Monday, December 17, 2012

Review: Sins of the Heart by Eve Silver

Sins of the Heart (Otherkin #1) by Eve Silver
Synopsis (Goodreads):
Half human, half god, Dagan Krayl is the Underworld's most powerful soul reaper. When one of his brothers is murdered, Dagan must use every ounce of his power to hunt down those responsible for his brutal death. But he must move swiftly—and carefully—if he's to have any chance of resurrecting his brother.

Yet that resurrection could wreak havoc on the mortal world. As an Otherkin, Roxy Tam has sworn to protect the human race, and it's her mission to stop Dagan. But when she sees him face-to-face, she realizes that she has seen him once before—a meeting that changed her life forever.

Neither Dagan nor Roxy expect to join forces for the sake of mankind. Or to have their loyalties tested as they struggle against the potent desire that threatens to consume them both…
My Thoughts: This is one of those books where there were things I liked and then there were random things that took me out of the story. I thought the world building was massive and complex and dark and I really, really liked it. I liked the characters -- especially the brothers -- and the way they interacted with their world. I wasn't so keen on the large quantities of repetition we received in the narrative. I get that the brothers have a bond that their father never anticipated, you don't have to tell me five or six times. I promise that I got it the first time.

I liked Roxy. I wasn't even upset that she was misinformed as to what she was (characters withholding crucial knowledge from other characters is usually rage-inducing for me) because the reasoning behind it made sense. Anyway. I liked her. She had spunk. And she could fight like the very dickens. Kick-ass girls make me smile. Especially when they're kicking the ass of a guy who can punch his fist through someone's chest and harvest their soul.

Dagan. Dagan Dagan Dagan. I liked him even more than I liked Roxy. The things he put himself through to see her/help her. I have great respect for men who are willing to throw themselves in the line of fire for the lady they've been dreaming about for years. Literally throw themselves in the line of fire. Good stuff.

All in all, solid, complex world building hooked me enough to overlook the niggling repetition. I love that the mystery of who killed Dagan's brother is going to be an ongoing theme in the books -- this is even though I was itching to see who did it. I'm all aflutter now to read the rest of the series and find out what deep, dark secrets will be uncovered.

Books in this series
1. Sins of the Heart - Paperback | Kindle
2. Sins of the Soul
3. Sins of the Flesh
4. Body of Sin

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  1. Repetition is always a killer for me. After a certain point, it leads to skimming, which leads to missing important stuff.

    1. Unfortunately, that was the case here. I did enjoy the world building - it was very different and well thought out - but the constant mentions of the bond the brothers shared got old.

  2. I hate when things get stuck on repeat in one book. I do think that the complex world building and the great sounding characters could cover up that fact though.

    Thanks for the great review, I can't wait to see what you think of the next few books before I decide if the series is for me or not. :)

    1. The rest of the series sounds interesting. I'll have to see if I can get my hands on them.