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Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Review: Original Sin by Lisa Desrochers

Title: Original Sin
Series: Personal Demons #2
Author: Lisa Desrochers
Publisher: Tor Teen
Publication Date: 5 July 2011
Source: Borrowed from Lynsey at Narratively Speaking <3

Synopsis from Goodreads

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.


I have to start by saying that I really wish I hadn't waited so long to write the review after reading the book as I feel as if I am not going to do it justice now. This is the second book in the series and therefore the review may contain spoilers for the first book.

Let me just say that if you know me at all by now you will know that I have a HUGE thing for Angels, Demons and the Battle of Good Versus Evil. This book just takes that concept above and beyond. Oh My is soooo good. Put all your preconceptions about angels and demons to one side as they are about to be turned inside out and upside down.

I loved how the title isn't just a title but part of the story with dual meaning and implications to pick up on within the narrative. So clever. The use of religious characters to emphasise the story was quite astounding and really did add to the plot in so many ways. It is so hard not to give spoilers for this book. 

I am a Luc girl all the way in this book, bad boy turned good by the power of LOVE and so so so hot *swoon*. The relationship between Luc and Frannie hits another level in this book, I was so glad that there was not much Gabe hoovering about. The chemistry between Luc and Frannie literally scorched through the pages; not for the younger teen as there are some very HOT scenes *steam under collar time*.  

Although it isn't just the physical chemistry that makes the relationship between Luc and Frannie so amazing, although it definitely helps, there is a strong emotional bond there. Luc's character development blew me away, I actually sobbed at the parts when he shows his emotions. At other times too but I am not going to tell you what.

Don't get the wrong idea here this book isn't all about romance there is far more to the plot than that. Mix in the battle of good versus evil with some really amazing plot twits. Action, adventure, suspense, misdirection all culminate together to make a breath taking story and fast paced plot.  

I have seen this book described as SEDUCTIVE and that is exactly what it is. The first book was such a hard act to follow but Lisa Desrochers managed to top and put a cherry on it too. My only gripe is with the cover please do not let it put you off reading it.

There is one heck of a cliffhanger at the end of this book; I seriously cannot wait for the third and final book.

Personal Demons Playlist HERE
Original Sin Playlist HERE


  1. The cover really puts me off on this book. If you hadn't said it was fab, I would never consider reading it.

  2. great book, have yet to read boook1


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