By: Melanie | January 6, 2013 | (+) Comments

Title: Emblaze
Author: Jessica Shirvington
Publisher: Hachette (AUS edition)
Genre: YA, Paranormal, Angels, Fantasy, Romance
Series: Violet Eden Chapters #3
Release Date: October 11, 2011
Pages: 415 (paperback)
How I Got the Book: Given by a friend
Find More Information: Goodreads link
My Goodreads Review:  Review

Once again Violet Eden faces an impossible choice … and the consequences are unimaginable.
Violet has come to terms with the fact that being part angel, part human, means her life will never be as it was.

Now Violet has something Phoenix – the exiled angel who betrayed her – will do anything for, and she has no intention of letting it fall into his hands. The only problem is that he has something she needs too.

Not afraid to raise the stakes, Phoenix seemingly holds all the power, always one step ahead. And when he puts the final pieces of the prophecy together, it doesn’t take him long to realise exactly who he needs in order to open the gates of Hell.

With the help of surprising new allies, ancient prophecies are deciphered, a destination set and, after a shattering confrontation with her father, Violet leaves for the islands of Greece without knowing if she will have a home to return to…

Violet, a Grigori is now in vital danger. Well that sounds intersting doesn’t it? Sounds a bit of a thriller mixed with angelic twists and turns. NO. Half the time Violet was just trusting her best friend Steph, Spence or Lincoln to get her out of a mess. I was sereiously pissed off at her. This heroine is a bit weak in the mind and honsetly needs to get her skills together if this book is going to be any better. Shirvington once again takes Griffin and his crew with him on the plane to somewhere, thankfully a different destination, Greece. So why are they going there? Phoenix. Yup that’s right he’s suprisingly still around and pissing me off like hell. Hmm..that sounds like a pun. Why do they always go somewhere on a plane? I don’t really know but this makes it unoriginal and just plain boring

Anyone how has read this series would probably agree with me (no guarantees here) that the ‘we can’t be together’ is getting old. It was really heart wrenching for me at the start but now it’s just making this book childish.

So what did I like about this book? Most definately the twist at the end which left me shocked as it came totally unexpected. Many authors fail to see that the last line of a chapter keeps most readers going, without this, where would I be? Shirvington, the last line of your chapters never fail to make me panick or get lost in shock. Think of that times 10 for me at the end of the book. Yeah, it was a very interesting and freakish cliffhanger.

Emblaze was one of the better books of this series so far. Hopefully, Endless (that title kinda worries me) will be just as good and complete all my crazy questions. Angel lovers, paranormal and fantasy lovers should totally look out for this book as this really was different to other books I’ve ever read on angels.

(ACTUAL: 3.5)


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Melanie is one of the totally fabulous bloggers at YA Midnight Reads. She's a 16 year old student from Melbourne, Australia. She is normally found binge watching TV series, reading , blogging, procrastinating or fangirling about how Percabeth is the best ship ever. She's also a lover of caps lock and uses it excessively.

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