Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Book Review: Empower by Jessica Shirvington

Goodreads Summary: It has been two years since Violet Eden walked away from the city, her friends, her future and - most importantly - her soulmate, Lincoln. Part angel, part human, Violet is determined to stand by the promises she made to save the one she loves.

Living in the perpetual coldness of a broken soul she survives day to day as a Rogue Grigori in London.

But when an unexpected visitor shows up at her door, the news he bears about someone she swore to protect leaves Violet with no choice.

Even worse, she fears that this might all lead back to the night she tries hardest to forget. And what was taken without her permission.

Violet is going back to New York ... and she knows exactly who is going to be there.

With Phoenix in her dreams and Lincoln in her heart she knows it is only a matter of time before the final choice must be made.



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I love love love this series!!!!!! Out of the whole series Empower was my favorite book. I hated to see that it has finally come to an end because this is one of the best series out there (in my opinion).

Empower takes off after two years when Violet leaves her friends and Lincoln behind. She is filled with guilt from the events that took place Endless. To protect the people that she loves the most she thinks that she should take herself out of the picture. Violet travels all over with her parents before settling down in London. There she meets a group of rouge Grigori and becomes good friends with one named Gray. Everything seems to be ok until someone comes to her and tells her that her friend Spence has been kidnapped and to keep her promise to always have his back she goes back to the life she left to rescue him. 

Violet has grown in so many ways!! She has become a really strong person that I admired throughout the series. She experienced betrayal and heartbreak and still had the power to move on. Despite her feelings she always put others before her. In this book we see a much softer side because she realize that she cannot always run from things and she cannot always protect the people she loves. She can try but not always. Once she realize that what she was running from was really something that she needed from the very beginning. 

Lincoln has grown also through the series. In this book he learns to trust her and realize that also that they both need each other to survive. At the beginning he tries to act like he doesn't want Violet there but eventually drops the charade and stops denying it that their love is  worth fighting for.  He does his best to convince Violet of that. Even though she tries to fight it she realizes that also. 

Phoenix is my favorite character from the series. He still loves Violet deeply but knows that her heart is with someone else. He is there for her for those two years that she was gone and was more of a guide and friend. It had broke his heart to see her depressed and wanted desperately to fix it. My heart broke for him the ending with him and Violet was bittersweet. Phoenix sacrificed for Violet in this story so much. I wished that his story continued because there is a whole side of Phoenix that is different from the rest of the books. I am team Phoenix all the way!!

We are introduced to new characters in this story. Gray who is the rouge that we see a lot throughout the story. He is with Violet the whole time. Just as Spence he would do anything for Violet. Gray is the best friend that we all want to have.

Steph is one of the best friends ever in the name of best friends. She is the only pure human on this Journey. She gave up her old life and stayed throughout the whole time with Violet and Salvatore. Her love for riddles gave her a place on the team and she is a big essential when the rest doesn't know how to figure out certain things. 

I fell in love with all of the characters in the story. There is so much to say about each and everyone of them but for the sake of not having a too long review I'm going to sum it up. They are the best people that anyone could ever have in their life. They are what a  family is centered around and dares anyone to mess with anyone of them. 

The plot of this story held great sacrifice on the good and bad side. Samuel was a genuine evil character and I'm glad he got what he deserved. 

 As I said before I didn't want this series to end but all good things must come to an end. Thank you Jessica for writing an amazing series!!!!

Rating 5STars
Recomend? Yes to infinity!!!!!!!!