Review: Embrace the Night Eternal (Envy Chronicles #2) by Colleen Gleason, Joss Ware

May 20, 2015 Review 1

Review: Embrace the Night Eternal (Envy Chronicles #2) by Colleen Gleason, Joss Ware

The second book in the "electrifying" (Library Journal) new series by Colleen Gleason, writing as Joss Ware.

Everything they knew is gone.
From the raging fires, five men emerge with extraordinary new powers. They must learn how to survive this dark, ravaged world . . . but they cannot do it alone.

Simon Japp will never forget his violent past. But when civilization is all but destroyed, he sees his chance for redemption. Blessed with a strange "gift," he's determined to help the resistance against the Strangers, the mysterious force that stalks them at every turn. He can't afford to get distracted, even by the stunning, soft-spoken woman fighting by his side . . .

Sage Corrigan has learned to be careful where she places her trust. But she sees something good in Simon, even if he can't see it in himself. Posing as lovers to infiltrate a group key to their fight, they find that their staged affection soon develops into a desire that will leave them fighting for their lives in the night eternal . . .

Title: Embrace the Night Eternal
Author: Colleen Gleason, Joss Ware
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Beyond the Night, Night Forbidden, Night Resurrected, Night Forbidden, Abandon the Night, Night Betrayed
Series: Envy Chronicles #2
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: Beyond the Night, Abandon the Night, Night Betrayed, Night Forbidden
Published by Harper Collins
Source: Author
Published: February 9th 2010
Genres: Apocalypse, Dystopain, Romance, Urban Fantasy
Pages: 383
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Stars: five-stars
Flames: three-flames

No sooner did I finished the first book in the Envy Chronicles then I immediately dove into Embrace the Night Eternal. It’s just as exciting, if not more than, the first book. Book one was all about ‘OMG what happened!’ for the five guys from the past. Book two feels like a aftershock. How did we get here and how we survive? The who/what’s/why’s are keeping me up all night reading.

 

Simon and Sage. Why am I not surprised they end up together. They both have pasts they would rather forget. Both assured in their skills but neither are exactly able to fit into the lives they find themselves living. Yes these two go together like peas and carrots. Their romance is a entertaining one for me. Watching things unfold between them is sweet at times and at others I found frustratingly funny. And when they pose as a married couple to try to find info to help the Resistance, you just knew things were going to get interesting. A note on the romance, or lack of thereof, I see some people griping about in other reviews. This is a rough, sometimes violent new world. If you honestly think sexy, steamy romance would be dripping off the pages, then you’re crazy. This is a world where people are trying to survive and I can’t help but feel Ms. Ware has hit the right amount of romance in this post-apocalyptic story.

 

Here’s what I’m truly enjoying about the series; everything is still a mystery. Joss Ware has created this amazing world and instead of spelling everything out right away, you get to experience it with the five guys from the past. It’s so easy to feel their shock and surprise as each piece of the new civilization they find themselves in is exposed for what it once was. Envy – NV – New Vegas – Las Vegas. As in life, there are no clear simple answers here. As one layer of the story is exposed, there are still more unanswered questions. The allure of the mystery, the unknowing and the surviving will keep me coming back for each book in this series. I really don’t mind that I’m still kept guessing at the end of each book. I don’t feel like I have a lingering cliffhanger hangover instead I’m excited to discover what happens next. Maybe it’s because I live in Cali and I’ve had hanging over my head all my life the ‘Big One’ can happen at any time. Is this what survival will be like after? Would I make it in this new world? Although, it seems to be a moot point since California has fallen off the face of the earth and is now below the Pacific Ocean.

 

 

Embrace the Night Eternal

One Response to “Review: Embrace the Night Eternal (Envy Chronicles #2) by Colleen Gleason, Joss Ware”

  1. lisagk2014

    I really wanted to read this series and I actually had the first two but for some reason at the time I just couldn’t get into the first one. So as luck would have it I loaned the books to a friend who has never returned them. Now I’ll have to buy another copy. Thanks for the post.