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Apr 29 2011

Embrace by Jessica Shirvington

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Hachette Australia, 2010. ISBN 9780734411846.
(Ages 13+) Violet is dreading her seventeenth birthday dinner; after all it is the anniversary her mother's death. The only good thing about it is Lincoln will be there. Lincoln is her idea of perfect. She loves him but he only wants to be friends or at least that's how he acts. After he walks her home then leaves her at her front door after giving her the best kiss of her life she is determined to get some answers. Then she learns the truth. He had lied to her the whole time she had known him. The truth is they are both Grigori, half human, half angel and Lincoln is her partner it is for that reason they can never be together. When she learns this she hates him. She can't think anything nice about him. Then there is Phoenix an exiled angel who is always there for her and has never lied.
But is Phoenix really who Violet thinks he is? And is her hate for Lincoln real?
Caught up in a battle between light and dark she must make the right decision because not only could the wrong cost her life it could cost her destiny as well.
This book was amazing. I didn't want to put it down. I would definitely highly recommend that you read this book.
Tahlia Kennewell (student)

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