Who’s with me?
If it's in the library, I'll find it!
“It starts with a whisper: “It’s time for you to know who you are…”
On her 17th birthday, everything will change for Violet Eden. The boy she loves will betray her. Her enemy will save her. She will have to decide just how much she’s willing to sacrifice.
Dangerously exciting and darkly romantic, EMBRACE is a compelling novel of good and evil, seductive desires and impossible choices. A centuries old war between fallen angels and the protectors of humanity chooses a new fighter. It’s a battle Violet doesn’t want, but she lives her life by two rules: don’t run and don’t quit. If angels seek vengeance and humans are the warriors, you could do a lot worse than betting on Violet Eden.
LINCOLN: He’s been Violet’s one anchor, her running partner and kickboxing trainer. Only he never told her he’s Grigori—part human, part angel—and that he was training her for an ancient battle between Angels and Exiles.
PHOENIX: No one knows where his loyalties lie, yet he’s the only one there to pick up the pieces and protect her after Lincoln’s lies. In a world of dark and light, he is all shades of gray.
Two sides: Angel or Exile.
Two guys: Lincoln or Phoenix.
The wrong choice could cost not only her life, but her eternity…”
I have to say, I think that this is my new favorite series now. I have been reading a lot of angel and demon literature recently and absolutely love it and so I saw this sitting on the shelf in B&N the other day and just had to pick it up. The cover was what got me initially because the color of it stood out from the rest and so it sparked me to pick it up. Reading the back made it sound interesting as well. I always love a good romance and fight between the two boys for one girl (I mean what lucky girl wouldn’t?)
And I have to say, I really love this book. It had EVERYTHING that I was looking for. Action, romance, love, desire, troubles and great character development. You really saw the main character, Violet, develop through the entire story and face troubles and have to conquer her own problems.
You then had her good friend, Lincoln, who was her trusty friend and loved her but had lied to her, thus breaking the trust and hurting Violet severely. Linc was still there for her but Violet couldn’t trust him anymore. That was when Phoenix stepped in.
He was a rock to stand with and she trusted him. The only problem, he’s was an angel. Doesn’t really matter whether he was an angel of light or dark, but he had powers. He tried to manipulate her from day one and in the beginning she knew that, but as time passed it seemed like he was backing off with the powers and that it really was love. Oh, the poor naive girl.
You also had some other great characters. Griffin who was the mentor and you just loved and thought was awesome. He reminded me of Giles from Buffy the Vampire Slayer (anyone out there a fan….or even remember that TV show?).You also had a woman, Magda, who I just wanted to smack a few times. She was kind of obnoxious but you didn’t get to know much about her which I was happy about.
Then there was also the romance.
Just wow. I mean Phoenix loved her and he really did seem to, but manipulated her slightly (sometimes a lot). Lincoln absolutely loved her as well and showed it and did everything that he could to stop Phoenix from being with her and in the end, was right (but won’t say how hehe).
There was also a nice fight between Lincoln and Violet when she got to let out some pent-up anger, and then an epic fight in the end between the good and dark (won’t say who :P).
The fight scenes were put together quite well, but maybe a little more detail would have been good. I understand that it really is quite hard to write a good fight scene (believe me, I’ve tried and it takes practice), but the good thing about leaving it a little vague was that you got to use your imagination. But god forbid, the younger generation now a days can’t do that. I love using my imagination which is why I love to write so I didn’t mind it at all, but I know others won’t find it as easy.
There was some romance in it that was more than what younger readers should know about. Sex was mentioned, but it was very vague. So for that reason I recommend this book for 16 and up. And I don’t think that language was an issue, if I remember correctly. Just some using the Lord’s name in vain….but I mean it did fit the situation and events.
But I have to say, overall, I just absolutely LOVED the book and am totally in love with this author. I had never come across her works but I saw this book next to one of her newer ones and I just had to buy the first two books (just starting the second one now). I really never buy series books just because my library usually has then, but I am so glad that I did buy them. It was a good choice on my part.
So please do go and check out this book as it was amazing and I am sure that you will love it. It is fast paced, exciting, and a page turned. I finished it in a day and it is a 369 paged book. So proud of myself.
I am also really happy that angel/demon books seem to be making a come back and seem to be doing well. They are always interesting to read and fun to write as well (yup……….I have no life). But they aren’t too religious so you don’t have to worry about those issues. This book talked about God but the protagonist didn’t even believe in God in the beginning and never went to church. So you can write books about angel’s, heaven, and hell and not have to make it religious. But I am sure that many people will love this book.
Read and enjoy. Happy Reading!
Happy Thanksgiving fellow readers!
Time to start cooking the turkey (mom) and pumpkin pie (me).
Yummy! Who’s ready to put on a few pounds in the next couple hours? ME!
So I went to see Romeo and Juliet on Broadway yesterday and BOY WAS IT AMAZING!
Like, Orlando Bloom was Romeo and I think I died. I even got an autograph and to see him up close (he was literally an inch in front of me!)
