Endless by Jessica Shirvington – a Review
Angels are real. They aren’t always kind. Violet Eden is certain of all this because she is Grigori – part angel, part human. She has felt the influence of both light and dark.
When Hell unleashes its worst, Violet must embrace every facet of her angel self to save the people she cares about and the world as she knows it. But death is not the worst thing that Violet will face. For her, the endless question ‘Can love conquer all?’ will finally be answered.
Endless by Jessica Shirvington is the 4th book in her Violet Eden Chapters series. Before I go totally into my review, I have to say that Endless is one of the best books I have read this year, and I have read so many wonderful books in 2013. Endless is almost 500 pages, and I read this in one day. I could not put the book down, as the story held me totally engrossed, a page burner, filled with constant action, and suspense.
Violet Eden, who is part human and part angel, is a fantastic kick ass heroine. Over the last few books, Violet has learned more about herself, as well as dealing with her increasing powers. In the last book, Violet was betrayed by Phoenix, an exiled Angel, and the son of the evil Lilith. Her romance with Lincoln, who is a powerful Grigori, kicks up a lot in this story, and it was worth the long wait. Violet though is one lucky young lady, having two very hot men in love with her.
Endless brings Violet’s mom back after 17 years, and we discover where she has been all that time. Violet must try to trust her mother, Evelyn, despite her concern for her father being hurt again. Why did her mother come back now? It all has to do with Lilith being freed by Phoenix and coming to kill them all, especially Violet and her mother.
Violet, Linc, her mom, dad, and their friends head to NY to face the Academy, who doubt Violet’s motives. When at attack happens at the Academy, Violet is blamed, with her and Linc escaping.
Violet must find a way to clear her name, and come up with a plan to save her mother, whom Lilith plans to kill. Without the support of the Grigori, Violet and Linc must trust Phoenix to help them. Can she trust him? Though he knows Violet and Linc have bonded as soulmates, Phoenix knows he must help to stop his mother from mass destruction of the world as we know it. He is willing to do what is necessary, even giving up Violet, whom he loves, to Linc. Will Phoenix help them, or will he use the situation to benefit himself?
Shirvington not only has a great love triangle in this story, but she has a terrific group of secondary characters, who help make this a fantastic book. Shirvington has a wonderful writing style and uses her knowledge of angels, exiled angels, seraphim to make this a wonderful complex mythology, filled with death, intense and violent action, and romance.
In a climatic exciting frenzied final last half of the book, we are on the edge of our seat the whole time. What Violet has to endure at the end, has you gasping, and then the painful ending leaves us desperate for the next book. Endless puts Jessica Shirvington on my list of must buys.
Reviewed by Barb
Copy provided by Publisher