Sunday, 21 August 2011

Original Sin by Lisa Desrochers (Review)

Genre: Paranormal
Number of Pages: 400
For ages 14+ for limited strong language

"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." -Goodreads

I was so worried I was not gonna get this book read in time. Holy Cow. My first day of high school started this week and this weekend I had homework in 5 of my classes. Oh joy.

I was at Barnes & Noble the other day with my friend, Megan. (Yes, the same Megan from last post) ;) We were waiting for my mom to pick us up from the movies so we headed over to the bookstore to wait. ( We saw The Help. AWESOME MOVIE!) Anyways, even if I'm going into Barnes & Noble to wait, I'm most likely gonna buy something. It's like surrounding you with delicious food when you're starving to death. You're most likely going to eat the food, right? Well, you should. I got two books. I got Passion, the third book in the Fallen series, and Original Sin. Unfortunately, I didn't pay enough attention, because Original Sin is the SECOND book in the series. Not the first. I wanted to read that book NOW, and I didn't want to have to wait to get the first, (I'm impatient okay?!) so I just decided to go along with it and read it anyways.

Original Sin by Lisa Desrochers was beyond better than expected! She also did an awesome job on catching you up on the first book. I would have been so lost if she hadn't "recapped" it, so to speak. (Look at me sounding all intelligent!) It had the things that I love in books. Two swoon worthy guys, and a booty kicking main character.

Frannie is not your average YA main character. She can kick some booty. She's also one lucky girl, because she has this thing called, "sway." When she uses it the correct way she can persuade anyone. Who wouldn't want that power? WHO?! If you find someone, tell them to contact me so I can knock some sense into them.

So not only was there ONE swoon worthy guy, there were TWO. Seriously? SERIOUSLY? This book had me swooning a. lot. Luc, he's a demon, right? Yet, I love him so darn much! Then there's Gabe. He's a really cute angel. WHAT?! I can't take it. They are AWESOME, and they both love Frannie. Win win, right?

I can not tell you how many times I started talking to myself throughout this book. "DON'T DO IT, FRANNIE!" "STAY HOME" "DON'T GIVE IN!" I'm sure my siblings have now confirmed I truly am crazy. I've known this statement to be true pretty much since I started to talk, but for my siblings, that probably confirmed their questioning to be correct.

This was a pretty amazing book. I will ABSOLUTELY be reading the third book when it comes out. Maybe then I will read the first book, then the second, then the third. I suggest this book to paranormal romance lovers. You won't be disappointed.

I give this book 5 out of 5 diva crowns! Two words: overwhelmingly amazing.


Denise Grover Swank said...

I haven't read this series yet and now I want to!

Jewelz said...

Yay! <3

Natalie Aguirre said...

Great review, especially since you didn't read the first book first. I've been meaning to read this series. Thanks for reminding me.