Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Book Review- Original Sin

I just finished reading Original Sin by Lisa Desrochers for an Around the World ARC Tour.

From Goodreads:

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.

Original Sin is the second book in the series, with Personal Demons being the first one.  And I'm a little conflicted with my feelings about the book.  Like in the first book, I got tired of the whole love triangle.  I usually like love triangles, I do.  But this one took it too far.  It's almost like Frannie is in a relationship with two guys and that just bothers me.  You can't keep running back and forth from one guy to another, with both guys being okay with it for the most part.

But I did like the plot.  It was fast paced with lots of action and story.  And I really like the characters (by themselves, not in the love triangle :)  )  Frannie is such a kick-butt girl.  I love that she can stand up for herself!  And the two guys are pretty great too.  I would choose Luc though.  There's something a little off about Gabe to me.  He's a little too cold and kinda controlling in a way.  I dunno.

Anyways, the book leaves off on a definite cliffhanger and it will be interesting to see what happens next!

I gave this book a rating of 3.5/5.

Original Sin will be released on July 5, 2011.

This book fulfills items in the following challenges:
2011 A to Z Challenge: D
2011 100+ Reading Challenge: 28
2011 ARC Reading Challenge: 25
2011 Young Adult Reading Challenge: 23

*FTC Disclosure: I was given this book for free for an honest review as part of the Around the World Tours.

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