Friday, July 15, 2011

Original Sin Review

Original Sin
Lisa Desrochers

Publisher: Tor Teen
Release Date:
July 5, 2011
Personal Demons (#2)
YA, Paranormal
Paperback, 398 pages
4/5 (Avg 4/5)
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.

Following in Personal Demons' footsteps, Original Sin is a great continuation of the story that we fell in love with the first time around.

I'll have to admit that Frannie grew on me a little more, yet at the same time managed to tick me off at some of the completely insane and, quite frankly, idiotic decisions that she would make. It boggles my mind, but somehow she manages to be giving and selfish at the same time... if that makes any sense. I loved Luc in this as much as the last, but I had to give Gabe the silent treatment for a while. Even though I love his character, I wasn't so much of a fan of him disappearing and not being around when it was obvious that he was needed. Yet, I understood his decision and I think I'd do the same as he did - given the circumstances.

The evil was more vile this round, which I enjoyed and pretty much reveled in. I mean, if they're going to be representing true evil then they really need to represent! I'm censoring myself saying this for those who haven't read the first yet - but the character that I was happy to see come back in the last novel made me regret my decision in this book. He ended up being even more selfish than Frannie herself and not at all giving. Maybe it's because of his prior circumstances? I have no idea, but I think he should have been smarter than how he acted in this book.

This book was as equally enjoyable as the one it follows and I'm absolutely loving where the story is going. I cannot wait for the next book in the series to come out!

Since I enjoyed these books so much and felt like sharing the love, I thought I would host a little giveaway for my wonderful blog followers. All you have to do is fill out the form below to win the following:

That's right, you have the chance to not only win your own copy of Personal Demons, but its sequel Original Sin as well! There will only be one winner, but if you like the Personal Demons books Facebook page, then I'll give you an extra entry for an extra chance to win!

● You must be a follower of the blog.
● This contest is INTERNATIONAL.
● "Like" Personal Demons on Facebook [here] for an extra entry.
● Contest ends midnight EST on Saturday, July 30, 2011.

Fill out this form HERE in order to be entered.


Savannah said...

Loved the review! And thanks so much for the giveaway! Your so sweet!

Nina said...

Great review. I have read the first one and loved it. But I did not love Frannie. Too bad that she still makes some stupid decissions in the sequal. I thought she would become at least a bit smarter! ;)

Nina said...

I entered twice, I forgot to put my emailadress in the first enter, so you can delete that one. ;) Sorry!

Midnight Bloom said...

I felt the same way about that certain person's reappearance in Frannie's life. (Since you didn't name him in your review, I won't say anything either...) They should have acted much stronger, but instead, they were like the weak link. Luc was awesome as always! I'm looking forward to reading the third book! :)

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

I need to meet Luc. I'm so curious about those characters. Even Frannie! What a great giveaway! Hope you are having fun!

Unknown said...

You have an adorable blog. I saw your button at another blog, I hope you still want followers, I'm also following on networked blogs under(Loupe Duffy).
Have a nice weekend.

Fiktshun said...

Great review! I was definitely mad at Gabe for a while, too! If he hadn't ran off this book would have had a very different outcome!

Ana LucĂ­a said...

Thanks for the giveaway, I don't comment on the review because I haven't read the first one.
Thank you for making it international, fingers crossed!!! :D

Unknown said...

I haven't participate in any giveaways for a very long, long time. The reason is the results always let me down and I just simply give it up. But, your review was so brilliant I feel like participating the giveaway since it's international. Thanks!!

*Have a feeling that I could win this(dreaming). Haha!!

Reena Jacobs said...

Thanks for the wonderful giveaway. Personal Demons has been on my reading list since before it hit the shelves. :) I'd love to win a copy and push this book toward the top of my reading list.

Sharon Stogner said...

What a pretty blog! :) thanks for the give away.

Aik said...

Thanks for the contest! I've always wanted to start the series!

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Aik said...

I like the Personal Demons books Facebook page - Aik Chien

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Regina said...

Really looking forward to reading these books. So much fun! Thanks for the opportunity!

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