Publisher's Synopsis: On her 17th birthday, everything will change for Violet Eden. The boy she loves will betray her. Her enemy will save her. She will have to decide just how much she's willing to sacrifice.
Dangerously exciting and darkly romantic, EMBRACE is a compelling novel of good and evil, seductive desires and impossible choices. A centuries old war between fallen angels and the protectors of humanity chooses a new fighter. It's a battle Violet doesn't want, but she lives her life by two rules: don't run and don't quit. If angels seek vengeance and humans are the warriors, you could do a lot worse than betting on Violet Eden.
LINCOLN: He's been Violet's one anchor, her running partner and kickboxing trainer. Only he never told her he's Grigori--part human, part angel--and that he was training her for an ancient battle between Angels and Exiles.
PHOENIX: No one knows where his loyalties lie, yet he's the only one there to pick up the pieces and protect her after Lincoln's lies. In a world of dark and light, he is all shades of gray.
Two sides: Angel or Exile.
Two guys: Lincoln or Phoenix.
The wrong choice could cost not only her life, but her eternity...
My Review: I think that "Embrace" was an excellent first book into a new series about Angels and the Grigori, half human half angel who come of age at 17 and have the choice to either 'embrace' their destiny or to never receive their full powers. This is the choice laid before Violet Eden, whose mother died during child birth and who's father has been doing the best they can. I've been reading a lot of books lately where part of the plot line is the family dealing with the death of one of the parents.
Violet's partner and love interest is named Lincoln. Her best friend Steph is awesome and The other guy fighting for her love and attention is named Phoenix, he's an exileded angel. To describe how i feel about each charecter is to give away major plot points. But what I can say this book is great and i really loved it. Ive been searching for a new series to get into and this is it!!! this book gets then mandatory negative star though for the love triangle, i understand that it was central to the plot but i still hate them.
Bottom Line? read it!!