Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Original Sin (Personal Demons, #2)Title:  Original Sin
Author:  Lisa Desrochers
Series:  Personal Demons
Publisher:  Tor Teen
Publication Date:  July 5, 2011
Links: Amazon | Goodreads
Rating:  Photobucket

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.

First things first, don't do like I did and read all the teasers the author posted on her blog and ruin the first half of the book for yourself. [To avoid temptation, I'm not linking to the author's blog. :)]

That said, once I got past all of the stuff that I'd already figured out based on the teasers, the story really did attain 'un-put-downable' status. The Personal Demons books are light, quick reads with a touch of smuttiness that makes them all the more fun to read, but that's not to say that they don't have an intriguing storyline. There's plenty of action, betrayal, and general lustiness to keep you reading and wishing that the third installment was already out.

The second book in a series is always good for some new characters, and Original Sin definitely delivers in that department. Frannie is still trying to decipher her feelings for Gabe while she's joined at the hip to Luc, but the author has now thrown in Frannie's twin brother Matt as her guardian angel, Rhenorian (Luc's, ahem, friend from the Fiery Pit), and new-to-town Lili to shake things up. If you thought the love triangle was trying before, just wait...it's more like a love PENTAGON now.

However, with these new characters comes another narrator in the form of Matt and yet another reason to have to keep flipping back pages to see who's talking now. It did get confusing at times because the switch in narration happened rather quickly, often within a chapter as opposed to at the start of each new chapter. Just a word of warning to those who dislike narratives told in this fashion.

If you don't like love triangles or flips in the narration, this series might not be for you, but it's one of my guilty pleasures. It's fun and definitely worth a look if you're in the mood for something light and fluffy.  If that doesn't entice you, maybe the trailer will:

Next up for review:  Anna Dressed in Blood (Anna Dressed in Blood, #1)


  1. Glad you liked, and sorry I spoiled! I can't help myself. And...did you know that Kendare and I share an editor at Tor? Glad you liked Anna too! =)

  2. Ah, well, it's my fault for visiting your site for the daily teasers! It wasn't ruined...just made for quick reading in the beginning before I got to the *really* good stuff! :D


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