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Series: The Violet Eden Chapters #4
Published by Sourcebooks Fire on October 1, 2013
Genres: Paranormal Romance, Young Adult
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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...
If you are a fan of the angel trope, then this book is definitely for you. Violet carries part of her angel maker within her and she uses that power to help protect the weak and innocent–in this book, quite literally. After her mom was brought back from hell (along with Lilith) in the last book, Violet winds up making the trip to the facility where all the others like her are trained. She isn’t liked by many people there, and people are constantly pushing her and her partner, Lincoln, apart when it comes to a relationship. Which is totally fine, because they can’t be together. Unless they’re soul mates. I’m sure you can guess what these two are right now, can’t you?
Fortunately, that doesn’t detract from the book in the slightest. Violet’s relationship with Lincoln is also tainted by her relationship (as such) with Phoenix, the man who just happens to be Lilith’s son. Because what’s a story without a good old-fashioned love triangle? Except both of the men serve a part in this story, and they both actually love Violet, which is something that you don’t see as often.
This book is probably not for someone who has a weak stomach, however, because there are scenes of violence and torture. Lilith is out for revenge and she uses children to set her trap. Violet is set on saving the world and everyone in it, which leads to some of the worst violence. And on top of that, we still can’t expect a happy ending.
I really loved this book, though! There was a bit more religion talk in this one than the others, but it was easy enough to tune out. And really, when you’ve got angels involved then it seems that religion is to be expected. I wanted to cry in a lot of places, and the end broke my heart. I can’t wait to read the next one.