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Jul 4, 2011

Book Review: Original Sin


Original Sin (Personal Demons, #2)Title: Original Sin
Author: Lisa Desrochers
Publisher:  Tor Teen (July 5th 2011)
Genre: Young Adult/Paranormal Romance
Series: Personal Demons #2
Pages: 400
Source: Received from the author

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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 $0.02

            I have no words to describe the level of awesomeness in this hot, steamy, and enticing second enhancement to the Personal Demons trilogy by Lisa Desrochers.  It has been multiple months since I last read Original Sin but Mrs. Desrochers takes things to new extremes.  I don’t know any other way to express my jumbled thoughts on this without revealing any spoilers! (Don’t worry, this is totally spoiler free!) And I say jumbled thoughts because Original Sin is just that epic—when I try to focus on one specific part of the book—my thoughts get swarmed with Luc taking over. Haha!
            If you’ve read Personal Demons, you know that it ends with a huge bang that leaves you BURNING for more.  Original Sin continues right where Personal Demons left off!  Within the first few pages, I was taking off on that same high that fueled me when I was reading Personal Demons!  Lisa Desrochers does not disappoint; her characters’ voices are hard to miss!  They have a mind of their own and it’s almost as if they were real people!  The multiple point of views are a double edge sword, I’d have to say!  I loved reading in Frannie, Luc, and Matt’s point of view but right when something was about to get interesting, it gets cut off and it jumps into another character’s point of view—but overall, it worked for the storyline!
            I love, love, LOVE Luc’s narrating!  He’s got such an attitude, lol!  I loved being in his head.  Reading from his point of view made me look like this:
            No joke! Needless to say, I squirmed with happiness when I turned a page and saw that Luc’s point of view was coming up!
            If you think Personal Demons was a crazy, sexy, what the? kind of ride, well, wait until you get your hands on a copy of Original Sin!  With the installment of Original Sin, Desrochers brings sexiness to a whole new level!  So much hotness compiled into a book will burn straight through your fingers!  When reading OS, I couldn’t flip the pages fast enough; I needed to know what was happening, what was going to happen, what? What? What?  Before I knew it, I was on the drop side of OS, rolling for the end!  So much flew at me; I couldn’t even comprehend my emotions!  One thing would occur, leaving me jaw-dropped and before I could close my mouth another thing would fly at me and smack me on the side of my face!  I’m not saying that it was bad, I enjoyed all of it!  All the surprises definitely kept me on my toes!  I couldn’t believe the twists and turns that Desrochers threw at us—I was completely and utterly shocked beyond…beyond anything!  You just wait until you read it!
            There were times when I wanted to smite a certain character, other times when I wanted to throw myself all over another character, and other times when I wanted to sock some sense into another character!  Yes, all of these emotions where stirring within me when I was reading Original Sin!  Lisa Desrochers is just that amazing!  She made all these feelings come to life for me!
            If you love witty, smart-mouth characters, steamy – oh the kissing and loving making – scenes, and surprises, then you absolutely need to purchase Personal Demons and Original Sin!  Original Sin is one roller coaster ride that will make you feel angry, happy, sad, and mad within seconds of each other!  Definitely one of my most favorite reads of the year!

Links to purchase Original Sin:  Amazon | Borders | Barnes & Noble


  1. *is slightly frightened by that picture*
    Can't wait!

  2. Hi there, I'm a new follower. Great review, makes me want to read the book(s) :D


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