If you happen to be in the NYC area and can find time to go and see this play, please do! YOU WILL NOT REGRET IT!
(yes Orlando gets shirtless for a few minutes <3)
I will try to get some pictures up soon, if WordPress decides to be nice and let me
I will also do a review of the play as well but I just have to let you know about it as it does finish December 8th, so if there are still tickets available, you should definitely go and see it!
Click here to see the website.
Oh. My. Gawd.
Doctor Who is my life and so this is actually perfect.
Someone want to make me one (or all)…..or I guess I can start working on them on my own
Anyone going to join in with me?
Mine is going pretty well.
18,000 words and counting.
But how’s yours going?
If you are stumped, there are some great forums where you get post to get some advice.
Also connecting is also great as well.
You can find me under mylibrarycardworeout
Or feel free to email me at mylibrarycardworeout at gmail dot com
I love to talk with other NaNoers and get to know how others stories are going.
So get onto nanowrimo.org, create an account if you haven’t yet, and start writing. It’s never too late to join in with the fun!
And here is just a little trailer for those who don’t know what NaNoWriMo is. I clearly was bored
And that can only mean one thing!
30 DAYS OF CONSTANTLY WRITING.
I love this time of year but it means that I get to write, write, and write, and write, and write, *continues repeating but is turned down*
I am currently working on a story which took me a while to come up with.
I hope others are joining in with this fun. Let me know if you are joining in and what your story is about.
Mine about ninjas.
I’d love to hear from you and chat about your stories. Feel free to email me at mylibrarycardworeout at gmail dot com
*volume raised* and write, and write and write.
LET THE WRITING BEGIN!
A little something to get you in the mood for the spookiness that is All Hallows Eve.
Atmospheric, spectral, possibly a little creepy.
Be sure to look over your shoulder to see who might be watching you.
I watched Pacific Rim last night with my family and even though it was quite a good movie, it technically melded a ton of other movies together. So I’m not really going to say anything about this movie as this Honest Trailers video explains it all. Enjoy and have a good laugh.
So my totally awesome librarian, Omar, recently graced me with an awesome book.
And in addition to it being a book being based off ‘It’ by Stephen King (which I am currently working on), I got a signed copy….WHICH IS SO TOTALLY AWESOME!
I am only a few pages in but I am currently loving it and I cannot wait to see where it goes!
So let the reading begin
“He is nothing. The mission is everything.”
“They needed the perfect assassin.
Boy Nobody is the perennial new kid in school, the one few notice and nobody thinks much about. He shows up in a new high school in a new town under a new name, makes a few friends, and doesn’t stay long. Just long enough for someone in his new friend’s family to die-of “natural causes.” Mission accomplished, Boy Nobody disappears, moving on to the next target.
But when he’s assigned to the mayor of New York City, things change. The daughter is unlike anyone he has encountered before; the mayor reminds him of his father. And when memories and questions surface, his handlers at The Program are watching. Because somewhere deep inside, Boy Nobody is somebody: the kid he once was; the teen who wants normal things, like a real home and parents; a young man who wants out. And who just might want those things badly enough to sabotage The Program’s mission.
In this action-packed series debut, author Allen Zadoff pens a page-turning thriller that is as thought-provoking as it is gripping, introducing an utterly original and unforgettable antihero.”
I will start off by saying that this book was quite unlike any other book that I have read. It was written differently, there were more flashbacks, and it just, overall, had a completely different feel. Now this is not necessarily a bad thing, because I feel that for this book, it worked quite well and fit in with the overall theme.
It was quite a fast paced book, even though the majority of the book only spanned over about 5 days. In those five days a lot happened…..betrayal, mysteries, rebellion, death! It definitely kept you on your toes until the very last page. The entire time you thought it was one thing, but by the time you got to the last page…you were like ‘whatttttt’.
And then after the book, you were left sitting there thinking how quickly everything escalated.
There was very little dialogue in this book which is completely different from most books. If I remember correctly, this entire book was in first person point of view, but it was mostly feeling, thoughts, and things that the main character saw. Since this was a kind of secret espionage, soldier, mysterious thing-y (yes, I used that word) book, it really did add to it.
The only thing which I found a little confusing was when there was a flashback. There was nothing to really indicate that it was a flash back; no font changes or little things in the beginning to say what year it was or where it was. If you pay attention you will get it, but if you skim chapter, then you will be lost. SO DON’T DO IT! (you probably shouldn’t be anyway)
This is a hot off the press, as it only came out in June of this year, so if you look for it, it will probably be on your new YA shelf.
You should definitely go and check this book out as it was really an extremely well written book!
If you love stuff to do with government’s (or mysterious Programs) and where the main character is a young teenager (in this case, a young boy (about 16 I believe)), then this is definitely your type book. Also it is a quick read so with all of the school work, you will still be able to finish it in a few days.
So go and check this one out and let me know what you think.