Friday, 2 November 2012

#167 Book Review: Endless

Endless (The Violet Eden Chapters #4)
Release Date: August 28th 2012
Author: Jessica Shirvington
Publisher: Hachette Australia
Source: Publisher for Review
Format: Paperback
Where to Buy:  Fishpond | Booktopia | Dymocks
More Info: Goodreads
Summary from Goodreads:

Love will kill us all.

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.
Cover:
I like how the girl in the cover really represents Violet! Violet often ties her hair in ponytail and wears black shirt like the girl in the cover. Plus, I like the blue colour theme of the cover too!

Story:

Is love endless?

Endless is one beautiful and exhilarating ride. While I really enjoyed Embrace, Entice and Emblazed, the first 3 books in the series, Endless is the strongest book out of the whole series. I can ensure myself that even though I have to wait a year for the next book, I can never forget the events that happened in Endless. They are truly unforgettable.

Endless is named one of the 50 books you can't put down as a part of the Get Reading campaign in Australia and I absolutely agree. From the very first page, my hands are glued and I have to keep reading until the end. The story directly picks up from the ending of Emblaze and Violet's life is filled with risks. Lilith is hunting her and her mother, her relationship with Lincoln is fragile and her powers continue to increase. Besides Jessica's unique take on angels, there are so many things happening in the book and I love that constant shift from sweet romantic scenes between Violet and Lincoln to full-on action. Things are unpredictable in Endless. I try to guess how the story is going to go but Jessica manages to surprise me most of the time. What breaks my heart completely is the ending. I understand why Jessica chooses to end it that way but wow, I hope I can patiently wait for the next book!

Characters:
Violet has grown from the first book and I really enjoyed reading her character development throughout the series. My favourite Violet moments are definitely in Endless. She continues to prove herself as a strong heroine who fights for what she believes and care for. While I can feel Violet's uncertainty between Phoenix and Lincoln in the first 3 books, Violet is absolutely certain with who she chooses in this book. Her certainty of her choice makes me appreciate her more. This 'love triangle' is more than just a love triangle. It's not just love but bond courses through Violet's relationship with Phoenix and Lincoln. I still adored Phoenix but I loved Lincoln more, knowing that Violet and his relationship are progressing better and better. I manage to keep my hopes up for them but Jessica surprised me with the ending! But the character that breaks my heart completely is definitely Phoenix. Underneath his façade is a guy who is confused and torn between love and loyalty. As for other characters, I really enjoyed reading about them too such as Griffin, Spence, Onyx and also Violet's parents. However, Vi, Linc and Phoenix definitely stand out from the other characters. Their moments and scenes are all I'm waiting for because they are beautiful, sad yet breath-taking.

Overall:
Is nothing endless? Endless is the fourth breath-taking installment in the Violet Eden Chapters. Jessica's writing brings you a beautiful and heart-breaking story of love, fighting for those you care for and the power of someone's will. With constant shifts between action and romance, Endless is the strongest book out of the series! While Vi might believe that nothing is endless, I believe that her love for Linc is and I really can't wait for the next book in the series. Now, I shall return to collect the pieces of my heart that has been broken after reading Endless!
5 Forget-Me-Not flowers for Endless!
Thank you Hachette Australia for the review copy!

14 comments:

  1. Ooohh STRONGEST of the series, you say? YAYY! I LOVE series where the books get better and better :D I cannot wait to read the series now!<3 Fab review Celine! So glad you loved this!<3

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  2. Wow, this sounds great! I need to get started on this series soon. It sounds like it gets better as it goes on, especially with Violet growing as a character since the first book. Brilliant review, Celine! :)

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  3. Whoa, you've already read book 4 Celine?! I'm still dying for book 3! I skimmed your review since obviously book 3 hasn't released here yet, but I'm so glad to see it got such a high rating for you, this bodes well for me:) Can't wait to see what happens next for Violet and Lincoln!

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  4. Gosh it seems like every time I come here you're always reviewing an amazing book I've yet still to read, I'm glad this series is still going strong and you're on the fourth book already! I will definitely have to get to this series asap now! Wonderful review Celine! :)

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  5. Eeeep! I know I shouldn't be reading this since I haven't read the past books of the series yet but I'm really curious! Great review, Celine! <3

    Precious
    Fragments of Life

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  6. I've never heard of this series before, but wooow, 5 Flowers for the fourth installment in a series? I definitely need to get my hands on this series for sure! Thanks for the great recommendation, Celine! :D

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  7. Dude, I had no idea that this was an ongoing series after Emblaze. I was so sure that was the last one! But now not only is there a fourth book but there's going to be ANOTHER? Oh, praise cheese and rice. I'm not even FINISHED WITH ENTICE. And then you say this is the most amazing of the series so far? What am I supposed to do with that information, Celine? YOU'RE SO DEVIOUS.

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  8. AHHHH CELINE. I've been saying for freaking EVER that I'm finally going to read this series, but I just haven't had the TIME. Why can't the days be ENDLESS?? Your love for these books is seriously making me antsy to pick them up. Endless is the strongest yet? *excited* The balance between sweet romance and full-on action sounds amazing. And I am SO intrigued by Phoenix... even if Lincoln seems to have won your heart more :P Fabulous review, m'darling!

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  9. yay i'm so glad you liked this book! i didn't finish the first one but i'm glad that violet grows. love character development and this does seem unputdownable. great review. :)

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  10. Holy moly, I REALLY need to get my act together and start reading this series, asap! Your enthusiasm is contagious and your praise for this author is attracting me too. brilliant review, mate. :)

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  11. Book 4 already? I haven't even started book 1 yet. But I'm glad to know that the series is going stronger. Buuuut I didn't know this had a love triangle. Better wait for the last book before I start on this. Thanks for the wonderful review, Celine! :3

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  12. DAHFDJAF.
    HOW HAVE I NOT READ THIS SERIES?
    Celine, your review is amazing, and I am SO excited to read and and and...

    This line: "While Vi might believe that nothing is endless, I believe that her love for Linc is and I really can't wait for the next book in the series."

    PERFECT ♥

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  13. Just read the Temple Wars Novel on Ganesha! The story is well told through a parallel protagonist Tarun who helps Ganesha retrieve his objects from the spirit world. It's a page-turner that will have you wanting more. You guys should check it out! Temple Wars

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