Friday, 20 January 2012

Sins of the Angels - Book Review

Sins of the Angels (Grigori Legacy #1)
by Linda Poitevin

What is it about:
A detective with a secret lineage. An undercover Hunter with a bullet-proof soul. And a world made to pay for the sins of an angel…

Homicide detective Alexandra Jarvis answers to no one. Especially not to the new partner assigned to her in the middle of a gruesome serial killer case—a partner who is obstructive, irritatingly magnetic, and arrogant as hell.

Aramael is a Power—a hunter of the Fallen Angels. A millennium ago, he sentenced his own brother to eternal exile for crimes against humanity. Now his brother is back and wreaking murderous havoc in the mortal realm. To find him, Aramael must play second to a human police officer who wants nothing to do with him and whose very bloodline threatens both his mission and his soul.

Now, faced with a fallen angel hell-bent on triggering the apocalypse, Alex and Aramael have no choice but to join forces, because only together can they stop the end of days.

What did I think of it:
I will confess I skipped over this book a couple of times because of the cover. I just didn't think much of it: female detective in a suit, but with lose hair.... Meh.

But after reading the raving reviews of some bloggers with a similar taste I decided I had to put aside my dislike of the cover and give the book a chance. (The awesome cover of the second book in this series helped as well. Yes, I know: I'm bad.)

Remind me to never again judge a book by its cover!

This is such an amazing read I couldn't put it down until I had finished it.

Alex is a strong, but likeable heroine. She has a lot more patience with the stubborn Aramael than I would have had. I like how even though there's an instant attraction Alex doesn't just give in, but fights it until she gets to know and trust Aramael.

Aramael is a very intriguing character. He's stubborn, difficult and it took me a while to warm up to him, but Poitevin manages to write him in such a way that once I did connect with him I could also really understand him and from then on I rooted for both him and Alex to save the day.

Romance and action are woven together perfectly and I was worried just as much for Alex and Aramael finding happiness as I was worrying about the outcome of the overall story.

The ending of this book is both awesome and frustrating and left me hungry for more and I'll be counting the days till the release of the next book in this series.

Why should you read it:
It's a nailbiting and awesome UF/PNR thriller.

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Mel said...

I have a copy of Sins, but haven't started reading yet either - sounds like it's worth picking up soon thought! :)

Melliane said...

Awesome I was a little worried because I've heard some mixed reviews. But I'm glad you like it, one more time I have this one in my TBR pile too. I hope I'll think the same.

Sullivan McPig said...

This is a really great read: you should give it a try.