Eve of Destruction (Marked, #2)
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Eve of Destruction (Marked #2)

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Class is in, but Evangeline Hollis is struggling to get through the requisite training to be a full-fledged Mark. When her class goes on a field trip to an abandoned military base, passing the course isn’t just a matter of pride…it’s a matter of life and death. There’s a demon hidden among them, killing off Eve’s classmates one by one.

As the body count mounts, a ragta

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Mass Market Paperback, 414 pages
Published June 2nd 2009 by Tor Books (first published June 1st 2009)
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Sandi
I just have to say that Tor's marketing for this series is absolute genius. They released the first book, Eve of Darkness, at the end of April. This one, Eve of Destruction, followed on June 1, and the finale, Eve of Chaos, came out on June 30. I call this genius marketing because they are perfect beach reads and it's hard to imagine having to wait a year (or more) for the next installment. I think the series would probably lose momentum if the reader had to wait for the next volume.

Eve of Destr...more
Ithlilian
I'm not sure where I sit on this series. There are definitely some pros, but there are many cons. First, this is a pretty large book for the urban fantasy genre at 418 pages. By itself that doesn't make much difference, but when you compare it to the amount of plot progression you are left with a bit too much filler. On one hand, I enjoy that the author planned out a trilogy and knew exactly what was going into each book before publishing. On the other hand, I really think the "trilogy" could ha...more
Julie (jjmachshev)
Well, well, well. Another winner from S.J. Day in her 'Marked' series, "Eve of Destruction" packs plenty of mystery, action, hot lust, and suspense into 414 pages of reading pleasure. I would caution readers NOT to try and begin the trilogy with this story, book two. Instead, go ahead and splurge--cough up the seven bucks and hang on for the ride.

Book two picks up right where "Eve of Darkness" left off--Eve has been toasted (literally!) by a dragon. But it seems she has some information Heaven n...more
hugsandcookies
Sometimes when I read the first book it's catching, but as you read on the next book it just kinds of lags for me and therefore I really kind of lose interest. Hopefully I will get to complete this series at a later date.
BCMUnlimited
Well readers, we are back again!! Time to review another fabulous book by Sylvia Day, this time Eve of Destruction; the fantastic sequel to Eve of Darkness.

In my opinion, this book is ten times better than Eve of Darkness, and I LOVED that book!! This book is full of drama, jealousy, action, and overall awesomeness!!
The Postivies
I really love that we see Eve more in this book on her own; rather than with a babysitter all of the time (ie Alec, Reed, her mother). She gets a chance to shine among...more
Andrea
This book. THIS BOOK. I thought Eve of Destruction was going to kill me. The story picks up soon after Eve of Darkness ends, and did not quit surprising me and holding me on the edge until the very end.

I was a little worried at the beginning of Eve of Destruction. Second books in a series, particularly Urban Fantasy, sometimes feel a bit lacking to me. The world has been established. The characters have been formed. It's time to get to business. I did not feel let down at all in this installmen...more
Darcy
This series just keeps getting better and better. Eve seems to become more confident with herself as time is going on. She takes the advice of the guys and trusts her gut which leads them all in a way they didn't think was possible and made it so that she was able to figure things out that even the archangels couldn't contemplate.

I love to watch things heat up between Eve and Cain and Abel. While the guys do have genuine feelings for her, they both want to use her to get ahead in their world and...more
Marianne
Contains spoilers: I have really enjoyed the series thus far. The continuous sibling rivalry (with celestial powers) between Abel and Cain is almost as hilarious as Eve's adventures. And an archangel with a cellphone playing Handels hallelujah- lol! I am starting to get a bad feeling about Cains ancestry, though. When you take into the account the lilins who call him "brother", Sammaels reaction, and the color of his wings, I am beginning to wonder if Cain just maybe, has some archangel blood ru...more
JosieQ
Jun 22, 2014 JosieQ rated it 1 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: NO ONE EVER.
Oh my god who is liking these books? Who? They provide nothing, not good plotting, not good dialogue (TERRIBLE dialogue), not good smut! There's like, one sex scene in this. Two, maybe, if you count the weird awkward one that's weird and awkward and not hot at all. Oh wait they're both weird and awkward and not hot.

