Blog Tour: Emblaze Review

Posted March 3rd, 2013 by in *Review / 4 comments

EmblazeTitle: Emblaze
Author: Jessica Shirvington
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Publication Date: March 2013
Classification: YA Novel

Summary from Goodreads:

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 realize 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…

My Thoughts:

After the way the second book ended I knew I needed to get my hands on this story. I have always loved the way Jessica writes, it is so emotional, so passionate, so alive. I will fall time and time again for the writing of this series.

The characters are pretty awesome in this series. There is a side character for everyone. I personally love Spence because he can keep some of the heavy moments in the series light and funny. He is really the comic relief that Vi needs in her life. Of course there is Vi, who is a great heroine, I loved that she had her break down moments in this book. That all the pressure got to her and she realized that she couldn’t be strong forever and for everyone. I still LOVE Phoenix! I know I know he is the bad boy, however, I feel like he has more heart than Linc could ever hope to have. Phoenix may be the guy we love to hate but his feelings for Vi feel so true and so strong. Every moment with him in the book is a moment I love. About the only character that I can’t stand at this point is Linc. The boy drove me nuts for most of the book, he was really being a jerk throughout the whole book, which really messed with Vi’s head.

The plot in this book is pretty strong since there are so many pieces of the puzzle to put together. I really enjoyed watching everything come together from the scriptures to the moments where dark and light need to battle it out for what they want the most. It was interesting to watch each and every time when Vi would have to go to Phoenix for something and the way he was with her was magical. The writing is where this series excels because you feel like you are right there with the characters. The only plot point that really bothered me was the fact that Linc was such a jerk to Vi about how they couldn’t be together from the events of book two. I really can’t stand the way he treated her and I wish that Vi would have taken a step back from him to stand on her own. Sure every great heroine should have a great guy to compliment her but I just don’t agree with what Linc did at several turns in the book.

Overall, this series still holds my attention and if you didn’t already know this…I LOVE PHOENIX! To me Phoenix really makes this series so special and also in the category of older teen. So please give this unique angel series a chance because the books are great.

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About the Author:

Jessica Shirvington lives in Sydney with her husband of ten years, FOXTEL presenter and former Olympic sprinter Matt Shirvington, and their two daughters. She has previously founded and run a coffee distribution company, Stella Imports, in London, and been involved in managing the restaurants Fuel Bistro, Tow Bar and MG Garage in Sydney.

She is currently a full-time mum, author and co-director in the company MPS Investments Pty Ltd.

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4 Responses to “Blog Tour: Emblaze Review”

  1. Nicola

    This is a series I NEED to start soon! I’m glad you’re enjoying it so much. But please, won’t you let us know how you feel about Phoenix! 😉

    Great review Alexa 🙂 x

  2. Christina

    Great review, Alexa! I have been dying to read this book and I love this series, too. Jessica Shirvington’s writing style is awesome….I completely agree with you that it feels emotional and alive. I am glad you enjoyed Emblaze — can’t wait to read it!

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