Author: Jessica Shirvington
Publisher/Year: Sourcebooks Inc 10/1/13
Length: 480 pages
Series: The Violet Eden Chapters #4
LOVE WILL KILL US ALL
Violet Eden thought she was getting things under control. Then all hell breaks loose—literally. In the war between angels and exiles, she’s about to face the biggest baddie of all time. Except she’s not nearly ready.
The dark exile Phoenix is still messing with her head—not to mention her heart. And her undeniable attraction to Lincoln has gotten downright dangerous. 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 she will face…
Each time i begin reading the next installment in this series, i wonder what’s going to get thrown at us next. I mean, seriously, there’s so much pent up frustration between Vi and Linc that i really wonder when they will make the choice to be together – and while we got the big proclamation from Lincoln at the end of the last book, i still wonder if they are going to join souls. BIG conversations on this happening throughout Endless.
Where we left off in the last story, Violet and Phoenix end up releasing Lillith from Hell and along with her comes Evelyn, Violet’s mother. SHOCKER right? So now the questions lie in what’s going to happen since we know that Lillith wants to kill off all of those that are yet to embrace so that there won’t be any more Grigori. She’s downright evil!
Everyone treks to the Academy in New York where Violet’s mom and dad are put in a cell, and violet is forced to train to be ‘tested’ to determine if she’s fit to be a Grigori. While all of this is going on, Dapper, Steph and Onyx are trying to track down the ingredients to the healing potion that’s been a secret for ages that will hopefully save the world.
Griffin and Lincoln continue to reinforce the need for Violet to hide some of her powers since no one other than them knows that her angel maker is The Sole and that she’s so powerful. Could mean for big problems.
Of course, nothing ever happens w/o Phoenix showing up and making things even more complicated. What we get in this 4th book though is a reminder that there’s actually a nice guy in there – the same guy that Violet sort of fell for at the very beginning, but the question really becomes whether he can be trusted or not.
A lot happens in this story – we get to see resolutions to a lot of stuff, however i have to say that my heart was breaking and i was getting a bit teary as i was in the final few chapters. It’s nice when you see things resolved as they should be, but that doesn’t come without a price. Characters that we really grow close to die, and that’s never a good thing. I’m also really sad about some of the decisions that had to be made towards the end for everyone’s ‘safety and happiness’ but i guess we’ll get to see how that plays out since i’m happy to say that i saw there’s another installment coming out in a few months.
My never ending questions with this saga are:
1) will violet and Lincoln ever get together, stay together and be happy?
2) What’s next with Phoenix – he really is a roller coaster in this series
3) is the relationship with Violet’s mom and dad destined to be?
4) are we done with lillith yet?
5) what does the bargaining that Violet did at the end mean – are there going to be repercussions?