These characters are so unbelievable. Not just the ages-old angels and men who act like they're twenty and have absolutely no wisdom or capacity to learn, but Eve herself. I mean what...more
Pete
Eve of Destruction is book 2 in the Marked Series , by S.J. Day, aka Sylvia Day
The continuation of the plot of Eve of Darkness was still somewhat confusing with the use of two names for the same person and as they popped in and weren’t identified by name, but a description that didn’t distinguish who it was, since the Cain and Abel brothers looked alike until someone called them by name.

Eve’s connection to both of the brothers didn’t change amidst changes happening to the brothers. The roller...more
Alisha Torres
Well color me "slapped on my wrist"! My opinion of this series was officially turned upside down within the first chapter. The author (in my humble opinion) made quite the turn around in book 2 and it was made evident by her attention to developing the story and characters.

Although I still find the writing to be geared towards a young adult audience, I do find the story line to be intriguing at every turn. The characters in book 2 were less "bubble gum-ish". I found them to have depth and had a...more
Alex

I'm done with this series.
Leontine
S.J. Day is rapidly making a name for herself in the urban fantasy genre with her Marked series! Not only is Book #2, Eve Of Destruction (TOR/June) occupied with dynamic characters, it also holds a fresh edge-of-your-seat plot within the good versus evil element at its base. At first I got to meet various new characters and the author established an atmospheric backdrop at the military base. It was with each chapter that the pace increased, holding my undivided attention with Eve, Cain and Abel...more
Marcie
Eve of Destruction is the second book in the Marked series. Although this book is good, I was less impressed than I was with Eve of Darkness. I still love the characters and the story line, but I just wasn't into this book like I was the first.
The book picks up shortly after the first book ended. Eve wakes up from being dead with a lot of questions. Her Mark is in overdrive causing her a lot of problems. Furthermore she's attracted to both Alec and Reed, aka Cain and Abel. The two brothers that...more
Tiffany
Dec 15, 2009 Tiffany added it
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Evangeline Hollis has been forced to accept God's existence in her life. How could she not after sleeping with both Cain and Abel and seeing an archangel up close and personal? She still doesn't trust that God's system is flawless however, and as her Mark training gets underway, she's more certain than ever that something is just not right. Until she can find out what it is though, she needs to concentrate on staying alive, and from keeping Cain and Abel from killing each other again, and again....more
Pure Textuality
I LOVE THIS SERIES!!!!!!

So I just finished book 2 and I have to tell you – I AM HOOKED. What a fantastic author Sylvia Day is!

Eve of Destruction (Marked #2) basically picks up right where Eve of Darkness (Marked #1) left off. If I remember correctly, it’s approximately 2 days later but don’t hold me to that. One of the things I didn’t mention about Eve of Darkness is that it opens with an something that happens at a sporting event then backtracks. The book follows to the story leading to the ma...more
Susi
This book starts exactly where the first ended. Eve faces new problems- not only the bad boys are on her trail also her fellow Marks aren’t as friendly as they should be. She's confronted with a bunch of new wannabe Marks, each of them struggling with his/her new obligation. Eve becomes the underdog and she doesn’t know who to break free of this position. There seem to be too many prejudices regarding her connection to the brothers. When the killing starts she is obsessed with finding the killer...more
Angie ~aka Reading Machine~
Evangline or Eve Hollis didn't expect to be Marked six weeks ago but that's exactly what happened. She is Alec Cain's apple or temptation that he couldn't resist when she was eighteen years old and now. Cain is from the Bible, the original Mark, and along with his brother Reed Abel, who is mal'akh and Eve's handler. Raguel is an archangel with a hidden agenda that includes keeping both Cain and Abel under his command in the Mark system thru Eve. Archangels are given their full celestial powers f...more
Seregon O'Dassey
**Caution: May Contain Spoilers**


*Sigh* Where do I begin. Well, it picks up right where book 1 leaves off, which is a good thing. Let's see...there's Eve dating Cain (hello Freud), and Abel fighting for her attention, simply b/c Cain has her.

When Eve is off to training camp for demon hunting, things get complicated. There are wolves, glamour spells and lots of fighting. I like the fighting parts. I like the blood. What I don't like is Able. I'm really starting to hate him. He vies for Eve's att...more
Tiffany Thordal
Where to start with book number two ... Oh I know! Warning- there will be spoilers in this review because there are things that need to be talked about. First, Eve dies? What kind of crazy shit is that? I mean she is supposed to be this over powered non-human almost angel thing. I digress, only because they manage to bring her back. Then the storyline jumps back into this problem they seemed to have in book one. Eve is once again sent Into a situation most marks without training will never get t...more
Shelly
This story starts off pretty much right where the last one left off...or rather where the first book began. Eve has been brought back basically from the dead and now she's in training. She does seem to have an advantage over her fellow trainees, though. One, she has already spent time in the field, so to speak and two, she has Cain, the ultimate Mark, as her mentor. This leaves her open to jealousy amongst her peers and tends to make her stand out.

