Thursday, April 26, 2012

Review: Sins of the Son by Linda Poitevin

Title: Sins of the Son
Author: Linda Poitevin
Series: The Grigori Legacy ~ Book #2
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Publisher: Ace
Format: Paperback, 352 pages
Source: Publisher via PJ Blog Tours
Buy it here: Amazon | B&N

When homicide detective Alexandra Jarvis sees a photo of Seth Benjamin on a police bulletin, she knows that Heaven's plan to halt Armageddon has gone terribly wrong. As the only mortal who knows of Seth's true nature, only she can save him. Aramael was a hunter of Fallen Angels until a traitor forced him into earthly exile. Now, with no powers and only a faint memory of Alex, his mortal soulmate, he will stop at nothing to redeem himself-even if it means destroying Seth in the name of the Creator...(Goodreads)

 My Romancing Thoughts:

An emotional thrill ride that left me in awe!

In Sins of the Angels, homicide detective Alexandra Jarvis had her life turned upside down when she learned of the existence of fallen angels on earth and of her true identity, she's Nephilim, half angel, half human. Her second shock was when she found out that she is the soul mate of the one who hunts these angels, a angel hunter in exile, Aramael. Now in Sins of the Son, Alex is faced with protecting Seth, the one soul who holds the fate of starting the Apocalypse even if it means risking her own destiny in love.

Linda Poitevin knows how to evoke every possible emotion in you with her intense writing. Alex is really taken out of her element as a police officer this time around, with the focus lying more on Heaven and Hell's plan for the world. The grandiose and dark characters we fell in love with in the first installment are back with a vengeance in Sins of the Son and keep you on the edge with each turn of the page. It takes a certain kind of talent to weave the "angels and demons" concept into a fluid and captivating story and Linda's execution is seemingly effortless.

Having dealt with the shock of her life, Alex is starting to cope with the knowledge of being Nephilim and the trauma she suffered at the hands of her soul mate Aramael's brother Caim. The lack of Aramael's presence is also taking a toll on her but her inner strength keeps her going. Her goal is to protect the man who saved her life, Seth at any costs. What she doesn't count on is being reunited with her soul mate and learning that she will have to sacrifice her heart and him, in order to prevent the world's end. Her character is faced with many choices that show us her strength and vulnerability, making Alex really shine in this sequel. Her interaction with Aramael was minimal this time around and I for one was devastated by this and the wrench Ms. Poitevin threw into my anticipated romance! I'm still recovering from the shock and learning to accept the ending!

Linda's world created in the Gregori Legacy is highly addictive. Sins of the Son is a dark and gritty urban fantasy that infuses the world's oldest battle of good vs. evil with the paranormal. There is constant action throughout the story, keeping your interest until the last page. Danger, love, betrayal and sacrifice come together for an epic conclusion that will leave you speechless! I tip my hat to a phenomenal storyteller! 

My Rating

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About the author

Linda Poitevin lives just outside Canada’s capital, Ottawa, with her husband, the youngest of three daughters, one very large husky/shepherd/Great Dane-cross dog, a cats, two rabbits, and a bearded dragon lizard. Turned down in her pursuit of a police career after a faulty height measurement, Linda vicariously lives out her dream of being a cop through her characters. When she isn’t writing, she can usually be found in her garden in the summer, hugging the fireplace in the winter, or walking her dog along the river in any season.  Visit her website here:

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1 comment:

  1. Your fantastic review has just made me all the more eager to read this book. Thanks for sharing!


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