Review: Embrace by Jessica Shirvington

I’m trying out a new template for book reviews. Hopefully it won’t mean that I rip my first victim apart too badly….     First Impressions   The pretty cover is what got me. I’m not sure why, because I’m not a huge fan of the angel-themed books that seem to have exploded in the last couple of years. I did get it on sale on amazon, though, so that could have had some influence. $3 often looks a lot prettier than $10.   In a Nutshell   Violet Eden finds out on her 17th birthday that she’s a Grigori, and her destiny involves an age-old battle between the half-human/half-angels and the exiled (who are basically fallen angels) and protecting humans from the exiled. She has to choose whether she wants to accept (“embrace”) that destiny or not. Things get … Continue reading

Reviews: The Battle of the Lilys

No, there’s no a book by that title. (I don’t think. *checks* Nope, I’m safe.) I just realized this week that I read 2.5 books last weekend, and they ALL featured characters named Lily. Weird. I wonder if Fate was trying to tell me something–and if she was, it better be something good! Like, someone named Lily is getting ready to give me a million dollars.

The three books were:

Untitled and In Progress by A Friend of Mine
Hourglass by Myra McEntire
Forgive My Fins by Tera Lynn Childs

In the first, Lily is the main character’s best friend. She’s spunky and fun, blond, and may be facing some major life changes that parallel the main plot.

In Hourglass, Lily is the main character’s best friend. She’s spunky and fun, dark-haired, and helps the main character deal with major life issues to advance … Continue reading