Jun 24, 2014
Author: Jessica Shirvington
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Publication Date: May 6, 2014
Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
It has been two years since Violet Eden walked away from the city, her friends, her future and – most importantly – her soulmate, Lincoln. Part angel, part human, Violet is determined to stand by the promises she made to save the one she loves.
Living in the perpetual coldness of a broken soul she survives day to day as a Rogue Grigori in London.
But when an unexpected visitor shows up at her door, the news he bears about someone she swore to protect leaves Violet with no choice.
Even worse, she fears that this might all lead back to the night she tries hardest to forget. And what was taken without her permission.
Violet is going back to New York … and she knows exactly who is going to be there.
With Phoenix in her dreams and Lincoln in her heart she knows it is only a matter of time before the final choice must be made.
Empower put it all out on the table. Every little thing that had really stuck with me from the beginning of the series was answered and resolved in this book. I also loved the characters and the way they grew and morphed into something greater.
Violet starts this book as an empty shell of herself, and it’s unfortunate because she was so alive and vibrant in previous books. She is still in pieces from what happened with Lincoln at the end of the last book, and it’s clear that although a few years have passed she is still not over it. I love that the situation ended up bringing her back home and back to Lincoln.
There were many misunderstandings in this book, and I’m glad that Jessica Shirvington worked to make sure that by the ending there were no hard feelings and that everything was explained. The situation with Phoenix has always been heartbreaking, and I was so glad to see that he at least got something for all the times he’d tried to do the right thing.
The love and relationship between Violet and Lincoln has always been the best part of the story. This didn’t change in this book, although so much more was explained about the two of them and what had happened to Violet in the last book. It was terrible and wonderful to see the two of them find each other again.
I don’t want to give anything away about the final part of this book, but it was awesome to see that in the end the Grigori were triumphant against the Exiles. It brought all the factions together and even made me like Josephine which I never thought was possible. Overall I would give it a 5 out of 5 star rating, for making sure that all the questions were answered, and that Violet and Lincoln got their satisfyingly happy ending.
5/5 – MUST READ, HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
**Please Note: This review is my honest opinion and I did not receive monetary compensation from it.**
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