Monday, December 21, 2015

Review: Embraced

Author Jus Accardo
Format e-ARC
Print Length 238 pages
Publisher Entangled: Embraced
Published November 16, 2015

A new adult romance from Entangled's Embrace imprint...

To gain a chance at heaven, they'll need to embrace hell…

Descended from Cain, the world's first murderer, Jax Flynn is destined to spend his life making others suffer. To shield the world from horrific chaos, he was forced to sacrifice the one and only thing he loved. Samantha Merrick.

Sam is special. She doesn't know how--or why--and she hasn't had any luck finding out. But there's a bright side to her life. She finally has Jax back. Sort of. They're living life on a strict look but don't touch policy, but with the explosive chemistry between them, keeping their hands to themselves is getting harder every day.

Unfortunately, keeping their libidos in check isn't Jax and Sam's biggest problem. When an enemy from the past resurfaces with an ultimatum--complete a simple task or Sam dies--they're backed into a corner. The goal? Kill a demon called Malphi. The problem? Jax's demon, Azirak, has no intention of letting that happen…

My Opinion

I have been waiting for this book for a very long time. It feels like years- roughly two. I loved Ruined and what an ending it had. So to say I was excited about this releases is like saying Vermont is cold in the middle of January.

Embraced picks up right after Ruined ends. In Ruined, we find out that Jax and his brother are descendants of Cain, cursed with a demon ride along for all of their life. Jax and Sam saved the world yet forsake their love, promising never to be together. How horrid is that? 

Sam finds out she is a Pure- this puts her on the most wanted list for demons and angels alike. For her part Sam is pretty chill lax with the whole deal. She has already dealt with a lot of uncertainties and weirdness in life. I love how she continues to fight for the good in Jax. Jax is well Jax, always trying to protect Sam. His Sam. 

They get sent to kill Malphi. Azi’s mate. Azi the demon that is inside of Jax. Seriously can life for Jax, Sam or Azi get any worse? So it is either Malphi’s life or Sam’s. How are they going to choose- especially since Azi doesn’t want either to die.

My favorite part of the book really is when Jax becomes Azi. There is something so grumpy about this demon, that I kinda wanna hug him and tell him life will get better. Yeah, he is evil- rotten to the core yet there is some good in him. He understand what his human (Jax) needs and obtains it for him. Plus, there is a part of me that hopes the demon has a heart. 
 The things that both of them suffer due to angels and demons a like is well horrifying. Interesting though, that they knew the other would always find them.  Both were given glimpses into each other lives, what they say was well enlightening.

I enjoyed this book, so why the three stars? The ending, the darn ending, the cliffhanger of an ending that shattered any hope of a HEA happening anytime soon.

My Rating 3 out of 5 stars.

Favorite Quote "He was flawed, but in that imperfection lay the man I loved."

Other People

Azirak- Jax’s demon
Chase- Jax’s twin, still think he is a douche
Heckle- Abel
Malphi- I hate her, she happens to be Azirak's mate

1 comment:

  1. :( this makes me sad. I'm thinking I'll wait for them HEA to be out before I start this series.