Thursday, June 30, 2011
Book Review: Original Sin
Published by Tor
To Be Released on July 5th
Source: ARC from author to review
4 stars- A Darker, Spicier Sequel
Luc Cain was born and raised in Hell, but he isn’t feeling as demonic as usual lately—thanks to Frannie Cavanaugh and the unique power she never realized she had. But you can’t desert Hell without consequences, and suddenly Frannie and Luc find themselves targeted by the same demons who used to be Luc’s allies.
Left with few options, Frannie and Luc accept the protection of Heaven and one of its most powerful angels, Gabe. Unfortunately, Luc isn’t the only one affected by Frannie, and it isn’t long before Gabe realizes that being around her is too…tempting. Rather than risk losing his wings, he leaves Frannie and Luc under the protection of her recently-acquired guardian angel.
Which would be fine, but Gabe is barely out the door before an assortment of demons appears—and they’re not leaving without dragging Luc back to Hell with them. Hell won’t give up and Heaven won’t give in. Frannie’s guardian exercises all the power he has to keep them away, but the demons are willing to hurt anyone close to Frannie in order to get what they want. It will take everything she has and then some to stay out of Hell’s grasp.
And not everyone will get out of it alive.
Dear Lisa Desrochers,
Thank you for *grabs a fan* I'm sorry, I've recently finished your sequel to Personal Demons, Original Sin and it's a little hot in here. Um, where was I? Oh yes, Thank you for writing a darker, spicier sequel that picks up not long after your debut left off and for spicing things up a bit. I'm sure this isn't just a book older teens will enjoy, but one their moms will as well. Wait, that came out wrong. You know what I mean. Your story has two interesting main love interests, a butt kicking female lead, and some fantastic twists with your characters and the plot. Not to mention you've definitely spiced things up a bit (a lot) to Luc's liking.
I thought you did an amazing job with integrating three different points of view for this story, and I liked getting inside the minds of your characters. Your introduction and twist to Matt definitely added to the story's plot line and something I was not excepting. I'm sure much to Luc's delight, but much to my dismay, I missed having Gabe around. Not that he's totally absent, but I missed having him around as much as he was in Personal Demons. I liked that Frannie is still the same kick butt, sarcastic character she was in Personal Demons. Hmm how do I express my thanks to Luc. No matter how hard I try to not like him as much as I like Gabe, he's a little hard not to like. I'm sure he'd say that's because he's irresistible, to which I might have to agree. Wow does he step it up a bit in Original Sin. I mean, well you wrote him so you know what I'm talking about and I won't mention specifics so I don't spoil anything, but things sure heat up...literally.
I liked how your story line kept me on my toes, and kept me guessing what was going to happen next. There were times things happened in your story that I was not excepting at all, kind of like your ending. Okay, I am still left in shock over your ending and now I'm wondering what in the world is going to happen next. With it's much hotter scenes, sensual context and mild language, this is definitely a book I'd recommend to older teens and fans who enjoyed Personal Demons.
PS- If you are ever want us to read over some of Luc's scenes for book 3, we'd love to help.
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You can read Sophie's review/letter to Luc here.