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Eve of Destruction (Marked, Book 2) Mass Market Paperback – June 2, 2009

4.5 out of 5 stars 80 customer reviews
Book 2 of 3 in the Marked Series

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"Exhilarating adventure in an edgy world of angels and demons highlights the opener of Day’s Marked trilogy. Dynamic and vibrant, Eve is an impressive protagonist, and her fierce spirit and determination to make the best of her circumstances will keep readers enthralled."--Publishers Weekly

"Day, aka multitalented author Sylvia Day, explodes onto the urban fantasy scene with a new twist on the Cain and Abel story. It’s dark, gritty and sexy to the max, so readers can be thankful the next chapter in this pulse-pounding series is only a month away!"--Romantic Times BOOKreviews

"Great characters and terrific storytelling in a hot-blooded adrenaline ride. A keep-you-up-all-night read."--Patricia Briggs, #1 New York Times bestselling author

"Eve of Darkness is a sizzling, heart-pounding urban fantasy that thrilled and fascinated me from beginning to end. Eve is a smart, spirited heroine I won’t soon forget!"--Jeri Smith-Ready, award-winning author of Wicked Game and Bad to the Bone

About the Author

S.J. DAY's resume includes a variety of odd jobs ranging from amusement park employee to POW interrogator. She's presently a full-time writer. A native Southern Californian, S.J. thinks there's no place like home, but she loves to travel. Her adventures have taken her to Japan, Holland, Germany, France, Mexico, Jamaica, and all over the United States.
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Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 432 pages
  • Publisher: Tor Books; 1 Original edition (June 2, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 076536042X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0765360427
  • Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 1.2 x 6.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (80 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,966,787 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By jjmachshev VINE VOICE on June 18, 2009
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Well, well, well. Another winner from S.J. Day in her 'Marked' series, "Eve of Destruction" packs plenty of mystery, action, hot lust, and suspense into 414 pages of reading pleasure. I would caution readers NOT to try and begin the trilogy with this story, book two. Instead, go ahead and splurge--cough up the seven bucks and hang on for the ride.

Book two picks up right where "Eve of Darkness" left off--Eve has been toasted (literally!) by a dragon. But it seems she has some information Heaven needs, so even though she should be dead...she's alive. Eve is pretty sure her growing feelings for Cain and Abel of Biblical infamy also had something to do with her current state, but she's not about to argue about it! Now it's time for newly 'marked' Eve to head to training camp and learn how to battle the forces of Evil. What she actually runs into is death, mayhem, dislike, jealousy, mental menage, and ah yes...destruction. There are quite a few stunning surprises, and I can hardly bear to wait another twelve days to get my hands on book three.

This is one kick-a$$ series. The plot is still unfolding, although the reader isn't left hanging. Eve is still torn between the brothers, but there are some big changes in the relationships. It's also cool to find out more about S.J. Day's angels and where each fits into the scheme of things in her world. I honestly can't find anything unflattering to say about this story. Maybe a little more sex...but what there is, is definitely smokin'. There's no dead spots, no jerky transitions, and no halt to the plot. "Eve of Destruction" is simply another riveting read.
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**Caution: May Contain Spoilers**

*Sigh* Where do I begin. Well, it picks up right where book 1 leaves off, which is a good thing. Let's see...there's Eve dating Cain (hello Freud), and Abel fighting for her attention, simply b/c Cain has her.

When Eve is off to training camp for demon hunting, things get complicated. There are wolves, glamour spells and lots of fighting. I like the fighting parts. I like the blood. What I don't like is Able. I'm really starting to hate him. He vies for Eve's attention then goes off to get a BJ (yes it stands for what you think it does, I just had to make it "amazon friendly") from another girl in Eve's class...WTF? I wanted to reach into the book and kick him in the d**k! I though Abel was the good brother...

Anyway, Eve sees this while she's on the phone with Cain and there's some sort of hive mind thing going on. She storms off she and Abel get into some argument where he tries to convince her he did it to deal with her dating his brother and she's just jealous. This guy is either douche, a moron, or both. Seriously, I know I'm not an avid bible reader, but isn't Cain supposed to be the jerk?

Cain later is promoted to archangel status to replace the missing Raguel and out of default isn't as prominent in Eve's life. In steps Abel and Eve...lets him...I just shook my head. Where is this woman's self esteem? I'd be saying, "go get a bj from what's her face..."

But oh no, not this clueless idiot who still doesn't fully believe in demons even though she killed 3 at this point.

After her date with Abel, she returns home to finally see Cain again. She agrees to try to deal with his archangel thing and now she's...sort of seeing them both, yet she keeps telling herself she's a one man woman.
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Cant put it down. So much that it makes you think. I love the fact that she is in love with two men. They just happen to be the two that have bated each other since the beginning of time. S.D. never lets you down with her novels. Reading has become my relaxation therapy. Great for mind body and soul. Tho you S.D.
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Second book in series, 3rd coming out at end of February. Heroine, Eve, is intellegent, stubborn & we are told good looking with a great figure. She attracts one of the heros (caine) when 18 & doesn't see him for 10 yrs later, or she thinks it is him. She is drawn to his brother who looks so like him (abel), subconciously she later admits she knew on some level. Hero #1 returns back in her life by giving her "the mark of Caine" and here the action begins! Heroine is "marked" to fight against satans minions who live among the mortals.(book 1) IN THIS BOOK, BOOK 2 (EVE OF DESTRUCTION) We find Eve going thru training, whether she really wants to (OR NOT!). Great action & plot, confusion over who is good & who is not keeps you guessing until the end... & i am still guessing about some chracters & who, if anyone, Eve ends up choosing to be in a relationship with?!
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Book 2. It gets five stars because of the thought process behind the characters. The story line in this one drags on a little and repeats a little more but as soon as you think borning and predictable bam the plot thinkings and you didnt see what you thought you say coming.
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Not Sylvia Day's best work but an interesting story line. Caught my attention early on in the story and found to be an easy read. This is an early work of Ms. Day's and she had yet to find her voice. One problem with the story is the relationship between Cain and Able verses Eve. I related to Cain's love for Eve, but considering how Able "recruited" Eve into their organization I was confounded as to why Eve would give him a second look. I don't care if he resembled his brother, his method of recruitment negated any rational thought of attraction that Eve would have had. Would have liked it better if she had a normal response to being attacked, rather than continue thoughts of attraction toward her attacker.
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