Monday, October 8, 2012

Review: Original Sin by Lisa Desrochers

Original Sin (Personal Demons #2) by Lisa Desrochers
Synopsis (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.
My Thoughts: I kinda, sorta accidentally spoiled myself for two fairly big things in this book and then I got all depressed because (a) I spoiled myself and (b) those fairly big things are kinda, sorta the type of things that can be game changers. The reason I mention this is that it took me a while to get into this book because I feared. I FEARED. (Also, I need to remember to not read reviews before I read a book. BAD THINGS HAPPEN WHEN I DO!)

There were things I liked about this book (Hello, Luc!) and things that made me want to howl. There's a bad thing that happens (not one of the things I spoiled myself on, so this bad thing was actually bad in an entirely different way) that punched me in the gut. I did love Frannie's emotional meltdown over one of the bad things. It felt very real to me. I wasn't so keen on the way she kept pushing Gabe on something that could potentially have a huge effect on his very existence. BUT... I understood that she was not entirely herself when all that happened. I still didn't like it.

I might be in the minority here but I love the random demons that pop up. Yeah, they're bad and they're tagging souls for Hell and they're not really the type of people that you should be hanging around with but those demons are hot. Both literally and figuratively. I'm such a sucker for the bad boys. Such a sucker.

My goal for book 3 is to absolutely not spoil myself in any way, shape or form before reading it. *crosses fingers and hopes real hard*

Books in this series
1. Personal Demons
2. Original Sin - Paperback | Kindle
3. Last Rite

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  1. Noooo! Spoilers are BAD. At least you still enjoyed the book despite the spoilers?

    1. I did enjoy it, it just took me a while to get into it because I knew what was coming. Boo.

  2. I've done this TWICE now. Both for series books that I'm really looking forward to. And they're MAJOR spoilers. One I think I may have forgotten by now (It's been 8 months) and the other one is fresh in my brain ...

    Ah well. At least you still enjoyed the book!

    1. This is why I (normally) don't read reviews prior to reading a book. People just... don't always think. *is a sad sad sad girl*

    2. My spoiler wasn't even a review, it was a TWITTER spoiler. The second one was a synopsis I should've avoided.


    3. Dude. You totally got robbed with those. Totally.

  3. Shut down the internet, step away from your phone, and just look at the words on the page! :) I can never avoid spoilers because I google everything LOL

    1. Lol! Really? That's so funny. Especially since you read so many mysteries.