Empower by Jessica Shirvington Review for Blog Tour

By Jessica Shirvington
Published on May 6th 2014
Published by Hachette
Source: Publisher
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.
Hands down, I think this is one of my favorite series.  The author writes with such emotion and such detail- I can't help but get lost in these books.  I have loved to see how Violet has evolved.  With the last book, Violet had become strong and self- sacrificing for those she loves.  She still has a innocence to her.  In this book, Violet is still dealing with the repercussions of the choices she has made.  She has to live in a constant state of pain and blocking out all of her own emotions.  She is a hardened character, and one who is missing her likability. 

The romance between Lincoln and Violet was a little rushed, I thought (thought that makes sense with how much needed to happen in the story.)  I will say, the one thing I was disappointed with was the author's choice of locale.  I think it is a personal preference, but I don't like reading books on that area very much.  (Though I understand the point of using it in the storyline.)

The ending was explosive and everything is tied up nicely and neatly for readers.  Though I can't say this was my favorite book of the series- that doesn't say much since I adored the entire series!

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