Hello, and welcome back to Sabrina’s Book Corner! This week we are going to be discussing Embrace by Jessica Shirvington.
Embrace tells the story of Violet Eden, who is having a weird start to her birthday. She wakes up from a nightmare with the same injuries she received in the dream, and a tattoo is crawling up her arm. Although her birthday is off to an odd start, Violet decides to act as if nothing strange is happening at all.
Violet meets up with her best friend Steph on the way to school, and they go over their plans for the night. After school, Violet and Steph go dress shopping to find the perfect birthday outfit, and then go meet Violet’s dad and Lincoln, whom Violet has had a crush on since they met. The problem is, Lincoln has never shown any interest in returning similar feelings.
Violet is determined to enjoy her birthday even with all of the weird things going on, but everything changes when Lincoln tells her that he is only half human. Surprise…so is she!
Violet is thrust into the world of fallen angels and war. Violet is a Grigori, a half-human, half-angel warrior. Grigori are tasked with protecting humans from fallen angels. Lincoln and the other Grigori think that Violet is some kind of savior, but Violet wants nothing to do with being a Grigori. She tries to distance herself from everything supernatural. While Violet is trying to live her life as normally as possible, the supernatural keeps pulling her in.
Embrace is a fresh twist on the fallen angel story. Shirvington crafts a new and exciting tale that pulls readers in from the first page.
— Sabrina Parr, Poetry Editor