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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Star
May 31, 2013 Star rated it liked it
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
Sherry
Jan 03, 2016 Sherry rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Now that I have read all 3 books I can say the story line was a great idea and there were moments I was very caught up in the books. Unfortunately no matter how much I love Silvia Day I can say it was not my favorite series. Like I said the concept was good and I loved the characters but I got lost a lot of times. The way the story bounced would make me loose interest. I did give it 4 because I loved the concept and characters.
Claudio Silva
Queria expressar um pouco da minha frustração com este livro ... mais uma vez tivemos um triângulo amoroso que nunca mais acaba (santo Deus, nem no final do livro esse assunto fica resolvido), a premissa da história foi muito fraca ... a história desenvolveu-se toda nas ultimas páginas do livro (de uma forma rápida e muito confusa ) o que acaba por ser frustrante, pois mais de metade do livro não acontece nada de especial ...
Não posso censurar muito o livro, afinal, estive a ler um livro erótico
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Bryan Atkinson
May 14, 2015 Bryan Atkinson rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
The worst one yet from this series. I have reached the end of my patience with this author and her bland style of writing. Book #2 was an okay read but book #3 pushed me over the edge. I can no longer deal with the childish middle school lovers quarrel that seems to take up 75% of each book. After the first book, we get it already. Move on, show some creative writing skills already and develop the story line. I found myself in a daze of boredom with this book and for that reason I will not be re ...more
Barbi Faye (The Book Fae)
Apr 18, 2016 Barbi Faye (The Book Fae) rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: YA dystopian, fantasy
Recommended to Barbi Faye (The Book Fae) by: me
How do you tell Satan that you ran over his hellhound? Evangeline has no idea & she doesn't want to find out. Living with the Mark of Cain & the two sexy brothers who come with it, is trouble enough. She doesn't need more. Too bad Satan is too pissed to oblige her & so has put a bounty on Eve's head & Hell's denizens are converging en masse. The proliferation of Infernals is complicating Eve's hunts & creating chaos in her once orderly life. They've also brought her to the at ...more
Pete
Mar 19, 2015 Pete rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: day-sylvia
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,
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Tera
Apr 15, 2013 Tera rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: demons-angels
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
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Chioma
Jul 16, 2015 Chioma rated it really liked it
This gets four stars because the ending more or less, threw me for a loop. This series was finished in 2009 and it's now 2015 and I have NO hope that there will be an explanation to this clusterfuck of an ending. Like WTH!? You can't even call it a cliff hanger. I feel like I invested in this series and I'm left hanging. Also, I'm not even 100% sure what Eve's plan was in this story. I was waiting for it then all of a sudden, stuff went down and I'm left with mental whiplash trying to figure out ...more
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