Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Book Review: Original Sin by Lisa Desrochers @LisaDez, #TorChat

Original Sin (Personal Demons)Original Sin by Lisa Desrochers
Publisher: Tor Teen
Publish Date: July 5, 2011
Paperback, 400 pages 
Fiction, Young Adult, Paranormal
 ISBN: 978-0765328090
Personal Demons Series #2

My Review:
I loved Personal Demons last summer.  Frannie, Luc and Gabe were just amazing and the story captivated me from beginning to end.  It was sassy, fun, and interesting and left me dying for the next book in the series, Original Sin.  I was lucky and got it in my hands when it came out, however due to my reviewing schedule I just got to reading it last week.  But it was well worth the wait.

No spoilers here, but it picks up where Original Sin leaves off and takes us for another wild ride with Luc, Frannie and Gabe and some new characters as well.  There are new revelations, new bad guys and new obstacles to Frannie and the one she loves.  The pace is fast and I easily read 250 pages in one sitting.  Ms. Desrochers has managed to keep the magic she started in Personal Demons going in Original Sin.  The books mesh together very well and while the characters do change some, the changes are believable due to the circumstances that the author creates.

The plotting and the characters were perfect to me.  This book is everything I wanted it to be and more.  I had more Frannie, more Luc and more Gabe, plus I got to learn more about the world of angels and demons that Ms. Desrochers has created.  Now she has done it to me again and I cannot wait until book three, Last Rite, comes out next May.

If you enjoy fast-paced novels that are edgy, yet about good and evil then this series is for you.  The characters are ones you will remember.  The plot will get you thinking and like me you will be anxious for the next book as well.

My Rating: 5.0/5.0

About the Book:
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.

About the Author: 
Lisa Desrochers lives in central California with her husband and two very busy daughters. She can always be found with a book in her hand, and she adores stories that take her to new places and then take her by surprise. Growing up all over the United States inspired wanderlust and Desrochers loves to travel, which works out well since she lectures internationally on a variety of health care topics. Lisa Desrochers has a doctorate in physical therapy and maintains a full time practice. Original Sin is the second installment in the Personal Demons series.


FTC Information: I received this book from the publisher for an honest review.  I have Amazon links on my review pages but I do not make any money from these because of NC laws.  I put them solely for people to check out the books on a retail site.