Gadara is up in the training rotation just as it...more
Patti Loves FAB Romance
As Eve of Destruction opens, Eve is in a 6-week Mark class to learn how to effectively eradicate Infernals, sort of like a boot camp. Outside in the real world, a demon is killing some of the best Marks. Now, the students in the camp are being attacked, one by one. Even though no one else agrees, Eve thinks it's someone in the group doing the killing. As she is trying to investigate, a "reality-TV" crew ends up at the base camp and Eve is trying to keep them from getting killed as well. While al...more
Star (The Bibliophilic Book Blog)
Eve Hollis has survived being Marked so far, but now she is in training with other new Marks. One of the training exercises is a week-long “field-trip” to an old military base. They are there to work together to hunt Infernals. Aside from the fact they don’t really get along with Eve or each other. Without warning and without explanation, Eve’s classmates are getting murdered during what was only supposed to be an exercise. Eve is dealing with not only her classmates and the murders, but also wi...more
Mia
Oh my...What a book...The triangle is on fire!!!...
I really enjoyed Eve and Reed..I really like them together..He loosens her up and she grounds him and makes him feel...Alec took a hell of a turn in this book,not to mention the ending which left with a huge WTF?...I enjoyed every turn in the storyline...the questions..Eve's progress..She is really brilliant and a natural Mark,but I like the fact she doesn't see it from the beginning.However,in the next book,after some hunts I assume and expect...more
Jessica
I thought the first book in this series was a fun romp, but this one was sometimes a struggle to get through. I'm not sure if the writing was less peppy--though I certainly missed the presence of Eve's mom and Eve's interactions with Alec--, if the worldbuilding was less novel and therefore less engaging, or if the philosophical precepts behind the worldbuilding just bothered me more (sex is morally bad, even though the archangels do it, even though they don't need/want to, wait what?; violence...more
Fantasy Literature
It's not every day that a trilogy's second installment is better than the first, but S.J. Day has done it.

Eve of Destruction continues the story of Evangeline "Eve" Hollis and her adventures as a "Mark," a sinner drafted into God's demon-hunting army. Eve isn't a typical Mark, and this becomes clearer in this volume as more Marks are introduced to the reader. In some ways, Eve has it easier than her colleagues; she still has a relationship with her family, and she's dating Cain, the most elite M...more
Keira Lucas
Another good read. I really like this trilogy!!! My only complaint would be how this book was presented, jumping between characters to tell the story and a "meanwhile" sort of approach. I started to get very confused at the end trying to figure out what was going on and who's view was being presented at a particular time. The part where Eve screams at a spider really threw me off, it took a lot of rereading to try to figure out what went on there. Then when the author started writing in the view...more
Jessica
Eve of Destruction is the 2nd book in the Marked series starring the fearless, badass heroine Eve Hollis. This book pretty much picked up where Eve of Darkness left off. So much happens in this book!

Eve is going on her Marked training field trip with the archangel Raguel and some other new marks. They have their training at an abandoned military base where things take a turn for the worst. Someone in their group is a traitor and is slowly killing off the marks in the group, but who...

Along the w...more
Lesley Brown
I'm glad that I discovered the Crossfire and Renegade Angels series before the Marked series because I don't think I'd have loved Sylvia Day as much as I do if I hadn't.

I didn't like the first book Eve of Darkness, but I finished it anyway thinking that I just didn't get it. And so I started book two Eve of Destruction. Was really optimistic after the first few chapters but then it kinda went downhill. I think I just still don't get it. There's so much going on and everyone's powers and abiliti...more
Tera
So it is training time for the Marks. Even though Eve has been a little unorthordox in being mentored/handled - she gets field time before the actual training. Opps! Cain is sent on a mission to handle some loose ends that came up from Upland (Eve's last mission and f-up). Eve and her fellow new Marks are taken to a ex-Army vacality to simulate real world conditions but there is a traider in their midst. Eve must find him/her before everyone dies. The connection between her and Abel become stron...more
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