By Jessica Shirvington
Published on September 4, 2012
Published by Sourcebooks Fire
Source: Publisher for Review
Violet Eden is Grigori - part angel, part human. Her destiny is to protect humans from the vengence of exiled angels. Knowing who to trust is key but, when Grigori reinforcements arrive, it becomes clear everyone is hiding something. Even Lincoln. The only thing Violet does know: Phoenix's hold over her is more dangerous than ever.

The race to find the one thing that could tilt the balance of power brings them all to the sacred mountains of Jordan, where Violet's power will be pushed to the extreme. And the ultimate betrayal exposed.

The Cover: Aren't these absolutely beautiful covers?  I adore them!  They are incredibly detailed, the colors are stunning, and they fit the book so well.  I am so glad they changed the covers of these books when they moved them from Australia to the US- these covers are absolutely stunning!

The Characters: Violet is still trying to get over her time in the desert and it is affecting her in many ways.  She is unable to do what is expected of her with her weapons and unable to stab any of the exiled angels she is up against.  She is still torn from Lincoln, who seems to be hiding things and getting closer to another female Grigori (who obviously has the hots for him). Violet is a mess and becomes more of one when she realizes that Phoenix isn't gone for good and he isn't done with her.  I enjoyed all of the angst between Lincoln and Violet and spent most of the book wanting to shake Lincoln.  Phoenix doesn't really come into the book until the second half of the story- and I always find his interactions with Violet to be interesting.  

We are also introduced to a whole new group of Grigori from the North East.  I enjoyed getting to know these characters and found myself caring about them as much as the hero and heroine.

The Story: I really feel like I should compare this series to the Vampire Diaries (the show not the books).  It has no vampires and the plots are completely different and yet, they FEEL similar.  They both are incredibly dramatic and have a main heroine being pulled between two men - one of whom is absolutely no good for her and one who she is destined to be with.  I really love this series and I can't wait for the next one!

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