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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

Mass Market Paperback, 414 pages
Published June 2nd 2009 by Tor Books (first published June 1st 2009)
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Jul 28, 2009 Sandi rated it really liked it
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
Jan 12, 2011 Ithlilian rated it liked it
Shelves: urban-fantasy
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)
Jun 18, 2009 Julie (jjmachshev) rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2009-reads
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
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.
May 27, 2013 BCMUnlimited rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2013
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
Feb 28, 2013 Andrea rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2013
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
Dec 09, 2009 Darcy rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2009, uf, demons, angels
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
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
Julia Gutenberg
Sep 12, 2015 Julia Gutenberg rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Die Triquetra symbolisiert die Verbindung von Alec, Reed und Eve. Betrachtet man das Symbol, lassen sich einerseits drei ovale Bestandteile erkenne, dennoch sind diese als eine Einheit miteinander verbunden, genau so, wie die Protagonisten im Buch. Im Vergleich zum ersten Band, wurde das Symbol durch einen Kreis aus Schlangen erweitert, welche sich durch die Triquetra schlängeln und sich gegenseitig in den Schwanz beißen. Die Erweiterung veranschaulicht sehr gut, die Entwicklung der Protag
Jul 26, 2015 Solara300 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Die 28 Jährige Evangeline Hollis ist eine Dämonenjägerin als sie vor 6 Wochen das Kainsmal erhalten hat und versucht sich nicht umbringen zu lassen, was bei der Meute an Dämonen, Drachen und Werwölfen und vielen mehr nicht einfach ist.

Aber noch viel weniger einfach ist das Verhältnis zu Alec Cain, der nicht nur ihr Mentor ist sondern auch ihr Freund. Warum das Problematische sein sollte,?

Nun ja es ist Alec Cain wie aus der Bibel und sein Bruder Abel Reed. Beide rufen ungeahnte G
Jun 22, 2014 JosieQ rated it did not like it
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
Jan 02, 2016 Ruby rated it it was amazing
I quickly fell in love with these books. Romance, paranormal, sexy, has just about everything. This books takes place where the last book left off. Eve is trying to find a way out of this mess that she was thrown into. But with each passing day her life becomes more and more bizarre. Being on the Hunt is dangerous yet surprisingly easy. She is unlike other Marks. Before even being trained she has more experience than most newbies. Not too mention two sexy men fighting for her att ...more
Book two of the series tends to be a mixed bag but this installment immediately surpasses its predecessor on action and idiocy. It begins with marked slayer Evangeline Harris recovering from the fight in the men's room with a dragon and brothers Cain and Abel still bickering over her.
Eve leaves her sick bed to go to slayer camp with her boss's boss and her class of Marks to get more experience and training.

While Eve followed Cain's advice and used her 'gut instinct' to survive the intense train
Alisha Torres
Jul 25, 2014 Alisha Torres rated it really liked it
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
Oct 07, 2015 Elsa rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Opinião publicada no Efeito dos Livros

Depois da iniciação de Eve à sua nova vida e à guerra constante que se trava entre os irmãos Abel e Caim, a nossa heroína vem uma vez mais comprovar que é um íman para o caos, para a confusão.
Ou será que ela apenas tem noção do perigo que corre desde que estes dois pedaços de mau caminho entraram na sua vida?
Será Eve um peão nas mãos de Caim e Abel ou o instrumento mortal da sua desgraça?
Se depois de tudo o que Eve passou no primeiro livro pensávamos que as

I'm done with this series.
May 23, 2011 Leontine rated it really liked it
Shelves: urban-fantasy
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
May 03, 2013 Marcie rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Dec 15, 2009 Tiffany added it
Shelves: series
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
Mar 15, 2013 Pure Textuality rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

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
Sep 03, 2009 Susi rated it really liked it
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~
Sep 19, 2012 Angie ~aka Reading Machine~ rated it it was amazing
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
Jun 26, 2013 Seregon O'Dassey rated it liked it
**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
Tiffany Thordal
Sep 05, 2013 Tiffany Thordal rated it it was amazing
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
Mar 18, 2013 Shelly rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Patti TheLoveJunkee
Jan 05, 2010 Patti TheLoveJunkee rated it liked it
Shelves: paranormal
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
Vanessa Montês
Dec 18, 2015 Vanessa Montês rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: meu

Admito que não tenho muito mais a dizer sobre este livro, porque vamos ser sinceros... A história não varia assim tanto do primeiro. Claro que é um excelente livro e prendeu-me do início ao fim, mas não tem uma história muito diferente do normal. Melhor, não tem assim nada de muito diferente do primeiro livro. Se gostaram do primeiro volume da série, sem dúvida alguma que irão adorar este livro, mas não esperem nada de outro mundo.

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May 12, 2013 Mia rated it it was amazing
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
Jun 25, 2011 Jessica rated it liked it
Shelves: urban-fantasy
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
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